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Instructional Technologist for Blackboard LMS - Information Technology

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: IT-Academic Technology
Salary: Salary $69,000 - $77,000, commensurate with experience and grade
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General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

The Instructional Technologist will collaborate with faculty in the use and integration of technology into the academic curriculum in order to enhance the learning process. The Instructional Technologist will partner with faculty and staff with the selection, design and deployment of academic technology solutions to support teaching and learning.  The portfolio of technologies includes: Blackboard Learning Management System, Personal Response Systems “clickers”, Lecture Capture Platform, Smart Podiums, video, video conferencing platforms, multi-media applications and mobile devices.  Duties include identifying technology training needs of faculty and coordinating with the director to develop and deliver training workshops. This position requires the development of documentation for faculty, staff, and students regarding the use of academic technologies.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree required*
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience using and supporting current academic, classroom and instructional technologies in a higher education setting
    * However, will consider candidates with an Associates degree and five to 7 years of directly related experience as listed above
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience providing independent consultations and assessing instructional needs of faculty
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training for faculty and staff
  • Experience working with academic technology applications, tools, and web-based course management systems including: Blackboard learning management system (or comparable), Personal Response Systems “clickers”, Echo360 lecture capture platform (or comparable), Smart Podiums, and e-Portfolios
  • Experience working with MS Office, multi-media, video and mobile applications

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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