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Principal Instructional Technologist (Promotional Opportunity)

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Instructional Technology
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General Summary of Position:

This being a promotional opportunity, only current UML Employees within the same Bargaining unit are eligible to apply for this position.

The Principal Instructional Technologist is a technical staff member of the Information Technology Department providing support and oversight for all areas of academic technology on campus.  As the subject matter expert in academic technology, this position is the lead architect of the university’s use of Instructional Technology tools.

Under the direction of their manager, the Principal Instructional Technologist actively participates in long- range goal planning and objectives.  Additionally, this position will be a significant contributor to identify emerging academic technology, its value to the university, and implementation planning.

This is a lead Instructional Technology role and requires an individual with exemplary customer service skills and a comprehensive knowledge of the academic technology landscape. This role is the primary interface to the academic community as it relates to academic technology.  This position requires significant project work with no supervision and a thorough understanding of project timelines and deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), preferably in the field of Instructional Technology or a related field within education. Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Instructional Technology highly preferred.
  • Ten year’s experience in a higher education Instructional Technology environment required
  • Competence in hardware/software selection, multimedia production, web authoring/design for PC, Mac , smartphone and tablet platforms
  • Competence with various social media tool for educational purposes
  • Thorough understanding of Content Management and Learning Management systems

Additional Considerations:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and organizational skills
  • Requires extraordinary customer service skills
  • Experience with videography and digital video editing systems
  • Ability to create and present training sessions for faculty and staff
  • Ability to work closely with faculty to deliver quality supplemental instructional resources across all disciplines
  • Able to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, strategize, and deliver projects
  • Works with little to no supervision
  • Ability to develop a technology integration plan, from concept to implementation while working closely with end users for all Instructional Technology systems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This being a promotional opportunity, only current UML Employees within the same Bargaining unit are eligible to apply for this position.

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P21.

Please include a resume with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.  Submission of a cover letter is optional.


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