ELEARNING SPECIALIST
University of Washington - Seattle, WA

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Req #: 80069 Department: UW BOTHELL INFORMATION TECH TEACH & LEARN CENTER Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 01/06/2012 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Notes: This is a half-time (50%) position The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The UW Bothell Information Technologies department has an outstanding opportunity for an ELEARNING SPECIALIST. As part of the Learning Technologies unit, this individual will work with faculty, staff, and students to help them integrate technology in teaching and learning so as to enhance student learning. The eLearning Specialist will coordinate eLearning resources and collaborate with faculty, staff and students to promote academic excellence in eLearning for areas such as faculty development, instructional design, equipment for teaching and learning, digital media and production support, software options, lecture capture, web conferencing, learning management systems, library services, and more.

Specifically, the person in this role will: • Develop, market, and maintain online learning and instructional support structures for faculty and students campus-wide, including handouts, websites and other resources; • Collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to collate information related to eLearning resources • Coordinate and help develop eLearning policies and procedures • Develop metrics to measure quantity and quality of eLearning services and resources based on campus teaching and learning needs as well as information from peer institutions; conduct regular assessment of campus eLearning activities based on metrics • Provide pedagogical and technological user support for UWB’s learning management system, lecture capture software, web conferencing, Google apps and other online tools and resources; • Provide and coordinate student and faculty workshops and orientations • Provide instructional design expertise to faculty developing or teaching hybrid and online courses • Troubleshoot technology and instructional issues and provide just-in-time support • Hire, train and supervise student hourly workers • Closely collaborate with Information Technologies, the Teaching and Learning Center and the library to leverage resources and support structures and coordinate projects • Work collaboratively with other UW Bothell departments and colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma in support of the educational mission of the University • Explore and promote innovative and effective instructional methodologies and technologies • Develop research reports on a variety of eLearning topics • Perform other duties as assigned As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. Requirements: • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Humanities (including English, Philosophy, etc.), Education, Library Science, Information Science, or related field. • Working knowledge of current hardware, software and online tools for the creation and delivery of online and hybrid course materials; solid background in pedagogical practices for eLearning including an understanding of the methods and best practices of teaching and learning and the implementation of technology into instruction.

• Experience with faculty development in an academic setting and/or experience with teaching the pedagogical applications of technology and technological skills to adult learners • Experience with online or hybrid learning in an academic setting • Able to work independently and be highly flexible, responding to a variety of changing needs and requests. • Highly collaborative and able to work well with a wide variety of university faculty, students, staff, and administration. • Excellent speaking and writing skills. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired: • Teaching experience in higher education, especially in the hybrid or online environment. • Two to three years of experience. Condition of Employment: Office/cubicle space, but will also be required to go to classrooms, faculty offices, and labs when needed. A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.

Application Process: Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.

Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

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