Senior Programmer/Consultant - USS
Rhode Island College - Providence, RI

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Job Focus Details:

The Senior Programmer/Consultant will provide systems administration/programming, systems integration and technical support for web-based instructional applications, specifically Blackboard Learning Management System, Blackboard Building Blocks and third-party instructional and social networking applications that integrate with Blackboard. Primary responsibilities include faculty support for enterprise applications, specifically Blackboard. S/he will offer consultation and training for the campus community, develop training materials integrating multimedia and web-based content. S/he will work closely with the faculty in support of face-to-face and online instruction, design learning environments, develop web-based learning tools and strategies, facilitate educational assessment, and provide general support for academic goals.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Support the use of information technology in teaching, learning and research. Provide consulting, training and programming services. Support application software and related hardware. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for ensuring the quality of information technology services that support the instructional mission of the College.

Rhode Island College

Administration & Finance

Unit (College Department)
User Support Services

Position Status:

End Date of Temporary, Limited or Restricted Position:

Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions

-Provide training and consulting on the use of information technology in teaching, learning and research.
-Develop, implement, and maintain software applications and related hardware.
-Develop programs and utilities to improve the effectiveness and integrity of existing information systems.
-Install, test and administer existing third-party software applications in compliance with vendor specifications.
-Maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot installed hardware and software.
-Support initiatives for faculty development.
-Maintain proficiency with application packages in assigned areas of responsibility.
-Assist in the documentation of programs, applications packages, and procedures. and the preparation of communications for the user community.
-Work with management to interpret and communicate institutional policy, objectives and regulations.
-Provide on-going assessments of services and programs to be used by management in the evaluation of User Support Services functions and responsibilities.
-Engage in professional development activities to stay current in the field, and assist in the continuing professional development and the mentoring of staff and students.
-Assist in developing grants, funding and resources for technology initiatives in collaboration with faculty and staff as required.

Occasional Job Functions

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities - continued:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Understanding of desktop and server operating systems and related hardware.
-Understanding of software applications, systems and services used to support instruction and training.
-Ability to manage projects, organize information, coordinate and direct support staff.
-Ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations and communicate the interpretation to others.
-Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree; a minimum of four years of experience in information technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred: Master's degree and experience in an instructional support capacity in higher education.

Civil Service List?
If there is a list, only laterals (employees with the same title) or individuals certified by OPA may be appointed to this position.
Not Applicable

Priority given to applicants who apply by:

Closing Date:
Includes grace period, if applicable

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter

Document Instructions:
All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

-Upon hire, candidate will be required to provide an official transcript of highest degree earned.
-Only current (non student), RIC biweekly employees can be considered for this position.
-An optional button has been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-During the application process candidates will be prompted to provide names and contact information for three current references.

General Information to Applicants (Classified Postings):

Environmental Conditions:

This position requires occasional lifting, moving, and or installation of moderately heavy equipment (such as computers), wiring, and other related information technology components.

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