Instructional Technology Specialist-6 Month Temporary Postions

Purpose:
The position is located on the Orono campus of the University of Maine.
The University of Maine System is seeking to employ an Instructional Technology Specialist to work on the FirstClass Migration Project. The University is shutting down FirstClass. This position will support approximately 200 faculty members convert approximately 700 courses and related content from FirstClass to Blackboard, Google Apps for Education and other platforms. The position will also provide faculty training in the new LMS and collaborative platforms.
The person who fills this position will plan and deliver one-on-one and group training in Blackboard, Kaltura, Google Apps for Education, and other learning and collaborating platforms. They will also prepare written, digital, and video-based training materials
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The person who fills this position will need familiarity with current and recent (last 10 years) of file formats and software used to create and share audio, video, image, text, and mathematical content.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Preferred: Technical Skills and Experience Needed
FirstClass
Blackboard
Google Apps for Education
Wordpress
Kaltura
Youtube
Slack
iClicker
Operating Systems
Windows
Mac
iOS
Android
Browsers
Chrome
Firefox
Safari
Explorer
File formats
Video (+/- last 15 years, e.g. Quicktime)
Audio (+/- last 15 years)
Image/Graphic
Equation Editor (e.g. LaTeX)
Experience
Providing one-on-one and group training
Creating clear written and visual training materials
Experience with 2 or more Learning Management Systems
Experience with teaching, assessment, and related areas as they relate to digital learning platforms
BA/BS: Preferably in Education, CS, or another technology-related field.
The starting rate is $22.16/hour for a new hire or the appropriate transfer rate for a current employee within UMS.
Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted within two weeks. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the University. Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position." You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
The successful applicant is subject to background screening.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
Length:
Fiscal Year (Less than 12 months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV



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