Career Opportunities

Staff Career Opportunity

Competition: 7891HP
Position Type: Technology Assistant V
Term: Full-time
Department: Academic Development Centre
Date Posted: November 05, 2013
Closing Date: November 15, 2013
Description: Mount Royal University’s Academic Development Centre (ADC), situated in the Faculty of Teaching and Learning, is committed to fostering excellence and innovation in support of learning. The ADC requires an Educational Technologist, who will engage in initiatives and activities that support the Centre’s ability to assess and respond to the needs of both faculty and student communities in their integration of teaching and learning technologies.

This position reports to the ADC Manager of Learning Technologies, and involves working within a small team of educational technologists who perform a consultative and technical problem-solving role that supports the institutional use of the following: learning management system (Blackboard 9), digital media, social media, and various other tools used in teaching and learning. The incumbent will work with other ADC team members to support faculty, instructional staff and START Program students in the effective use of these technologies and in doing so, support professional development opportunities related to teaching and learning and thereby, the mission of the institution.
Duties: The Educational Technologist is accountable for the following major functions:

• Provide consultation, technical trouble-shooting, and training support for MRU-supported educational technologies (learning management systems, social media tools, classroom technologies, video-and web-conferencing systems, and emergent technologies)
• Assist faculty in defining their technology needs, in collaboration with ADC faculty development and instructional design teams, and other academic units and administrative units throughout the university (i.e. library, ITS, etc.);
• Mentor students in the START program on technology “how-to’s”, service standards and approaches for use of technology in teaching and learning.
• Provide technology training support in the Sandbox (faculty support) and the START Lab (student support); deliver workshops
• Develop contributions to the ADC self-help resources that provide additional flexibility for the delivery of just-in-time educational technology training for faculty and students.
• Support project-based technology initiatives and software pilots;
• Provide support for eLearning, distance learning and eCampus Alberta initiatives.
• Other related tasks as required to support departmental initiatives
Qualifications: Masters Degree in Educational Technology and a background grounded in educational theory and practice or Equivalent Education and Experience; plus minimum two years experience working in an equivalent role.

Experience in:

• working directly with faculty members in a post-secondary environment and collaborating with numerous diverse individuals and groups in reaching a common goal
• mentoring and facilitating in complex learning and service environments, ideally with some experience working with young adults in a service learning setting
• training and troubleshooting hardware and software
• IT tools and network services, web content management and learning management systems (CMS and LMS)
• analyzing data; writing reports and training documentation
• service management principles
• communicating technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner to non-technical users
Salary: $2,686.67 semi-monthly
Closing Date: November 15, 2013

FAX: 403.440.6629

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.