Academic Technologies Specialist
Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.
The Academic Technology Specialist provides instruction, coaching, and customized support to faculty across the disciplines in the area of academic technologies that promote student engagement, learning, and success. While one major aspect of the position’s duties involves delivery of training on the Canvas learning management system (LMS), duties also include delivery of workshops and other faculty professional development opportunities that promote student engagement and success through integration and use of appropriate classroom technologies.
Responsibilities and duties include:
• Plan, develop curriculum, and deliver instruction for faculty on use of the LMS as an instructional tool for face-to-face, hybrid, or online instruction.
• Provide follow-up coaching and instructional feedback to faculty designed to improve student engagement and learning through the LMS.
• Plan and deliver faculty training workshops on classroom technologies (e.g., Prezi, PowerPoint, Camtasia, interactive Crestron systems, GradesFirst) as needed.
• Customize faculty LMS instruction in ways that are sensitive to delivery modality.
• Recommend instructional options and solutions to faculty that meet specific course delivery needs.
• Provide technical assistance to both faculty and students related to the LMS as needed.
• Analyze institutional needs related to instructional delivery and student engagement and identify future professional development options based on but not limited to interactions with faculty, solicited feedback, and the tracking of other relevant data.
• Review and identify cases where there may be a deficit in course design, delivery, or active instruction providing recommendations and/or refer those cases appropriately for improvement.
• Collaborate productively with the Assistant Vice President and other CAT staff in the areas of instructional design, video production, and course assessment to make recommendations, provide solutions and serve as a subject matter expert, which requires staying abreast of new and emerging technologies and maintaining knowledge of current practices and trends.
• Create and manage LMS courses, user accounts, and user enrollments and disseminate LMS related information as appropriate.
• Collect and analyze data, prepare reports, develop and participate in assessments.
• Individuals may also have specific duties assigned to them, including website maintenance, database coordination or other specific duties within CAT.
• Provides and promotes excellent customer services through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Assistant Vice President, Academic Technologies
Required: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with at least two years of related work experience or an Associate’s degree and four years of directly related work experience is required. Experience working with learning management system software in the context of higher education is required.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: A graduate degree in an appropriate area. Higher education experience teaching online and using engaging classroom technologies is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
• Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
• Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
• Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
• Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
• Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
• Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. College transcripts should be submitted to confirm academic qualifications. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications or receiving steps. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.