TITLE Instructional Technology Support Specialist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5121
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Varies
The Instructional Technology Support Specialist provides support to the faculty, staff, and students of a College by recommending technology-based solutions that improve ongoing College operations, facilitate completion of projects, and support faculty in teaching and research. The Instructional Technology Support Specialist analyzes, designs, and develops techniques for the dissemination of information via the web, develops and maintains databases used in projects, research, or administration of the College, develops and provides training to a variety of constituencies on the utilization of technology in instruction, research, and projects, manages servers, resolves computing problems, consults on the acquisition and use of technological resources, and serves as a liaison in the University's Information Technology planning efforts.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience: A bachelor’s degree, with, or in addition to, at least 30 hours of courses taken in one or more of the College’s disciplines and one year of work experience supporting computers, servers, and/or websites, etc., developing computer applications, developing and providing computer-related training, or working experience in one of the disciplines of the college is required or a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience supporting technology used by one or more disciplines in the College is required. At least twelve hours of courses in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and/or Instructional Technology is required. A bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines taught in the college is preferred.
Skills: Specific demonstrative ability to program web interfaces and automate system administration tasks using scripting tools is required. Expertise with the manipulation of many different forms and modes of graphic images, text, and notation specific to the college's areas of study is required. The ability to work with hardware and programming tools specific to the disciplines of the college is preferred. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Effort: Extended periods of time at a microcomputer work station is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides consultative technical guidance to the College by remaining knowledgeable of the vision, mission, and daily operational needs of the College, attending College meetings to develop and maintain an understanding of the information management needs of the College and faculty, evaluating operational needs, projects, issues, and initiatives, and recommending technology-based solutions that help the College and faculty achieve goals and improve ongoing college operations.
2. Supports the academic goals of the College by developing, testing, and maintaining web-based applications that interface with the College's systems and data.
3. Contributes to faculty and staff effectiveness and instruction by developing and providing professional development seminars and one-on-one training to faculty and staff regarding web page development, web-related application development, the use of presentation systems in the classroom, and other uses of technology in instruction, research, or projects.
4. Provides support to faculty, staff, and students by helping to resolve computer-related problems and managing the College's file servers.
5. Assists with the communication efforts of the College by assisting in the design, development, and maintenance of the College’s website and related departmental sites and assisting in the development of brochures, newsletters, or other communication materials.
6. Supports the College’s information management efforts by developing and maintaining databases used for College projects, administration, and research.
7. Helps ensure the effective utilization of the College's technological resources by serving the College in a consultative role regarding new computer systems and modifications to existing systems, evaluating and recommending software and hardware, developing specifications and assisting in the purchasing process, assisting in the development of University Web Standards (security, ID validation, user authorization, web presentation, etc.), and adhering to the University’s standards and guidelines related to the web.
8. Serves as the College's liaison with Computer Services and the University's Information Technology planning efforts by sharing information and coordinating the planning, use, and acquisition of technological resources.
9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the designated supervisor.
11. Contributes to the overall success of the College by performing all other duties as assigned by the designated supervisor.
The Instructional Technology Support Specialist is supervised by a designated supervisor in the College and may supervise Distributed User Support Specialists, graduate assistants, and student workers.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED FEBRUARY 2016