Learning Spaces Technology Coordinator

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Created: March 21, 2014


Position/Posting Description:

The Auraria Library, serving the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Denver Campus; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and the Community College of Denver seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative Learning Spaces Technology Coordinator. This position exists to envision, plan, implement, and maintain user-oriented digital technologies—including upgrades—and to support their adoption and usage in an academic library environment.

The downtown campus is located in the heart of the city's commercial, cultural and recreational district. Its location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population, comprising primarily commuters, and a growing residential student housing population that has evolved to provide students with a dynamic undergraduate experience. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The Library is dedicated to providing an environment which stimulates and nourishes the growth of ideas. This is accomplished through collections and services that support the curriculum, ranging from vocational training to doctoral programs. For more information about the Library and the campus, visit: http://library.auraria.edu

Examples of Work Performed

• Leads the direction, programming, curriculum integration, and maintenance of technology-enabled public learning spaces including interactive and digital display system, Library maker spaces, Library classrooms, and future initiatives.

• Responsible for oversight, management, and maintenance of Library’s interactive digital display system including: use policies; scheduling mechanisms; training; software and hardware.

• Interfaces with library liaisons, campus faculty, and educational technology departments from the three schools that comprise Auraria Higher Education Center. Investigates faculty needs related to publicly-accessible educational technologies.

• Proposes and develops new-media projects, leveraging video, web, graphics, social media, and interactive multimedia

• Coordinates with liaison librarians, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and campus stakeholders to identify content (both pre-packaged and user-created) for library’s interactive digital display systems.

• Engages in outreach activities, with assistance from Library Marketing and Communications director and liaison librarians, to inform campus constituents of Library learning spaces, technologies, and programs.

• Investigates, recommends, and implements new library user-oriented technologies, software, and tools—especially in high impact library learning spaces.
• Provides leadership and planning in the use of learning spaces technologies; professional design and multimedia production software; and other technologies deployed in public computing areas.
• Provides formal and informal technology training to faculty, staff, and students.
• Leads related library committees and task forces and serves on appropriate campus-level committees.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

• Bachelor’s degree in digital media, educational technology, scientific media design, or related field

• 2 years of professional experience in digital media, educational technology or related field.

Preferred Experience Education/Experience/Skills:

• Graduate degree in digital media, educational technology or related field

• Experience with 3D printing, robotics, Arduino, or other Maker Space platforms.

• Experience with Drupal or similar web content management systems

• Experience in academic libraries or higher education

• Proficiency in advanced use of Google Earth and/or ArcGIS

• Familiarity with copyright issues related to digital media

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Basic)

• Knowledge of technology trends and best practices; and the ability to investigate, recommend, and implement new technologies

• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

• Proficiency in professional video editing software

• Proficiency in Apple and Windows-based computer systems

• Ability to act independently and creatively with a high degree of initiative in the delivery of new and innovative technologies

• Confident in experimentation in the implementation of new technologies and educational philosophies

• Ability to instruct a wide array of individuals, including faculty and students, in the use of a variety of creative technologies and software.

• Ability to learn new skills

• Ability to complete work within specified deadlines

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Effective presentation and listening skills

• Excellent communication and customer service skills

Position Classification and Salary:
This is an Exempt Professional position with a minimum salary of $49,000/year, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Application Information:

Applications will only be accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, job posting C/U02427   Quick Link: http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80057

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 04/07/2014

Applicants must submit the following items:
*A cover letter detailing why their skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position.
*A current CV/resume that includes dates of employment.
*The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

Questions should be directed to Matthew Mariner at Matthew.Mariner@ucdenver.edu 

How to apply


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