Maryville University, one of the top five fastest growing private higher education institutions, located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, is seeking a dynamic UX and Emerging Technologies Strategist. This innovative position reports to the Director of the Library within the Division of Student Success. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.
Conduct in depth User Experience (UX) testing for library resources and services
Actively seek out new technologies to support library and University values
Evaluate potential applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality across academic resource environments
Work with the library team, faculty and staff to develop and expand online services and learning
Design and deploy innovative applications for LibGuides, the library's website management system
Coordinate the increasing automation of library services
Participate in efforts to enhance and transform physical and virtual spaces based on user focused service model
Actively serve as the library representative in the University Apple iPad initiative (Digital World)
Work with faculty to develop critical thinking projects and initiatives among the student population
Aid in the development of web-based library instruction material
Provide troubleshooting and usage analytics for library databases and website
Through the development of collaborative and cross-functional relationships, help to express the University's core values and their relation to the library
Serve as library liaison for assigned departments and academic programs across the University
Participate in library-wide initiatives such as collection management, assessment, and strategic planning
Provide reference, user education, and research services as needed
Supervise the work of student employees as needed
Some higher education or three to five years of recent, relevant, professional experience
Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
Ability to be adaptable, intuitive, and flexible
Strong sense of initiative; self-starter
Detailed knowledge and understanding of Internet Protocol & ADA web accessibility
Proven ability to work effectively and communicate in a diverse environment
Bachelor's degree in a computer technology field
UX testing background
Academic library experience
Demonstrated experience using Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Job Type: Full-time
40 hours per week. The University Library is open from 7 am – midnight, Monday through Friday and 9 am – 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Variable hours as required with the ability to be flexible.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nat...ion by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.