Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking an instructional technology alumni fellow to join the Knowledge Commons in the Harold F. Johnson Library. This is a one-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.
The instructional technology alumni fellow, reporting to the associate librarian for the Knowledge Commons and working closely with the instructional technologist, will provide support and training for students, faculty and staff in digital platforms, digital humanities, blended learning, and other technologies used for teaching and learning and/or student engagement. The instructional technology alumni fellow will train and supervise student employees as peer mentors to develop and support projects using the above technologies. The alumni fellow will be committed to developing a community of academic practice within the library, and helping students gain access to the resources located in the Knowledge Commons (research librarians, Instructional Technology, Media Services, Writing Center, Transformative Speaking Program, Gallery and Quantitative Resource Center.) The goal is to create a rich environment for undergraduates to easily access services, and experience seamless referrals between resources. The instructional technology alumni fellow will collaborate with members of the Knowledge Commons team to co-create programs and services with students; build a practice of inclusivity, equity and justice in Knowledge Commons work; assess how programs and spaces are meeting students' needs; and foster trusting relationships with students and staff.
A recent bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, awarded between May 2014 and May 2017, is required. The ideal candidate will have experience with a selection of the following skills: web applications such as Wordpress, Moodle, Drupal, Qualtrics; software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Camtasia, and iOS platforms and apps; video production, screencasting and graphic design; instructional design, technology training, and the creation of online instructional content; and maintenance and troubleshooting of audio-visual and video conferencing systems. Proficient writing skills, social media strategy, interpersonal skills, project management, organization skills, and self-motivating is a must. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds, and empowering students of all abilities is essential. The candidate must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
This is a one-year, 35 hr/wk, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.