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Instructional Technology Specialist I - 992291

Apply Now Job Number: 505355
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Medical Education
Categories: Information Technology

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Job Title: Instructional Technology Specialist I - 992291
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Acts as liaison between the College, faculty, information technology staff, and/or vendors.
2. Organizes production and design of curriculum materials.
3. Assesses effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
4. Analyzes performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials.
5. Interviews subject matter experts or conducts other research to develop instructional content.
6. Confers with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and occupational areas.
7. Designs learning products, including web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.
8. Develops instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses.
9. Develops instruction or training roadmaps for online and blended learning programs.
10. Adapts instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners.
11. Updates the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.
12. Develops documentation or manuals according to applicable accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
13. Monitors the performance of applications systems and coordinates access and use.
14. Diagnoses, troubleshoots, and resolves software or other system problems.
15. Confers with applications and systems stakeholders about how to solve existing problems.
16. Performs systems maintenance tasks, such as software configuration, software patching, and upgrades.
17. Monitors applications and/or systems performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
18. Inspects instructional equipment to determine if repairs are needed and authorizes necessary repairs.
19. Plans and conducts teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
20. Teaches instructors to use instructional technology or to integrate technology with teaching.
21. Provides technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies, including computer-based training, desktop videoconferencing, multimedia, and distance learning technologies.
22. Provides technical support to clients in the implementation of designed instruction or in task analyses and instructional systems design.
23. Conducts or participates in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
24. Advises teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
25. Ensures compliance with University and departmental policies and procedures.
26. Participates in the education of immersive learning for the student body.
27. Completes special projects as assigned.
28. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Education and Training – Working knowledge or principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement or training effects.
2. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
3. Communications and Media - General knowledge of media production, visual, verbal, and interactive communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via written, oral, and visual media.
4. Computers and Electronics - General knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications, programming, and/or systems configuration.
5. Customer and Personal Service - Working knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
6. Design – Working knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles.
7. Psychology – Working knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.
8. Telecommunications – Working knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunication systems.

1. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
2. Instructing – Basic skills in teaching others how to do something.
3. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
4. Learning Strategies – Basic skills in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
5. Critical Thinking - Basic skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
6. Active Listening - Basic skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Basic skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Monitoring – Basic skills in monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
9. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
10. Active Learning - Basic skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

1. Oral Comprehension & Expression - The ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences so others will understand
2. Written Comprehension & Expression- The ability to read, understand, and communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
3. Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
4. Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
5. Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
6. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
7. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
8. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel – Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.

Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Up to two (2) years of instructional technology experience.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience with supporting classroom, online and web application environments and applications.

2. Comprehensive knowledge and extensive use of both Windows and MAC computer systems as well as other standard office equipment.

3. Training and experience with advanced knowledge of software including but not limited to Microsoft Office suite, Web browsers, Databases system.

4. Understand various instructional technologies tools, e.g. Blackboard LMS, Content Management Systems, Examsoft, etc. and possess intermediate understanding of database design and administration.

5. Experience working in an academic environment.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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