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Learning Technologist

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Learning Technologist
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

Western Washington University Libraries is vibrant and evolving.  It comprises 16 faculty and 44 staff, a collection of just over 1.5 million volumes, and an annual resource access budget of $2.2 million. The Libraries particular strengths include Pacific Northwest Studies, Children’s Literature, Mongolian Studies, writing instruction support, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and copyright and open access. 

Recent accomplishments underscore a culture of planning and assessment. The Libraries has developed strategic goals and assessment strategies that closely align its teaching, learning, and collections mission with broader institutional objectives.

Western Libraries supports WWU's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

Western Libraries seeks a Learning Technologist! The Learning Technologist works with Western Libraries’ faculty and staff to develop, support, and maintain digital learning objects and online services within Western Libraries. The Learning Technologist will also co-develop, and provide, training and support for instructional technology to colleagues in the Libraries. This position will report to the Director of Technology & Discovery Services, and is situated in a division within Western Libraries that is responsible for the optimal access to and use of different technologies within the Libraries’ environment.

This Division collaborates with Western Libraries personnel and other campus entities to implement a suite of the necessary library technology services, web presences and system applications, and programs for the Western community. Technology & Discovery Services strives to integrate innovative approaches into the management of our technological infrastructures; to provide an excellent user experience for our staff, students, and faculty while using the Libraries’ online resources; to be responsive to new and emerging technology; and to eliminate barriers to the discovery of and the access to scholarly and academic resources. Through the provision of an accessible, data-driven, and valuable online teaching, research, and learning environment, Technology & Discovery Services augments University’s ability to contribute to and participate in the scholarly landscape at Western and beyond.

Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, educational technology, instructional design, or a related field.
  • Two years of related experience in instructional technology, or two years of working in instructional design or eLearning in a higher education setting.
  • Experience incorporating a diversity of viewpoints on projects.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse identities.
  • Experience providing or supporting instruction, trainings, or consultations.
  • Familiarity with frameworks for instructional design such as ADDIE or Backward Design.
  • Proficiency in online training development tools and technologies such as: Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, SCORM.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, learn and adapt to new technologies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience in Drupal and WordPress environments.
  • Familiarity with academic settings, curriculum design, and instructional methods.
  • Demonstrated development of innovative and creative project solutions and ideas.
  • Familiarity with transitioning courses from a face-to-face to online or hybrid environments.
  • Familiarity with at least one learning management system (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).
Salary $68,810- $87,923
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins September 4, 2018; position is open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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