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Media Tech Senior

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Location: Port Angeles, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Media Tech Senior
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. While its home campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, WWU on the Peninsulas has 3 locations, the Olympic College campus in Poulsbo and Bremerton, and Peninsula College in Port Angeles in order to better serve the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. WWU on the Peninsulas provides a distinctive Western experience in programs tied to the unique strengths and needs of the communities west of Puget Sound.  We respect and serve a broad spectrum of learners in high-quality degree and non-degree programs that are multidisciplinary, flexible, and rigorous.  We foster mentorship, collaboration, and equity through education.
About the Department

Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE) at Western Washington University expands and diversifies Western’s offerings throughout the Puget Sound region, the state of Washington, and globally to provide learning options for the contemporary student.

OCE connects diverse learners to the Western Experience by collaborating with colleges, departments and the community, linking university resources with educational needs and opportunities —including international education opportunities—in support of the State’s education attainment goals and Western’s strategic goals.

OCE supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  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.

For more information on Outreach and Continuing Education, please visit our website.

About the Position

The Outreach and Continuing Education Media Technician Senior provides basic technology and media support to faculty, staff, and students in the delivery of academic programs and operational functions at sites supported by Outreach and Continuing Education, including Bellingham and other locations. This position may be responsible for providing basic technology support for Western’s programs, supporting instructors and staff in the delivery of interactive classes and meetings, and communicating issues with supervisor(s) and partner institutions.

General Technology Services and Support

Core functions may vary from site-to-site:

  • Support and respond to Western faculty, staff, and students with general technology-related questions;
  • Provide support for staff, faculty, and academic programs in scheduling media-enhanced classrooms and services;
  • Support Interactive Television (ITV) classes for Western programs and serves as a liaison between Western, Peninsula College, Olympic College, and Washington State University; to conduct quarterly testing and reporting of issues;
  • Provide basic Microsoft Office-related (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) support;
  • Provide basic hardware and software support, within position scope;
  • Enter questions and solutions into OCE Technology Services helpdesk;
  • Coordinate efforts to test technology and media-based services for Western programs, faculty, and staff;
  • Provide basic-level support for technical equipment (set-up, activation, etc.);
  • Provide in-class support, if services not available from a partner campus/institution;
  • Refer questions, as appropriate, to appropriate help desk;

General Office Duties

  • Answer inquiries pertaining to position responsibilities via e-mail and phone;
  • Operate general office equipment in support of programs and operations;
  • Coordinate, in a timely manner, with Extended Education on all matters of program operations and administration;
  • Recognized ability to follow established office policies and procedures;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.




Required Qualifications
  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months of related experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of educational technology and media
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work across sites and locations
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Washington State driver’s license or ability to travel from location to location
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Additional education or experience related to position functions
  • Earned certifications pertaining to job functions (e.g. Microsoft Office Specialist)
  • Demonstrated experience supporting media in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated experience supporting technology-related issues in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated experience supporting instructors in delivering interactive television (ITV) content
  • Experience with databases (e.g. Microsoft Access)
Salary Positions typically start at $15.98/hour.
Bargaining Unit This position is provisionally part of bargaining unit PT and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with Public School Employees of WWU.
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 Pooled position - open continuously

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).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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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