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Instructional Technologist
Date Posted 09/04/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for Instructional Technologist. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technology, this position assists instructional designers and faculty in building and maintaining high quality, consistent and engaging online courses and programs. Using tools embedded in Learning Management Systems as well as multimedia production and collaboration tools, the technologist implements course designs and revisions, assists with course setup for each term, and resolves technical issues in the design and development process. The technologist also helps develop resources for faculty and students and explore new technologies relevant to the online classroom.

Specifically, the technologist

  • Assists faculty and administrators to implement effective online pedagogies, education technologies, and methodologies that promote online, blended and on-ground student engagement and success as measured by course learning objectives.
  • Partners with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) to author and train faculty and staff in the use of educational technology tools and methods.
  • Collaborates with faculty to design, develop, and/or produce blended and online course content in the recently upgraded learning management system.
  • Builds, tests and proofreads courses in the learning management system.
  • Applies accessibility practices and tools in partnership with the office of Access Services to ensure online courses/programs are in compliance with accessibility requirements.
  • Cultivates ideas in partnership with the Learning Design Team to translate course design and program requirements into high quality, engaging online courses and programs.
  • Responds to Level 2-3 support requests and troubleshoots related technical problems.
  • Maintains appropriate project documentation.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Mission Orientation - a commitment to the mission of Saint Mary’s as a professional university integrated with the liberal arts and grounded in the Lasallian Catholic tradition.
  • Teamwork – a creative, team-oriented, approachable, and effective work style that supports coalition building and earns the trust of others.
  • Strategic Focus– expert planning and project management skills in service to larger strategic priorities.
  • Gifted Communicator – a concise and articulate spokesperson able to translate technology terms and processes into understandable concepts for varied audiences when working one-on-one, in small and large groups, both on and off-campus.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, distance education, or a related field required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of professional experience in instructional technology, distance education, or a related field required.
  • Applied coursework or professional certification in instructional design, media production, and/or educational technology is preferred.
  • Functional expertise with Learning Management Systems and other Ed Tech learning solutions with preference for Canvas experience.
  • Experience in design and delivery of distance education courses, programs and services.
  • Experience developing and delivering audio/visual recording and editing. 
  • Experience with learning analytics and UX principles.

All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of educational credentials and the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Abram Hedtke
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.