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Instructional Technologist
Date Posted 11/01/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking an Instructional Technologist on our Twin Cities campus. The academic Instructional Technologist position is critical in supporting the design, development and delivery of innovative courses and programs necessary to bring to life high quality, differentiated offerings supporting online learning growth initiatives and enhancing Saint Mary’s University’s regional and national presence. 

Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technology, this position supports and consults with instructional designers and faculty in building and maintaining high quality, engaging online courses and programs. Using tools embedded in the new Canvas Learning Management System 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, development and delivery of online courses and programs. This role also helps develop resources and training for faculty and students, in addition to exploring new technologies relevant to the classroom and advancing the mission of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota as a Lasallian Catholic Institution to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

  • Assist 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 within the Canvas LMS and peripheral instructional tools.
  • Collaborate with faculty to design, develop, and/or produce blended and online course content.
  • Build, test and proofread courses in the learning management system.
  • Apply accessibility practices and tools in partnership with the office of Access Services to ensure online courses/programs are in compliance with accessibility requirements.
  • Partner with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) to author and develop faculty and staff in the use of educational technology tools and methods.
  • Cultivate ideas in partnership with the Learning Design Team to translate course design and program requirements into high quality, engaging online courses and programs.
  • Respond to Tier Two and Three instructional technology support requests and troubleshoots related technical problems.
  • Maintain up-to-date computer and technical skills by attending training on new equipment and learning new/modified procedures and software.
  • Maintain appropriate project documentation.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Teamwork – a creative, team-oriented, approachable, and effective work style that supports coalition building, meets people where they are, and earns the trust of others.
  • Effective 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.
  • Strategic Focus– expert planning and project management skills in service to larger strategic priorities.
  • Mission Orientation - a commitment to the mission of Saint Mary’s as a professional university.
  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.
  • Applied coursework or professional certificate in instructional design, media production, and/or educational technology is preferred.
  • Functional expertise with Learning Management Systems and other Instructional Technology 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 the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Abram Hedtke, Director of Instructional Technology
Contact Email AHedtke@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
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.
EEO M/W/D/V
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