GA - Instructional Technology Fellow

McKendree University seeks candidates for the position of an Instructional Technology Fellow (Graduate Assistant) on its Lebanon, IL campus. This fellowship is designed to support the development of future teachers and leaders in education that have a passion for technology. McKendree is committed to using innovative instruction and design thinking theory to equip our students and faculty with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. The fellow is responsible for assisting with the leadership of a student activity or program, and will report to the Instructional Designer and Innovation Coordinator. This is a semester long appointment with potential to renew. Tuition and stipend are a benefit of this position.

   Responsibilities

  • Provide training to faculty for, but not limited to the following: video creation and use, course design, educational technology, accessibility and Cyber Security Awareness.
  • Support the training of faculty with educational technology integration
  • Facilitate or assist with student activities or programs.
  • Collaborate with instructors to initiate and support technology integration.
  • Assist with the evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the mission of the University, including proposing appropriate acquisitions.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging and innovative trends in educational technology and pedagogy.
  • Collaborate effectively with other member of the IT team to support technology integration throughout the University.
  • Assist in the development and integration of McKendree standards, policies and practices in to online course development and into classroom curriculum.
  • Assist instructors in developing troubleshooting skills to resolve technical problems independently as needed.

    Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Acceptance into a Master’s program at McKendree University is required.
  • Enthusiasm to learn new and exciting technological skillsets.
  • Strong knowledge of personal device technologies, such as iPhones, iPads, Android, Mac and Windows devices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning at both the individual and institutional level, including the ability to receive and grow from constructive feedback.

    The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the University’s core values of diversity, service learning, and character education. This GA contract would begin January 2019.