Part-Time Digital Learning Specialist

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Part-Time Digital Learning Specialist


Temporary part-time from August 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024
(Less than 24 hours a week)

Hiring #: 2022-0425

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

The Media Studio is a dynamic space that includes a filming studio, sound booth, and editing suites accessible to students, faculty, and staff. As part of the leadership of the Studio, the Digital Learning Specialist will develop and deliver a range of instruction, services, and resources to support students, faculty, and staff in creating, using, and evaluating digital media, such as videos, podcasts, infographics, and digital stories. This position also serves as a key resource to the University community by providing recommendations and advice on digital literacy and learning for individuals, committees, and programs across campus.

Reporting to the Digital Media Manager, the Digital Learning Specialist is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising 10-15 student staff who also work in the Media Studio. The incumbent will be part of a larger team of academic support librarians and professionals, and will collaborate with team members, library staff, and campus partners to promote the integration of digital learning in courses, co-curricular activities, and scholarship.

The Digital Learning Specialist’s schedule will be 24 hours a week that fall within the Media Studio’s hours of operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-7pm.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Provide leadership for the incorporation of digital learning at the library and across campus through the Media Studio
  • Hire, train, and supervise a team of 10-15 student staff
  • Engage student staff in an ongoing program of experiential learning, including individual goals and projects, regular reflection, and formal and informal feedback processes
  • Develop and deliver a range of instruction to support digital learning for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty
  • Provide programs and workshops to support digital scholarship in a variety of forms
  • Provide training and advice to instructors on the incorporation of digital media in courses and the development of digital assignments in their courses
  • Assist in the coordination of the development of online resources for the library
  • Assess the reach and impact of Media Studio services and resources
  • Develop and implement operational procedures and policies to guide decision-making and practice in the Media Studio
  • Investigate, recommend, and support the use of new technologies in the Media Studio
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge on current trends in digital learning, instructional strategies, and curriculum design

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education or digital media, visual design, or related field, and one-year related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Progressive experience providing functional guidance or direct supervision including coordination of work or projects
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Experience working with a variety of media and software tools
  • Interest in media studio set-ups, sound mixing, lighting, and editing
  • Experience providing functional guidance or supervision to students
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices for effective resource development in a range of media
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem-solving
  • Outstanding individual instruction or counselling skills
  • Strong teaching and presentation skills, including the use of learning technologies for teaching
  • Organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, adapt to change, and work to tight deadlines with changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching or providing instruction in higher education
  • Experience incorporating experiential learning into student positions 
  • Experience assessing programs and services
  • Experience supporting students with diverse abilities
  • Knowledge of English-as-an-additional-language student issues and their impact on learning and performance

Classification               P04
Normal Hiring Range  $35.61 - $44.51 per hour
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 06 15
Closing Date: 2022 06 27

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