The Digital Learning Consultant promotes technology integration in the curriculum and supports the exploration of emerging learning technologies. This position partners with HWS faculty members to explore and evaluate innovative ways to use technology and new pedagogies to support learning environments where students can succeed. This role resides within the Digital Learning Team which is a part of the Learning Commons, a collaborative, cross-organizational venture between the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, and IT Services.
Provide assistance to faculty to develop the methodologies and strategies for improving student learning outcomes; involves supporting courses through the use of instructional design pedagogy and education technologies; this occurs at both the course-level and through stewardship of institution-wide initiatives.
Ability to articulate, demonstrate, and apply best practices in the use of digital resources for teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Develop and deliver programs, training, workshops, and resources, which promote the effective use of digital tools for teaching and learning.
Provide leadership, programmatic collaboration, and instructional design in areas of specialization and skill.
Assist in the discovery, administration, and delivery of educational technologies (LMS, Web 2.0 tools, app-based software, and cloud-based services); ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently; interest in and desire to teach others about them.
Collaborate and partner with a diverse constituency: faculty, students and staff; ability to facilitate defining learning goals and target solutions accordingly.
Provide expert hours and drop-in support for curricular technology needs.
Assist in mentoring the student staff in their efforts to support digital learning projects.
As a campus leader and facilitator of innovation, represent IT Services on campus committees, working groups, and academic department planning conversations.
Works collaboratively with Learning Commons colleagues to fulfill educational needs and curricular goals.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative position. Some on-call, weekend, and/or evening hours may be required. Must possess a valid NYS driver's license. This position description is not all-inclusive and other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
This position reports to the Director of Digital Learning and is a member of Information Technology Services.
Master’s degree with experience in an educational environment preferred; or, Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5 years teaching/training experience.
Clear understanding of curricular development, learning theories, and academic assessment.
Teaching or training experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Ability to adopt new technologies and identify their integration into the curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to bring creativity, enthusiasm, and vision in the promotion of digital resources.
Superior communication skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects/tasks while keeping to strict deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team while equally confident to work independently on a project with minimal supervision, understanding and embracing the value in both modalities.
Strong problem solving skills with a keen ability to troubleshoot and resolve iss
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.