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Primary Responsibilities

The Instructional Technologist works as a member of the Instructional Design Team. Working in close connection with the Instructional Design Director, s/he is a successful collaborator between the Instructional Design Director, faculty members, members of the Lipscomb Online, and students. The Instructional Technologist will maintain these key partnerships to effectively implement the vision and direction of academic technology. S/he will also participate in other relevant technology projects, trainings, and meetings as a member of the Instructional Design Team and perform other duties as assigned.

The Instructional Technologist assists Instructional Designers and Faculty in building and maintaining online courses. Using tools embedded in the Learning Management System (LMS) as well as multimedia production tools and collaboration tools, the Instructional Technologist implements course designs and revisions, assists with course setup for each term, and helps faculty troubleshoot technical issues. The Instructional Technologist will also assist in the development of support resources for faculty and students and explore new technologies relevant to the online classroom.

The Instructional Technologist should have strong familiarity with the principles of education and experience with Learning Management Systems. Self-direction, attention to detail, and organizational skills are also important, as he or she will track, prioritize, and follow up on multiple projects to ensure course revisions are completed accurately, and that issues are resolved quickly. The Instructional Technologist should also have great communication skills, enthusiasm for helping others resolve issues, and a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Job Related Skills

– A strong commitment to Christian higher education and particularly the work and mission of Lipscomb University
– Uncompromising ethical conduct and convictions
– Maintain a professional image at all times through actions and appearance
– Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and stay focused
– Extremely organized with a strong attention to detail
– Excellent oral communication skills
– Is able to follow directions in the moment, under pressure, with a smile

Education Bachelor’s Degree
Experience 1 to 3 years
Open Date 05/22/2019
Open Until Filled

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Additional Comments & Information

– Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment

– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as a team member

– Excellent analytic and evaluation skills

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally and build strong relationships with a diverse group of users and staff

– Enthusiasm for helping others resolve issues

The College of Professional Studies is pleased to work with an ethnically and racially diverse student body. We are interested in candidates who will bring to their service the perspective that comes from a nontraditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education.

The College of Professional Studies seeks candidates whose educational and professional background has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

About Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University is a liberal arts teaching and research institution committed to being intentionally, courageously and graciously Christian. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.

With more than 4,600 students, Lipscomb University was recently named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation with a 10-year growth rate of 80.6 percent. Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of more than 200 undergraduate programs of study, 24 master’s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb’s residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, the university has locations in downtown Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as a robust online program.

Today, Lipscomb is nationally ranked for its innovation, programs and service. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.

At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

Hiring Statement

Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.

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