Job Posting: Digital Tools Fellow, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

The Digital Tools Fellow will work closely with the Instructional Designer, Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Instructional Librarian as well as Program Chairs, key faculty, ETS staff, and student liaisons from the Student Learning Center and academic advising program to identify training and support needs for students and faculty around various digital tools of practice.

To help alleviate some of the burden placed on faculty to use critical classroom time teaching to the tools, the Digital Tools Fellow will work with faculty and with students to identify the areas of greatest need and implement a training and support program for students that will have the greatest impact on their learning outcomes. For example, this will most likely include the development of a workshop series to teach all aspects of the Adobe Suite. The Digital Tools Fellow will also research and review other 3rd party tools where appropriate and make recommendations back to faculty who are trying to meet a functionality/curriculum requirement that our standard set of tools does not meet. Related to this is our hope that we can utilize the Fellow’s technical skills to assist in software testing and iPad configuration, alongside Media Services staff. The Fellow will help guide and coordinate the selection of standard tools to be included on all lab and iPad images – according to pedagogical needs and assessed priorities.Reports To: Instructional Designer

Department: Educational Technology Services (ETS)

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify training and support needs for students using digital tools in their art practice in order to meet their learning objectives.
    • Develop online help documentation to support the training needs.
    • Develop and deliver (or coordinate) training and workshops for students.
  • Evaluate 3rd party tools and test in collaboration with ETS staff and faculty.
  • Curate and market Lynda.com videos and other online education resources. Test and compare other requested subscriptions, like Digital Tutors.
  • Work with the Web App Developer/Administrator to ensure that we offer a WordPress service we can scale and support for student projects and programs as they relate to teaching and learning.
  • Help ensure cross-collaborations based upon curriculum needs that involve lab/studio managers and the instructional designer – and instructional support services in general – so that faculty and students have a more cohesive learning and support experience. This might include the coordination of existing help documentation, outreach initiatives, and general communications.
  • Based upon curriculum need, advise on the future of “Laptop Teaching Spaces” as we move away from more traditional computer labs into more agile BYOD labs.
  • In collaboration with the User Support team, collect and articulate all existing software/plugin/font list into one solid online resource.
  • Develop assessment criteria and measure the impact of the Digital Tools Fellow program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Digital Tools Fellow must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting to groups of faculty, leading workshops for students, and publishing outreach and marketing communications.
  • Must have the ability to design and coordinate events.
  • Must have strong Adobe Suite skills, along with general familiarity with the Google Apps for Education, data visualization tools (like Tableau), WordPress, online educational resources like Lynda.com, and other digital tools used for art practice.
  • Must be comfortable using a variety of devices such as the iPad.

Location

Oakland

Additional Locations

San Francisco

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Questions?

Please address any questions to employment@cca.edu.

 

NOTE: I found this posting here on Indeed.com, but I cannot find any mention of the fellowship on the school’s website. It looks like Indeed will email applications directly to “employment@cca.edu,” so it might be worth asking if they are still accepting applications before putting all the work into writing a cover letter!

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