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Digital Media Specialist
Digital Media Specialist
|Posting ID :||11333|
|Apply By :||10/23/2019|
|Position Title :||Digital Media Specialist|
|Department :||eLearning, Teaching and Learning|
|Job Type :||Full-time, Limited Term|
|Reports To :||Associate Director, eLearning|
|Position Summary :||
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Digital Media Specialist.
The Digital Media Specialist will provide expertise in creating digital objects which support learning, while adhering to web and accessibility standards as well as copyright legislation. A strong background in adult learning and graphical and web design are required to design and develop learning objects. This role serves as a resource to faculty and staff who wish to develop digital content and artefacts that support modern learners. This role provides support to the online learning course and program development process as part of the development team, as well as being available to faculty and programs who wish to introduce interactive, multimedia learning objects to their classroom or blended courses. Strong collaborative and communicative skills are required in order to interact effectively with these multiple stakeholders and to ensure that digital media objects reflect their intended educational purpose. Additionally, this role supports non-credit programming by working with instructors to enhance their online presence in face-to-face or online programming. Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills are necessary, as this role provides support to multiple stakeholders, who will have multiple, competing deadlines. The Digital Media Specialist provides expertise in creating digital learning objects with an emphasis on best practices for online adult learning and user experience design for web-based and mobile learning. The Digital Media Specialist will be the lead in the planning, design, and production of multimedia educational modules.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
|Accountabilities :||Online Learning Course Development
Continuous Improvement of Existing Online Learning Courses
Multimedia Learning Object Catalogue
|Salary :||$34.17 – $40.22|
|Salary Notes :||
This is a full time, limited term position until October 31, 2020. The anticipated start date for this position is November 18, 2019.
This position is not eligible for educational equivalencies.
|Please Note :||
This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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