WHITMAN COLLEGE JOB DESCRIPTION
DATE: January 1, 2008 JOB TITLE: Academic Technology Consultant, Division I
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt OFFICE/DEPARTMENT: WCTS
  SUPERVISOR: Senior Analysit, Academic Technology Consulting Group
  DEPARTMENT HEAD: Chief Information Officer
  BUDGET OFFICER: Chief Information Officer

POSITION PURPOSE

The Academic Technology Consultant, Division I serves as the primary support person for academic departments in Social Sciences. As a member of Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS), this position collaborates with other IT members to provide an information technology environment that is consistent with the goals of Whitman College and meets the needs of faculty, staff, and students.

Principal Position Responsibitlies/Duties

Estimate
% of Time

Critical
Level
(1-5)

  1. Provide desktop and application support for academic departments in Division I - Social Sciences. This includes consultation, troubleshooting, training, documentation, research, and exploration for specialized applications in humanities.

40%

5

  1. Collaborate with other IT staff, library, and Center for Teaching and Learning to design, develop, implement and maintain various instructional uses of technology.

25%

5

  1. Oversee maintenance of WCTS Computer Lab in the Maxey Hall.

10%

4

  1. Participate in:
    1. the planning, coordinating, designing, scheduling and conducting of faculty and staff development seminars and institutional development projects
    2. the preparation and dissemination of information (e.g. documentation, handouts, newsletter) regarding WCTS services.
    3. the operation of the WCTS Help Desk

15%

4

  1. Maintain professional contacts with other colleges, associations, organizations and vendors concerning instructional technology.

5%

3

  1. Perform other essential duties, service calls, and implementation of projects as assigned.

5%

3

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Individuals must posses these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

  1. Requisite skills to maintain and support an information system. Experience in educational environment preferred.
  2. Familiarity with needs and methodologies in the Social Sciences (e.g. statistics, GIS) preferred.
  3. Requisite skills required for digitizing text, audio, and visual material.
  4. Proficiency with Windows XP, Mac OSX, Linux and Unix.
  5. Vision for and dedication to the role of academic technologies within a small college.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to participatory management and a strong service orientation.
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationships in a diverse and multicultural environment.
  8. A proven ability to make technical issues understandable and an ability to match technical opportunities to college goals.
  9. A proven ability to translate challenges into opportunities and work comfortably in a changing, sometimes ambiguous, environment.
  10. Willingness to work on evenings and weekends.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  1. A bachelor's degree in educational technology or other relevant field. Advanced degree preferred.
  2. A minimum two years experience in microcomputer user support in a networked computing environment
  3. Satisfactory clearance of background check required.