Learning Technologist Job with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional alignment of staff and services.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:

Position Summary

Next | Full time

Higher Education Officer Level 8

Wage scale:
$102,143 – $113,079 per year

Pertaining to:
Associate Director, Online Learning and Teaching
Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Under general direction, the Learning Technologist enables the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) to support quality in the increasing use of educational technologies across the University.

The Learning Technologist plays a key role in improving and providing ongoing support for the University’s Learning Management System and its associated tools and technologies (the Learning Technology Ecosystem). The role is responsible for identifying innovative learning technologies, including supporting faculty, liaising with vendors, staff and students on learning technology pilots, scaling existing technologies and investigations of potential technical solutions for learning and teaching scenarios.

Main responsibilities of the position

  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, Online Learning and Teaching, the Learning Technologist is responsible for:
  • develop and implement strategies to maximize the use of the learning technology ecosystem to enhance the student and staff experience;
  • plan, manage and communicate appropriate changes, upgrades and new installations to the learning technology ecosystem;
  • oversee the e-learning and teaching team’s collaboration with Information and Digital Services (IDS) to ensure the learning technology ecosystem is operating at acceptable levels;
  • Provide digital learning and learning technology ecosystem support as needed to manage service requests.
  • Manage enhancements and enhancements to the University’s learning technology ecosystem to achieve University goals. This includes:
  • coordinate the development of pilot projects and innovations and integrate new technologies as appropriate, including working with a range of stakeholders to identify, prioritize, develop, test and implement technologies that support teaching activities and innovative learning; and
  • implementation of learning technology solutions, including transition to production, communications, training and support.
  • Manage projects to support the development of digital learning and learning technology capacity, as required, including:
  • develop project documentation, including business cases,
  • coordinate stakeholder interests and liaise with various stakeholders including senior management, teaching staff, learning designers, technical teams and external stakeholders regarding implementation and evaluation; and
  • Presenting project status and information to senior management, project boards, stakeholders and within the team.
  • Maintain knowledge of current practices and future opportunities for software and digital learning systems in the higher education sector and actively share this information within the team and with other departments of the University , if needed.
  • Staff supervision responsibilities may be required in the future.
  • Any other responsibilities corresponding to the level of the role assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Degree in education, digital learning, educational technology, ICT project management or other relevant qualifications or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in using technology to support learning, particularly learning management systems and broader learning technology ecosystems.
  • Experience in researching, selecting, applying and evaluating learning technology tools and platforms for a variety of learning and teaching purposes in a variety of contexts.
  • Experience managing projects/pilots, demonstrating highly developed organizational skills and an ability to act independently within established guidelines, exercise initiative and judgment, set priorities, solve problems and to meet deadlines.
  • High-level written, interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by an ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a cross-functional team and with a wide range of people and to prepare reports and submissions, often of a complex and sensitive nature .
  • High level negotiation skills and ability to move projects forward within agreed timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective professional development and training programs, sessions and resources.
  • Work experience in a university or higher education environment (desirable).
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to lead, manage and develop a small team to achieve goals (desirable).

Prescribed conditions of employment

  • Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all new staff to be current on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

How to register

  • Please review the core job abilities of the job description and submit a suitability statement of no more than 3 pages that meets the criteria. Applications without a declaration of suitability may not be considered. For more information, please see our How to Apply page.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact: Grette Wilkinson

Information for applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence the position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

October 19, 2022

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