Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, seeks a Coordinator of Instructional Technology. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technology in the division of academic affairs, the Coordinator provides hands-on support to faculty and staff integrating technologies into online and residential educational programs; consults and collaborates with faculty, information technology staff, and students to enrich teaching, learning, and scholarship through the effective use of established and emerging technologies, and assists the Director with implementing, managing, and evaluating educational technology resources and services that support teaching and learning.
The successful candidate will be energetic and engaging, with excellent skills in communication, change management, training, education, and problem solving, a solutions-oriented professional with a demonstrated ability to flourish as a team member and as an independent worker.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide first level support for faculty and staff in the use of technology to enhance learning, online and in classrooms and labs.
- Consult with faculty to ensure that course content, active-learning activities, and assessments are aligned to curricular goals, student outcomes, and learning objectives.
- Collaborate with other offices on campus to support faculty and staff in the use of academic technologies and active-learning strategies.
- Know and understand current online teaching methodologies to support teaching and learning.
- Develop resources (e.g., workshops, web pages, discussion groups, user documentation) to assist in delivering faculty and staff development activities related to instructional technology applications.
- Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in information technology, instructional technology, instructional design, education technology, education, or a related field.
- Demonstrated ability to support the use of technology in an educational setting (experience working with faculty/staff/students in higher education preferred)
- Experience with a wide range of technology to include learning management systems (Canvas experience preferred), multi-media tools, presentation software, survey software, and web-based collaboration tools.
- Teaching or training experience in technology-related field preferred (working knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning, universal design, and course and classroom design also desirable)
- Ability to engage and work effectively with users of varied skill levels and interests
- Ability to flourish as a team member and an independent worker
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills
- Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
Emphasis on Diversity
Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color, and the University aspires to develop a faculty and staff that reflect its demographic. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. As such, we seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a cover letter addressing interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent to CoordInstructionalTechSearch@marybaldwin.edu. Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that only women are admitted to Mary Baldwin College for Women), nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to Director of Human Resources, SAC 312, 540-887-7367, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401.
Mary Baldwin University and Staunton, Virginia
Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a growing student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America.
The university welcomed two successive record-setting classes in Fall 2018 and Fall 2019, and it is a pivotal and exciting time in the institution’s distinguished 177-year history. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding. Mary Baldwin’s history began with founder Rufus Bailey and what was then a revolutionary idea: that women, like men, should be well educated. A generation later, namesake Mary Julia Baldwin took the reins during the Civil War; afterward her cutting-edge innovations made the institution thrive. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 in honor of Miss Baldwin, and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923. In 2016, the institution became Mary Baldwin University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, and in 2017 the university welcomed its first residential men students to campus. Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, the university has repeatedly introduced new methods and programs at the forward edge of educational trends and societal needs. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.
Staunton is conveniently located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Known for its historic architecture and charming downtown, it is home to a vibrant arts and music scene and offers a range of excellent dining, wine bars, and micro-breweries. With five National Historic Districts, Staunton is easily explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Founded in 1747, the city is the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, and the city manager form of government. At the crossroads of Virginia, Staunton is a transportation hub with advanced rail, highway, and air access. The city lies at the heart of Virginia’s Education and Technology Corridor with nine colleges and universities regionally and a “Blue Ribbon” local school system. Staunton is within Augusta County which hosts corporate residents including Best Buy, Specialty Blades, Bruin, U.S.A., McKee Foods, Hershey Chocolate, and a host of other fine companies.
Opportunities to explore the arts and culture abound in Staunton. Located on the edge of campus are the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only replica of Shakespeare’s indoor theater, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The Heifetz International Music Institute makes its home at Mary Baldwin University each summer along with the Staunton Music Festival, and music lovers can fill the summer months with performances of superior quality. The community supports a thriving farmers’ market and excellent restaurants.
The Shenandoah Valley with the adjacent Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains offer scenic beauty and abundant opportunity for outdoor activities. The region features Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the George Washington National Forest, includes over 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and offers numerous other hiking and biking trails, spectacular caverns, trout fishing in mountain streams, golf, kayaking, and skiing. Vineyards and wineries abound in the region along with a growing range of other agribusinesses.