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Research Foundation CUNY Academic Technology Specialist in New York City, New York

Job Title: Academic Technology Specialist

PVN ID: HO-2106-004067

Category: Information Technology

Location: HOSTOS C. C.

Job Description

General Description


Under supervision of the Education Technology Director, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the selected candidate is expected to exhibit a high level of innovation, talent, and ability to meet deadlines in a team-based environment. Work in conjunction with faculty at all levels and collaborate with other stakeholders throughout the college to assess and improve student’s learning outcomes.

Primary responsibilities include leading various projects within the Education Technology Department and serve as the main Learning Management System (LMS) administrator for the college and other academic systems. The candidate is expected to manage complex projects while actively supporting faculty professional development activities (e.g., digital technologies, UDL, course design, active learning, flipped learning, etc.). The candidate is also expected to contribute and create resources that help enhance teaching and learning.

Other Duties

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides support to LMS users (Faculty, students and staff).

  • Creates, designs, and facilitates training for faculty, staff, and students on academic technology topics, including Blackboard, accessibility, Web 2.0 tools, ePortfolios, Web Conferencing, and others as necessary.

  • Supports Web development

  • Liaises with other departments and programs to generate/provide instructional design resources and services.

  • Monitors emerging technologies and their impact to the teaching and learning process.

  • Develops knowledge and skills in instructional design, learning technology, and other skills required for the position.



Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required in higher education.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Experience providing administrative and technical support to ensure effective use of the LMS and its technology integrations

  • Experience with configuration, maintenance, and integration of the LMS environment

  • Knowledge of online course design and development

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong sense of responsive design and the ability to present information clearly

  • Leadership skills and project management experience

  • Advance knowledge of instructional design applications and tools including the following: Blackboard, Real-time Video Conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Zoom), plagiarism tools, screen Capture/Lesson Software (i.e., Panopto, Camtasia, SnagIt), Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Familiarity of educational policies and law (e.g., FERPA, TEACH Act, Copyright and Fair Use)

  • Ability to find solutions using existing resources

  • Knowledge of some or all the followings: JavaScript, .NET, SQL, PHP, HTML and CSS programming

  • Note that this is a grant-funded position

    Key Features

    Department Educational Technology

    Status Full Time

    Annual Salary Range $75,000.00 - $80,000.00

    Closing Date Aug 15, 2021 (Or Until Filled)


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