Academic Technology Specialist

Mount Mercy University seeks an Academic Technology Specialist to support teaching and learning, scholarship, in a vibrant academic culture. Offering undergraduate and graduate education to nearly 1900 students in traditional semester-based, accelerated, and online formats, Mount Mercy takes pride in a library program that is fundamental to carrying out the University’s mission of academic excellence and compassionate service, in the spirit of our founding Sisters of Mercy. 

As part of the library’s pivotal role in promoting important academic outcomes and facilitating effective use of teaching/learning resources, the Academic Technology Specialist serves as Brightspace (D2L) learning management system administrator. Supported by other members of the professional staff, this person offers individual guidance, informative digital resources, and workshops as part of an array of training tools for students and faculty as they utilize Brightspace for courses, program assessment, and other activities.  The Academic Technology Specialist will also develop and support best practices for utilizing instructional technology tools.   This position will collaborate with the library staff, Information Technology (IT) team, and the campus instructional designer to create active learning environments, to lead video production efforts, and to assist in the design of digital learning objects. 

This is a twelve-month position in the Academic Affairs division, reporting to the Director of Library Services, and with an anticipated start date by February 2019. The successful candidate will have experience implementing a learning management system, particularly D2L. A Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or Masters in Educational Technology or Instructional Design, Education, or a related field is preferred.  One to two years’ experience as a Brightspace (D2L) power user or administrator is required.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.  Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: with the subject line “Academic Technology Specialist.”  Paper application materials will not be accepted.  Position will remain open until filled.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free campus.