Come join a dedicated team of IT professionals in a dynamic university environment. Information Technology Services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) seeks applications for an Academic Classroom Technology Specialist. This position works with UWL faculty, staff and students and is responsible for, but not limited to, design, install, configure, repair, maintenance and support for classroom and presentation (AV) technologies, video-teleconference, distance education, and lecture capture/recording in all UWL learning spaces. The position provides onsite support for the technology podiums; responding to support requests, checking functionality of the technology as needed, and ensuring equipment is in working order. The Academic Classroom Technology Specialist works alongside other ITS staff with planning, installation, integration, and security of room technologies and related hardware components in a manner that is timely and consistent with best practices, and provides secure and safe end-user access. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services.
This is a full-time (100%), annual (12 month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. Work schedule is Monday through Friday during normal business hours, with occasional evening and weekend technical setup/support, as assigned, for special campus events, meetings or classes. Hands-on installation may require the ability to climb ladders, bend down and reach inside technology podiums, lift computers, video projectors, and other components weighing up to 35 lbs.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technology related field from an accredited 4-year College or University (or seven years of field related experience in lieu of degree).
At least 2 years of experience in Information technology/educational technology media support.
Knowledge of classroom presentation (AV) technologies and related peripheral technologies experience/skills using, supporting and/or integrating (AV) media presentation technologies, including but not limited to file transfer, production, or distribution of digital media files and resources.
Experience using, supporting, and integrating both analog and digital A/V signals presentation technologies.
Ability to perform hardware set up and troubleshoot AV technologies and computers.
Basic understanding of network systems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and MAC operating systems.
Experience with control systems.
Knowledge and experience working in higher education is a plus.
Experience using Crestron and Extron programming design, development and deployment.
Applicants interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and reference contact information document to include the name, title, telephone number and email address of three professional references. For questions regarding the position, contact Mark Valenti, Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
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About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.