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Information Technology (IT Specialist)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Dean's Office
Date Posted:
September 01, 2017
Closing Date:
September 26, 2017
Additional Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2018

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately October 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. Annually renewable, subject to performance, funding and program need.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develops and implements educational technology in support of online and distance programs including Manoa Academy online, CSS online degrees, certificates, and micro-credential offerings.
  2. Plans and executes work plans to facilitate creation of distance delivered courses and multimedia components with an emphasis on outstanding instructional design, and excellent service to faculty clients.
  3. Provides lead instructional design on assigned projects that support development of courses, including assessment of learning objectives; visual and navigation design.
  4. Ensures the quality, strength, and robustness of online course delivery system.
  5. Responsible for ensuring that all accreditation and regulatory requirements for online learning are met.
  6. Coordinates with other colleges within UHM and with UH distance learning centers on outer islands including Outreach College, Pālamanui Campus, Maui College, and Kauai Comm Coll, Mānoa Academy high schools, and other partner sites.
  7. Coordinates with academic advisors of ACCESS to assure distance students receive academic advising, degree pathways, student support, and engagement opportunities.
  8. Participates on the Dean’s leadership team, meets regularly with chairs to develop and revise response plans for initiatives in online education.
  9. Works with faculty clients on online course development, Laulima, and other platforms that support student engagement and learning.
  10. Evaluates and implements novel teaching, advising, and outreach techniques.
  11. Edits content in various formats including text, audio, video, and multimedia depending on clients requests when producing and/or modifying course media content.
  12. Provides regular reporting on distance learning activities, Mānoa Academy, and other projects.
  13. Collaborates with the Communications Director and Webmaster to design promotional materials for courses and programs in distance learning.
  14. Provides updated and student oriented web content on online and distance courses, degree and certificate programs, and training. Updates accurate information on enrollment, course registration, course offerings, and other program information.
  15. Advances the mission of the Manoa Academy through pre-collegiate programs for students and faculty of Hawai‘i public and private schools.
  16. Represents the College in both internal and external venues as senior distance learning advisor.
  17. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a pertinent baccalaureate educational degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible professional information technology experience with responsibilities for Instructional Technology and Project Management, of which 2 years of the experience must have been comparable in scope and complexity to the next lower payband in the University of Hawai'i broadband system; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of Instructional Technology as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving information technology concepts, principles and methodology.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of the broad technology, systems, hardware and software associated with Instructional Technology.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize a wide range of intricate problems, use reasoning and logic to determine accurate causes, and apply principles and practices to determine, evaluation, integrate, and implement practical and thorough solutions in an effective and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  9. Demonstrated knowledge of educational delivery systems and computer software programs relevant to online instruction and computer programming.
  10. Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative and coordinating skills.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Education Technology, Computer Programming, Information and Computer Sciences, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Demonstrated experience with one or more learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, etc).
  3. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, vendors, faculty, and others contacted in the course of work; work within a culturally diverse population.
  4. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects independently; communicate information, including technical information, effectively.
  5. Academic coursework in instructional design.
  6. Instructional design experience, experience directly related to distance learning or instructional technology.
  7. Ability to travel independently to various locations, such as Aloha Pathways and Manoa Academy institutions in a timely manner.
  8. Knowledge of 21st century workforce preparedness needs and requirements.
  9. Knowledge of emerging trends in 21st century education.

To Apply:
Visit to submit an application and upload documents. Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), resume, names, phone number and email addresses of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copy acceptable with original to follow at time of hire). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials must be uploaded by 11:45 pm HST on the closing date.
  1. Cindy Scheopner; 808-956-8999;

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