TechCon Employment Application

TechCons are workstudy students who are selected to assist faculty and students with the use of technology for teaching and learning purposes. They possess excellent technical skills, are web savvy, and enjoy working one-on-one as well as in a team environment.

Some of the services include: demonstration and instruction on technology available, resolving technology problems, assistance in getting started using Desire2Learn (D2L)  and its advanced features, developing sophisticated web pages, assitance with Lecture Capture Software, creating E-Portfolios, enhancing PowerPoint presentations by incorporating sound and graphics, scanning, recording, digitizing, and audio/video streaming services.

Click here to complete the TechCon Employment Application

TechCon Job Description

TechCons will receive the following:
  • Flexible hours
  • Hourly compensation
  • Team meetings
  • Gain invaluable technical experience for your resume
  • Gain invaluable experience working with clients
  • Exposure to technical training and development in emerging technologies
  • Supervision by the Instructional Technologist/CTLE Technical Operations and Projects Manager
  • Opportunity to work in a lab setting with high-end technology
  • Opportunity to contribute toward the advancement of instructional technology in teaching and learning at the University
Qualifications necessary to become a TechCon:
  • Eligibility for Federal, State or University work study funds
  • Should have a solid understanding of technology and the ability to teach and learn in a collaborative environment
  • Possession of a strong balance between technical skills and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn a Learning Management System called Desire2Learn (D2L) and assist faculty with its use
  • Willingness to learn the University’s Content Management System, where webpages reside, and assist in using it
  • Experience designing and creating web pages. This includes knowledge about HTML, Javascript, graphics, animation, audio and video, etc.
  • Familiarity with computing resources on campus as well as Internet resources such as blogs, electronic mail and social networking tools.
  • Experience creating PowerPoint presentations including incorporating graphics and animation and scanning text, graphics and slides.
  • Experience with various software applications such as MS Office, Adobe programs (i.e. Photoshop, Flash, Premiere), etc.
  • Willingness to meet with the Instructional Technologist/CTLE Technical Operations and Projects Manager on a regular basis and as needed.
  • Ability to work independently on projects, follow-through and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and apply new knowledge and techniques
  • Desire to assist the University in its mission to support the integration of technology into teaching and learning
  • Programming/scripting experience in Java, Javascript, CSS, PHP and HTML is a plus.
Interpersonal skills we are looking for include:
  • Well organized
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good time management skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Honest, dependable and flexible
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
Responsibilities of TechCons
  • Meeting with faculty and students to assess their technological needs and determine how to best achieve them
  • Working one-on-one with faculty and students to implement the use of the University's Learning Management System called Desire2Learn (D2L). 
  • Updating and maintaining websites on the University’s Content Management System and training others
  • Scheduling appointments with users, following through on projects and meeting deadlines effectively
  • Providing assistance in workshops and classes, which includes presentations, demonstrations and preparation (i.e. advertising, documentation etc.)
  • Scheduling appointments and managing projects with users
  • Creating and maintaining various Web sites
  • Attending training sessions that are provided to all TechCons
  • Attendance at team meetings to discuss the status of projects
  • Being knowledgeable about the services being offered to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology
  • Reading email at the beginning of your working shift and frequently throughout the day
  • Entering and tracking projects and events in our project management system
  • Researching and presenting emerging technologies 
  • Assisting with special projects as they arise

Training will be provided.

Click here to complete the TechCon Employment Application

If you would like to find out more about becoming a TechCon, contact Aileen McHale, the Instructional Technologist/CTLE Technical Projects and Operations Manager.
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