Monday, December 29, 2008

Graduate Staff Assistant - Information School

Graduate Staff Assistant-Online Learning

Information School, UW

Start Date: As Soon As Possible
End Date: 06/15/09

Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Online Learning Administrator, assist in delivering web technology support and web development products related to online learning to faculty, staff and students.

This Position will average 20 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain help/training documentation for learners, faculty, and staff for the Information School's online learning program and technologies.
• Maintain templates for online course web sites.
• Provide assistance to the Online Learning Administrator as she supports and guides instructors in the process of developing and running an online or hybrid course.
• Take the lead on coordinating with other GSAs who work with instructors teaching in the online mode.
• Assist with training for new Online MLIS students at orientation.
• Consult with faculty about course tool use
• Run and/or create workshops for faculty and staff on various educational technology topics and tools
• Investigate and possibly implement new and existing Web 2.0 technologies
• Assist the Online Learning Administrator as necessary.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
• Advanced problem solving skills
• Ability to write about technical issues in a clear and concise manner.
• Demonstrated positive customer service attitude, good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
• Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision
• Self-reliant in researching solutions to accomplish assigned tasks.
• Previous web development experience; especially in directly editing HTML and CSS code and working with various rich media

Desired Skills:

Familiarity with:
• Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro
• Dreamweaver or MS Expression Web
• JavaScript
• W3C and 508 standards.

This position is open to all Information School students currently enrolled as of winter quarter 2009. Undergraduate students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. Graduate level students are eligible for tuition waiver and benefits (percentage of tuition covered is dependent upon the program the student is enrolled in). If the start date is after January 15, 2009, a tuition waiver will not be available for winter quarter; however, a spring tuition waiver will be available. Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator or 206-543-4738. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits each quarter to be eligible.

To apply:
1. Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to position.
2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

Please submit all application materials to Uli Parker at or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than on January 5th. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.