University of Pennsylvania INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROJECT LEADER in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-29178


School Name Wharton School

Org Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology (WCIT)

Posted to the Web 06/29/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade C

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-5

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.


This position works collaboratively with faculty and colleagues, facilitating technology that supports extraordinary teaching in the School’s degree programs and related initiatives. - Assist faculty in providing content to students in face-to-face and web-enhanced courses by designing and configuring LMS (learning management system, currently Canvas) sites with attached interoperable teaching tools and related connected platforms. - Provide support and advice for using learning platforms and teaching tools to faculty, teaching assistants, staff, and students; contribute to evening/weekend on-call rotation. - Research, apply and continuously improve the School’s best practices for all aspects of instructional technology, including online exams and classroom response tools. - Lead or contribute to projects for improving teaching technology and service delivery at Wharton, - Grow expertise in LMS, educational technology, and teaching techniques across Wharton through consultations and workshops for Wharton faculty, teaching assistants, and staff. - Develop and maintain templates, checklists, training materials, knowledge bases, and other communications that reinforce instructional technology best practices, Wharton systems and processes, and LMS success; contribute to related University-wide programs.


• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years progressively responsible experience in instructional technology or information technology support for academia. (Higher education experience preferred.) • Evident skill and passion for helping educators succeed in teaching. • Understanding of presentation, communication, and assessment tools for education and related accessibility requirements. • Expertise in authoring multimedia content with Microsoft Office Suite, HTML/CSS, web video, and similar tools. • Substantial working knowledge of LMS platforms for higher education, such as Canvas (strongly preferred), Brightspace or Blackboard.
• Track record of managing instructional projects successfully. • Demonstrated interest in advancing education, including research and evaluation of new technologies and methodologies. • Some programming experience in a scripting language such as Python or JavaScript. (Familiarity with cloud computing and agile methodologies preferred.) • Excellent presentation, writing, and customer service skills. Effective communication with technical and non-technical audiences is critical to success in this position. • The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is required, as is problem solving, juggling multiple priorities, and working within set time frames. • Candidates must be willing and able to participate in the team’s on-call evening and weekend support rotation.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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