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Multimedia and Applications Development Specialist – Hostos Community College

hostosUnder supervision of the Director of Educational Technology, the Multimedia & Applications Developer will implement complex technical programs and/or projects; perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, instructional design, and other similar functions to support faculty & students depending on the needs of the Office of Educational Technology; and provide input to educational technology policy-making decisions.

Key Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Support in the implementation of 21st Century technologies,such as ePortfolios, blended/asynchronous courses, mobile learning, web 2.0 tools for education.
  • Develop and implement innovative pedagogical applications using the latest computer, mobile and digital media technologies.
  • Develop educational and interactive websites, including interactive learning modules, multimedia presentations, and rich media.
  • Provide one-to-one guidance to faculty in Blackboard,ePortfolios, blended/online learning, mobile learning, and digital media use in the classroom across all disciplines in a professional setting.
  • Support and enhance existing homegrown applications asrequired.
  • Develop and administer short-term training courses for faculty and students.
  • Provide support for Blackboard, Digication, and WordPress users.
  • Keep abreast of the latest hardware and software developments and adapt them for pedagogical uses across disciplines.

Other Duties:

  • Manage multiple projects in a dynamic team-oriented environment;
  • Serve as a liaison between Academic Departments and the Office of Educational Technology, and as a technical resource in all aspects of instructional design, as well as technologies used in the classroom.

Salary:$ 48,000 to $ 58,000

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or related field, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • In-depth experience programming in Java, .NET, ASP, PHP, ActionScript (Flash).
  • In-depth experience with lecture capturing solutions (e.g.Tegrity), TurnItIn, Camtasia, Adobe CS Suite, Blackboard.
  • Strong understanding of database design (MySQL, MS SQL, MS Access).
  • Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS3, HTML, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JQUERY, and Internet standards and protocols.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of project development life cycle is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress Multisites, Kaltura, WikiMedia, and other CMS platforms is a plus.
  • Experience with Windows Mobile, iOS, and other mobile environments / languages is a plus.


Community Facilitator, City Tech OpenLab

The City Tech OpenLab, a new, open source, digital platform for students, faculty, and staff at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, is seeking a Community Facilitator for part-time work.

Community Facilitator

  • Serve to connect people and ideas on the OpenLab.
  • Liaison between faculty, student, and staff users and the OpenLab Co-Directors.
  • Be an active presence on the site and provide assistance to members on an as-needed basis.
  • Contribute posts to the OpenLab news blog.
  • Moderate a site feedback group.
  • Create tutorials and participate in enhancing the sitewide help system.
  • Assist with testing new features and fixes, and provide feedback on site functionality.
  • Give instruction (via workshops/seminars/class visits) to users (faculty, students, and staff) who may be inexperienced with technology.
  • Guide users on best practices to develop content.
  • Teach them about blogging, how to use technology such as blogs in the classroom, and what it means to have an online presence.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with a team
  • A fluid understanding of socially networked online spaces
  • Comfort and familiarity with common web 2.0 platforms
  • The ability to respond to support requests with speed, empathy, and creativity
  • The ability to create visually attractive, informative, and well-written blog posts, wiki entries, and screencasts

Familiarity with the CUNY Academic Commons (or other WordPress/BuddyPress installations) is strongly desired.

Experience with the following tools is desired:

Basic HTML, basic CSS, common web 2.0 applications (Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, etc.), WordPress, BuddyPress, MediaWiki, implementation of rich media (photos, videos, podcasts), Photoshop.

Hours and Pay:

7-10 hours a week, $25/hour

To apply:

Please submit a CV, a few links to your online work, and a short note describing your interest in the position and how your experiences qualify you for it. If you already work within the CUNY system or for the Research Foundation of CUNY, please note that, too.

Materials may be sent via email to Maura Smale, Project Director, A Living Laboratory: msmale@citytech.cuny.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.