This is an entry level position in central IT is situated in two main areas of Academic Technology: the learning management system (LMS) and the digital presence platform Carleton offers students, faculty and staff. In this position, the candidate will help administer and maintain the LMS and its use by faculty through ensuring ongoing stability, regular updates, and custom solutions for innovative use of the system. In addition, this position will manage users, digital spaces, and databases in the digital presence platform primarily Wordpress-based but also including other tools like Omeka or Scalar to allow for flexible digital presence design.
This position is part of a team of 7, supporting teaching, learning, and research technologies for 270 Carleton faculty. In addition, this position will participate working on digital scholarship projects. While work is designed for regular business hours, some flexibility in hours is possible, and the occasional off-hour work may be required. Work tends to happen in a standard office environment.
Carleton’s Academic Technologists specialize in the application of information technologies to higher education, and are dedicated to supporting faculty, staff and students who strive to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship through innovation, collaboration, and creative solutions. Academic Technologists work closely with various academic research and support entities, on and off campus, to provide coordinated and effective support.
Please note that this position is posted at two grade levels: Grade 11 and Grade 12.
To be considered, you must meet the appropriate criteria for the grade levels.
Must meet one of the following required for Grade 11
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Education, Instructional Design).
Associate degree and two years of full-time relevant work experience.
High school diploma/ GED and four years of full-time relevant work experience.
Must meet one of the following required for Grade 12
Bachelor’s degree and two years of full-time relevant work experience.
Associate degree and four years of full-time relevant work experience.
High school diploma/ GED and six years of full-time relevant work experience.
At both levels you must meet the following required experience and skills:
Experience with WordPress, Moodle and PHP
Basic knowledge of SQL databases, sufficient to query and troubleshoot
Basic understanding of web design
Basic proficiency with CSS, HTML
Communication and customer service skills appropriate for Carleton's diverse student body, faculty, and staff
Self-direction in a small, lightly supervised, flat team environment and curiosity to learn and problem solve individually and collaboratively
Commitment to equity, specifically universal design principles of learning (UDL)
Familiarity with principles of digital scholarship & the digital humanities
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.