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Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted May 14, 2019
Title Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Information Technology
    Educational Services

Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist position within the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist designs, builds and documents 21st Century teaching and learning spaces in order to bring the institution to the forefront of learning space technology. This position will engage faculty and staff to participate in the development of new classroom designs and layouts, implement and manage major strategic technology roll-outs, and manage the services, teams, and contracts connected with implementing and maintaining modern learning spaces. The Learning Spaces Innovation Specialist will repair audio/video system outages, manage external vendors as well as student workers. This position will also coordinate with the ITS Rapid Response Team to provide excellent support to classrooms and large venues.


Design and Innovate Learning Spaces on Campus

Deliver regular classroom design updates and improvements on a schedule to be determined by position supervisor
Develop, iterate and publicize model classroom standards
Follow industry trends in higher education learning spaces and also wider industry trends in collaborative spaces
Collaborate with faculty and develop strong partnerships across the university to provide intuitively designed classrooms and large spaces that will enhance teaching and learning
Develop strong partnerships with campus stakeholders, support units and vendors.
Implement Designs and Standards across the institution

Manage vendor contract and RFP process
Manage vendor interaction on maintenance, implementations, and upgrades
Lead the specification, acquisition, and implementation of hardware and control systems and specify infrastructure requirements for new builds and upgrades.
Understand event requirements and design, build, or upgrade event spaces to meet client and support needs.

Support and Manage Campus AV Issues/Training and Computers

Ensure that classroom technology is appropriately maintained and replaced through a preventative maintenance and life-cycle replacement schedule.
Establish systems of proactive monitoring to promote stability and address outages and maintenance.
Coordinate investigation and resolution of classroom and event technology issues.
Create and deliver training on new classroom AV systems.
Partner with ITS Support Services to maintain learning space computer functionality
Create detailed documentation of new and existing audio-visual systems
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
Five years of broad experience in audio visual technology support and project management
Previous experience with classroom, learning environment and event technology is required
Thorough knowledge of multimedia systems, including multimedia and video equipment installation and maintenance
Experience working with outside vendors and contractors.
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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