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Job ID: 165054

Content Development Specialist
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2021
Title Content Development Specialist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Graphic Design/Marketing
    Communications/Public Relations

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo’s Office for Curriculum, Assessment, & Teaching Transformation (CATT) seeks to hire a Content Development Specialist. The Specialist is responsible for creating digital learning experiences such as courses, training modules, and learning objects, via multi-media formats, including, but not limited to, audio, video, photo, animation and print, and disseminating content through multiple platforms including websites, learning management systems, and a variety of university supported platforms. The specialist will also be responsible for writing guiding instructions or prompts throughout course builds. Additional responsibilities may include website management, documenting CATT events and capturing and editing faculty video to create website or course content. The incumbent must ensure that all deliverables are accessible.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

Create digital learning experiences across multiple platforms using appropriate multi-media tools in fully accessible formats.
Collaborate with Teaching Transformation team and constituents to develop appropriate project timelines and production workflows.
Manage course build projects:
Attend or convene project meetings throughout course and media production lifecycle;
track and update team on alterations to the plan; and
regularly update SWOT analysis to provide informed recommendations to the Teaching Transformation team to increase efficiency and impact on future course builds.

The Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Teaching Transformation (CATT) at the University at Buffalo promotes educational excellence through: support of instructional and learning environments design; assessment of program and teaching effectiveness; and dissemination of evidence-based instructional strategies. Each office within the department supports the mission of educational excellence. Educational Effectiveness & Learning Analytics (EELA) supports program improvements through the program assessment and review process and through student evaluations of teaching. The Teaching Transformation Team supports the effective design of courses and curricula through evidence-based approaches. The office of Learning Environments & Technologies works to establish in-person and virtual learning environments that promote effective teaching and learning. The Research, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives team promotes the scholarship of teaching and learning and helps to provide strategic direction for CATT. For more information, please visit the CATT website.

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field with demonstrated competency in the following areas:

Storytelling skills integrating multiple digital environments and media formats (audio, video, graphics, animation).
Creative video capture using professional audio, video and lighting equipment
Creative video editing skills using desktop-based programs such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro.
Creative event and commercial photography skills.
Evidence of exceptional writing skills for a wide-range of applications including web, print, and video.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to work independently at times and collaborate with others on a creative team.
Preferred Qualifications
At least 3 years of related media production and communications experience in higher education.
Experience with Adobe Experience Manager or other content management system, and a working knowledge of Javascript.
Ability to maintain mobile and studio production equipment, troubleshoot technical failures and make repair or replacement recommendations.
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products including InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office with a focus on PowerPoint development. Proficiency with Google Suites including Docs, Sheets, Calendar and Drive.
Experience and understanding of email marketing tools (e.g. Mail Chimp), Google Analytics and social media distribution.

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