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User Experience and Emerging Technologies Strategist

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An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position. Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20100594
Job Title User Experience and Emerging Technologies Strategist
Working Title
Position Type Staff

Posting Text

Job Summary/Basic Function

Maryville University, one of the top five fastest growing private higher education institutions, located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, is seeking a dynamic UX and Emerging Technologies Strategist. This innovative position reports to the Director of the Library within the Division of Student Success. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.

• Conduct in depth User Experience (UX) testing for library resources and services
• Actively seek out new technologies to support library and University values
• Evaluate potential applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality across academic resource environments
• Work with the library team, faculty and staff to develop and expand online services and learning
• Design and deploy innovative applications for LibGuides, the library’s website management system
• Coordinate the increasing automation of library services
• Participate in efforts to enhance and transform physical and virtual spaces based on user focused service model
• Actively serve as the library representative in the University Apple iPad initiative (Digital World)
• Work with faculty to develop critical thinking projects and initiatives among the student population
• Aid in the development of web-based library instruction material
• Provide troubleshooting and usage analytics for library databases and website
• Through the development of collaborative and cross-functional relationships, help to express the University’s core values and their relation to the library
• Serve as library liaison for assigned departments and academic programs across the University
• Participate in library-wide initiatives such as collection management, assessment, and strategic planning
• Provide reference, user education, and research services as needed
• Supervise the work of student employees as needed

Minimum Qualifications

• Some higher education or three to five years of recent, relevant, professional experience
• Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information
• Ability to analyze and interpret data
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
• Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
• Ability to be adaptable, intuitive, and flexible
• Strong sense of initiative; self-starter
• Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP or Python
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of Internet Protocol & ADA web accessibility
• Proven ability to work effectively and communicate in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a computer technology field
• UX testing background
• Academic library experience
• Demonstrated experience using Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
• Supervisory experience

Physical Demands
Work Hours

40 hours per week. The University Library is open from 7 am – midnight, Monday through Friday and 9 am – 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Variable hours as required with the ability to be flexible.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 11/09/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Maryville website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • STLHERC
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • INSIGHT Into Diversity
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed.com
    • Diversity Awareness Partnership
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • Diversejobs.net
    • Personal referral
    • Other
  2. * If you answered "Other", please elaborate on where you learned of this opening:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents