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International Writing Program Virtual Programs & Events Graduate Assistantship

The IWP’s 12-month, 50% time graduate assistant position will collaborate with the IWP staff to achieve the following:

Digital Asset/Platform Set up & Delivery:

LMS Course set up and delivery
  • Work with program coordinators and other IWP/UI staff to get open (UI Learn) or closed, internal (ICON) pages arranged for each cohort
  • Invite students and workshop facilitators to the site/group
  • Facilitate a technology orientation session; update & distribute any how-to artifacts as needed
  • Ensure course content is plugged into the course in time for course dates
  • May sit in on classes to transfer Zoom hosting to the facilitator if needed
Course Design
  • Help coordinator design online or asynchronous course structures to maximize learning potential for diverse, international audiences
  • Assist with ensuring ADA compliance, research and implement feasible best practices as they emerge
Video Production
  • Utilize media production tools including digital video cameras, tablets, Zoom, and Adobe software to develop instructional videos from visiting writers and campus instructors
  • Assist with captioning quality checks and editing

Communication and Administration: 25%

Author/Instructor Coordination
  • Coordinate recording sessions for digital content with visiting authors, course instructors
  • Ensure the necessary releases, permissions, content/trigger warnings, credits, and approvals are captured for IWP and author records
Strategic Planning
  • Assist in drafting strategic priorities for the International Writing Program’s digital asset collection
Program Administration
  • Maintain a roster of potential visiting writers and recorded course content
  • Ensure assets are appropriately tagged and described for optimal searchability
  • Assist with website updates and rotating featured digital assets based on relevancy and strategic plan
  • Other duties as assigned, based on department needs and graduate assistant’s area of academic expertise or interest

Required Qualifications
  • Commitment to innovation in remote learning
  • Reliability, flexibility, imagination, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work productively in a team setting with a variety of cultures & identities
  • Strong computer and media skills, particularly video editing
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, global audience and unique technology challenges

Preferred Qualifications
  • Online teaching or course design/UX experience
  • Acumen with digital media production tools and social media platforms
  • Interest in literature
  • Advanced knowledge of campus media and learning tools