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Job Title Student Technology Assistant
Pay Rate $8.50
Department Academic Computing
Last Modified 9/04/2013
Work Period academic year
Hours 10 hours/week
Description Are you looking for an opportunity to learn valuable technical skills while working on meaningful projects? Would you like to learn about instructional technology such as blogging, podcasting and other Web 2.0 applications?
The STA program may be the right match for you!
The STA program is currently hiring motivated Trinity College students to provide assistance to faculty and students with instructional technology for teaching and learning.
This position will start in early September and continue throughout the academic year. STAs will be expected to work 10 hours a week during the academic year but hours are flexible. Priority will be given to work-study students.
Computing Skills (Note: Some of these skills may be learned on the job)
Administrative Software (Microsoft Office, Apple iWork suite) • Digital Media and Web Design (Photoshop, iMovie, Dreamweaver) • Database development
• Troubleshoot projects and offer training as needed
• Assist in the design and production of instructional projects
• Assess web content needs and create and/or edit instructional materials
• Keep accurate documentation via database, FAQ, and wiki
• Assist professional staff with a variety of administrative tasks as necessary
• Communicate effectively
• Demonstrate desire to learn and critical thinking skills
• Maintain professional skills and attitudes (follow policies, show initiative, prioritize, work safely, arrive promptly, attend regular staff meetings, maintain professional image)
• Practice human relation skills (trustworthy, confident, team worker, maintain sense of humor, empathize, practice good interpersonal skills, resolve conflicts, work well with others)
• Maintain a code of ethics (honest, responsible, resolve conflicts and moral dilemmas through decision-making process)
Qualifications While you should be computer literate you do not need to have extensive technical knowledge – just the willingness to learn.
Projects may include developing and/or troubleshooting web pages or Moodle sites, digitizing audio or video, creating basic animations, PowerPoint presentations, database development, etc.