Provide multimedia services supporting the instructional activities of the faculty, as well as non-academic special events across campus. This includes, but is not limited to, coordination of the scheduling, operation, set-up, and maintenance of all multimedia requests from faculty, staff, and student groups. Support is delivered to students, faculty, and staff, in classrooms, residence halls, computing labs, event spaces, and other locations that require technical support. The Media Support Specialist maintains a cooperative working relationship with the OIT Service Desk. May be required to work nights and weekends with short notice. Periodic on-call duties required. This position reports to the Director of Technology Support Services.
Provide Tier Two support for the College community in response to assigned OIT Service Desk tickets and established equipment maintenance schedules. Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain multimedia equipment (both fixed and mobile). Service locations include offices, classrooms, residence halls, computing labs, event spaces, and other locations that require multimedia support. Responsible for planning and overseeing delivery, setup, operation, and retrieval of media equipment in response to daily scheduled requirements. Set up projection, computer, and audio technology for campus events including audio recording and videotaping of various events and classes, including interacting directly with speakers and senior staff of the College. Professional support may be required during events with some requiring evening and weekend work. Monitor equipment functionality, condition, usage, and security including: 1) perform a bi-annual equipment inventory, 2) ongoing maintenance of the equipment inventory 3) perform routine and ongoing equipment maintenance accompanied by a monthly summary to the Director of Technology Support Services, 4) recommend audio-visual hardware/software solutions, 5) ensure that all Media Services equipment is kept well organized and secure throughout the campus. Provide video-encoding and editing support for classes, events presentations and ceremonies. Provide hardware/software assessment and purchase recommendations in response to work orders with oversight by the Director of Technology Support Services. Communicate with hardware/software vendors in the normal course of problem resolution. All other tasks as assigned by Director of Technology Support Services.
Education / Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Media, Information Science, or a related discipline is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered. Excellent communication, organization, and customer service skills. Ability to work in a team setting. Must demonstrate the ability to be effective working independently.
Competencies / Skills:
The core competency of this position is the ability to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain multimedia technology (both fixed and mobile) such as audio-visual system components (such as those used in technology-enhanced classrooms, conference rooms, public spaces, and performance spaces) and/or recording devices, as well as the ability to use such components and devices to create technology-based solutions based on our customers' needs. Other professional competencies include:
Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and communicate technology systems and solutions.
Ability to work successfully in team environments, often under stress of deadlines or juggling multiple priorities.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Ability to work effectively in an environment of high activity with constant interruptions.
Excellent time management skills, initiative, and follow-through.
Excellent writing skills and strong interpersonal communications skills, including the ability to describe technical processes to non-technical persons.
Experience writing technical documentation, technical training materials, and providing end-user support.
Ability to focus and work effectively in a dynamic environment, shifting gears comfortably when required; ability to focus and exercise good judgment even in uncertainty or ambiguity.
Supervision of Employees:
The incumbent may be asked to assist with supervising and mentoring one or more student employees.
Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal sitting, standing, and walking throughout the course of the day.
Periods of extended computer usage.
Lifting – Ability to use body parts, typically arms and hands (occasionally shoulders and back), to elevate an object above its previous surface level, up to a weight of 50 pounds.
Bending – Ability to move and control torso to pick-up items from a lower surface.
Kneeling – Ability to flex leg at the knee to lower the body and come to rest on one knee.
Handling – Ability to grasp, hold, place, re-direct with hands and fingers, turn, control and manipulate objects.
Dexterity – Ability to control and utilize fingers in a dexterous and coordinated manner for such activities (i.e. keyboarding) as needed to perform duties as listed in the incumbent's job description.
Climbing – Ability to ascend steps, ladders, and other vertical or semi-vertical surfaces to reach a higher level.
Reaching – Ability to stretch body and extend arms to places and secure objects at a reasonable distance above, to the side, or below the normal standing level of an individual.
Repetitive motion – Ability to use body parts on a regular and continuous basis to repeat the motions for a reasonable period of time without resting.
Stooping – Ability to flex legs at the knees and move upper body forward and down. Move upper body forward and downward in order to access enclosed spaces.
Walking – Ability to exert mobility at a reasonable pace from one point to another within generally accepted time frame, and recognizes the condition of the environment. Certain other physical tasks may be required during walking such as stooping, bending, and squatting. Distance walked during a normal day could exceed one mile. Mental Demands:
Ability to think through clearly amid changing priorities and circumstances.
Maintain professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations.
Ability to multitask in a very busy work environment.
Exercise sound judgment.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
40 hours per week, 12 months per year
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 1395
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.