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Assistant(s) to the Director of Educational Technology

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

 Assistant for Educational Technology
Reports To  TBA
Department  Academics
Days of Week  Varies
Time of Day  Varies 
Hours per Week  15 to be shared by multiple people
Start Date  7/01/2015 
End Date  6/30/2016 
Pay Rate  $10.25
General Description/
Brief Summary

This position is multi-faceted.  Not all duties need be done by any one person.  Interested persons may apply for just one or more of these responsibilities, although priority will be given to more comprehensive applicants.  Multiple persons are desired to cover all tasks, and all assistants are expected to function as a team to address responsibilities.

  • Assist the Director of Educational technology in providing broadcast support (Skype, webcasting with Adobe Connect, webcasting with Livestream, miscellaneous videography or other recordings) for Bethany meetings, events and classes as requested and acheduled
  • Provide regular weekly virtual meeting services for courses as needed and scheduled.  In this responsibility, the student worker will be assigned to a specific class to set up equipment, facilitate the technical broadcast aspects of the course, and then tear down each week.  This commitment may be for just one term, or could include both terms as needed.



Essential duties related to broadcasting include such things as equipment and software setups and facilitation of Skype conference calls, Skype multi-point video conferencing, webcasting of weekly meetings and special events (including Chapel, Peace Forum, meetings of such groups as ISGTU, special lectures, and the like), broadcast communications for courses during weather emergencies, and virtual classrooms for scheduled classes, negotiated absences, and other meetings. Included are broadcasting equipment setup and teardown, and routine maintenance of, care for, and proper storage of equipment.


Other related duties as assigned.


Depending on which components of the position a person fulfills, various of the following skills will be required as follows:

Computer Skills: Ability to thoroughly learn various communication programs. Ability to troubleshoot technical issues. Ability to work with others and provide technical support. Ability to learn basics of HTML, and to navigate web sites and editing.

Broadcast Skills: Ability to run a camera, accurately compose images and video feeds for broadcasting, simultaneous monitoring of participant interactions as well as technical broadcast status.

Writing Skills: Ability to use language effectively, and to proofread accurately.  Ability to communicate well.

Personal Skills: Ability to serve others professionally, with decorum and confidentiality. Ability to serve with confidence and non-anxious presence.

Team Skills: Ability to function efficiently and harmoniously as part of a team.

Physical Demands

Depending upon assigned responsibilities, the following demands may be included. Carrying and setting up computer, video and AV equipment, cables and cords in various (at times physically awkward) locations, and at times with short notice. Visual acuity, including video composition, reading small text without assistance, and color discrimination. Dexterity to manipulate camera and audio controls and computer interfaces in a timely manner.

Jody Gunn
(MDiv Connections)

JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.