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Stanford University Senior Academic Technology Implementation Specialist in Stanford, California

Senior Academic Technology Implementation Specialist

Redwood City, California, United States


Information Technology Services

Post Date 5 days ago

Requisition # 88555

Academic Technology Specialist 2

Job Code: 4722

Grade: I

FTE: 100%, Exempt

The mission of Stanford Online High School is to create a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extracurricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The school’s supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Stanford Online High School is also the new home of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) , which provides a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place mostly in the summer but also throughout the academic year. Held, primarily online, SPCS programs serve intellectually curious pre-college students from around the world.

The Senior Academic Technology Implementation Specialist will facilitate the integration of technology into teaching and learning as well as design solutions for information systems that improve work-flow, production, efficiency and effectiveness for academic operations.

Please note that the Stanford Online High School and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices are located at theStanford Redwood City Campus, however currently, all staff are required to temporarily work from home, due to the county health & safety restrictions.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Translate academic business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions. Provide configuration support for key organizational systems like Student Information System and LMS and support for users from internal departments using these systems.

  • Assist with providing departmental leadership for using technology in teaching, learning, and community building. Oversee or provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extra-curricular or co curricular learning, and/or research Projects. Ensure that all new tools are tightly integrated into Online High School’s asynchronous and synchronous educational platforms.

  • Work with Stanford departments such as Risk Management, Accessibility Office, Privacy Office, General Counsel, and University Human Resources to identify legal or privacy related policies that apply to technology tools used by Online High School instructors, students and staff. Assist the Director of IT and OHS managers in ensuring that technology tools used by instructors, students, and staff comply with all related Stanford policies.

  • Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology. After performing applicable research prior to selection and implementation of a new instructional tool, advocate effectively and appropriately for the piloting, implementation, and use of the new tool, and monitor the usage of the new tool by instructors and students to determine effectiveness.

  • Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of business systems, which may include system development, implementation and/or operations.

  • Lead the development of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of technology.

  • Stay abreast of educational technology research and participate in academic conferences.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.

  • Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.

  • Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff, students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Expertise in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and research.

  • Excellent time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goal.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience.

  • Expert knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

  • Rarely writing by hand, use a telephone.

  • Extended hours and weekends.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world with limitless connections and access to knowledge. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy.Ourcultureandunique perksempower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.

*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

** This position is based in Redwood City, CA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic employees are currently on a temporary work from home status. This position will be required to work on campus, at a later date.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4722

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: I

  • Department URL: (

  • Requisition ID: 88555