Instructional Tech Consultant

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology
Job Summary

We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Instructional Technology Consultant (ITS 3)

The Instructional Technology Consultant provides enhanced technical consulting on projects impacting individuals and the institution.

This position is responsible for interpreting and translating functional specifications into technical requirements; management of institutional servers, applications, cloud services and technology systems; takes lead in developing new processes and solutions to address business requirements as needed.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

This is an open recruitment; three days’ notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.

This is an agency shop position.

Physical Demands 

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resources at to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical  No
Hearing Test  No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire  No
Protective Equipment 

None anticipated

Required Qualifications

Specific Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management of information systems, education/adult learning, instructional technology or related field.
  • 3 years of recent instructional technology or related experience relevant to the position’s essential duties.
  • 3 years of analyzing needs and determining most effective solutions for stakeholders at an enterprise level.
  • Recognized Teaching Certificate (state issued, Sloan-C, or similar), formal teaching experience and/or certificate/experience in professional training and development; or the ability to obtain relevant certification within one year.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of ERP, Learning Management System or similar enterprise administration or administrative experience.
Other Skills and Abilities  
Work Schedule Type Regular
Work Schedule  
Posting Date 06/07/2018
Open Until Further Notice Yes
Closing Date  
Screening to Begin  
Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process. 
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below. 
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter. 
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume. 
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions.

Application Types Accepted Application
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Conducts needs assessments and capacity planning to interpret and translate technology, data, and technical needs to meet the project goals of the institution and community.

  • Provides technical consulting on moderate sized projects.
  • Communicates relevant technical, process, elements and issues in relation to organizational and capacity needs in sufficient detail by translating technical nuances.
  • Evaluates and draws conclusions following structured procedures about the application of a technology and the functional specifications by seeing the holistic view of the needs and tasks required to meet project goals.
  • Investigates, researches, and recommends new technology solutions to technological issues identified in capacity planning and needs assessments.
  • Applies knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts and practices with technology to solve need requirements.
Essential Function Indicator Yes
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Consults with and assists institution and community in the selection and use of the most appropriate data, tools, or services to meet requirements and objectives.

  • Identifies, explores, conducts and evaluates processes and procedures to meet technological business requirements.
  • Integrates new technology, sets up and transitions to new systems and/or deals with the issues related to new technology in anticipation of future needs.
  • Provides insightful knowledge of technology trends. Assesses and compares applicable technologies and reports on performance and effectiveness of those technologies to address business requirements and processes.
  • Estimates, implements and facilitates projects or tasks both large and small that are accurate, thorough and complete based on required needs.
Essential Function Indicator Yes
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Provides enhanced technical expertise required to ensure access to required components of institution’s technology infrastructure.

  • Devises methods and processes to analyze/evaluate technical problems that deviate from routine or available solutions to ensure resolution.
  • Uses creative and innovative solutions, including new methods, procedures, or approaches, to technical problems as well as dealing with incomplete and conflicting information.
  • Provides insightful knowledge of institutional systems and processes to work assignments or as guidance to lower level staff.
  • Applies technical knowledge of hardware and software to work assignments or as guidance to lower level staff.
  • Performs Tier 2 or higher (complex) issue resolution for incoming help requests from users.
Essential Function Indicator Yes
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Prepares and presents enhanced resource material to internal and external individuals, groups, and key stakeholders.

  • Able to diagram or explain relevant processes and issues in sufficient detail during discussions and presentations to foster greater understanding among users, peers, and higher-level management.
  • Plans and assesses the training, methods, and techniques being used as resource materials.
  • Develops enhanced technical documentation; integrating and standardizing resources across multiple channels.
  • Develops and coordinates regional, state, and local technology events.
Essential Function Indicator Yes
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Investigate learning space solutions based on current technologies and design practices and standards.

  • Identifies the combination of educational and technical needs, refines and clarifies the definition of that need, and defines a solution scope that can be feasibly implemented.
  • Able to diagram or explain relevant processes and issues in sufficient detail during discussions and presentations to foster greater understanding among users, peers, and higher-level management.
  • Assesses solutions to determine performance and effectiveness to original need.
  • Develop, design, deploy, and maintain innovative and supportable learning space solutions.
Essential Function Indicator Yes
Job Duties


% of Time  
Responsibility / Duty

Addresses institution’s needs as assigned through media system, data analytic and course creation consultations.

  • Provide insight over a wide range of principles, concepts and practices specifically related to media architecture, 
    data analytics, and learning management systems.
  • Complete tasks related to backend elements of media delivery, streaming, and curation.
  • Complete tasks related to the collection of data relevant to instruction and learning from disparate sources for data science and learning analytic projects.
  • Designs and develops processes and procedures for course creation within institutional learning management systems; assesses the current state of the pedagogy to identify and recommend improvements; and verifies and validates the resulting solutions.
Essential Function Indicator