Online Learning & Engagement Specialist

Posted August 12, 2019. Closes August 25, 2019


Instructional Design and Outreach Services (LibID)

Job Title:

Online Learning and Engagement Specialist

Date Posted:

August 12, 2019

Closing Date:

August 25, 2019

Number Available:



$16.15 per hour


15-19.5 To be determined, may include some evenings and/or weekends


  • Help provide technical support and facilitation for online and hybrid skill-building workshops, such as the Graduate Student Research Institute and Digital Storytelling Fellows.
  • Serve on the design and planning team for new online and hybrid programs offered by the UW Libraries.
  • Contribute to LibID projects and programs involving Canvas; assessment and evaluation; information literacy; educational technology and online learning; and community-building between diverse fee-based students.
  • Participate proactively in weekly LibID Team meetings.
  • Assist as needed with informal, online, off-campus and/or weekend training for fee-based students on behalf of the Libraries and LibID.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Strong interest in educational technology, online learning, and/or student engagement.
    • Proven capacity for flexibility and creative thinking.
    • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and exceptional ability to work independently.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Formal or informal experience with teaching, tutoring, or providing training.
    • Strong interest in academic library resources and services.

    Other Details:

    As part of the UW Libraries' Instructional Design & Outreach Services unit (LibID), Online Learning & Engagement Specialists contribute to projects that enhance the Libraries' relationship with students with non-traditional modes of learning, including students in online/hybrid programs and professional degree programs.

    Examples of past Online Learning & Engagement Specialist projects include:

    • Organizing a student advisory board for professional & continuing education students.
    • Developing and co-teaching an online digital storytelling workshop
    • Co-facilitating an online multi-day research skills institute for incoming UW graduate students.

    As a student employee with LibID you will have an opportunity to receive training/mentorship in areas of your own interests, and provide feedback and decision-making for the programs of the team as a whole.

    Note that on-site presence is flexible. Students enrolled in either traditional or online graduate degree programs are highly encouraged to apply.

    About the Unit:

    The UW Libraries Instructional Design & Outreach Services unit (LibID) focuses on scalable and innovative approaches to library instruction; and coordinates Libraries support for fee-based degree programs, with emphasis on professional students, online learners, and non-traditional adult learning.

    LibID's objectives and and support priorities include:

    • Providing instructional support to UW subject liaison librarians working with fee-based degree programs administered by UW Continuum College (UWC2).
    • Collaborating with librarians in the development of innovative instructional services and technologies that support face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning.
    • Promoting accessible and inclusive learning in the Libraries through the lens of educational technology, online learning, and critical digital pedagogy.
    • Offering training to Libraries staff on the use of key educational technologies to deliver instruction to students in hybrid and online environments.
    • Communicating with UWC2 on issues related to the Libraries, information literacy, and the research needs and practices of students enrolled in fee-based programs.
    Application Process:
    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover Letter
      • Names and Contact information for three references
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
    Erik Dahl