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Technology Advisor Supervisor

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Position Information

Position Title Technology Advisor Supervisor
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Technology Advisor Supervisor. This position is responsible for investigating and advising on educational and distributed learning technologies for the benefit of BCIT programs, students, management and support departments. This position provides technical expertise, co-ordination, support and training to these groups in the use of current and evolving technology-based learning systems. Training and supervising distributed learning technical support personnel as well as prioritizing, coordinating and delegating work, are also key responsibilities in this position.
Definition: For the purposes of this position description, Educational Technology (ET): Computer based and other digital technologies used to facilitate teaching and learning.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Researches new and evolving technologies including testing and experimentation.
  • Formulates recommendations as to the implementation of new educational technologies and/or systems to support teaching and learning.
  • Reports and advises on educational technology infrastructure (e.g., opportunities, issues and challenges).
  • Advises course developers and designers as to which technologies can be used to solve specific teaching and learning challenges and how to implement them.
  • Contributes to best use practices, guidelines, and manuals for the use of educational technology and related systems.
  • Advises BCIT personnel on the use of e-learning educational technologies.
  • Represents BCIT on provincial committees and projects working in the area of educational technology, e.g., C2T2 Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG).
  • Represents the educational technology perspective on institute committees tasked with the implementation of Information Technology and Educational Technology infrastructure solutions.
  • Communicates and negotiates with suppliers of educational technology applications.
  • Networks with external institutions as appropriate to the position description.
  • Represents BCIT, as a participant, presenter and or invited speaker at conferences, focus groups and working sessions in the area of educational technologies.
  • Contributes to the development of, and delivers training workshops for BCIT faculty, staff and external clients on the use of educational technologies.
  • Contributes to the development of, and delivers orientation and training to BCIT students in the use of distributed learning and educational technologies.
  • Contributes to the development of project proposals, identifying appropriate technologies, including capabilities and associated costs of new technologies and software.
  • Manages projects related to the investigation and implementation of new distributed learning systems.
  • Orients, co-ordinates and trains staff on the implementation of new distributed learning systems.
  • Identifies and develops educational technology funding opportunities.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities to enhance BCIT projects (internal and external) with educational technologies.
  • Liaises with ITS, Registration, and other related BCIT support departments to support BCIT’s distributed learning initiatives.
  • Trains and supervises distributed learning technical support staff by providing overall guidance, direction
  • and support, determining priorities and training needs, coordinating and delegating work for specific projects, monitoring performance and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Participates in Records Custodian training and remains current with record keeping practices, policies and procedures (both BCIT and FOIPOP)
  • Undertakes related duties as assigned, consistent with the job grade of this position.

The qualifications section for this position was developed using the approved job evaluation plan, agreed to between the BCGEU and BCIT. The qualifications represent the minimum qualifications required in the future (i.e. to be reflected in job postings) and do not reflect the incumbent’s existing qualifications.

  • Baccalaureate degree plus technical certification in related areas such as computer systems, applications, software and Internet.

  • Two years general computer systems experience plus four years experience in a similar position (including supervisory), in the development and implementation of educational technology solutions within the post secondary environment. Demonstrated expertise in multimedia applications. Experience as a project manager with a proven ability to establish priorities, identify tasks, coordinate the activities of project participants and report on the status of a project. Experience training/mentoring faculty.

Software/Computer Application(s) and Expertise:
  • A demonstrated knowledge of current and evolving computer technologies and their application to learning. Working knowledge of instructional design and traditional learning technologies.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Must be a team player, with the demonstrated ability to work in the dual role of team participant and team leader. Demonstrated ability to model high quality, customer service orientation in all client interactions (internal and external).

Administrative Skills (e.g. prioritizing, minute taking, wp speed, etc.):
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

Other Skills/Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to research, summarize and present clear and concise data to answer specific questions. Proven ability to conduct industry related research, make recommendations and prepare and present reports. Demonstrated ability to understand and address the needs of off-campus learners. Effective training and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to train adults. Proven commitment to ongoing personal development in the area of computers and learning technologies. Position will require some travel and flexible work hours.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of fifteen days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Grade 11: $71,819 - $77,648 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
External hires are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Information Systems / Technology
School/Service Area Learning & Teaching Services-Dean's Office
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2024
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 24B376
Competition Open Date 01/31/2024
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * New employees to BCIT are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. The salary is prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Please select which statement best describes your situation:
    • I am a current BCIT employee, this is not applicable to my situation.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would not be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
  4. * All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents