HASTAC Seeking New Media Strategist

HASTAC is looking for a New Media Strategist.
Please forward to anyone who might be interested or apply yourself via
the Requisition Number below.

Position Title: New Media Strategist
Requisition Number: 400284567 (to apply, visit hr.duke.edu and search by Requisition #)

Location: Duke University, Durham, NC

30 hours a week (includes full benefits)

Term appointment, lasting until June 30, 2011, with possible renewal beyond depending on future funding possibilities.


1. Webmaster: Act as webmaster for all Drupal-based websites, for
HASTAC and HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning
Competition, providing routine technical support and site maintenance,
moderating content posted on the (about to be released in April 2009)
new HASTAC website, maintaining security and functionalities according
the best practices of web 2.0, assessing the current and future needs
of the website and network; collaborate with Director of Social
Networking and coordinate with external vendors to develop an online
"Winner's Hub" that interfaces with both HASTAC's and Digital Media and
Learning Competition's websites as well as conceptualizing and then
implementing the visionary, exciting interactive functions that a
social networking site can have in a 2.0 learning, research, and
educational environment.

2. Technical leadership and support. Evaluate and implement technical
needs of various programs, including the HASTAC Scholars Program; stay
abreast of the latest web 2.0 developments, research, technologies,
tools, trends etc. to provide recommendations as to ways in which the
website can serve as the virtual hub of a dynamic and ever-changing
virtual organization; provide standard and next-generation AV support,
including planning for technology needs and designing technology plans
for HASTAC and HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning
Competition events, working with external vendors to determine,
procure, and implement needed technologies (both standard and digital),
and to ensure technology needs for events are met and are within budget.

3. HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition
co-webmaster: Working with colleagues at UCHRI, assist in the future
development and ongoing maintenance of the Competition's website (http://www.dmlcompetition.net)

4. Competition technical support: Working with colleagues at UCHRI,
coordinate the Digital Media and Learning Competition electronic
application process (centralized at UCHRI) and participate in
beta-testing all upgradesto the Competition's "FastApps" online
application system.

5. Team member: Participate in regular meetings with the HASTAC team
and with program officers at the MacArthur Foundation, actively
contribute to the HASTAC blogosphere and social network, and assist in
the development of Duke-centric activities to establish a Duke identity
within the multi-institutional virtual network that constitutes HASTAC.

6. Electronic communications, web 2.0 social networking, online
publicity: Maintain HASTAC's and the Digital Media and Learning
Competition's various list-servs and conceptualize new audiences, new
modes of outreach, and new forms of participation; work with other
HASTAC team members to coordinate electronic publicity efforts
(including list-serv announcements, forums postings, blog postings,
etc.) to insure maximum visibility.

7. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


? Significant expertise and experience with PHP, MySQL, XHTML, and CSS required. Production experience in a Drupal-based website highly desirable.
? Experience with web-based multimedia.
? Solid graphic design skills and experience.
? Significant experience in higher education and in New Media directions and applications for higher education and other learning environments to bring technology expertise to visionary new modes of research and learning.

Job Skill Requirements:

? Must have a commitment to the educational vision of the grants and appreciation for the reputation of the granting institutions and must be able to communicate and enforce the highest standards of prestige and accountability to the grantees.
? Requires diplomacy, excellent communication skills, management skills, and technology skills and vision.
? Requires an ability to create an assessment tool (handle quantitative data) and write detailed reports (qualitative assessment).
? Must be able to work in a collaborative team and, at the same time, must be able to create an agenda for oneself, work individually, be a team leader.
? Must be able to multitask, and to be able to meet deadlines and prioritize as crises emerge.
? Must be able to maintain top professional standards in all situations.


***Must be able to envision "what comes next" and make it happen.

To apply, visit hr.duke.edu and search by Requisition #400284567.


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