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Technical Communication Specialist

Posted: 11/16/2021

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Job no: 499480
Department: Ctr for Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Technical Communication Specialist

Job Summary:
Technical Communication Specialist to build & maintain the Center for Teaching Excellence's technology presence in a variety of mediums, including websites, videos, photography, social media & printed materials by applying a range of technical, programming, creative, & artistic skills for internal and external clients.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Technical Communication Specialist will design, create, and maintain custom coding and websites for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and all associated entities (six separate sites and included Filemaker and MySQL databases); Design, deliver, and maintain databases, website, proposal and session assignment systems, and online app for the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, and provide on-site technical services and support; Design, create, deploy, and maintain Formstack and Qualtrics forms for the CTE; Install, customize, update, and maintain the Open Journal System software used for the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching; Manage the social presence of the CTE on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by researching, composing, scheduling, and posting items of interest; Consult, organize, and deliver CTE's requests for technical support, web content, graphic design, research, and audiovisual matters, including the CTE Weekly publication; Manage, monitor, and make changes as necessary to the CTE virtual server that contains databases, web pages, custom apps, and the Open Journal System.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, interactive media, or closely related field; at least 1 year of professional experience or associate’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, interactive media or closely related field and have previous internship or professional experience of at least 3 years or previous internship or professional experience of at least five years; experience using HTML, PHP, XML, MySQL, Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Microsoft Office Suite, Mac OSX, Filemaker, javascript. . Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with Linux Server management, Qualtrics basics, Formstack.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries may be directed to Ellen Yezierski at 

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begin November 29, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 16 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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