Digital Learning Consultant
IT Services


The Digital Learning Consultant is a hands-on position that collaborates with the HWS community to promote active learning through the instructional use of digital resources. This position is a member of the Digital Learning Team and is part of the Learning Commons staff, a collaborative venture between the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, Operations and Technical Support, and the Digital Learning Center.


  • Help faculty and students achieve curricular goals through the exploration, implementation, and evaluation of digital resources for course-related projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to articulate, demonstrate and apply best practices in the use of digital resources for teaching, learning, and scholarship.
  • Develop and deliver programs, training, workshops, and resources which promote the use of digital resources for teaching and learning.
  • Provide leadership, programmatic collaboration, and instructional design in areas of specialization and skill, such as GIS, data analytics, blended learning, etc.
  • Assist in the discovery, administration and delivery of learning management resources (LMS, Web 2.0 tools, app-based software, and cloud-based services).
  • Provide expert hours and drop-in support for curricular technology needs.
  • Assist in mentoring the student Tech Fellows staff in their effort to support digital learning projects.
  • Participate in meetings and events related to IT Services and the Digital Learning Team.
  • Works collaboratively with the Learning Commons staff to fulfill educational needs and curricular goals.
  • Represent IT Services and the Digital Learning Team on committees and organizations in support of the HWS community.


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred with a background in higher education and/or training delivery.
  • Clear understanding of curricular development, learning theories, and academic assessment.
  • Teaching or training experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to adopt new technologies and identify their integration into the curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring creativity, enthusiasm, and vision in the promotion of digital resources.
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects/tasks while keeping to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability as a team player who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skills with a keen ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Macintosh and mobile platforms.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative position. Some on-call, weekend, and/or evening hours may be required. Must possess a valid NYS driver's license. This position description is not all-inclusive and other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
email: ferran@hws.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly  selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.