The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon (UO), was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education and international partnerships. Over the past twenty years, the NSRC has worked with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, non-governmental organizations, governmental and supranational agencies, and industry to help develop networks and cyber infrastructure resources in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Recently, with increased funding, the NSRC has grown significantly in staff size as well as number of activities and overall IT infrastructure of the organization. A significant effort is required to modernize and improve NSRC’s video and photography documentation of our work as well as provide a new, modernized Web platform for this media, including communicating our efforts to our constituency, funders and other interested parties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Travel and provide video and photo coverage of NSRC Network Training Events several times per year, including obtaining interviews with attendees, organizers, instructors and other parties. Create video clips for distribution via NSRC-based outlets as well as provide to NSRC partners for educational dissemination. Maintain, update and improve the NSRC historical photo archives. Assist as reasonable with the migration of the core http://nsrc.org web site from its current configuration to a dynamically based solution to ease processes around updating upcoming and past events as well as enhancing the site look and feel with a modern design. This will involve the use of a CMS, CSS, scripting, and database access for site content. Increase NSRC presence on social media sites and oversee NSRC communication flow between staff, on-site trainers and NSRC social media. Assist with select international NSRC events with streaming video services. Perform other tasks as agreed upon with NSRC Director.
Required: Bachelor’s degree; graphic design experience with emphasis on multimedia; editorial training in videography including practical experience with capturing multiple sound sources and mixing using video editing tools for creation of videos for distribution on the Internet; experience with photo editing tools and photo archiving software for the Internet; knowledge and understanding of networking and technology sector in less developed countries; international work experience; ability to work with French or Spanish materials; ability to manage programs and develop strategies to achieve operating goals; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills and self-motivation; ability to quickly learn NSRC history, current programs, and partners; ability to travel 10-20%. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Preferred: Experience with web site creation including having written html, CSS and scripts to create dynamic web content; experience with database access to obtain dynamic data for display on web site; understanding of system administration, including being comfortable with the use of the
Linux or UNIX command line as well as editing files directly in Linux or UNIX; experience using and running social media on sites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and others.
Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).
This is a full-time, 12-month position, located in Eugene, OR, and is classified as Officer of Administration, which includes annual, renewable contracts. Professional growth and service in keeping with University, Libraries’ and NSRC standards for retention and merit is expected. The candidate hired must successfully complete a criminal background check.
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by May 7, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.
Please submit a Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes a cover letter, résumé, list of four professional references (one of whom must be your most recent supervisor), and responses to supplemental questions (see below) addressed to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299. (541) 346-1895; (541) 346-3485 (fax). References will be kept confidential and candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
Please describe some examples of documentary and educational videos you have produced.
Tell us about your preferred tools for video production and editing.
Describe your familiarity with different Internet technologies and work experience in research and education network environments.
Describe your experience in working collaboratively in international settings and across organizational boundaries.
What is your availability for international travel?
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