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JOB: NYU Gallatin, Part-time, Digital Learning Assistant

NYU Gallatin

Digital Learning Assistant

Position Type:
● On-Campus Federal Work Study
● On Campus Non Federal Work Study
● Part-Time

Is this a fellowship opportunity: No
Compensation: Paid
Blind posting: No
Job Title: Digital Learning Assistant
Number of openings: 1

Job Description:
As part of NYU Gallatin’s initiative to make the most innovative and effective teaching
and learning technologies available to our faculty and students, we are looking for a
Graduate-level student to serve as a Digital Learning Assistant (DLA), starting
immediately. The DLA will work with faculty and students to design and implement
pedagogically-driven projects using digital platforms, tools, and resources in order to
facilitate collaborative, experiential, and active learning. The DLA will also assist in
constructing and maintaining digital learning resources for Gallatin, and help organize
and lead workshops promoting digital teaching practices.
Applicants should be interested in integrating technology and pedagogy for the benefit of
students and faculty, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students with teaching
experience are especially encouraged to apply. Gallatin Digital Learning Assistants will

have the opportunity to work closely with some of Gallatin’s faculty, staff and students,
and to receive extensive training and experience in a highly marketable skill set.
***PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must address the specific job description outlined here;
canned cover letters will not be considered.
The Gallatin Digital Learning Assistant will be paid $20.00/hour. In addition, each
assistant will receive a laptop, on loan, for the duration of their employment. It is
expected that DLAs will work 15 hours per week, for a total of 450 per annual
appointment (225 hours per semester). DLAs report directly to Jenny Kijowski,
Educational Technologist at NYU Gallatin.
NYU Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to apply for the position.
Applicants must be currently registered full-time students in good academic standing.

Anticipated Daily Schedule (3 days/week, 5

● 1-2 hours: consult faculty, create course sites, design projects, conduct in-class
workshops when requested
● 1-2 hours: add content to Digital Gallatin site
● 1 hour: research
o finding new platforms, learning new tools, researching best practices for
digital tools in a learning environment

● 1 hour: troubleshooting, advising students (office hours: in person or online)

Digital Learning Assistants will be expected to:
● work closely with faculty to integrate technology into the curricula and
o train and support them in use of NYU’s digital platforms (NYU Classes,

NYU Web Publishing, Google Sites, etc.) and third-party applications and
o identify and suggest various forms of technology suitable to meet the
goals of each class
o attend, participate, and/or lead portions of some class sessions, as
requested by faculty

● work with students to complete their digital projects
o train and support them in use of NYU’s digital platforms and third-party
applications and tools
o advise and mentor students on their use of tools for educational
purposes, at their request
o assist them in locating and evaluating media services, research tools, and
databases on the Internet

● attend events associated with specific courses and Gallatin-wide interests
● participate in ongoing training and attend regular meetings with members of the
Educational Technology team at Gallatin
● prepare training documents, FAQs, and other ed-tech support materials for
students, faculty, and DLAs

● Interest and experience in digital teaching and learning
● Excellent communication skills: DLAs must be able to create meaningful
dialogues with faculty from various disciplines with different needs
● Experience with NYU Web Publishing (WordPress), NYU Classes (Sakai), NYU
Sites (Google Sites) Omeka, and other tools
● Experience with accessible web design a plus
● An exploratory, DIY spirit when it comes to experimenting with emerging
● Ability to multitask
● Detail-oriented

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Jenny Kijowski at