Hampshire IT Seeks Telecommunications Technician

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a telecommunications technician in the Department of Information Technology.

The telecommunication technician assists the network engineer in the design, construction and maintenance of the College’s campus network and phone infrastructure.  The technician oversees physical network implementation; works closely with the campus electricians in planning the low voltage portion of new construction and renovations; and provides support and troubleshooting for VoIP ,POTS , CATV, and network infrastructure.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Successful candidate must have skills in telephone, CATV and Ethernet network wiring installation, termination, troubleshooting and maintenance, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills quickly.  A basic knowledge of Ethernet and phone network design, protocols and operating systems is desired; good working knowledge of network routing, phone switching, and other related skills a plus. Candidates should possess excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; be able to maintain confidentiality; and have the ability to problem-solve, manage multiple priorities, and work independently. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs and may require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, and kneeling. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This position requires a valid driver’s license and successful completion of Hampshire College’s Defensive Driving Training Course.

This is a full time position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Apply online »

Hampshire College IT Seeks Technology Support Specialist

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a technology support specialist in the Information Technology department.

The technology support specialist configures and maintains general-use and specialized public computer labs in the library and select locations around campus. The specialist provides primary support for the pay-for-print system in the library and computer system imaging, as well as takes the lead role in the hiring, supervising, and mentoring of IT student workers in the Student Diagnostic Repair Center and public computer spaces. The technology support specialist provides back up to other Information Technology (IT) support staff by troubleshooting, installing, and upgrading computer systems and software.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required with a minimum of 3 years job-related experience. Qualified candidate should have a broad knowledge of personal computer hardware and software, including Macintosh and Windows platforms. Previous experience with technology at an academic institution is highly desirable. Previous experience with creating and maintaining computer system images using Clonezilla, Deploy Studio or similar tools is strongly preferred. Applicant must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, be an excellent independent problem solver, and work well in a collaborative team environment. Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing a minimum of 25 pounds. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This is a 12-month, 35-hour per week position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Hampshire College IT Seeks System Administrator

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a system administrator in the Office of Information Technology.

The system administrator provides support, maintenance, configuration, planning, upgrading, and implementation of the College’s server and storage infrastructure in collaboration with the Senior System Administrator.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required for this position. Qualified candidates must have at least two years job-related experience with Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, or similar GNU/Linux flavors and related services, programs and protocols, e.g. Apache, Samba, RAID, DHCP, SMTP, DNS in an enterprise or education environment. Familiarity with vmWare or equivalent virtualization technologies, and experience with current enterprise storage technologies, such as EqualLogic or equivalent is preferred.

Applicants should be able to learn and implement new solutions quickly; have strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills; and possess the inventiveness, creativity, and ability to create in-house solutions to meet our custom needs. Working knowledge of Windows server OSes and their upkeep preferred; basic working knowledge of networking concepts, protocols, and operating systems is a plus. Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing 25 pounds. This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This is a 12-month, 35-hour per week position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Apply online »

As we head into Fall

The change of seasons is upon us and the life-cycle of the tomato plants at the farm center has me thinking about life-cycles in general. I have been doing  some reading lately about the life-cycles of organizations. I found this great GIF on the web that illustrates the challenges faced by maturing organizations.

 

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The real question I have is where are we on this curve? I suspect that we are reaching maturity, which in and of itself is not problematic if addressed properly. The key to success in the future will be actually tracking where we are on this curve and crafting a strategy to move forward.

There is a great deal being written recently in various publications about the topic of Design Thinking. Roger Martin has a great book that is a quick read: http://www.amazon.ca/Design-Business-Thinking-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1422177807

The book is a good primer on the subject and one that I would recommend. We will all soon be involved in the planning of the College’s future. New research around ideas like Design Thinking will help us to answer the tough questions as we move forward and allow Hampshire to once again become disruptive in the marketplace.

Bob C

Icons and Notifications: Coming to TheHub!

It’s a busy time of the year and we’re trying to push ahead with continuous updates on TheHub to better support faculty and make it easier to know when certain actions are required.  To that end, we’re introducing some new icons and beginning to work on proper notifications.

Div II/III Contracts

Filing deadlines are looming which means Div II and III students are revising and/or submitting their contracts for faculty signatures.  To help faculty identify which contracts require a signature, we’re introducing a new icon in your advising list: small-s

The “S” icon indicates a document is awaiting your Signature.  At this point we are only introducing this for Div II/III contracts, but will later expand to other items.  This icon will make itself know quite clearly in your advising list:

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In this case, the two students pictured have a Div III contract awaiting your signature. In both cases since you are the prospective chairperson since the Div III icon contains “c”.

Required Midterm Course Evaluations

Shortly, midterm evaluations will be upon us.  Recall that midterm course evaluations are required of all first-year students and optional for all other students in your courses.  To let you know which students you must write midterm evaluations, we have added the evaluation icon small-e.  This is contrast to the Pending icon status_pending.  Both of these icons indicate that you have not finalized a midterm evaluation for a student, but a midterm evaluation is not required in the latter case.

Notifications

Soon you will start to see notifications on your home screen when you log in.  These will notify you of events such as pending filing or evaluation deadlines as well as specific contracts or evaluations which require your attention in a timely manner.

As always, please send feedback to thehub@hampshire.edu if you have comments or questions.

 

TheHub Changes: Courses and Evaluations

Many faculty are getting their first taste of the last major change to the interface on TheHub. Recently, we introduced the new look for Courses: how faculty access courses, rosters and course-based evaluations.

Course List
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When you log in and click on Courses you’ll get a list of your current (active) and upcoming courses. In the example above, the faculty member has two courses for Fall 2013. Note that courses for prior semesters are not listed.

If you click Complete in the sidebar, all your previously completed courses will be displayed:
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Clicking on the course name for any course (upcoming, active or complete) will take you directly to a class roster and basic enrollment information:
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Privacy
The new version of TheHub will prominently display privacy warnings for your advisees and students in your courses with a red border around the picture and details about the student’s request will appear on any course evaluation.

Any faculty member who may be red/green color blind should contact Jeff Butera (jbutera@hampshire.edu) and we can address concerns.fac_courses

Evaluations
To either read or write evaluations for a student, either click Evaluations directly from the Course listing or click the link on the left sidebar of the roster. When the evaluation page is displayed, you can see the status of every course evaluation for every student at once: Midterm Self-Evaluation, Instructor Midterm Evaluation, Final Self-Evaluation and Instructor Final Evaluation.
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Later in the Fall 2013 semester faculty will also be able to view summaries of student assessment of the course and instructor.

The process of writing evaluations by clicking “Write” on the evaluation list takes you to the same forms that were previously used. However, you will now see more information about each student, including their preferred pronoun to use when writing an evaluation:
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Seeking Information Technology Assistant

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative, liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a half-time Assistant for the Office of Information Technology.

The IT Assistant procures computers, software and other technology for the college; coordinates replacement and renewal cycles for computers and software; coordinates the college’s program for personal faculty/staff computer and software purchases; advises students on computer and software purchasing options. Candidate will process invoices, reimbursements, budget transfers and deposits.

The IT Assistant also performs basic maintenance and support tasks for instructional technology systems such as Moodle, streaming video, and classroom equipment. Candidate will provide general administrative support to IT department managers as needed, as well as information and assistance to the college community and general public as requested.

Associates Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of 3 years purchasing experience preferably in an academic setting also required. Qualified candidates must be proficient with both Mac and PC, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities. Must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing 25 pounds. Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds required.

This is a17.50 hr. /wk., 12-month position with a work schedule of Monday, 8:30 – 1:30; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 – 12:30; and Thursday, 8:30 – 1:00. Flexibility with schedule is possible. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

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Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.