The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Customer Service
Entry Level

The Teaching and Learning Centre and Online Learning (TLCOL) at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Mount Online User Support Specialist


What you'll do


The Mount Online User Support Specialist provides group demonstrations, individual support sessions, user support, and resource materials to faculty, students and staff who use the Mount Online Learning Platform. The Mount Online User Support Specialist will work as part of a user support team that provides support to faculty in the effective development and teaching of courses using instructional technologies.

The main responsibility of this position is to provide group demonstrations and individual support sessions to users of the Mount Online Learning Platform (Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate and other tools when and if adopted by the department), to respond to user support requests, to assist with preparing for the start of each new term, and to attend online classes at the start of each new term to provide user support. Secondly, the position will provide effective operational and planning support.

What you'll need


A community college diploma or certificate related to supporting online learning technologies is required. A university degree related to supporting online learning technologies is preferred with a minimum of two years experience in a related field of work. Required skills include effective communication skills (both written and verbal); strong task and time-management skills; pro-active work management skills (initiative, predicting work, forecasting demands of business cycle); strong interpersonal skills; be flexible, enthusiastic and have a good desire and ability to learn and utilize new technologies; prior experience with Moodle; strong analytical, evaluating, problem solving, organizational, and prioritizations skills.

The incumbent is expected to:

  • Manage changing priorities and be able to work effectively on multiple assigned tasks, allocating time as required with minimal supervision, and multitasking efficiently where appropriate.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with users of the Mount Online Learning Platform, IT&S teams, and other departments to ensure a speedy resolution with regards to requests for service.
  • Be flexible, enthusiastic and maintain a good attitude, desire, and ability to learn and utilize new technologies, procedures, and processes.
  • Seek more effective ways of utilizing existing technology, procedures, and processes so as to improve productivity while enhancing the user experience

We're looking for

Core Skills

Problem Solving Strong interpersonal and communication skills Time-Management Skills Interpersonal and Communication University degree supporting online technology Community college diploma supporting online technology

A little bit about us

Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us. 

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Classification: NSGEU Level 6

Salary Range: $37,650 - $44,959 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Application Process

To apply for this position, forward your resuemt to This competition closes on October 22, 2017. Applicants should include a cover letter and resume.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.