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Learning Spaces Support Analyst / Information Technologist I

Position Summary

The MSUIT Digital Classroom Services team (DCS) within the department of Educational Technology is responsible for learning spaces technology support in over 450 university classrooms and computer laboratories as well as provide event support at the university. The primary role of the team is real-time support for in-session classes when technology in classrooms fails as well as requests that require the addition of equipment such as microphones, screens, and other equipment for the classes and events.

The Learning Spaces Support Analyst reports to the Supervisor of DCS and is charged with providing DCS support for events and other classroom add-on needs on a scheduled or as needed basis. Furthermore, the position is responsible for the check-in and check-out of equipment as well as the quality assurance of Learning Spaces assets, including inventory tracking. This staff member works with and through the Learning Spaces event coordinator to engage university stakeholders in the design and distribution of IT assets to meet business objectives throughout campus. Some student supervision is required. A lot of this work requires commuting across campus, sometimes with significant IT assets. The position has a flexible schedule as many events, drop-offs, and pick-ups are done throughout the day, particularly after 5pm and on weekends.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a University matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSU’s mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to isolate, analyze, describe, and resolve complex issues.
  • Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks on a timeline.
  • Good communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Three professional references knowledgeable of your work

Work Hours



Summary of Physical Demands

This position involves lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, and climbing.

Summary of Health Risks

This position involves driving a university vehicle that does not require a commercial driver's license but does require medical certification.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.