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Job Title:   Associate Vice President of Educational Technology Services
 
AD1005
Days
Information Technology
Full-Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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Associate Vice President of Educational Technology Services
The AVP of Educational Technology Services willcollaborate closely with faculty, staff, and students in developing implementing and supporting an educational technology plan, and help articulate a vision for the application of technology in teaching and learning that align with the College’s strategic plan and academic priorities. This position reports to the VP/CIO of Media and Information Technology.
S/He will bring demonstrated management skills with proven ability to train and influence others in the creative uses of technology in an educational environment, with emphasis in strong leadership, project management, interpersonal, and customer-centric/user-experience skills to effectively manage and implement various educational technology initiatives
This position provides leadership and management for faculty/ student technology support programs and resources including but not limited to the areas of: software applications, video conferencing, learning management systems such as, Moodle, video production services, and other collaborative tools. Resource planning for applications of emerging instructional technologies and associated user support services, training and resource development for faculty, staff, and students.
 
The position requires collaboration with faculty and staff in drafting training programs and instructional technology support including web-based and interactive video-based courses. Serves in the role of Moodle administrator and coordinates technical support and resource management for Moodle.  

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Establish an environment which encourages creative and independent use of instructional technology by faculty for students throughout the College.
Model effective uses of appropriate instructional technology in the classrooms
Follow College Technology Plan, Acceptable Use Policy, copyright laws, and technology guidelines.
 
Research new and emerging technologies, software and hardware solutions, and grant opportunities, in keeping with the College technology plan and pedagogical goals, providing this information to the Educational Technology Committee, Provost, and  I/T staff.
Support faculty in planning for the use and integration of technology in the curriculum.
Direct the delivery of training for faculty with the use of instructional based hardware and software.
 
Lead the design, coordination, and provision of instructional technology workshops by researching and/or providing individual training opportunities for faculty to ensure the best use of technology.
Actively participate in meetings and events as a member of the faculty, as appropriate.
 
Provides leadership, oversight and coordination of resources to ensure technical functionality and operations of instructional technology system are delivered. Develops service and maintenance strategies for technical support initiatives.
 
Responsible for technical oversight of instructional technology delivery systems including but not limited to service, maintenance, upgrades.
 
Provide leadership, oversight and coordination with the development of training programs and materials in support of academic instructional technology needs.
Responsible for strategic planning, budget management, and instructional technology program initiatives with emphasis on end-user support and faculty development resources.
 
 
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
 
MA degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Information Studies, Computer Science, Education, Library Science or related field required, advanced degree(s) preferred:
  • Classroom experience a must.
  • Must have minimum 8 – 10 years experience in curriculum needs analysis; curriculum development; program design; systematic instructional design processes, graphic design /visual support, evaluation, and impact assessment; and training document preparation.
  • Must have 8 - 10 years experience in the administration, use and support of Learning Management Systems.
  • Strong collaborative skills working with a variety of diverse academic and administrative constituencies, often with competing priorities.
  • Ability to direct and coach chairs and faculty to develop course content for blended/low-residency delivery.
  • Experience teaching using an LMS system, preferably, Moodle; Experience with the design and implementation of one or more LMS is desirable.
  • Knowledge in the production of audio and video content in support of teaching and learning, and digital media, electronic media presentation, production, and distribution tools.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Minimum ten – fifteen years instructional technology experience in higher education setting with supervisory responsibilities. 
  • Experience in implementation, testing, and administrator training as part of the system responsibility, preferred
 
  
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