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Assistant Director of Academic Technology

Posted: April 21, 2021
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As the first Assistant Director of Academic Technology at the New England Conservatory, the successful candidate will develop and deliver innovative and effective research and instruction support programs and services to lay the foundation for the successful support of NEC’s existing and emerging academic programs.

Essential Functions:

• Builds and maintains relationships with faculty, students and other academic support staff in order to understand, advocate for, and meet NEC’s academic technology needs, and promote the use of academic technology resources in support of the College's mission.
• Facilitates curricular innovation through individual consultations on the design and execution of technical assignments and projects
• Develops and provides course integrated and other instruction programs that enhance the faculty’s and students’ ability to use technology in teaching and learning
• Administers and supports teaching and learning technologies, including NEC’s LMS, classroom technology and licensed software
• Applies expertise to the selection of new technologies and solutions, and recommends the direction and path of NEC’s academic technology services
• Manages/oversees projects that improve the delivery of service to all NEC constituents, and participates in the work of the Information Technology team

This position actively participates in the life of the institution to understand faculty technical needs and advocate for infrastructure to support those needs. The position works collaboratively with the Library, Recording and Performance Technology Services, the Office of Student Services, and others in support of academic excellence across the curriculum.

The successful candidate communicates across disciplines, builds strong relationships with faculty and administration, and navigates budgetary and staffing challenges to provide creative solutions.

Mimimum Qualifications:

• Experience evaluating, identifying, and implementing creative/innovative uses of technology in teaching and research
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to serve faculty members and students with widely varying degrees of technical expertise
• Demonstrated teaching skills in varied settings, formats, and group sizes
• Proven project and technology management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience teaching in higher education
• Knowledge of learning management systems, classroom technologies and music technologies (hardware and software)
• Knowledge of current issues relating to intellectual property rights, scholarly communication, emerging technologies
• Involvement in academic technology organizations such as Educause, and NERCOMP

• Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience working in a higher education environment in the area of academic technology

• Advanced degree in an applicable field and/or 8+ years of professional experience preferred

New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Description

As the first Assistant Director of Academic Technology at the New England Conservatory, the successful candidate will develop and deliver innovative and effective research and instruction support programs and services to lay the foundation for the successful support of NEC’s existing and emerging academic programs.

Essential Functions:

• Builds and maintains relationships with faculty, students and other academic support staff in order to understand, advocate for, and meet NEC’s academic technology needs, and promote the use of academic technology resources in support of the College's mission.
• Facilitates curricular innovation through individual consultations on the design and execution of technical assignments and projects
• Develops and provides course integrated and other instruction programs that enhance the faculty’s and students’ ability to use technology in teaching and learning
• Administers and supports teaching and learning technologies, including NEC’s LMS, classroom technology and licensed software
• Applies expertise to the selection of new technologies and solutions, and recommends the direction and path of NEC’s academic technology services
• Manages/oversees projects that improve the delivery of service to all NEC constituents, and participates in the work of the Information Technology team

This position actively participates in the life of the institution to understand faculty technical needs and advocate for infrastructure to support those needs. The position works collaboratively with the Library, Recording and Performance Technology Services, the Office of Student Services, and others in support of academic excellence across the curriculum.

The successful candidate communicates across disciplines, builds strong relationships with faculty and administration, and navigates budgetary and staffing challenges to provide creative solutions.

Skills

Mimimum Qualifications:

• Experience evaluating, identifying, and implementing creative/innovative uses of technology in teaching and research
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to serve faculty members and students with widely varying degrees of technical expertise
• Demonstrated teaching skills in varied settings, formats, and group sizes
• Proven project and technology management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience teaching in higher education
• Knowledge of learning management systems, classroom technologies and music technologies (hardware and software)
• Knowledge of current issues relating to intellectual property rights, scholarly communication, emerging technologies
• Involvement in academic technology organizations such as Educause, and NERCOMP

Education

• Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience working in a higher education environment in the area of academic technology

• Advanced degree in an applicable field and/or 8+ years of professional experience preferred

Company Description

New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Position Overview

Company

New England Conservatory

Location

Boston, MA

Job Type

Full time

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Listing Contact

Heather Woods

heather.woods@necmusic.edu

Position Details

Description

As the first Assistant Director of Academic Technology at the New England Conservatory, the successful candidate will develop and deliver innovative and effective research and instruction support programs and services to lay the foundation for the successful support of NEC’s existing and emerging academic programs.

Essential Functions:

• Builds and maintains relationships with faculty, students and other academic support staff in order to understand, advocate for, and meet NEC’s academic technology needs, and promote the use of academic technology resources in support of the College's mission.
• Facilitates curricular innovation through individual consultations on the design and execution of technical assignments and projects
• Develops and provides course integrated and other instruction programs that enhance the faculty’s and students’ ability to use technology in teaching and learning
• Administers and supports teaching and learning technologies, including NEC’s LMS, classroom technology and licensed software
• Applies expertise to the selection of new technologies and solutions, and recommends the direction and path of NEC’s academic technology services
• Manages/oversees projects that improve the delivery of service to all NEC constituents, and participates in the work of the Information Technology team

This position actively participates in the life of the institution to understand faculty technical needs and advocate for infrastructure to support those needs. The position works collaboratively with the Library, Recording and Performance Technology Services, the Office of Student Services, and others in support of academic excellence across the curriculum.

The successful candidate communicates across disciplines, builds strong relationships with faculty and administration, and navigates budgetary and staffing challenges to provide creative solutions.

Skills and Experience

Mimimum Qualifications:

• Experience evaluating, identifying, and implementing creative/innovative uses of technology in teaching and research
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to serve faculty members and students with widely varying degrees of technical expertise
• Demonstrated teaching skills in varied settings, formats, and group sizes
• Proven project and technology management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience teaching in higher education
• Knowledge of learning management systems, classroom technologies and music technologies (hardware and software)
• Knowledge of current issues relating to intellectual property rights, scholarly communication, emerging technologies
• Involvement in academic technology organizations such as Educause, and NERCOMP

Education

• Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience working in a higher education environment in the area of academic technology

• Advanced degree in an applicable field and/or 8+ years of professional experience preferred

Company Description

New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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