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Associate Director, Learning Technologies

Posted: May 21, 2022
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Job Description Summary

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) empowers Bentley faculty with state-of-the-art academic, information, and communication resources by integrating and supporting technology in teaching and research. The Associate Director, Learning Technologies will lead a team of instructional technologists to design, develop, implement, and support instructional strategies and technologies for in-class and online (asynchronous, synchronous, blended and flipped) courses and degree(s). The ideal candidate will also provide day-to-day operational insight for supporting teaching and learning using our existing portfolio of technology tools and platforms.

Essential Duties

Collaborate with Bentley faculty in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing appropriate instructional technologies that may have potential application to pedagogical and instructional challenges faced by faculty.
Lead and manage a team of instructional technologists to provide day-to-day operational support for faculty teaching our face-to-face, hybrid, blended, and online courses using technology platforms including learning management system, video platforms, student response systems, anti-plagiarism tools, proctoring, and more.
Partner with Bentley’s Badavas Center for Teaching and Innovation and the Instructional Design team on individual and programmatic delivery of courses through diverse modalities.
Review trends in help calls and other metrics to identify opportunities to promote technology adoption.
Evaluate the efficacy of ATC’s technology portfolio through platform metrics and analytics.
Manage the development and upkeep of training and documentation resources and develop overall strategy for knowledge base information architecture.
Assists faculty in all aspects of courseware development and in the selection and integration of appropriate instructional and emerging technologies.
Collaborate with the academic technology teams to conduct research and development of innovative classroom design, effective uses of hardware, software, and technology practices for teaching and learning.
Participate actively in professional Academic Technology conferences and events – both in-person and online.
Actively pursue and maintain vendor contacts for advancements in the instructional technology landscape.
Engage in continuous professional development regarding the scholarship of teaching and learning, best practices of instructional design, and the state of current and emerging learning technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
5-7 years of related work experience including managing projects and working with faculty/instructors in the adoption of technology in teaching and learning.
Experience training and supporting faculty/instructors in an education setting a must.
Experience using tools to support faculty/instructor use of technology in the physical and online classroom.
Knowledge of learning management systems, online and hybrid collaboration software (e.g., Zoom), and innovative technologies to deliver and support on-campus/online courses.
Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to web-based instruction preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to customer service and team-oriented management.
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community and take the lead to work independently on projects to completion.

Work Environment

Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

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Bentley University is a place for successful leaders who set out to create positive change in our communities, organizations and the world. We believe in doing business and doing good at the same time. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff embody this ethos in everything they do.

Description

Job Description Summary

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) empowers Bentley faculty with state-of-the-art academic, information, and communication resources by integrating and supporting technology in teaching and research. The Associate Director, Learning Technologies will lead a team of instructional technologists to design, develop, implement, and support instructional strategies and technologies for in-class and online (asynchronous, synchronous, blended and flipped) courses and degree(s). The ideal candidate will also provide day-to-day operational insight for supporting teaching and learning using our existing portfolio of technology tools and platforms.

Essential Duties

Collaborate with Bentley faculty in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing appropriate instructional technologies that may have potential application to pedagogical and instructional challenges faced by faculty.
Lead and manage a team of instructional technologists to provide day-to-day operational support for faculty teaching our face-to-face, hybrid, blended, and online courses using technology platforms including learning management system, video platforms, student response systems, anti-plagiarism tools, proctoring, and more.
Partner with Bentley’s Badavas Center for Teaching and Innovation and the Instructional Design team on individual and programmatic delivery of courses through diverse modalities.
Review trends in help calls and other metrics to identify opportunities to promote technology adoption.
Evaluate the efficacy of ATC’s technology portfolio through platform metrics and analytics.
Manage the development and upkeep of training and documentation resources and develop overall strategy for knowledge base information architecture.
Assists faculty in all aspects of courseware development and in the selection and integration of appropriate instructional and emerging technologies.
Collaborate with the academic technology teams to conduct research and development of innovative classroom design, effective uses of hardware, software, and technology practices for teaching and learning.
Participate actively in professional Academic Technology conferences and events – both in-person and online.
Actively pursue and maintain vendor contacts for advancements in the instructional technology landscape.
Engage in continuous professional development regarding the scholarship of teaching and learning, best practices of instructional design, and the state of current and emerging learning technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
5-7 years of related work experience including managing projects and working with faculty/instructors in the adoption of technology in teaching and learning.
Experience training and supporting faculty/instructors in an education setting a must.
Experience using tools to support faculty/instructor use of technology in the physical and online classroom.
Knowledge of learning management systems, online and hybrid collaboration software (e.g., Zoom), and innovative technologies to deliver and support on-campus/online courses.
Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to web-based instruction preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to customer service and team-oriented management.
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community and take the lead to work independently on projects to completion.

Work Environment

Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

Skills

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Education

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Company Description

Bentley University is a place for successful leaders who set out to create positive change in our communities, organizations and the world. We believe in doing business and doing good at the same time. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff embody this ethos in everything they do.

Position Overview

Company

Bentley University

Location

Waltham, MA

Job Type

Full time

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Position Details

Description

Job Description Summary

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) empowers Bentley faculty with state-of-the-art academic, information, and communication resources by integrating and supporting technology in teaching and research. The Associate Director, Learning Technologies will lead a team of instructional technologists to design, develop, implement, and support instructional strategies and technologies for in-class and online (asynchronous, synchronous, blended and flipped) courses and degree(s). The ideal candidate will also provide day-to-day operational insight for supporting teaching and learning using our existing portfolio of technology tools and platforms.

Essential Duties

Collaborate with Bentley faculty in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing appropriate instructional technologies that may have potential application to pedagogical and instructional challenges faced by faculty.
Lead and manage a team of instructional technologists to provide day-to-day operational support for faculty teaching our face-to-face, hybrid, blended, and online courses using technology platforms including learning management system, video platforms, student response systems, anti-plagiarism tools, proctoring, and more.
Partner with Bentley’s Badavas Center for Teaching and Innovation and the Instructional Design team on individual and programmatic delivery of courses through diverse modalities.
Review trends in help calls and other metrics to identify opportunities to promote technology adoption.
Evaluate the efficacy of ATC’s technology portfolio through platform metrics and analytics.
Manage the development and upkeep of training and documentation resources and develop overall strategy for knowledge base information architecture.
Assists faculty in all aspects of courseware development and in the selection and integration of appropriate instructional and emerging technologies.
Collaborate with the academic technology teams to conduct research and development of innovative classroom design, effective uses of hardware, software, and technology practices for teaching and learning.
Participate actively in professional Academic Technology conferences and events – both in-person and online.
Actively pursue and maintain vendor contacts for advancements in the instructional technology landscape.
Engage in continuous professional development regarding the scholarship of teaching and learning, best practices of instructional design, and the state of current and emerging learning technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
5-7 years of related work experience including managing projects and working with faculty/instructors in the adoption of technology in teaching and learning.
Experience training and supporting faculty/instructors in an education setting a must.
Experience using tools to support faculty/instructor use of technology in the physical and online classroom.
Knowledge of learning management systems, online and hybrid collaboration software (e.g., Zoom), and innovative technologies to deliver and support on-campus/online courses.
Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to web-based instruction preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to customer service and team-oriented management.
Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community and take the lead to work independently on projects to completion.

Work Environment

Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

Skills and Experience

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Education

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Company Description

Bentley University is a place for successful leaders who set out to create positive change in our communities, organizations and the world. We believe in doing business and doing good at the same time. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff embody this ethos in everything they do.

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