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Director of Academic Technology and Innovation

Posted: February 1, 2021
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Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources, the Director of Academic Technology and Innovation will acquire, evaluate and maintain a suite of e-learning tools and academic software that support excellence in teaching and learning at the College. In consultation with the Associate Dean, the Director will plan and oversee academic technology budget. and negotiate and administer contracts for LMS and related SAAS. The Director will also provide leadership in building faculty development programs in the areas of teaching strategies, instructional design and educational innovation. Responsible for supervising a team that supports faculty in their use of the LMS (currently Canvas) and other learning technologies. Will also oversee the DiscoveryLab, a newly renovated community makerspace.

The Director also works closely with other Learning Commons staff, especially research librarians, to provide seamless, individualized support to all College instructors. The Director is responsible for communicating with key academic staff including department chairs and deans in order to provide tailored resources to the faculty and will track and integrate as appropriate emerging trends in technology, best practices, course design, and curriculum development.

Candidates should possess at least five years of relevant experience, preferably in higher education. Supervisory and classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills, along with flexibility, creativity and a strong service orientation, are essential.

Our ideal candidates will have a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or a related field.

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.
Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources, the Director of Academic Technology and Innovation will acquire, evaluate and maintain a suite of e-learning tools and academic software that support excellence in teaching and learning at the College. In consultation with the Associate Dean, the Director will plan and oversee academic technology budget. and negotiate and administer contracts for LMS and related SAAS. The Director will also provide leadership in building faculty development programs in the areas of teaching strategies, instructional design and educational innovation. Responsible for supervising a team that supports faculty in their use of the LMS (currently Canvas) and other learning technologies. Will also oversee the DiscoveryLab, a newly renovated community makerspace.

The Director also works closely with other Learning Commons staff, especially research librarians, to provide seamless, individualized support to all College instructors. The Director is responsible for communicating with key academic staff including department chairs and deans in order to provide tailored resources to the faculty and will track and integrate as appropriate emerging trends in technology, best practices, course design, and curriculum development.

Skills

Candidates should possess at least five years of relevant experience, preferably in higher education. Supervisory and classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills, along with flexibility, creativity and a strong service orientation, are essential.

Education

Our ideal candidates will have a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or a related field.

Company Description

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.
Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Position Overview

Company

Emmanuel College

Location

Boston, MA

Job Type

Full time

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Position Details

Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources, the Director of Academic Technology and Innovation will acquire, evaluate and maintain a suite of e-learning tools and academic software that support excellence in teaching and learning at the College. In consultation with the Associate Dean, the Director will plan and oversee academic technology budget. and negotiate and administer contracts for LMS and related SAAS. The Director will also provide leadership in building faculty development programs in the areas of teaching strategies, instructional design and educational innovation. Responsible for supervising a team that supports faculty in their use of the LMS (currently Canvas) and other learning technologies. Will also oversee the DiscoveryLab, a newly renovated community makerspace.

The Director also works closely with other Learning Commons staff, especially research librarians, to provide seamless, individualized support to all College instructors. The Director is responsible for communicating with key academic staff including department chairs and deans in order to provide tailored resources to the faculty and will track and integrate as appropriate emerging trends in technology, best practices, course design, and curriculum development.

Skills and Experience

Candidates should possess at least five years of relevant experience, preferably in higher education. Supervisory and classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills, along with flexibility, creativity and a strong service orientation, are essential.

Education

Our ideal candidates will have a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or a related field.

Company Description

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.
Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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