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Director of Academic Technology

Posted: February 10, 2020
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Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technology provides leadership, support, and oversight for the planning, development, and management of online, hybrid and technology-enhanced courses. This position guides the appropriate integration of a wide variety of technologies into all academic programs consistent with the College's academic strategy and priorities. The Director will oversee and administer the College's Learning Management System (Canvas), ePortfolio system, academic systems, and classroom and instructional technologies. The position manages a team of four.

The Director collaborates extensively with academic leadership in support of scholarship, learning, teaching, and student engagement. Additionally, the Director guides the strategy and focus of infrastructure and support processes to ensure technical and functional services meet the needs of a growing and changing academic landscape.

--- Six (6) or more years of experience in an instructional and/or academic technology role with increasing responsibilities including supervisory --- Knowledge and experience with implementation of curriculum design theory, principles, and practices. --- Expertise with educational technologies used in higher education --- Knowledge and experience with learning management systems and other methods of course delivery in an online or hybrid environment --- Supervisory skills and strong decision making ability --- Planning and organizational skills; background in project management extremely beneficial --- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) --- A background screening will be required

Master's degree (or PhD) in Instructional or Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, Education or similar. MBA may be considered depending on experience

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 80 years.

Description

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technology provides leadership, support, and oversight for the planning, development, and management of online, hybrid and technology-enhanced courses. This position guides the appropriate integration of a wide variety of technologies into all academic programs consistent with the College's academic strategy and priorities. The Director will oversee and administer the College's Learning Management System (Canvas), ePortfolio system, academic systems, and classroom and instructional technologies. The position manages a team of four.

The Director collaborates extensively with academic leadership in support of scholarship, learning, teaching, and student engagement. Additionally, the Director guides the strategy and focus of infrastructure and support processes to ensure technical and functional services meet the needs of a growing and changing academic landscape.

Skills

--- Six (6) or more years of experience in an instructional and/or academic technology role with increasing responsibilities including supervisory --- Knowledge and experience with implementation of curriculum design theory, principles, and practices. --- Expertise with educational technologies used in higher education --- Knowledge and experience with learning management systems and other methods of course delivery in an online or hybrid environment --- Supervisory skills and strong decision making ability --- Planning and organizational skills; background in project management extremely beneficial --- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) --- A background screening will be required

Education

Master's degree (or PhD) in Instructional or Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, Education or similar. MBA may be considered depending on experience

Company Description

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 80 years.

Position Overview

Company

Siena College

Location

Loudonville, NY

Job Type

Full time

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Listing Contact

Mary Parlett-Sweeney

mparlett-sweeney@siena.edu 518-782-6988

Position Details

Description

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technology provides leadership, support, and oversight for the planning, development, and management of online, hybrid and technology-enhanced courses. This position guides the appropriate integration of a wide variety of technologies into all academic programs consistent with the College's academic strategy and priorities. The Director will oversee and administer the College's Learning Management System (Canvas), ePortfolio system, academic systems, and classroom and instructional technologies. The position manages a team of four.

The Director collaborates extensively with academic leadership in support of scholarship, learning, teaching, and student engagement. Additionally, the Director guides the strategy and focus of infrastructure and support processes to ensure technical and functional services meet the needs of a growing and changing academic landscape.

Skills and Experience

--- Six (6) or more years of experience in an instructional and/or academic technology role with increasing responsibilities including supervisory --- Knowledge and experience with implementation of curriculum design theory, principles, and practices. --- Expertise with educational technologies used in higher education --- Knowledge and experience with learning management systems and other methods of course delivery in an online or hybrid environment --- Supervisory skills and strong decision making ability --- Planning and organizational skills; background in project management extremely beneficial --- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) --- A background screening will be required

Education

Master's degree (or PhD) in Instructional or Educational Technology, Curriculum Design, Education or similar. MBA may be considered depending on experience

Company Description

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 80 years.

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