NATURE OF WORK:|
Reporting to the Director, Educational Technology, this position provides leadership and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Educational Technology service center, including supervision of technical staff, instructional design staff, and students. He or she supports the strategic adoption and use of educational technologies for teaching online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses. The Associate Director leads a critical service area which includes consulting, training and support of faculty in the use of educational technologies and working with technical staff regarding technical aspects of implementing educational technologies. He or she continually improves the levels of Education Technology service for Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff in support of the University's mission, and develops priorities which ensure that all technology products used by the university are as universally-accessible as possible.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Manages projects and initiatives;
2. Supervises instructional technologists and technology applications specialists;
3. Supports faculty in the adoption and use of educational technologies;
4. Advises faculty in the design, creation, assessment, and selection of instructional materials and technologies (including learning management systems - Blackboard - video, audio, and multimedia resources);
5. With the Center for Teaching Excellence, plans and implements faculty development programs related to the use of technology in teaching, learning, research, and assessment;
6. Works cooperatively with other areas, such as Media Services and Computing and Technical Services, to maintain and/or upgrade services and equipment to meet the needs of faculty, students, and staff;
7. Directs the creation of online tutorials and documentation to support academic technology;
8. Researches new and emerging instructional technologies and assists with the selection and implementation of appropriate technologies;
9. Supports course design projects that may involve teams consisting of faculty, instructional designers, technologists, and librarians;
10. Works collaboratively with the Office of Research, Academic Affairs, Academic Advising, and Academic Assessment and Program Review to implement academic technology required to meet operational and strategic goals;
11. Uses strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally and positively with multiple internal and external constituencies;
12. Supports Duquesne's Catholic, Spiritan mission and identity;
13. Performs related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will have earned a master's degree in instructional technology or information technology from an accredited institution and have five or more years of progressively responsible experience managing educational technology programs. Experience with adult learners in distance education programs and with traditional college students and liberal arts and science faculty is preferred. Alternately, the candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: demonstrated record of working effectively with faculty to implement technology-enhanced, hybrid and online educational programs; ability to set priorities and manage projects efficiently to meet timelines and goals; professional competence to lead and manage both instructional design and technology staff members; experience with Blackboard learning management system; experience creating training and development programs for faculty, students, and staff; experience creating online tutorials for instructional technologies; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
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