Program Director - Teaching Innovation Lab/Academy and Collaboratorium

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Aug 11, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College


The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

The Opportunity
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.
Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.
  • HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.



  • SUMMARY

    The Teaching Innovation Lab/Academy and Collaboratorium program director facilitates and supervises the activities of the Teaching Innovation Lab/Academy, which is a faculty led innovation program to improve and reinvent teaching and learning, and the Collaboratorium, a facilitated collaborative design center focused on developing innovative solutions to problems through a specifically designed process.

    Teaching Innovation Lab/Academy responsibilities include providing collaborative leadership and guidance to faculty innovation fellows in the development of innovative teaching and learning practices. Collaboratorium responsibilities include providing facilitation for collaborative problem solving and solution design to both internal and external audiences, and supervising and managing the activities of the Collaboratorium.

    EDUCATION
    Master's degree preferred.

    EXPERIENCE
    Minimum five (5) years business or industry experience required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    Strong organizational development skills and can work to build an effective College unit.

    Ability to inspire and motivate individuals to perform at their highest level.

    Ability to set priorities and supervise or delegate appropriately.

    Ability to identify group and personal priorities and function with little supervision.

    Ability to communicate effectively and supportively with team members and all levels of management.

    Ability to work with community based organizations and other agencies in partnership models for service delivery.

    Ability to leverage opportunities by working across institutional boundaries.

    Ability to relate detailed tasks to strategic planning and goals, and so to communicate these tasks.

    Ability to use computer word processing, spreadsheet, database functions and Internet links for planning, communication and research.

    Ability to give presentations to professional audiences.

    Positive attitude and professional appearance.

    Knowledge and understanding of the principles of organizational learning and continuous quality improvement

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