Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Programs

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Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Programs

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.

The GSB's Teaching and Learning department supports faculty and students in co-creating a transformational learning experience that equips and inspires the next generation of leaders. The department houses a wealth of resources for supporting professors' instructional needs, including learning design services, educational technology integration, course materials development, case studies writing and distribution, guest speaker engagement, experiential course support, student coaching and facilitation services, and more.

We are looking for an Associate Director of Teaching and Learning Programs to support faculty in the development of their teaching skills and provide guidance in accessing resources to develop world class courses. S/he is in charge of the creation and management of Teaching Insight on Demand, a new online GSB resource for faculty looking for support for anything related to teaching. S/he is a faculty's ally in developing the most impactful learning experience for students while having a positive teaching experience themselves.

Your primary responsibilities include:

Creating insights:

- Capture, document, and disseminate best classroom practices
- Review empirical research to understand the effectiveness of various education approaches to advance student learning in the context of business education
- Create a feedback loop between the classroom and the GSB teaching and learning services
- Share best practices through cross campus collaboration and instructional design community.

Managing a Teaching Resource Center for Faculty:
- Maintain a thorough understanding of all the resources available to faculty to design their courses and develop their teaching skills
- Design an easy to navigate interface for faculty and their faculty assistants (FAs) to discover and leverage these resources to the fullest
- Design an agile triage system that puts faculty needs first
- Answer questions and refer faculty clients to resources
- Evaluate requests for technology based learning projects and recommend appropriate learning solutions.
- Maintain knowledge and understanding of GSB education policies

Supporting the GSB faculty in pushing the limits of what world class teaching means through:
- Development and delivery of trainings on teaching related topics
- Development of a robust faculty onboarding
- Coaching of individual faculty members
- Advising on the strategic use of teaching technology: evaluate pedagogy goals with technology tools with emphasis on designing and using the appropriate technology for the situation.
- Advise on the thoughtful integration of experiential learning
- Develop change management and learning plans.
- Plan, coordinate and execute projects according to defined deadlines while maintaining consistency with strategy and goals.

Develop online train the trainer resources and training modules
- Partner with subject matter experts regarding technology-based learning projects from conception, through design and production, to completion.
- Oversee appropriateness, effectiveness and success of departmental instructional design projects.
- Manage key vendor relationships.
- Plan, coordinate and execute projects according to defined deadlines while maintaining consistency with strategy and goals.
- Provide production and post-production facilities for the development of learning materials

Supporting GSB branding:
- Facilitate the emergence of a signature GSB learning experience
- Support the teaching excellence faculty committee in defining what the GSB signature teaching philosophy looks like
- Support the GSB marketing department in articulating the GSB signature learning experience
- Support faculty area coordinators in recruiting faculty through the convincing demonstration to prospective faculty members of the exceptional teaching resources available to GSB faculty

Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
- Excellent management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to develop departmental budgets, timelines, goals and schedules.
- Demonstrated ability to present new projects and goals to senior management; defend/advocate those projects as needed.
- Ability to provide thought leadership in learning system design and development, and its relationship to performance improvement.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in consulting with subject matter experts to assess learning needs and recommend high-impact learning solutions and learning curricula.
- Demonstrated proficiency in explaining and applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, learning team members, vendor partners, and business partners to create a learning environment that is service oriented, supportive, engaging and effective for adult and nontraditional learners.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
- Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
- A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
- A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
- Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position here: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/associate-director-teaching-learning-programs-6597

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.

Additional Information
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4635
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: K
- Requisition ID: 83145





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Posted: 5/20/2019
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