Chief Learning Officer (working title: Chief Learning and Program Transformation Officer)

Job description

DescriptionThe Robinson College ofBusiness seeks a Chief Learning and Program Transformation Officer (CLO)whose role is to design, develop, and implement creative student learningexperiences that brings RCB’s purpose, values and brand promise to life. Highereducation is well in to a period of substantial change.  Digital technologies not only require newcourses of study, but they also allow us to reconsider the types of in-personand virtually-enabled experiences that we provide students both on andoff-campus. It is an exciting time where what we do, and how we do it, are ripefor reinvention. 

At Robinson we are creating anew kind of business school - one uniquely capable of enabling people from all backgrounds to realize their creativepotential and become leaders that shape the future in an era of digitaltransformation.   The CLO will playa critical role in transforming the way we design academic programs, how wecurate and deliver developmental experiences, and how we advise students asthey journey through their studies in this digital era.

The Chief Learning andProgram Transformation Officer reports to the dean of the college and is amember of the college’s Executive Committee. Working with department chairs,faculty directors, students, alumni and industry stakeholders, the CLO willdevelop processes, and a supportive culture that results in programs andexperiences that promote academic and career success.

 The successful candidate willpossess a range of characteristics, skills and experiences including:

  1. Theintegrity, credibility, and communications capacity to work across the college,university and external stakeholders to build a commitment to, and culture of,market-oriented program and student experience development and deployment.  Specific skills in this area includeinterdisciplinary thinking, process analysis and improvement, the ability to mediatevarious stakeholder groups, business analysis, consulting, and comfortinteracting with senior academic and industry leaders. Knowledge of academicbusiness models is preferred.
  2. Hasexperience with and understands how digital platforms and analytics can be usedto design engaging content and personalize offerings. 
  3. Thecreativity and experience to advance technological engagement capabilities in auniversity-setting for students participating in both face-to-face and virtuallearning environments - and an understanding of how digital platforms andanalytics can be used to design engaging content and personalizeofferings. 
  4. Theintellectual and cultural range to work externally with alumni, employers andother senior business executives in Atlanta and beyond.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

STUDENT-CENTRIC PROGRAM DESIGN: Promote a student-centric approach to the design of our academic programs. Partnering with the senior leadership of the college, internal stakeholders (faculty members, directors, academic advisors, student experience directors, etc.) and external stakeholders (alumni, advisory board members, human resource and chief learning officers of employers, etc.) to identify the learning objectives and the student experiences that are relevant to academic and career success. Share findings with broader constituencies and translate them into action. Be able to make pragmatic design decisions that balance the competing needs of students.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES: Design, develop and implement creative student learning experiences that focus on experimentation, innovation, real world immersive projects, and more generally, experiences that enable students to realize their creative potential and deliver on Robinson’s brand promise.

DIGITAL PEDAGOGY: Facilitate faculty adoption of technology solutions for teaching and learning that are consistent with leading-edge practice. Oversee instructional designers who evaluate new eLearning materials for possible adoption; help faculty members create educational podcasts, videos and other digital content; design and revamp both new and established learning models; implement feedback from program reviews; facilitate faculty learning how to successfully deliver material in virtual environments; and research new innovations in both learning design and education.  Work with College and GSU IT to secure and successfully integrate technology platforms that deliver best-in-class digital experiences to students and other stakeholders.

ADVISEMENT: Oversee student advisement processes and establish and monitor metrics for early detection of challenges that students are facing and design innovative interventions to provide students with advice and support to overcome challenges. 

MEASURE IMPACT: Work with program governance bodies, marketing leadership and with career advancement professionals to ensure that program content, format, pedagogy and other design parameters are consistent with best practice and are continuously evaluated and improved.

PROGRAM PROMOTION:  Partner with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to effectively market the college’s various programs and activities, and to build our brand presence and awareness. Support Robinson’s web and social media strategy to assure it provides an engaging, interactive, and meaningful source for information.

QualificationsMaster's degree and six years of related experience and six years of supervisory/managerial experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit06/21/19, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Robinson College of Business
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 06/24/19, 5:23:28 PM




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Posted: 6/5/2019
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