Program Director, LMS Transformation

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Program Director, LMS Transformation
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33247
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.

Position Description:
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Information Technology Services is seeking a Program Director with exceptional commitment to service excellence to join the team. As the Program Director, you will be an integral member of the Learning Management System program team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to enable a world-class, integrated teaching and learning experience for faculty and students that sets the standard for teaching excellence, academic achievement, and inclusivity.
The Program Director leads the Canvas LMS Program Leadership team (i.e., Canvas Teaching & Learning Lead, Technical Lead, LMS Project Manager, Canvas Specialist, and Change Management Lead) as well as the interactions with Deans, academic unit leadership, faculty, and implementation team governance committees. The Program Director is responsible for executing program and project management deliverables for UCLA and the Canvas LMS program. The Program Director is also responsible for managing comprehensive program and project plans, controlling scope, directing project budget resources towards the completion of project deliverables, and ensuring that the project is in alignment with the LMS program guiding principles.
Activities include: Builds and sustains strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in administrative and academic units, including Deans, Faculty, and Staff by maintaining currency on current and future teaching and learning needs; oversees the program leadership team in alignment with Program Owners to ensure that program objectives are supportive of and integrated with overall project plans, and are achieved on-time and within budget; manages the project with an accurate, well-communicated project scope; oversees the creation of an actionable schedule and budget; reports risks that may affect work progress and recommends mitigation strategies; manages the productivity and effectiveness of various projects by reviewing and approving project status reports and updates; maintains an accurate project tracking log for each project to monitor the budget, time, scope, and communications; proactively identifies and resolves project issues in a timely fashion by creating strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning; escalates disruptions and dependencies to departmental leadership as necessary; understands project management methodologies and applies methodologies to all projects by demonstrating expertise in project management tools, service management frameworks, and technology strategies; utilizes proper change control processes, presents regular project updates, and develops reports on project progress and compliance; contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and leaders; supports the vision for the Canvas LMS; works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for project management.

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/10/2033
Work Type: Full Time