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Program Director, LMS Transformation

University of California, Los Angeles
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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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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

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