Director of Technology Enhanced Instruction

Jamestown, Chautauqua County
May 12, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Full-time, 12 months, on the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College, collaborates with others to establish vision, implement new directions, and assure high quality course design and delivery involving the use of technology. Provides leadership in instructional design by facilitating technology-rich teaching and learning through collaborative curricular innovation. Works to develop, implement, assess, and continuously improve strategies that facilitate use of best practices in formal and informal instructional settings, including online, hybrid, interactive media, and face-to-face courses. Assumes overall responsibility for distance learning, facilitating program development and innovation, and assuring that these programs are fully integrated with college services and have adequate technical and administrative support. Assures that optimal conditions exist for teaching and learning in the technology-enhanced environment. • Participates in the strategic planning process of the college. • Participates in relevant college policy and planning committees and meetings. • Provides leadership in the development of strategic approaches to the integration of technology with the academic curriculum of the college. • Assumes responsibility for development of the distance education component of the Academic Subplan. • As a member of the administrative team, will assist in setting direction for collective bargaining policy and serves on negotiating teams. o Assists the vice president of academic affairs with preparing management's position in contract negotiations and grievance hearings, and arbitrations. o Compiles information and statistics on the economic proposals of both labor and management. o Assists the vice president of academic affairs with administering collective bargaining agreements and/or procedures dealing with staffing, transfers, discipline, leaves, resignations, retirement, benefits, vacations, absences, and pay. • Serves as the college’s liaison to statewide and other consortiums which have as their goal the adoption, scale-up, and implementation of technology-enhanced instructional initiatives, such as those related to Open SUNY, the Sloan Consortium, etc. Facilitates, coordinates, and leads the college’s efforts in support of these endeavors. • Acts as the point of contact for college participation in Open SUNY. • Collaborates with other college leaders to identify specific target markets for distance learning experience. • Collaborates with high school and other college partners to infuse technology in dual enrollment programs and to facilitate use of technology in delivery of complementary coursework from upper division and other partner institutions. • Collaborates with faculty and others to infuse technology into the curriculum. • Provides administrative and technical support for all instructional technology to improve learning outcomes, facilitate technology-rich teaching, and advance curricular innovation. • Formulates and provides a professional development program designed to support faculty in the design, development, and delivery of curriculum and instruction using computer-mediated communications, cognitive and interactive media tools, and sound research-based course design for both local and distance learning opportunities. • Engages the academic community in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of educational technology and works collaboratively across the college to leverage and expand existing efforts into an intentional program of faculty support. • Maintains awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new opportunities in educational technology that may be adopted as new and emerging instructional media, technologies, pedagogies and practices. • Identifies new directions for using technology to enhance instruction. • Continuously updates faculty on relevant new technologies. • Models, facilitates, and encourages effective use of technology in the classroom. • Proactively supports computer technology instructional needs of faculty. • Coordinates with the college’s Information Technology department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced curricula. • Coordinates and provides training for the use of multimedia technology in the classroom and in alternative delivery mediums. • Assists in the selection and specification of technology used in academics (software & hardware) and coordinates assessment of its use. • Administers specialized software packages as may be required by faculty and overall instructional initiatives. • Coordinates faculty requirements with college-wide strategies and logistics, and takes the lead in establishing instructional initiatives to incorporate technology in the classroom. • Oversees systems which support student access to and success in technology-enhanced instruction. • Acts as co-administrator of the learning management system used by the college. • Prepares and justifies yearly budget requests, and administers the funds allocated. • Locates and secures sources of grant funding and donations, as appropriate. Qualifications: Required: Master’s Degree in Instructional or Educational Technology or related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree with commensurate relevant experience. Minimum of three years directly related experience designing and implementing technology-enhanced pedagogy, and broad knowledge of instructional design relevant to higher education, course design for online/hybrid courses, universal design principles, accessibility standards and assessment; evidence of effective interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to update and maintain current knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing technology environment with a willingness to continuously learn and adapt to the evolving needs of the college. Excellent coordinating and organizational skills. Preferred: College level teaching experience and experience working with adult learners. Grant and proposal writing experience. Additional Information: Salary: $53,214 – $59,870, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefit package. Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of three references to: