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Director of Instructional Technology (20120009)  « Position Deleted on 4/21/2012 »

Institution: Saint Anselm College
Location: Manchester, NH
Category:
  • Admin - Computing - Management/Director
  • Admin - Instructional Technology and Design
Posted: 02/20/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
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The Director of Instructional Technology supports faculty and academic departments in the creation and/or utilization of instructional multimedia, and best teaching practices as they relate to technology and academic research. The Director advises the Academic Dean, the CIO, and others and regularly participates in academic planning as it relates to the application of educational technology on campus. The Director prepares one-on-one consultations, workshops, training sessions, manuals, and guidelines on the improvement of teaching/learning environments through the use of appropriate learning technologies. This individual will assist in the assessment of teaching/learning outcomes and provide tools, techniques, strategies, resources, and training to the faculty.

Provide recommendations on course design and implementation issues incorporating best practices and theories of curriculum development and instruction. Demonstrate supplemental pedagogical opportunities provided by the use of technology, and encourage faculty to deliver instruction and content in new ways. Act as project manager and/or team leader, facilitating and participating in the process of prototyping and creating instructional media from inception to finished product. Oversee campus media support; review and evaluate campus media delivery systems. Must keep abreast of new and emerging instructional technologies as well as teaching and learning issues in higher education. This person will also provide appropriate support to faculty in scholarly research. Supervise 2-3 staff members and assist in the use of Sakai and related tools, multimedia applications and emerging learning technology tools. Responsible for assigned areas of the IT budget. Manage and promote the Instructional Technology Center, a faculty technology resource center.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness .

Required Skills

Must possess knowledge of instructional design principles, particularly in the online environment, and in the assessment of student learning outcomes, learning theories and multimedia design. Requires working knowledge of Sakai or similar LMS and MS Office products, and familiarity with design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Dreamweaver. Must have experience with production and editing of original media for delivery on the WWW, DVD, tape, etc. as well as experience converting varied formatted materials to digital formats usable for instructional use. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills are essential as is a working knowledge of legal issues associated with copyright and fair use. Good planning, organizational, supervisory and budget-management skills required.

Experience Required

Ph.D. required in instructional design or related field, plus minimum of five years experience in instructional design, and postsecondary teaching experience required.

The successful candidate will be able to assist the College to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.