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Director of Instructional Technology  « Position Deleted on 4/07/2014 »

Institution: New England College
Location: Henniker, NH
Category:
  • Admin - Instructional Technology and Design
Posted: 02/04/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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The Director of Instructional Technology oversees and implements program development and faculty training for online interactive courses. S/he performs a full range of functions associated with the day-to-day operations of online programs and courses, including relationships with vendors, program administration, and faculty training. This is professional level work developing and managing an important educational component of the College. This position requires the ability to meet a flexible work schedule, if necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provides effective liaison between NEC and vendors, partners, faculty, and students engaged in NEC online learning using Blackboard, Moodle, and the University Alliance (Bisk) Learning Management Systems, including the coordination of:
    • Textbook updates
    • Information for faculty regarding their teaching responsibilities, policies, and other relevant items throughout each term
    • Faculty training
    • Including new or revised policies into existing student, faculty, and procedures manuals
    • Monitoring faculty performance and alerting the Dean and Program Directors of any issues
    • Course development and course revisions and updates;

  • Ensures that procedures and policies for online courses, faculty, and students are available online and to all stakeholders;
  • Assists the Graduate and Professional Studies Council and the Dean to develop and maintain written policies and procedures for the operation of online programs;
  • Develops metrics for measuring the success of online teaching at NEC;
  • Assists the Dean, Program Directors, and Division Deans in the design and implementation of faculty training for online education;
  • Responsible for the operation of online courses in Blackboard:
    • Maintenance of Blackboard Training Course
    • Provides Blackboard Helpdesk service for all students, staff and faculty
    • Acts as the Blackboard manager providing all services for faculty and staff
    • Maintains current supportive documentation to assist faculty in LMS operation.
    • Acts at the Blackboard administrator in conjunction with the Blackboard Managers Group (BMG) to determine major updates, maintenance, etc;

  • Works with NEC's Information Technology department and Library to ensure that department and college objectives are realized in online and distance learning programs (e.g., supports technology maintenance and upgrades, promotes use of the library by online faculty and students, provides information to the Academic Affairs Office Manager for timely invoicing);
  • Reads and carries out research on topics connected to online learning and the design and implementation of innovations to improve online teaching and learning;
  • Works collaboratively with administrative staff to leverage the School's investments in information technology, knowledge resources and informatics, as they apply to the educational mission.
  • Participates in relevant committees and working groups of the College as determined by the Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs;
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • Evidence of specialized education or training in distance learning technology and instructional design preferred
  • Working knowledge, or ability to quickly attain such knowledge, of: departmental and campus policies and procedures; educational program content and objectives; online program coordination, delivery and management; relationships with vendors
  • Successful experience using technology that supports online learning (e.g., HTML, recognized course/learning management systems)
  • Successful experience writing and editing for specific purposes and audiences (i.e. online course materials, manuals, handbooks)
  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities on workflow
  • Must be highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Flexible; possessing the ability to wear different, "hats" on short notice
To Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (names and contact information) to: edtechsearch@nec.edu

Review of application materials begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
New England College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, veteran's status or disability in regard to treatment, access to or employment in its programs and activities, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities needing accommodation should contact the ADA Compliance Officer.

New England College undertakes to provide equal opportunity in all conditions of employment and to create an environment that welcomes, supports and celebrates diversity. Wherever an imbalance is found to exist, the College will make good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote persons underrepresented in the workplace.