The Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning (VPTL) Learning Spaces team designs, provisions, supports, and maintains over 190 general-use classrooms and 100 informal learning spaces in locations all over campus including the student residences. Classrooms range from large auditoria to flexible classrooms and small seminar rooms, and technologies provided include audio-visual systems, lecture capture, and centrally managed computers. The team operates the Lathrop Learning Hub which includes the Digital Language Lab, create:space makerspace, and Tech Desk, offering student technology support and services.
The Senior Director, Learning Spaces will provide overall leadership for campus learning spaces and, working with other key leaders and stakeholders, will develop and enact a long-term strategic vision that creates synergy between formal and informal spaces and the operations/maintenance of classrooms and residential learning space. This position reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer and Associate Vice Provost, Learning Technologies and Spaces.
JOB PURPOSE: Hold responsibility for the leadership, broad oversight, and implementation of strategic and tactical planning involving management and operations of teaching and learning facilities and support staff /managers for a school or VP area.
Lead strategic planning; multiyear project prioritization, planning, and funding, and strategic condition assessment programs. Develop strategic plans and oversee implementation; consult on space inventory and allocation; research and recommend learning environment policies and practices; identify long-range learning space project/program needs.
Work with other campus leaders to align learning space vision and strategy with University long-range planning, with information technology strategy, and with current and evolving teaching and learning needs.
Partner with VPTL's Center for Teaching and Learning and the Stanford Center for Professional Development to facilitate student learning and faculty instructionblended and online as well as face to facein the provisioning of team support for the University's physical and virtual learning environments.
Create and maintain sustainable funding models for extensive inventories of learning space equipment and technology.
Define and prioritize activities of directors and managers who lead learning space support and maintenance groups and who oversee other professional and student staff. Evaluate performance and lead staff development.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or an equivalent combination of technical education, training, and experience. Ten years of related, progressively responsible experience requiring extensive leadership and strategic expertise in facilities operations, maintenance, and planning, performing duties similar to those listed above.
Advanced degree and extensive experience with classroom and learning technologies, their affordances and uses for teaching and learning are preferred
Experience managing a variety of both formal and informal learning environment with measurable success.
Experience with a variety of learning technologies that support synchronous, asynchronous, and blended or hybrid modalities.
Experience with universal design principles and practices.
Experience with evidence-based evaluation and assessment of learning spaces, such as pre- and post-occupancy space assessment techniques.
Classroom teaching experience, preferably in higher education.
Experience studying or working on a primarily residential campus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with theory and research on learning environments and with best practices in learning space design.
Familiarity with current and evolving teaching practices in higher education, including active learning pedagogies.
Familiarity with current and evolving student learning practices, strategies, and the needs of diverse learners.
Demonstrated experience managing large service or facility organizations.
Proven ability to work effectively with faculty and senior staff and to engage stakeholders in high-stakes projects.
Demonstrated experience as a senior manager with responsibility for developing and mentoring managers and senior professionals in a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills; ability to articulate vision and strategy to diverse audiences.
Certifications and Licenses: None
Location: Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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