Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) is seeking a Director of Technology (Instructional Technology Manager) to serve in its Center for Learning Design and Technology (CLDT). EP is the division of the Whiting School of Engineering that serves online and part-time students across 22 engineering and applied science master's degree and certificate programs.
The Director of Technology for CLDT will manage staff and operations of technologies and infrastructure relevant to supporting the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty and students. Leading a team engaged in instructional technology and support, the director of technology will partner with internal teams and external vendors to meet the needs of our clients. Our services include the evaluation, selection, and implementation of learning technologies, support of course development and delivery, and leading digital initiatives. Our clients include faculty, marketing and communications staff, department administration, instructional designers and support specialists, among others. We maintain technology in dozens of classrooms and studios across two campuses (Homewood and the Applied Physics Laboratory) as well as maintain the instructional technology infrastructure, and support of that infrastructure, for the division.
Our selected candidate must have a proven track record of keeping numerous, rapidly changing digital projects and people working toward a common organizational goal and be proficient in balancing the needs of multiple audiences. We are seeking a person with expert communication skills and broad experience in multimedia who is able to gather and solicit feedback from both technical and creative teams, and translate that feedback into a sustainable product vision. The Director of Technology for CLDT is a strong collaborator and results-driven project manager.
Our ideal candidate will partner directly with university leadership to improve instructional technology use and adoption at Johns Hopkins Engineering, as well as arrive with a background successfully leading instructional technology or product management teams at another organization. This position reports to the assistant dean for media and technology in the Center for Learning Design and Technology.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Manages staff and operations of the Instructional Technology function of the Whiting School of Engineering.
Influences larger learning technology decisions as they affect the Whiting School of Engineering.
Collaborate with University leadership to provide input on the procurement and implementation of Enterprise systems. Oversee technical support to ensure quality and timeliness of responses.
Has overall accountability for accessibility compliance. Audits practices to ensure alignment with ADA/508/UDL.
Develops training the trainer programs which deliver faculty/SME professional development opportunities.
Ensure team members and technology assets are current as they relate to trends in distance learning in higher education, best practices for online professional development, and effective practices for teaching and learning online.
Serves as the project sponsor on all major projects. Oversee and approve use/purchase of new software and systems. May act as project implementation leader.
Oversee quality assurance. Establishes quality standards and accountable for meeting standards.
Develop policies and procedures for faculty and staff regarding online resources, using collaboration and communication tools, and allowing students access to course information.
Helps manage team budget. Negotiates with vendors on behalf of school.
Management of a team of full time Instructional Technology staff members, as well as contractors and part-time staff.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Graduate Degree in Instructional Design or Instructional/Educational Technology or in a related professional field
Five years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
At least five years of experience in managing a digital product or technology team.
Experience managing technology products with cross-functional teams including engineering, design, and project management counterparts to deliver high quality products.
Certification in agile project management or scrum.
Experience tracking and analyzing user engagement.
Level of Independent Decision Making:
High level of independent decision making.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Instructional Technology Manager Working Title: Director of Technology - EP Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,435 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 9am to 5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: EP Personnel Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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