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Learning Technology Solutions, Director Overview
- Work Type: Professional
- Job Code: 75293
- Pay Grade: P13
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Director
- Family: Information Technology
- Function: Learning Technology Solutions
The Director of Learning Technology Solutions provides leadership and vision for the effective use of technology in instruction at Boise State University. As a unit of the Office of Information Technology, Learning Technology Solutions supports teaching-related technology infrastructure, with a particular focus on the strategic use of technology-enhanced pedagogy, exploration of innovative uses of instructional technology, support for faculty; it serves as a catalyst for ongoing quality enhancements in the use of technology in teaching and learning environments. The director builds and sustains relationships with faculty, chairs, deans to facilitate curricular innovation, advocate for new ideas, and support the needs of various units on campus.
Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations or manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial and physical resources and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or Computer Science and a minimum of 8 years work experience in the same type of work and 5 years supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Work experience in Higher Education Academic and Learning Technologies environments required. Experience in higher education IT leadership.
- Work experience in a BlackBoard LMS environment required.
- Solid understanding of learning theory and pedagogy is required.
- Experience in coordinating training for system end users on complex topics is required.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, direct and supervise development, technical operations, project teams responsible for the central mission critical technical systems and applications of a university.
- Demonstrated ability to manage large and small projects on time and on budget.
- The ability to recruit, train, supervise and evaluate qualified staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Experience developing, managing, reporting project and organizational operating budgets.
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting policies.
- Teaching experience in the classroom and on-line.
- General understanding of data security and data privacy concerns related to student information.
- Experience in operation of a PC and peripherals, Google Apps, MicroSoft Suite, including Project and Visio. Knowledge of BlackBoard LMS and related embedded and educational content creation systems.
- Ability to commit resources and establish priorities for personnel, equipment, funds to support LTS/OIT projects, project milestones, the daily operations of the division, department and the University.
- Ability to make personnel decisions – task and project prioritization, hiring, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations, merit increase decisions and if need be, terminating people in the division.
- Ability to perform development of the budget and allocation for services to the campus.
60% of Time the Learning Technology Solutions, Director must:
- Implement, execute, support OIT and Learning Technology Solution objectives while balancing needs and budget available.
- Develop and align OIT/LTS strategy with the teaching and learning needs of academic programs.
- Supervise personnel in the division either directly or through other supervising personnel, including hiring, completing performance evaluations, scheduling and distributing work assignments.
- Review and manage the fiscal operations of the department.
- This position will liaison with State Government contacts and with other Idaho university positions to assist with state-wide LMS support and instructional technology collaborations. Develop strategies and provide leadership with the State Board office and other organizations like the Idaho Educational Technology Association.
- Resolve service issues/complaints from students, faculty, staff.
- Builds strong relationships and manages and cultivates partnerships with Colleges and internal departments especially CTL and the IDEA Shop.
- Learning Technology Solutions responsible for approximately $1,000,000 or 6% of OIT budget.
35% of Time the Learning Technology Solutions, Director
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Learning Technology Solutions, Director
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
General Office – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. General office work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
May be required to travel with overnight stays.
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business needs, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.