Manager-Education Technology (Adult Education)



Manager - Education Technology (Adult Education)

District Office

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

The Adult Education (AE) Department provides District-wide management oversight and policy direction over the Adult Education programs, services and initiatives offered at the colleges, working to achieve the performance goal of increasing the number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college level courses.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The Manager – Education Technology provides strategic leadership, vision, management, and accountability for identification and deployment of new and emerging technology in Adult Education. In collaboration with the Adult Education leadership and the District Director of Instruction, this position will play an instrumental role in partnering with Deans, Managers, and Adult Educators in the transformation of teaching and learning within Adult Education at City Colleges of Chicago. This position will collaborate with stakeholders across the district to lead innovation and transformation in the field of teaching and learning at City Colleges of Chicago.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assesses opportunities and formulates strategies for leveraging technology to transform teaching and learning in Adult Education.
  • Manages continuous improvement cycles for online & hybrid courses in collaboration with the District Director of Instruction.
  • Develops and leads student onboarding processes for remote and hybrid modes of instruction, including collaboration with the Office of Information Technology for student email and computer access.
  • Collaborates with Adult Educators to provide regular opportunities to share innovation happening in their classrooms.
  • Establishes a regular schedule of Professional Development opportunities available to Adult Educators.
  • Consults with Adult Educators regarding educational technology needs and aspirations; coordinates solutions with vendors and Information Technology.
  • Conducts strategic data analysis, identifies insights and implications from institutional data on the use of educational technology and makes recommendations to administration.
  • Represents City Colleges of Chicago within the district as well as in the wider field of educational technology and innovation in the U.S. higher education arena. Works with teams on creating presentations, articles, and media artifacts to represent and promote CCC’s recognition in the field of digital education and teaching with technology.
  • Builds on existing or seeks new community partnerships that foster and promote the innovation of educational technology.
  • Stays abreast of adult education and industry trends, new technologies, and developing instructional strategies.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To Assigned Administrator

Direct Supervision None

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership for current and emerging digital technology in higher education or related industries or non-profit organizations.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • High level of proficiency in the use of digital educational technologies and systems to create and improve online and hybrid courses. Experience with Brightspace or other learning management systems required. Familiarity with Quality Matters standards for online instruction.
  • Experience teaching or training in a web enhanced environment highly desirable.
  • Experience in identifying, deploying, or managing digital educational technologies and systems.
  • Strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in the educational technology field highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to build and lead complex and diverse project teams.
  • Ability to build relationships with employees at all level of the organization.


Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.

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