Job Title: Coordinator, Digital Innovation
Division: Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Success
Reports: Assistant Provost and the Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
FLSA Status Salaried/Exempt
Type: Full-time, Regular
In collaboration with the Office of Information Technology (IT), the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) will create and lead a 21st Century Teaching & Learning Academy (CTLA) to promote a new and Innovative Digital Education campus culture and pragmatic state-of-the-art professional development opportunities for Lincoln University stakeholders and others. The university seeks to hire a Coordinator of Digital Innovation. The Coordinator of Digital Education Innovations (CDEI) is responsible for leading and managing the 21st CTLA. In addtion, the selected candidate for this position will provide campus-wide leadership in the appropriate and adequate identification and deployment of digital education systems’ resources to significantly enhance teaching and learning effectiveness and overall student learning outcomes pertaining to selected digital and broadband technology literacies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Coordinator of Digital Education Innovations will be charged with following duties and responsibilities:
- Provide leadership in the establishment of the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Academy (CTLA) on Lincoln University’s main campus.
- Develop and implement digital educational innovation that is inclusive of the following:
- Digital Literacy including…
- Digital Inquiry
- Digital Communication
- Digital Empowerment
- Digital Cooperation
- Plan and implement a National HBCUs’ Symposia on Digital Education Innovations (annually) in Effective Use of Educational Technologies in Teaching, Learning, and Practice.
- Provide leadership and oversight in the deployment of current technologies for students’ successes – i.e., laptop computers, etc.
- Lead the collaboration with IT, CETL, and appropriate faculty committees, academic support, and select student populations in establishing the train the trainer model. Focused technological areas will include:
- Broadband Learning
- Blended Learning
- Online Learning
- Digital Education and Literacy Best Practices including, but not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Adaptive Learning
- Adaptive texting
- Modalities in teaching and learning with technologies (inclusive of synchronous and asynchronous platforms)
- Gamming etc.
- Conduct periodic and systemic training, assessments, and workshops sessions for university stakeholders on use of educational technology tools in the teaching effectiveness through the University’s Student Learning Outcomes;
- Develop and implement programmatic policies and procedures in order to attain program goals and objectives
- Ensure the overall productivity and effectiveness of CTLA;
- Prepare and submit reports of Project outcomes
The candidate for this position must have and/or be able to demonstrate the following professional and educational skills:
- Functional knowledge of and mastery of digital literacy and exceptional use of digital technologies.
- Create, manage, lead, and facilitate workshops and trainings for faculty, academic support staff, and students.
- Research and facilitate workshops on educational technology professional development initiatives.
- Research and report on educational technology best practices.
- Demonstrated experience in Project Management.
- Impressive interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to administrators, faculty, students, and staff.
- Experience working with others from diverse backgrounds.
- Exceptional writing skills including writing reports with the use of adaptive and appropriate educational technologies.
- Work without constant supervision, make decisions, and demonstrate sound judgment.
- Able to handle multiple tasks and projects functionally while prioritizing other tasks.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Daily sustain a professional appearance and demeanor.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE::
- Master’s degree in Educational Technology and/or other related field (required).
- The ability to articulate best practices in digital literacy and the current use of select educational technologies.
- At least a minimum of four (4) years of successful experience in a respected educational technology position at college or university.
- Demonstrated experience motivating faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated experience in workshop planning and facilitation.
- Experience teaching in higher education (preferred).
- Experience presenting at professional development conferences.
- Certifications and Badges (preferred).
Work is primarily performed within a university campus environment. You may be required to work during evenings and weekend when necessary. Travel for administrative work is expected. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
Moderate lifting up to twenty (20) pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend and reach.