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Director of Instructional Media Development

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The Director of Instructional Media Development provides strategic leadership for, and day-to-day management of, educational video and media production within Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS). Reporting to the Senior Director of Learning Services, the Director leads a team dedicated to agile development of a variety of instructional media and video products, including studio productions, animation and graphics, virtual and 3D simulations, and other e-learning objects. This position defines and drives innovation in instructional media production for the digital learning experience for distance, online, and flexible delivery offerings for Virginia Tech courses and faculty professional development. In order to successfully fulfill these responsibilities, the Director actively participates in TLOS leadership conversations, builds relationships with external partners, manages expectations of internal and external clients, and coordinates project planning, delivery, and reporting activities.

In addition to personally producing high-quality media products in a variety of formats, the Director of Instructional Media Development performs the following managerial functions:

- Serve as a member of the leadership team for the TLOS Learning Services group, coordinating projects with the Director of Instructional Design and the Director of the Professional Development Network.

- Supervise the work of instructional media developers and video studio personnel, overseeing the recruitment, training, professional development, coaching, and evaluation of assigned employees.

- Build strategic partnerships within TLOS and with faculty and administrators across Virginia Tech.

- Identify and pursue opportunities for instructional media development in TLOS’s program-level engagements and within individual course offerings.

- Collaborate with TLOS project managers to establish project plans that provide appropriate resources, ensure course launch dates are met, and document completion of tasks and major milestones.

- Manage projects to ensure high levels of faculty and student satisfaction, including oversight of project scoping, instructional development, delivery, and follow up.

- Ensure that all materials follow best practices for universal design for learning, accessibility, and user experience design, and are aligned with Virginia Tech’s brand guidelines.

- Develop and employ metrics for measuring the success of TLOS’s instructional media development efforts to regularly evaluate and refine the team’s work.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree, or an equivalent level of combined educational and professional experience.

- Significant experience in a media development environment, demonstrated through a portfolio of polished media products.

- Proven track record of supervising and mentoring employees to achieve their potential.

- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment, ensuring that high-quality products are delivered on schedule and within budget.

- Successful experience developing and managing relationships with a range of partners through excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment and a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced degree in a field related to media production, instructional design, or education.

- Documented instructional design or media development experience in a higher education setting.

- Broad knowledge of technology-enhanced learning environments, tools, services, and pedagogies in use in higher education, ideally including the Canvas learning management system.

- Experience working with university faculty and administrators to create high-impact media products.

Pay Band

$75,000 - $85,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Judy Alford at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 30, 2024
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