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Title Director, eLearning
Division Research and Innovation
Category Administrative Staff
Type Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $91,146 - $121,527
Band 13
Campus Casa Loma/St. James/Waterfront
Effective Date ASAP
Duties  
Reporting to the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI), the Director of E-Learning will have primary responsibility for the implementation of the College’s Digital Learning Initiative. The role focuses on development of e-learning at the College and the use of academic computing tools to support the College’s Academic Plan. The Director of E-Learning is responsible for working with the Academic Computing (AC) Team, College faculty and other key stakeholders to promote the use of information technology in the creation, organization, analysis, and presentation of curriculum, experiential learning and applied research.
 
 
  • Leads the implementation of the Digital Learning Initiative as established by the Academic Computing Committee and the College’s Academic and Senior Management Committees. Functions as the primary lead in promoting the use of academic computing to advance excellence in teaching and learning and to ensure Academic Centres have a full understanding of the strategy including: instructional design, the primacy of learning outcomes, student access to learning materials, collaboration among students, communication between students and faculty and online feedback and evaluation tools.
  • Ensures that GBC leverages information technology to deliver on its promise of excellence in teaching, learning and research, specifically as it relates to program content, program delivery, digital learning, experimentation and innovation, field education, applied research, accessibility and evidence-based planning.  
  • Works in partnership with Information Technology Services (ITS) to ensure alignment between the Academic Computing Committee and ITS in terms of planning, resource allocation and Service Level Agreements. Provides strategic leadership and direction for the research, analysis, development and implementation of Academic Computing IT policies, procedures, guidelines and services, ensuring alignment with overarching College IT principles and policies, in collaboration with the CIO and VPRI; communicates corporate IT policies and standards and to promote compliance among Academic Centres.
  • Collaborates with the Academic Deans, Chairs, faculty members and Information Technology Services (ITS) staff in the planning, development and implementation of the Digital Learning Initiative and related systems/applications that are aligned with short and long-term academic learning objectives, strategies and business plans of the College. 
  • Leads and manages the e-Learning and Teaching Innovation department, including instructional designers, media developers, technicians and service providers; oversees team building and development including recruitment/selection, training/development, succession planning, recognition, employee/labour relations, performance management and any required disciplinary action, to ensure optimal human resources capability and competencies for the delivery of effective leadership to Academic Computing.
  • Engages in annual business planning with the Deans and provides strategic advice and information on emerging trends in e-learning. Manages tendering processes related to department projects including preparation of Requests for Resources, Requests for Information, and Requests for Proposal for acquisition of external consultants and services, in consultation with Purchasing staff.
  • Leads and/or participates on various AC committees, task forces and working groups.
Qualifications

 

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Instructional Technology (IT), Education or related field or equivalent.
  • At least 9 years’ experience in an E-learning leadership role, including work experience in an academic environment is required; proven leadership and management experience in hiring, training, coaching, mentoring, motivating, performance managing and developing staff. Experience managing staff in a unionized environment is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; superior interpersonal skills; ability to interact, engage and persuade staff at senior levels; demonstrated experience in negotiating complex agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading projects including planning, managing and leading a range of Academic IT special projects, leading the delivery of Academic IT policies, systems, operations and services for Academic Computing; demonstrated success in overseeing all areas of project management from concept to implementation to outcomes management.
  • Proven financial management experience in planning and managing project and departmental budgets of varying scope and complexity.
  • In-depth knowledge of application software and hardware used to support instruction, including learning management systems, content repositories, portfolios, content management and creation, and mobile learning.
  • Proficiency in distributed learning, instructional design, and multimedia and mobile technologies.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership in a diverse work environment.
 
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
 
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.  George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Competition # 14-009
Closing Date Open Until Filled