We just opened the search for a newly-defined position at Trinity College, Hartford CT:
The Director of Educational Technology. . . will provide vision, leadership and pedagogical support for the College’s teaching and learning environment. The core responsibilities of this new position will be to cultivate strong relationships with the faculty of the college, ensure that projects are aligned with ITS and college goals, and champion new initiatives. The Director will identify project goals, prioritize tasks and coordinate implementation with other IT staff. The Director will participate in planning activities, budgeting, staffing and policy decisions as part of the Information Technology Services management team. The position reports to the Director of Information Technology Services and manages a team of Instructional Technologists and the Learning Space Manager.
Trinity students using laptops during study group
The qualified candidate will have five years’ experience in a related position and understand ways in which technology enhances teaching, learning and scholarship at liberal arts colleges. Must be a good listener and responsive to faculty academic interests. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in building partnerships with constituents, developing quality solutions and always striving for excellence in customer service. The successful candidate must demonstrate initiative, actively explore new technologies, work independently as well as effectively collaborate with the team. Experience managing technical teams and/or leading projects of varying complexity is a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree is a plus: Leadership Skills; 5+ years of experience in Educational Technology; Strong collaborative working style; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Involvement in professional organizations; Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems such as Moodle.
To apply, see the full job posting. The applications review process will begin in March; search will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Information Technology Services at Trinity, visit the ITS website
As one of the faculty members on the search committee, I’m reaching out to prospective candidates through my own networks, such as THATCamp, NITLE, ProfHacker, and relationships developed through digital scholarship projects such as Writing History in the Digital Age and On The Line. Furthermore, as co-chair of Trinity’s Information Technology in Education Committee (ITEC), I can attest that we have a good working relationship between IT professionals and faculty, who regularly collaborate to offer workshops, course development grants, and a new discussion group to experience and evaluate digital courses and their implications for liberal arts learning. Our Director of ITS, Sue Aber, created this position to build on our strengths and expand for the future.
Trinity is one of the few nationally-recognized liberal arts colleges located in a capital city, and urban and global initiatives are one way that we define our institutional mission. As a small, residential liberal arts college, with a student/faculty ratio of about 10:1, we cultivate rich learning opportunities for undergraduates. This position has the potential to develop working relationships with other campuses, including nearby Wesleyan University and Connecticut College (members of our CTW library consortium), and institutions in the Five College Consortium (Amherst/Northampton, MA is 45 minutes to the north) and New Haven, CT (45 minutes to the south). Hartford is located halfway between Boston and New York City (each 2 hours away), and is known to some as the Mason-Dixon line of the Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball rivalry.