Director, Learning Strategies 6/4/2020
University of Chicago
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3034102 Bus-Faculty And Educ Services
ABOUT THE UNIT
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.
Responsible for campus academic affairs functions, including general administration, administrative support, academic planning and analysis, academic programs, faculty affairs, faculty research and development, institutional studies, off-campus programs, teacher credential programs, and academic information systems.
CAREER TRACK AND JOB LEVEL
Writing Program Support
Develops teaching materials and researches new practices to incorporate into current courses. Develops and teaches free-standing writing courses and workshops on special topics to advance writing skills or undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors. Represents the Writing Program in meetings with faculty or University administrators and maintains writing program publications.
M2: Manages professional employees and/or supervisors. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.
The job manages a team of professionals responsible for the development of teaching materials and research of new practices to incorporate into current courses. Manages the development and teaching of free-standing writing courses and workshops on special topics for undergraduates, graduate students and instructors, to advance writing skills. Manages the development of specific writing materials upon request from different people in the University. Represents the Writing Program in meetings with faculty, divisional, or University administrators and maintain writing program publications. Manages the hiring process and develops and evaluates office procedures.
1) Manages a team of professionals responsible for the development of teaching free-standing courses in academic and professional writing., 2) Recommends program goals and manages their implementation. Develops and manages program curricula, policies, and procedures. Manages the program budget. Manages the hiring process and develops and evaluates office procedures., 3) Manages Program Staff. Manages program evaluation and documentation, including submission of required reports. Manages training and mentoring of instructors and evaluation of instructors. Manages information about the program and program jobs., 4) Develops and maintains relationships with academic and administrative units within the University. Consults with academic and professional writers in a wide range of fields., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
The Director of Learning Strategies manages the instructional design team at Booth and establishes the goals and strategic priorities for the area in line with the institutional mission. The instructional design team works closely with faculty and program staff to develop online and hybrid courses for graduate, undergraduate, and Executive Education programs. The Director will have a pivotal role in designing and delivering faculty development programs focused on effective teaching and learning strategies for online, hybrid and in-person settings.
1) Manage a small team of instructional design staff.
2) Collaborate with instructors on the pedagogical design and development of curriculum content by identifying existing content and developing a strategy to convert it into an online or blended environment.
3) Promote new learning technologies, delivery strategies, and pedagogy options to faculty.
4) Collaborate with faculty on the adoption of appropriate learning technologies to advance educational goals.
5) Work with faculty to experiment with emerging instructional technologies and teaching methodologies.
6) Investigate innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning to promote the use of specialized applications, equipment, and services, including face-to-face interaction as well as group, seminar, and online interaction.
7) Develop resources and services, including tailored training programs, documentation, online reference materials, learning modules, and seminars ranging from basic online course management skills to the advanced application of technology in teaching.
8) Maintain a thorough knowledge of instructional design research, principles and emerging applications of instructional design theories and instructional technology applications.
9) Maintain professional expertise in online teaching and learning, electronic pedagogy, and technology-based course delivery, including: learning management systems (LMS), multimedia and instructional course software, adaptive learning tools, multimedia presentation, web conferencing, and classroom technologies.
10) Monitor trends, identifies opportunities, and explores innovative solutions to teaching and learning problems.
11) Maintain a network of relationships with colleagues across campus, other institutions, and professional affiliations on an ongoing basis.
1) High level of proficiency in adult/online learning theory and principles and the ability to teach this information to others.
2) Comfortable interacting with and using consultative skills with a diverse group of faculty.
3) Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
4) Work independently and as a member of a team, take initiative, and adapt to dynamic and ever-changing environments.
5) Comfortable and skilled communicating with a non-technical audience.
6) Good organizational skills and high attention to details.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.