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Director, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies

Closing Date: 
Wed, 10/17/2012 - 5pm
Full Time
Posting status: 

This is a replacement recruitment of an existing position.

Royal Roads University is seeking a Director of our Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies who is passionate about learning. Royal Roads University is the only public university in Canada created solely to address the knowledge needs of the global economy and the BC labour market through applied and professional programs - our flexible, innovative learning model is integral to our success.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Student & Academic Services, you will lead teaching and educational technology support services that continuously improve on the rich learning experience upon which Royal Roads University has earned a strong reputation for quality and innovation.

You will lead your talented team of three managers and a total of approximately 20 instructional designers, elearning technologists, interactive media developers, instructional media technicians, and audio-visual technicians in the provision of instructional development, integrated elearning technologies, and media support services. Drawing upon your thorough, current knowledge of pedagogy, the appropriate application of technologies to learning, you will develop a unit strategic plan that will guide your annual service plans. You will continuously refine our faculty development framework and coordinate the delivery an ever-evolving suite of faculty development opportunities. Your understanding of copyright and FOI/POP will help to ensure that systems prioritize compliance with legislation. You will forge strong internal and external working relationships with the Deans, School Directors, faculty and others and engage with external organizations to form partnerships to innovate in educational delivery and design. As a senior leader you will contribute to the University’s goals, managing your unit’s human, financial and capital resources in keeping with annual performance development plans, budgets, and key performance indicators.

Our ideal candidate will possess an optimal combination of the following:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (distributed learning, educational technology, educational psychology) and a minimum of 10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and educational technology, including current trends and issues
  • Knowledge of the principles of adult learning and the methods of instructional design
  • Extensive experience and professional connections in the fields of teaching and learning
  • Experience working with external clients and partners
  • 5 years management experience which includes supervising a team of professionals
  • Demonstrated management skills
  • Proven excellence in the areas of Team Leadership, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Change Management, Customer Service, and Developing Others

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Royal Roads University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in e-format) to:

Competition # 12-078-M0021
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2600 ext. 4431

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe PDF format.

The competition will open on September 26, 2012 and will close on October 17, 2012 however; the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Please call 391- 2600 ext. 4789 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

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