As a key leader within the University Learning Centre/Gwenna Moss Centre, the Program Director provides hands-on leadership for the University of Saskatchewan’s faculty and instructor development initiatives, setting strategic priorities, planning and developing learning programs, and supervising
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) is a part of the University Learning Centre (ULC) devoted to promoting and supporting excellence in teaching for all university instructors (faculty, staff and graduate students). It also provides advice and consultative services to faculty members and academic units engaged in program, curriculum and instructional design or re-design. Reporting to the Director of the ULC, this position provides both high-level strategic leadership as well as hands-on direction to staff, and planning/development of GMCTE programs.
The individual in this position is expected to build relationships, negotiating cooperation in faculty programming, with leaders from various units on campus and beyond. The work involves managing multiple projects with diverse interests to positive conclusions. The individual in this position works both independently and as part of a team, on various centre, university and external committees, and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. The work consists of a challenging blend of the operational and the strategic, requiring exceptional organization and communication skills as well as considerable patience and flexibility.
SALARY RANGE: $68,000 to $114,000
Education: A PhD or equivalent with specific training in higher education.
Experience: A minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in university faculty development, curricular and program design, or instructional design is required. Teaching experience at the university level is
essential. Leadership and managerial experience including working with faculty as learners as well as managing and mentoring professional staff are required. Substantial experience with e-learning
technologies and project management techniques is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to build and lead a team, to motivate people to pull together, and to simultaneously juggle a number of projects; the ability to develop long-term strategic plans and to carry these plans to fruition; the ability to liaise effectively with individuals from all sectors of the university (faculty, staff and students); excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to maintain attention to detail; the ability to work independently as well as in team environment; ability to apply research methodologies to evaluate
programming and make recommendations for future practice; a demonstrated high level of energy and empathy; and proficiency in a broad range of computer technologies including learning management systems and web applications.
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