Director of Academic Technologies and Innovation/Chief of Academic Technologies Officer (CATO) California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, at-will, exempt position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Generally, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Night and weekend shifts as necessary.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 26, 2020.
Required Application Materials Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words)'
Typical Activities Under the supervision of the Vice President for Information Technology Services & Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technologies and Innovation/CATO leads the faculty-facing Department of Academic Technologies and Innovation (ATI), whose mission is to provide leadership and support for the effective and innovative use of technology in teaching by California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB's) faculty. The ATI/CATO Director leads twenty ATI staff in the provision of world-class customer service to their CSUSB faculty clients. The ATI Director also provides direction and vision for the successful deployment and integration of web and media-based technologies online and in the classroom, including emerging learning technology tools appropriate to pedagogy in instruction, and provides support for digital media and distance education initiatives. The director oversees a staff of instructional designers, instructional technologists and information technology consultants, who work with faculty directly and in collaboration with the Faculty Center for Excellence (FCE), the Teaching Resource Center (TRC), the Office of the Provost, and CSUSB's academic Deans and department chairs.
The incumbent of this MPP (management personnel program) administration position will lead transformative projects using information technology that facilitates effective pedagogy and academic success and encourages faculty's technology-facilitated research endeavors. Responsibilities include: Effectively and efficiently leading and managing ATI's staff to deliver world-class service to faculty through collaboratively developed technology solutions for academic and research purposes; collaboratively developing ideas on the effective use of technology for teaching, learning, and research; nurturing departmental projects from idea to deployment; and developing and maintaining ATI staff's knowledge of innovative teaching and learning technologies such as CSUSB's learning management system (LMS), Blackboard; pedagogically effective third-party applications which integrate with the LMS; multimedia technologies for video, audio, and immersive learning; student response systems; and e-portfolio software for faculty and students.
The ATI/CATO Director must work in a collaborative, collegial, and courteous manner with the leadership and staff of the FCE; the TRC; the Library; the offices of the Provost, Deans and department chairs; and with faculty and students across the institution. The ATI Director will actively collaborate with other academic areas to identify, develop, and promote effective uses of learning technologies.
Responsibilities include the following:
Department Leadership and Management
Work with the Vice President/Chief Information Officer and other Division of Information Technology Services leaders to develop and execute ITS's strategic plan as well as ATI's annual operational plan in alignment with ITS's and CSUSB's strategic plans.
Create and maintain a culture of faculty client-centeredness and dedication to world-class customer service within ATI, and lead the effort for ATI's continuous improvement in these areas
Foster good morale, team spirit, and dedication to the goals of the ITS strategic plan among ATI's twenty staff members
Lead the development and deployment of systems to measure and assess ATI performance and productivity
Manage ATI's budget, hiring, contracts, and partnerships
Design, maintain and execute a fair and effective staff performance evaluation process.
Support ATI staff members responsible for the Accessible Technology Initiative and CSUSB's accessible media services
Support the Director and staff of ATI's xREAL Lab in the execution of its vision, mission, objectives, and strategies.
Support the ATI Assistant Director in developing and managing multimedia production (including video and audio) for faculty and campus events.
Support the ATI Assistant Director in researching, evaluating, recommending, and designing classrooms and interactive learning spaces and public areas of the campus.
Collaborate on and/or lead the production of public-facing ITS/ATI events such as TechFest, town halls, TechTalks, and technology-related conferences.
Assist other ITS leaders in the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies and procedures regarding academic software and hardware, reporting, database access, copyright and license compliance, backups, system security, project plans, and status reports.
Academic Technology Services to Faculty
Provide leadership for innovation and support in all areas of academic technologies including CSUSB's online programs, technology-mediated learning, and strategies to promote, enhance and enrich teaching through current and emerging technologies.
Foster cooperative relationships with all members of a diverse academic community.
Facilitate faculty's outreach with academic technologies to members of the diverse Inland Empire community, for which CSUSB is an anchor institution.
Oversee effective promotion of ATI's services to CSUSB's tenure-line and adjunct faculty members and academic leadership.
Manage the development and presentation of effective and timely workshops on academic technology topics of high interest and utility to faculty.
Manage academic technology application contracts and work with consultants and vendors of hardware and or/software products to evaluate and troubleshoot products and services.
Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience:
A Master's degree is required.
At least two (2) years of tertiary-level teaching experience is required.
At least two (2) years of supervisory experience in an academic setting is required.
Experience in leading and managing organizational units using strategic plans and alignment of operations with goals through assessment is required.
Demonstrated experience of integrating technology into the teaching/learning process required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of theories and practices of instructional design and technology is required.
Demonstrated competence in developing innovative instructional technology projects is required.
History of managing and supervising complex ITS operations within established timelines is required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills is required.
A Doctorate degree is preferred.
Some experience in managing supervisors is preferred.
At least five (5) years of full-time teaching as a tenured faculty member at a tertiary-level institution is preferred.
Supplemental Information A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.
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