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14 Nov 2012

Full-Time Assistant Director, Instructional & Curricular Development (New York, NY)

New York University – Posted by TechWhirl New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Job Work Location: US
Position Title:Assistant Director, Instructional & Curricular Development
Posting Date:10-15-2012
Posting Number:20094257
 Band: 54 – Director
Level: A-Associate
Category: Administrative/Professional
Object Code: 100
Unit Specific Text:
New York University is becoming a Global Network University. We have created a structure that allows students and faculty to gather in key locales around the globe to forge new ideas, advance the questions we ask about the world, and create solutions for the problems that beset us all. Beyond NYU’s portal campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and, soon, Shanghai, lies a whole world of NYU global opportunity, including sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.New York University’s Global Technology Services division is dedicated to the strategic planning, implementation, and support of technologies across all of NYU’s campuses. The new learning innovation group will help faculty, academic departments, schools, and sites develop curricula informed by all of the technology now available as well as by our global resources (visit:

We are now building a new team and recruiting +/-20 instructional technologists, programmers, sys admins, videographer, and graphics professionals as well as individuals who specialize in statistics and language learning. Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested. Follow this link (the division is “Global Technology Services”):

Position Summary:
Work with NYU sites, schools, departments, and faculty members to plan the creation and/or use of instructional technology resources, including software, hardware, databases, media and data collections, and collaboration tools, to support the educational goals of NYU’s Global Network University. Manage staff of instructional technologists.
Qualifications/Required Education:
Master’s degree
Preferred Education:
? PhD preferred.
Required Experience:
Required Experience? Experience developing online learning services;
? Experience developing dynamic websites with CSS, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, and Ajax;
? Broad experience with one or more web content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, Plone or Drupal;
? Experience designing graphical elements of web applications;
? Broad experience working with image, video, and animation software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and others;
? Experience with a range of statistical software packages, such as SPSS, R, S+, STATA, and others;
? Experience with geospatial software applications, including ARC GIS and Google Earth;
? Experience leading teams working on a variety of projects simultaneously;
? Experience working independently as well as cooperatively with colleagues and clients required;
? Experience working with other information technology professionals and vendors on joint projects required;
? Experience creating rapid prototypes for projects;
? Experience evaluating the usability of web user interfaces;
? Extensive experience developing web sites and implementing graphic design work on the web;

Preferred Experience:
Preferred Experience? Experience providing formal instruction, preferably at the college level;
? Prefer experience working with faculty and students in a higher education institution;
? Prefer experience with the development of e-learning tools;
? Prefer experience in a higher education institution, especially developing and/or supporting research and teaching innovation;
? Prefer experience collaborating with college faculty on application development;
? Prefer experience developing and supporting complex, data-driven projects in a LAMP environment;
? Prefer successful experience writing grants and managing grant-funded instructional technology projects

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:(include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities? Demonstrated ability to manage software development teams;
? Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets, schedules, and tasks;
? Demonstrated ability to develop and lead faculty training initiatives;
? Broad knowledge of productivity, media editing, geo-spatial, statistical, modeling, and other common classes of software typically used in instruction;
? Broad knowledge of web browser/client side of standards such as: HTML, CSS, XML, DHTML, JavaScript, Ajax, and other evolving standards;
? Demonstrated ability to evaluate graphical user interfaces;
? Must have an understanding of classroom technologies including networking, projectors and other media equipment typically found in networked classrooms;
? Must be comfortable and competent working with the following client-based operating systems: Apple Mac and iOS, MS Windows, and Android;
? Must have good knowledge of the Sakai CLE environment
? Must be conversant with LMS tools available, including Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and Canvas;
? Excellent written and oral communication skills;
? Interpersonal and team building skills;
? Creative problem solving abilities and initiatives;

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:(include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities? Knowledge of assessment theories and strategies as well as the ways in which they have been implemented with technology in education;
? Knowledge of the computer game industry from a technical, theoretical, and educational perspective;
? Knowledge of game engine platforms such as Unity 3D;
? Familiarity with Web 2.0 technologies such as Google APIs;
? Experience with data visualization tools;
? Familiarity working with PHP, Python and relational databases (i.e. MySQL, SQLite); and,
? Experience working with clients/customers on complex projects.

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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