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Manager of Digital Pedagogy (#679)

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Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the full-time position of Manager of Digital Pedagogy. Review of applications will begin June 22, 2018

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of RIS and part of the management team of RIS, the Manager of Digital Pedagogy provides leadership, direction, and planning for the broad range of offerings of the Digital Pedagogy group. This person manages a team of 3 librarian and instructional technology liaisons and 1 post-baccalaureate specialist; partners with faculty and students on the effective and critical integration of technology in teaching and learning; leads campus-wide support for these technologies, including the learning management and web publishing systems; oversees selected student-staffed LITS service locations; and participates in the day-to-day work of the team as a liaison to select academic departments and/or initiatives. The manager works across RIS to jointly ensure the integration and complementarity of support for RIS programs and services.

A key role for the manager from 2018-2021 will be to act as the technical and education coordinator for the College’s Sherman Fairchild Foundation grant, which is focused on the renovation and improvement of art-making facilities by incorporating new technologies into the spaces. In collaboration with faculty co-directors and other campus partners, the manager will: facilitate equipment purchases for the College’s makerspace; coordinate planning for the renovation and upgrade of the Media Lab and production studio; co-manage the grant budget; facilitate faculty hiring of student employees; help develop training for faculty who use the spaces targeted by the grant; and develop processes so that at the conclusion of the grant, LITS will be able to provide robust support for the arts and technology.

Primary Position Responsibilities

  1. Promotes the critical use of digital technologies in support of curricular innovation.

  2. Provides leadership, management, and direction for the Digital Pedagogy team and the team’s services and programs; oversees projects that improve the delivery of those services to the community.

  3. Participates in RIS operational and strategic planning and decision-making.

  4. Works directly with faculty and students on the daily work of Digital Pedagogy team and RIS group, including oversight of select LITS service locations.

  5. Serves as the technical and education coordinator for the College’s Sherman Fairchild Foundation grant from 2018-2021.

  6. Works to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

Required education and experience

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.

  • 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and support in an academic setting.

  • Demonstrated experience with instructional technology project management.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading projects with diverse groups of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others.

Desirable (but not required) experience

  • Experience teaching college students in any capacity.

  • Experience managing staff.

  • Experience with projects involving facilities, hardware, and software.

  • Experience with one or more of the specific technologies currently in use at Mount Holyoke (Moodle, WordPress, Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools).

We are actively building an organization that values the following skills and abilities. We want to talk with candidates who see themselves broadly reflected below:

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;

  • embraces meaningful change;

  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment;

  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively;

  • understands library services in an academic setting;

  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and show sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels;

  • prioritizes individuals’ rights to privacy and confidentiality; and

  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

This position may require travel in order to participate in consortial and professional meetings and events.

About Library, Information, & Technology Services, Research & Instructional Support, and Digital Pedagogy

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College’s academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals.

Research and Instructional Support (RIS), a group of 15 librarians and instructional technology liaisons within LITS, provides research support, information literacy programming, language learning support, library collections, and instructional technology support which advance excellence in teaching and learning. RIS is going through an exciting period of work (re)definition after reorganizing into four new teams: Digital Pedagogy, Research Services, Collections & Scholarly Communications, and Language Resource Center.

The newly-created Digital Pedagogy team facilitates the critical use of technologies in teaching and learning in a primarily residential setting. The team will refine, define, and grow a set of foundational technology offerings, which currently includes Moodle, WordPress, Zoom, the Adobe suite, and more; and will expand innovative uses of technologies in the classroom, such as augmented/virtual reality and tools for digital scholarship. The team is building capacity in data services for faculty and students; plays a key role in the campus’s Arts and Technology Initiative; works closely with the campus Makerspace community; and partners with other LITS units on the effective deployment of technology in classrooms and labs.

One of the first responsibilities of the new Manager will be to hire a new team member to support studio art, architecture, and film studies.

About Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Mount Holyoke is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.


Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.