Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, California | Learn to Create. Influence Change.

Title: Director of Educational Technology

Department - Information Technology

Type - Full-time staff


As Art Center realizes its mission to 'Learn to Create' and 'Influence Change,' the College is poised to lead educational technology in new and innovate ways to transform art and design education. Dedicated to this new focus, the successful candidate will collaborate closely with faculty, staff, and students in developing educational technology plans, and help articulate a vision for the application of technology in teaching and learning that align with the Collegeís strategic plan and academic priorities. S/He will bring demonstrated management skills with proven ability to train and influence others in the creative uses of technology in an educational environment, with emphasis in strong leadership, project management, interpersonal, and customer-centric/user-experience skills to effectively manage and implement various educational technology initiatives.

  • Provide oversight for educational planning and assessment in the uses and application of educational technology; cultivate and sustain excellent rapport and communications with faculty, chairs, and staff to facilitate curricular innovation, advocate for new ideas, and support the needs of various programs on campus
  • Work closely with the Provost, Department Chairs, Library, Media Support, and IT to recommend and direct the development, design, and implementation of a variety of teaching and learning technologies, including, but not limited to, the Collegeís LMS, lecture capture tools, digital assets, new classroom and alternative delivery technology, and other technology adjuncts to traditional classroom teaching
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Development office, build and implement new training initiatives in the uses of instructional and classroom technologies, as well as new and alternate technologies, to support faculty in the proper uses of technology and to assist in achieving academic goals and professional development
  • Research and lead development initiatives to identify emerging technologies, industry trends and best practices that are appropriate to the Collegeís environment; apply research-based practices to design and implement appropriate educational technology solutions to support a variety of programs; continuously review and advance current procedures and practices; advise faculty and staff on new methods to facilitate and improve the learning experience; develop and maintain outreach and training programs for faculty in the use of current and emerging technologies
  • Work with College leadership to identify new models of blended and/or low residency programs, and faculty of continuing education courses, to help develop online coursework and programs; facilitate the digitization of curriculum by recommending and providing critical tools and training for those components
  • Direct and manage the educational monitoring of active courses in the LMS for quality assurance†
  • Working with the Provostís Office, ensure online-based faculty provides a strong, student-focused educational environment through consistent adherence to course rubrics, student competencies, and course pedagogy


  • Minimum of Masterís degree in Educational Technology or related field; Doctorate preferred
  • Proven ability to lead others in the creative uses of technology in a learning environment
  • A strong record of exemplary strategic planning and budget management skills; experience project managing large and complex initiatives
  • Extensive knowledge of the fundamental principles of pedagogy and learning, and application of technology to the teaching and learning process
  • Extensive knowledge of research-based best practices in instructional design and student learning assessment for teaching and learning
  • Expert knowledge of trends and future directions of technology in the learning environment, and ability to effectively advocate for new ideas; experience in, and knowledge of, trends in the fields of art and design are highly desirable
  • Strong collaborative skills working with a variety of diverse academic and administrative constituencies, often with competing priorities
  • Ability to direct and coach chairs and faculty to develop course content for blended/low-residency delivery
  • Experience teaching using an LMS system; experience with the design and implementation of one or more LMS is desirable
  • Knowledge in the production of audio and video content in support of teaching and learning, and digital media, electronic media presentation, production, and distribution tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills


To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to hr@artcenter.edu

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