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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
PROJECT MANAGER, LABORATORY FOR INNOVATION AND LEARNING (LITL) (C1972)
Deadline: August 26, 2020
This posting represents a one-year full-time contract position.
Reporting to the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, the incumbent manages small to medium-sized, project-defined teams of project leads, student interns and technical and pedagogical support professionals. He/she oversees the overall coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of assigned digital strategy projects.
- Manage and coordinate a portfolio of pedagogical innovation projects through the complete lifecycle using an agile mindset and methods.
- Manage and facilitate the innovation processes for small cross-functional teams to ensure that work is efficient, timely and always prioritizes learner needs.
- Oversee a formal system of evaluating usability, user/learner experience for testing prototype ideas and functionality.
- Collaborate with the Director to identify and pursue funding opportunities for the Lab and its projects.
- Adapt and continually enhance innovation processes to maintain efficiency, productivity and priority on learner needs.
- Act as a liaison between LITL executives and project teams to coordinate changing priorities and scope to ensure the successful support of the project portfolio.
- Build and maintain strong relations with members of the local ed tech start-up eco-system and other potential project partners
- Work with the Director to build appropriate lab, project budgets, and manage spending and financial reporting.
- Prepare and present communication documents on vision, methodology, progress/status reports and impact of the Lab and its projects, including press releases, grant applications, committee updates, etc.
- Organize and facilitate working sessions with the broader Concordia community and beyond to stimulate creative thinking and ideation of potential innovation projects.
- Deliver reports on project performance, manage project risks, and inform proactively of any risks.
- Stay abreast of current trends in Higher Education and learning technologies.
- Undertake other tasks as requested by the Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Software Product Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Educational Technology) with four to seven years of related work experience in managing innovation projects.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field desirable.
- Certification in Agile Project Management is an asset.
- Background or demonstrated interest in learning science or education are assets.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French.
- Excellent communication and writing skills, including the ability to communicate project portfolios.
- Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of innovation and project management.
- Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities in a team dynamic.
- Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and critical thinking for guiding team-based project work.
- Experience or demonstrated potential to supervise staff and budgets.
- Training with Agile project management techniques and tools. (e.g., Scrum)
- Proven experience in strategic planning, risk management, conflict management and change management.
- Strong technical skills with affinity for learning new technologies.
- Working knowledge of collaboration platforms such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Trello.
- Highly adept at planning (short- and long-term) and organizing.
- Team player.
$ 86,255.00 - $ 102,989.00 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 26, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
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