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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

PROJECT MANAGER, LABORATORY FOR INNOVATION AND LEARNING (LITL) (C1972)


Posted on: August 13, 2020
Deadline: August 26, 2020
Grade: N/A

Note

This posting represents a one-year full-time contract position.

Scope

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.

Primary responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Salary

$ 86,255.00 - $ 102,989.00 per annum

Union/Association

N/A

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.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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