Director of Digital Learning - Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Sep 29, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

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Director of Digital Learning - Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is the center for teaching excellence and innovation at Georgetown University. CNDLS staff members, in addition to faculty and graduate affiliates, are engaged in advanced research on teaching practices, assessment techniques, instructional and learning design, media development, and technologies to enhance student learning. Whether rethinking course design, assessing curricula, or creating a dynamic digital archive, CNDLS works to align teaching practices with student engagement and learning. CNDLS is an integral part of Georgetown's efforts to rethink the Future(s) of Higher Education and the Center has recently developed Georgetown's new Master of Arts in Learning and Design, a program at the cutting edge of the future of innovations in teaching and learning in higher education.

Georgetown University's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) seeks a Director of Digital Learning to lead a growing set of initiatives related to technology-enhanced teaching and learning, including the second phase of Georgetown's Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning. The person in this position will play a key role in Georgetown University's new Master of Arts in Learning & Design program Master of Arts in Learning & Design, will manage a number of established projects and programs, and will pursue new opportunities for growing CNDLS' portfolio of technology-enhanced learning initiatives with a diverse team of academic professionals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Digital Learning will join the executive leadership team. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the unit responsible for Technology-Enhanced Learning at CNDLS, and will work closely with the Director of Faculty Initiatives, the Director of Learning Design and Research, the Managing Director, and the Executive Director to help guide CNDLS support of the University's teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Leads exploration of role technology and innovation have in learning, such as the Faculty Colloquium on Technology-Enhanced Learning and a suite of faculty-directed technology-enhanced learning projects. Envisions, manages, and operationalizes experimental, future-directed initiatives such as support for innovative classrooms and virtual technologies.
  • Advocates for the understanding and judicious use of technology-enhanced learning across the university The Director of Digital Learning should demonstrate creativity, ingenuity, and a keen interest in the latest developments in educational technology.
  • Models positive and value-creating outreach to new constituencies on campus, reasoned advocacy of technology-enhanced learning, an unwavering service orientation, and a robust team-oriented approach to work.

The Director will have the possibility of teaching within Georgetown University's new Master of Arts in Learning & Design—a new and innovative graduate program launching in fall 2017 and designed to help train students to become learning designers, instructional technologists, academic analytics professionals, and leaders in higher education.


  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred, and 7-10 years of related experience, including 5 plus years of teaching and leadership experience in a related field in higher education
  • Established record of engagement in research, public scholarship, and large scale, inter-institutional initiatives
  • Deep familiarity with mandates and best practices for technology-enhanced learning
  • Technical facility with market-leading learning management systems (Canvas in particular), technology tools for learning, and workplace collaboration/communication tools
  • Exhibit an engaged, empowering leadership style that promotes both personal initiative and effective collaboration across CNDLS' cross-cutting teams
  • Experience with design thinking processes, including visual and strategic design
  • Familiarity with the cultures and needs of university environments
  • Proven record of positive, productive consulting interactions with faculty and students
  • Proven record of initiative, diplomacy, and excellent professional judgment
  • Demonstrated progressive managerial experience, both of programs and of people
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design, deliver, launch, and maintain new initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex programs concurrently
  • Ability to balance competing priorities with sound judgment

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EEO Statement:

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