Director of Educational Technologies, Academic Systems

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

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Director of Educational Technologies, Academic Systems - University Information Services

The Director of Educational Technologies is responsible for oversight and strategy of the University’s core enterprise scholarly systems.  S/he may assume the Principal Technologist’s responsibilities in his/her absence for all matters related to the Principal Technologist’s responsibilities.  The Director of Educational Technologies provides leadership and vision for the direction, support, development and implementation of scholarly systems.


A key duties of the Director of Educational Technologies include but is not limited to:

  • Alignments scholarly systems with the missions of the university and its constituents.  

  • Oversees the research, design, and implementation of new scholarly systems and system enhancements based on University needs and changing technologies.

  • Liaises with the leadership of key areas within the University, as well as with vendors and peer institutions as appropriate.

  • Developments and deploys appropriate information technology practices for security, change management, project management and business recovery planning.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with relevant course work in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field(s)

  • Minimum ten years of relevant technology management experience

  • Must possess a strong knowledge of scholarly systems, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience working in a team environment

  • Must demonstrate ability to ensure quality of work force through the development and implementation of standards and documentation as well as professional development plans

  • Experience in higher education or related industry required

  • Must demonstrate strong project/personnel management and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in the following desired: client/server, distributed processing, project management

  • Demonstrated proficiency in team building and staff management experience

  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and execute information systems project plans that meet requirements on time and under budget

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and effectively managing project budgets

  • Significant experience with web-based technologies including HTML, JavaScript, XML

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the development of applications in Unix or Windows environments using advanced programming languages (Java, C, PERL) 


Preferred qualifications

  • Graduate degree

  • Significant prior experience with Pedagogical systems such as Course or Learning Management systems, digital library initiatives, or experience in an academic environment  

  • Experience in working on “cutting edge” projects to service ‘enterprise’ customers strongly

  • PMP Certification or equivalent experience


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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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