Director of Educational Technology

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

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond.Mount Wachusett Community College is located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of Educational Technology provides positive leadership in the development and implementation of strategic approaches to integrating technology into the curriculum. Partnering with faculty and staff on the design of the learning experience through the purposeful use of technology and media, the Director provides support and training to faculty and staff and advises Academic Deans and other college leaders in the uses of educational technology. The Director is responsible for maintaining awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology while supporting users at all College instructional sites.


  • Provides educational technology guidance and expertise for the College. Identifies educational technology needs, and develops, strategies and implements solutions. Stays current in the field to ensure best practices;

  • Acts as a technology coach for faculty and staff in the development and maintenance of technology-based curricula and in applying technology to teaching and learning to maximize the use of existing and emerging technologies in and out of the classroom. Trains faculty and staff in using technologies in and out of the classroom. Creates and facilitates professional development on use of Blackboard learning management system;

  • Serves as primary Administrator for Blackboard LMS and provides technical support for students, faculty and staff by responding to requests for help/support: in person, phone, email, and escalated Help Desk tickets as required;

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for contract negotiations and services offered by Blackboard and other educational technology vendors. Keeps the college current with NC-SARA;

  • Supports faculty in the implementation of e Learning tools to include publisher materials and textbooks. Collaborates with the bookstore and IT to address ed tech issues with course implementation;

  • Monitors and improves online course offerings in collaboration with Academic Deans;

  • Works with College Marketing Department to create and maintain a campaign to improve online program and course enrollments;

  • Supports and strengthens the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative on campus. Attends statewide OER meetings and events to represent the college;

  • Works closely with Disability Services to ensure courses are accessible to students and technology is being fully utilized to improve accessibility across the campus;

  • Works with student clubs and activities to support educational technology in and out of classroom;

  • Leverages emerging educational technologies, learning science research, and learning analytics to design and evaluate learning experiences to better utilize technology;

  • Partners with Media Services and the Division of Planning, Development and Institutional Research on the purchase and installation of educational technology;

  • Attends Massachusetts Colleges Online meetings, retreats, and conferences as campus liaison and provides input on consortium initiatives and contracts;

  • Engages in new educational technology activities to include conferences and workshops;

  • Serves on college committees as needed;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in educational technology or closely related field and three (3) years of experience;

  • Broad general knowledge of curriculum development and instructional practices;

  • Experience delivering professional development to educators and knowledge of best practices in adult learning;

  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills;

  • Knowledge of current and effective educational technology tools;

  • Experience with Blackboard, Windows, ChromeOS and mobile devices;

  • Experience using video creation and video captioning technologies;

  • Experience working in an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in educational technology;

  • Experience working with community college faculty and students;

  • Five (5) years of experience in the field.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: $70,000.00-$80,000.00


Hours per Week: 37.5

Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

How to Apply

The following documents are required:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date: May 2020

Applications accepted up to and including May 7, 2020

Applications received after May 7, 2020 MAY be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).