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Institution Northern State University
Working Title Director of Technology Innovation
Posting Number NFE00708P
Department NSU-Chief Information Technology Officer
Physical Location of Position (City) Aberdeen
Posting Text

Northern State University invites applications for a 12-month, exempt position as Director of Technology Innovation. This position serves as a primary resource for administrative and teaching and learning technologies through which faculty, staff, and students can explore, discover, and utilize a variety of technologies. This position will work with the other departments to support 21st century learning and business strategies. This position will coordinate the development and delivery of training solutions to improve the understanding of technology concepts, as well as consult on best practices for instructional and non-instructional use. The position will also work with staff to understand technology needs, coordinate and mentor staff to pilot programs to investigate new technologies and functionalities and promote technology adoption and training that works to meet campus needs. Working in concert with other technology departments, the position will provide leadership and guidance in the selection and adoption of various technologies and strategies to enhance physical and virtual classroom environments and facilitate the use of technologies in business and office settings to enhance productivity.
The Director position is also responsible for the oversight of the Technology and E-learning Fellowship program, the learning management system administration and facilitates the training and support for administrative, teaching, and learning technologies. This position is a key driver for continuous improvement and technology innovation.

Essential responsibilities of the position include:

  • Coordinating all activities of the department while upholding Northern’s mission, vision and values;

  • Providing consultation and training services to faculty in the use of effective teaching and learning technologies for face-to-face, blended and online learning environments; 3) Serving as a leader in the successful identification and adoption of campus technology for both instructional and non-instructional use;

  • Researching and demonstrating the use of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and administrative functions;

  • Assisting faculty and staff in selecting, evaluating and experimenting with various applications to support their needs;

  • Overseeing the Technology and E-learning Fellowship program;

  • Analyzing data to detect trends and draw meaningful conclusions on student, faculty and staff technology needs;

  • Working with faculty and other technical departments to help ensure academic materials meet compliance requirements for ADA, DOE and/or FERPA; DocuSign Envelope ID: 47A35F33-8DB9-4B8F-91BF-B0B6D34796D5

  • Fulfilling other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer.


  • Interview, select, supervise and evaluate department personnel;

  • Establish goals, strategies and work plans to ensure optimized operation of the department;

  • Oversee the Technology and E-learning Fellowship Program.


  • Master’s degree required, with focus in information technology, computer science or related field;

  • At least two years’ experience in management and supervision of professional personnel;
  • Preference for experience working in a technology department in higher education;


  • Strong technical knowledge of learning management systems and related instructional technology systems;

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with the Technology Services staff, the campus community and the regental system;

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;

  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrated knowledge of project management;


  • Working at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.


  • Works in a standard office environment;

  • Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends/holidays if necessary.


  • Position reports to the Vice President of Technology/Chief Information Officer who administers the NET Services Division

  • Position serves on the NET Services Coordinator’s Council

  • Position serves on various institutional and regental committees

Posting Date 10/17/2019
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/25/2019
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours


Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40+
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

 Position reports to the Vice President of Technology/Chief Information Officer who administers the NET Services Division
 Position serves on the NET Services Coordinator’s Council
 Position serves on various institutional and regental committees

Affirmative Action Statement

Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement

Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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Contact Information


South Dakota
Job Category:
Areas of Responsibility:
Innovation / Design
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)