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About Holyoke Community College:

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for. For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options. The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Applications, the Technology Innovation Manager is responsible for implementing services that support faculty in the creation and utilization of new multimedia and emerging technologies in the curriculum and also in support of the College's strategic plan.  The Technology Innovation Manager will work collaboratively with the Center of Excellence to support student learning through learning design and the use of technology.  This includes partnering with faculty in the learning design process to make the best use of available teaching methods in exploring new technologies that can support student learning.  The Technology Innovation Manager will coach and empower delivery teams to adopt a culture of innovation to better serve students and stakeholders. This position will support the incubation of creative and innovative ideas and projects to reimagine the educational experience through a wide variety of academic and emerging educational technologies. The Manager will further serve as a subject matter expert in utilizing technology to scale, grow and increase the effectiveness of on-going operations.  The innovation manager will continually challenge the status quo to help move the institution toward greater student outcomes through the effective use of contemporary and emerging technologies.


  1. Consults with and advises faculty in effective use of instructional media and technology.

  2. Collaborates with Classroom Technology Manager and subject matter experts, consultants, external partners, faculty and students to design and test high impact innovations built on sound cognitive science and learning experience design methodologies.

  3. Integrates technologies such as social networking, mobile technologies, and other applications.

  4. Remains current and share knowledge about developments in academic and emerging technology.

  5. Serves as a staff expert on technological trends and equipment in the market place and articulate how these trends will impact and enhance the student experience.

  6. Provides support and resolves educational technology issues in collaboration with other staff members.

  7. Facilitates implementation of instructional media innovations.

  8. Participates in collaborative technology projects across the college.

  9. Serves as a staff expert on technological trends and equipment in the marketplace and articulates how these trends will impact and enhance the student experience.

  10. Oversees multiple innovation projects to meet cost, scope, and schedule constraints.

  11. Develops and executes an innovation roadmap in enabling key capabilities and customer outcomes.

  12. Ability to roll up your sleeves to assist with delivering innovation projects while empowering other department leaders.

  13. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area of specialization; Strong track record for growing innovation capability and maturity within the organization; Two to four years' developing  platforms to take ideas from concept, operation, to scale; Three plus years' scoping, leading and delivering innovation initiatives; Passion from moving out of the status-quo and leading change that makes an impact; Ability to understand instructional needs and acquire the tools necessary for cutting edge and innovative instruction, student engagement, and learning laboratory experimentation; Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in educational technology and an intrinsic desire to learn new and emerging technologies that apply to education; Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Business Management, Information Technology and Computer Science or Engineering experience; Desire and/or proven ability to engage in visioning with senior leadership for fostering an environment of pedagogical innovation and digital creativity, including online learning; Three plus years' providing technology solution in a college environment.

SALARY RANGE:   $62,403-$65,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

HOURS:  37.5 hrs./week


EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) - When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
  • List of references with names, email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE:    August 13, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.  All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

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Job Category:
Manager / Supervisor
Areas of Responsibility:
Innovation / Design
Job Level:
Mid-level position
Job Sector:
Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)