Georgia State University

Program ID:GSU-CLPTO [#13995, 19000712]
Program Title: Chief Learning Officer (working title: Chief Learning and Program Transformation Officer)
Program Type:Administration
Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Marketing / Business, Marketing, Sponsorship
Appl Deadline:2019/09/30help popup (posted 2019/07/02, listed until 2020/01/02)

*** the list date or deadline for this program has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University seeks a Chief Learning and Program Transformation Officer (CLO) whose role is to design, develop, and implement creative student learning experiences that brings RCB’s purpose, values and brand promise to life. Higher education is well in to a period of substantial change. Digital technologies not only require new courses of study, but they also allow us to reconsider the types of in-person and virtually-enabled experiences that we provide students both on and off-campus. It is an exciting time where what we do, and how we do it, are ripe for reinvention.

At Robinson we are creating a new kind of business school - one uniquely capable of enabling people from all backgrounds to realize their creative potential and become leaders that shape the future in an era of digital transformation. The CLO will play a critical role in transforming the way we design academic programs, how we curate and deliver developmental experiences, and how we advise students as they journey through their studies in this digital era.

The Chief Learning and Program Transformation Officer reports to the dean of the college and is a member of the college’s Executive Committee. Working with department chairs, faculty directors, students, alumni and industry stakeholders, the CLO will develop processes, and a supportive culture that results in programs and experiences that promote academic and career success. The successful candidate will possess a range of characteristics, skills and experiences including: The integrity, credibility, and communications capacity to work across the college, university and external stakeholders to build a commitment to, and culture of, market-oriented program and student experience development and deployment. Specific skills in this area include interdisciplinary thinking, process analysis and improvement, the ability to mediate various stakeholder groups, business analysis, consulting, and comfort interacting with senior academic and industry leaders. Knowledge of academic business models is preferred. Has experience with and understands how digital platforms and analytics can be used to design engaging content and personalize offerings. The creativity and experience to advance technological engagement capabilities in a university-setting for students participating in both face-to-face and virtual learning environments - and an understanding of how digital platforms and analytics can be used to design engaging content and personalize offerings. The intellectual and cultural range to work externally with alumni, employers and other senior business executives in Atlanta and beyond. Ideal candidate will have: Master's degree and six years of related experience and six years of supervisory/managerial experience; or a combination of education and related experience Exceptional record of overseeing the development and implementation of progressive educational experiences and managing the development and delivery of in-person and virtual learning programs that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives, providing personal leadership through example. Proven ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels. Demonstrated ability to assess student needs using a variety of methods including direct observation, assessment of learning reports, surveys, interviews, and focus groups. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results-driven, team-oriented environment. Experience in instructional design, corporate learning environments, and user experience is valued, as is an MS, MBA or terminal degree. Exceptional record of coordinating the work of others through example. Revenue generation mindset a must Duties and responsibilities will include:

STUDENT-CENTRIC PROGRAM DESIGN: Promote a student-centric approach to the design of our academic programs. Partnering with the senior leadership of the college, internal stakeholders (faculty members, directors, academic advisors, student experience directors, etc.) and external stakeholders (alumni, advisory board members, human resource and chief learning officers of employers, etc.) to identify the learning objectives and the student experiences that are relevant to academic and career success. Share findings with broader constituencies and translate them into action. Be able to make pragmatic design decisions that balance the competing needs of students.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES: Design, develop and implement creative student learning experiences that focus on experimentation, innovation, real world immersive projects, and more generally, experiences that enable students to realize their creative potential and deliver on Robinson’s brand promise.

DIGITAL PEDAGOGY: Facilitate faculty adoption of technology solutions for teaching and learning that are consistent with leading-edge practice. Oversee instructional designers who evaluate new eLearning materials for possible adoption; help faculty members create educational podcasts, videos and other digital content; design and revamp both new and established learning models; implement feedback from program reviews; facilitate faculty learning how to successfully deliver material in virtual environments; and research new innovations in both learning design and education. Work with College and GSU IT to secure and successfully integrate technology platforms that deliver best-in-class digital experiences to students and other stakeholders.

ADVISEMENT: Oversee student advisement processes and establish and monitor metrics for early detection of challenges that students are facing and design innovative interventions to provide students with advice and support to overcome challenges.

MEASURE IMPACT: Work with program governance bodies, marketing leadership and with career advancement professionals to ensure that program content, format, pedagogy and other design parameters are consistent with best practice and are continuously evaluated and improved.

PROGRAM PROMOTION: Partner with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to effectively market the college’s various programs and activities, and to build our brand presence and awareness. Support Robinson’s web and social media strategy to assure it provides an engaging, interactive, and meaningful source for information.

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