FT Department Chair, Educational Technologies (12M)

FT Department Chair, Educational Technologies (12M)


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location


Main Campus - Smithfield, NC


$55,632.00 - $75,492.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Closes: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, August 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others in a collaborative leadership position is required. Knowledge, skills, and ability to manage personnel and plan innovatively for the organization; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to work collegially in a complex, changing higher education environment.


Education Minimum:  Bachelor’s in Education, Instructional/Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Business or related degree.

Experience Minimum:  Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience that includes managing and supporting online instruction or training and educational technology. High level of competency with learning management systems (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas, etc)

Experience Preferred:  One (1) year of supervisory experience, and experience in providing professional development/training.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of University Studies & Educational Technologies, this position works in collaboration with faculty, staff and students to provide high-quality learning environment. The Chair provides strategic leadership for the college's learning management system, the Jaguar Office of Learning Technologies (JOLT), STUDIO T, and the LIVE Teaching Studio. The Chair promotes effective teaching and learning through the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of educational technology. The Chair provides instructional design guidance.


 Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees implementation, administration and support of the College’s Learning Management System, its ancillaries, and other educational platforms.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff members to ensure professional development and operational effectiveness.
  • Provide technical consulting and oversight for the design, development, and implementation of instructional content, courses, and projects.• Provides technical and training to users, especially faculty in the use of instructional technology.
  • Provides guidance and consulting to distance education leaders and other academic leaders across the college in a variety of disciplines regarding instructional design strategic decisions.
  • Tracks and reports faculty compliance/non-compliance with course quality and accessibility requirements.
  • Participates in course approval decisions for all distance education courses.
  • Designs and supports quality standards in faculty training and course developments.
  • Designs and develops strategies and resources to support students in the online learning environment.
  • Oversee inventory management of classroom and other designated instructional technology equipment.
  • Fosters a campus culture that embraces the strategic use of educational technology
  • Explores and develops strategies to leverage data from technology platforms to improve student learning.
  • Partners with faculty, staff and students to identify, analyze, and explore the college's teaching and learning technology needs and identify instructional gaps
  • Supervise and evaluate staff members to ensure professional development and operational effectiveness.
  • Serve on college committees as needed.
  • Establish and evaluate educational technology policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Manage relationships with vendors and third-party service providers.
  • Comply with all US Department of Education, SACS, NCCCS, and/or other accreditation criteria as required.
  • Assist Associate Vice President with the development of operational and capital
     technology budgets.
  • Manage the department’s online teaching certification program.• Assist in the planning, compiling, and submitting of proposals, reports, and other appropriate materials related to educational technologies and online education.• Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as the Associate Vice President may designate.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise and evaluate all personnel within the area of responsibility, supervise workload and timely execution of tasks, provide training and resolve conflicts. Ensure that reporting personnel have annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the college, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.


Additional Information:

Language Skills                                            

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills                                                  

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and interest. 


Reasoning Ability                                                      

  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of the program


Technical & Computer Skills

  • Demonstrated experience with learning management systems. 
  • Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of classroom technology.
  • Ellucian Colleague experience a plus 
  • Visual design skills (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency with video editing tools (Camtasia, Premiere Pro,)
  • Proficiency with e-learning authoring tools (Articulate Storyline, Articulate, Rise, Captivate)Instructional design skills
  • A complete knowledge of Microsoft Products as used in overall management in an educational environment is required. Experience creating training using various authoring tools. Experience with online course delivery systems such as Blackboard.


Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit and is occasionally required to stand; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and stoop or kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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