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Position at Rhode Island School of Design: Computer-Based Design Courses Manager

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 2, 2004, 3:15 p.m.

Manager, Computer-Based Design Courses
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI Job Code:  
Posted: Aug-19-2004   - Department: Continuing Education
- Full-time

OVERVIEW: Develop, plan, staff, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all CE technology course offerings. Supervise the following certificate programs coordinators: Advertising for Print, Broadcast + Internet; Computer Animation; Print Design Process + Production; Video Editing for Digital Postproduction; Web Design/Development; and Fast Track Computer programs and assorted Young Artist and Pre-College programs. Work to help integrate technology into non-technological areas of CE and help plan for the advent of online learning efforts. Supervise the Computer Lab Specialist and co-supervise the Programs Assistant. Work with the director and others in tailoring courses for the public to meet the particular needs of area businesses. Advise students and faculty as necessary and conduct orientation sessions. Make recommendations concerning software, hardware, lab facilities, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Prepare draft copy of seasonal (spring, summer, fall, winter) Extension course catalogs, sections of the Summer Studies and Pre-College catalogs, faculty and student handbooks, and orientation and training materials. Work closely with the CE Marketing Manager on initiatives for these programs. Participate in establishing annual goals, objectives and action plans for technology dependant CE programs. Develop and implement academic policies and procedures, establishing criteria for assessment, portfolio review, and program completion. Develop new certificate programs in the area of technology. Manage and oversee the implementation and evaluation of those programs. Monitor budgets and staffing plans.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree, or equivalent education and a combination of experience in art design, technology, and/or adult education desired. Minimum BFA, BA/BS required. Three to five years experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation, preferably in a continuing education environment. Experience in an arts school or organization, or as a consultant will be considered. Familiarity with emerging technologies, network issues, software applications and platforms relevant to web design, animation, graphic design, digital post-production for video, 3D modeling, digital photography, and game design, etc. is required along with proficiency with business and educational applications of such technology tools. Excellent writing and math skills are required. The ability to remain current with post-secondary level technology and teaching trends in the fields of art and design as well as training curriculum for the corporate sector is desired. Familiarity with registration database software and Excel, along with the ability to assess the technology knowledge level of potential course instructors is desired. Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team.

To apply, visit http://www.risd.edu/about_jobs.cfm.