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Director of Professional Learning

Apply now Job No: 500827
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Faculty & Ldrship Devel Prog - 204521
Pay Grade: B - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you an energetic, creative and engaged leader who is passionate about advancing student success and helping faculty and staff excel and find great joy in their work? If so, The University of Dayton, Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center (LTC) is seeking a Director of Professional Learning to lead the development, coordination, marketing. implementation, facilitation, and assessment of professional learning for faculty and staff. This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

The Director of Professional Learning leads initiatives focused on inclusive classroom environments, pedagogy, student success, innovative instruction, evidence-based practices, and classroom assessment. This position works collaboratively with the Ryan C. Harris LTC staff, and campus partners on various professional learning initiatives, and engages with area Universities through the Strategic Ohio Council of Higher Education, and other professional learning societies. To learn more about Ryan C. Harris LTC, the University's laboratory for innovation in learning and teaching, please visit https://udayton.edu/ltc/index.php.

Dayton is an affordable, vibrant, and reenergized city, with numerous arts organizations and venues, located in close proximity to Cincinnati and Columbus, and a short drive to Indianapolis and Cleveland. This is a full- time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay. Dayton was named as #5 in the nation on Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings report and offers the lowest housing costs among Ohio’s other largest metros and UD was named best place to work in the 2022 Best of Dayton list. With a burgeoning downtown area boasting the Schuster Center with regular Broadway tours and home to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, 20 expansive metroparks, a bike (and now scooter!) share program, and several historic neighborhoods, and all four (mild) seasons, this is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's Degree
• Experience working in higher education
• Experience leading, developing, and facilitating professional learning opportunities
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff
• Available to work occasional evening/weekend events
• Commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion
• Effective problem solving and project management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Master’s degree in education, higher education administration, or related field
• Experience leading, developing, and facilitating professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff
• Demonstrated evidence of effective teaching experience in higher education
• Collaborative experience working on projects, grants, or publications with colleagues across disciplines
• Demonstrated understanding of higher education environments
• Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment
• Supervisory experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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