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Friday, June 24, 2011

F/T - Director of Digital Learning - NY Hall of Science, Qns NY

Director of Digital Learning

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is internationally recognized as a leading science and technology center with a reputation for excellence in visitor experience and innovative hands-on exhibitions and programs.  Annually, NYSCI serves an audience of 500,000 visitors that reflect the immense diversity of the greater New York metropolitan region.  NYSCI is an innovation laboratory that is committed to promoting new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

NYSCI is seeking an individual to lead NYSCI’s expanding strategy for leveraging digital technologies for a wide range of audiences. In this role, the candidate will need to be well versed in current and emerging digital technologies; will be able to weave uses of these technologies in teaching and learning experiences; and have the skills to manage current programs and grow digital learning initiatives at NYSCI. Working closely with senior leadership at NYSCI, the position will be encouraged to develop new funding sources in conjunction with potential funders.

  1. Leading NYSCI’s strategic growth in the integration of digital learning technologies across programs
  2. Working collaboratively with NYSCI staff and outside partners to create and implement large and small-scale projects for schools and families
  3. Managing project team to accomplish goals
  4. Managing staff to maintain and upgrade educational technologies
  5. Collaborating with IT staff in the implementation of major infrastructure upgrade
  6. Other tasks as requested by Senior Vice President for Education and Public Programs

  1. Minimum – Masters degree in a science, technology, engineering, math, or education field.
  2. An experienced practitioner in education-related digital technologies
  3. At least 5 years experience managing complex projects
  4. Experience in leading grant-funded projects and strategizing new funding sources
  5. Familiarity with constructivist learning theories and evidence of applying ideas to projects
  6. An effective collaborator, coordinator, team builder, and mentor and who is skilled at leveraging the talents of others and solving problems.
  7. Excellent communication and writing skills

The New York Hall of Science offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Preeti Gupta, SVP, Education & Family Programs,
SUBJECT LINE MUST SAY: Director of Digital Learning Application