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Harvard University HarvardX Project Lead II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50192BRAuto req ID:50192BRJob Code:383657 IT Project Plan/Management Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:HarvardX Project LeadSub-Unit:Interfaculty Initiatives Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Degree in education, instructional technology or related field plus two years of related field or work experience (advanced degree may count towards work experience).

  • Strong project management skills in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities.

  • Proven successful work experience in educational media, education publishing, academic technology or teaching and learning support.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred.

  • Strong background in video production is preferred.

  • Professional experience and demonstrated ability in at least three of four domains: Project Management, Course Design, LMS Technology and Media Production.

  • At least one year direct teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Familiarity with research methodology and assessment approaches in education.

  • Strong understanding of higher education pedagogical contexts and priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and manage temporary project staff and students from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of expertise.

  • Demonstrated expertise in multimedia, learning technology tools and project management applications.

  • Aptitude for learning and applying new technologies quickly and effectively.

  • Ability to work consistently and constructively in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Experience working with copyright and intellectual property issues.

  • Track record of effective development of course or curricular materials.

  • Ability to implement basic coding in html, xml and javascript.

Additional Information:Please see req# 50191BR for HarvardX Senior Project Lead posting. We will only be filling one of these positions.Department:HarvardXPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.Job Function:Information Technology Duties & Responsibilities:HarvardX is looking for a creative and energetic Project Lead to develop educational media and curricular materials for both online and residential education at Harvard. The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, an advanced degree in education, instructional technology, or related field or 2 years professional work experience producing interactive, multimedia educational project.

The HarvardX Project Lead is a member of the HarvardX Instructional Development (ID) team, reporting to one of the ID Managers. The Project Lead oversees the conception, development, delivery and assessment of high quality, high impact online learning experiences for HarvardX. The Project Lead typically oversees a portfolio of 3 to 6 projects, including initial project launches, version 2s and reruns.

The successful HarvardX Project Lead combines an academic sensibility, an understanding of creative/media approaches to learning, the focus to work effectively within a fast-paced, open office environment, the diplomacy necessary to manage and work within matrixed teams, and rigorous project management. The Project Lead is a creative problem solver who prioritizes and frames constructive options and team approaches to resolve conflicts, work within operating constraints, or identify technical solutions.

Specific Duties

  • Works independently and collaboratively to lead the development of high-quality courses / learning experiences in alignment with HarvardX pedagogical, production, technical, research, project management and administrative practices.

  • Ensures the timely development and implementation of curriculum and project plans, negotiating an appropriate balance among existing practices, available resources and opportunities for innovation.

  • Communicates regularly and effectively with assigned project faculty, team members, and stakeholders. Works productively with faculty throughout the course development process.

  • Supervises the contingent staff HarvardX hires for specific assigned projects.

  • Develops and manages budgets for assigned HarvardX project(s), with established parameters.

  • Maintains HarvardX project documentation in effective and timely fashion.

  • Participates in and contributes to HarvardX internal team meetings and projects as well as activities focused on reflective practice, integration of research, and pedagogical innovation.

  • Represents HarvardX in Harvard and professional communities of practice, as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:University Administration EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.