The Digital Learning Solutions Project Manager is a member of the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), reporting to the Director of Digital Learning Solutions (DLS). The Project Manager provides project management for the overall development and delivery of DLS professional education online courses, creating engaging professional learning experiences and compelling course content that enhances retention and knowledge transfer.
Responsibilities of the Project Manager include overseeing the conception, development, delivery, and assessment of professional education digital offerings. Working closely with assigned faculty and instructional, production, technology, and research staff, the Project Manager recommends plausible formats and delivery options for professional education courses.
The Project Manager coordinates closely with MIT staff and third parties to design and deliver courses meeting or exceeding scheduling and budgetary targets. The Project Manager also assists in reviewing proposals and preparing business cases for new DLS programs.
The Project Manager may work on special projects, such as in marketing and communications for an array of ODL professional education courses, as needs arise.
- Develop professional education learning experiences aligned with ODL pedagogical, production, research, technical, and project management practices.
- Lead implementation and update of project plans, defining scope, objectives, challenges, budget, and timeline.
- Ensure effective communication with faculty, project team members, and stakeholders.
- Develop and maintain project documentation.
- Assist faculty in defining instructional goals for DLS programs.
- Work to include best practices and learnings from educational research.
- Write copy and instructional text for DLS programs; research/select/create appropriate images and multimedia assets.
- In coordination with lead faculty, select exercises and activities that enhance the learning process and determine criteria to evaluate learners’ performance; develop and review assessment instruments.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and/or third party stakeholders.
- Lead and/or perform Quality Assurance, beta testing, and/or copy editing processes for DLS/ODL courses.
- Hire and supervise any contingent staff that DLS hires for specific assigned projects.
- Perform data analysis and reporting on DLS programs.
The Project Manager has a demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork, reflective practice, high quality pedagogy, and timely project completion. S/he balances competing demands in the innovation space while keeping the project team focused on delivering robust professional education online learning experiences. The Project Manager is a creative problem solver who prioritizes constructive options and team approaches to resolve conflict, negotiate operating constraints, and find technical solutions.
The Project Manager combines academic expertise, an understanding of creative approaches to learning, the diplomacy necessary to manage and collaborate within matrixed teams, and robust project management skills. S/he demonstrates a deep appreciation for the experience and needs of MIT faculty and global learners who engage with ODL content.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Strong project management skills with a track record of success from previous experiences.
- Prior work experience in higher education, instructional design, educational technology and/or teaching & learning.
- Basic understanding of higher education pedagogical contexts and best practices for learning design derived from research.
- Aptitude for learning and applying new technologies quickly and effectively.
- Ability to work consistently and constructively in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
- Excellent client-facing interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
- Robust organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and manage team members from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and levels of expertise.
- Experience with with learner management systems and teaching technologies.
This is a temporary, one-year temporary renewable on an annual basis.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.