General DescriptionEstablished in 1986, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education is a nationally recognized authority on educational technology. CTE's mission is to promote equal access, transform instruction, and create leadership for change. CTE is a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization that develops new research-based products and methods for teaching educators to fully integrate technology into the learning environment for all students. CTE is recruiting a full-time Project Administrator to assume a leadership role to implement the Professional Development for the Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities The primary responsibilities of the Project Administrator will be to provide leadership on CTE's Online Learning/Professional Development team to guide the development and implementation of innovative technology-rich professional development practice for early childhood initiatives at CTE. This person will work in coordination with the Senior Program Director for Learning, Engagement and Design to manage the work of the EC-CAS projects including:
- Defining and clarifying multiple project scopes
- Developing and maintaining detailed project plans
- Collaborate with internal staff and external partners around professional development implementation; measuring project progress and determining corrective actions to keep the project on track; and leading the development of technology tools and online learning products in coordination with CTE staff and external partners.
The project scope includes:
- Gathering technical requirements for developing online learning tools and products
- Leading the development of instructional materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles
- Providing consultation and recommendations for interface design, sequencing of instruction, use of assessments, and online interactive activities
- Provide consultation with faculty, staff, and external partners on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems to implement full-scale professional development across multiple states.
In addition, the Project Administrator will work with external educational partners and information technology partners to develop online content and new technology tools, as well as enhance existing technology tools.
This person will be interacting with national and state leaders and will have the ability to independently make decisions. This person will serve in a leadership role and will coordinate professional development activities for the various initiatives on this project.
Time spent on job duties:
Leadership and supervision of professional development implementation: 60%
Includes oversight of the implementation, communicating with national experts/external partners
Project management duties: 25%
Includes planning, organization, tracking progress, evaluating progress, guiding team through requirements gathering processes for tools and online learning experiences with outside experts
Instructional design: 15%
Includes providing consultation for design of online content plus instructional design activities