Assistant Director of IT for Teaching, Learning, and Research Experience

Williamsport, PA
Full Time
Mid Level
Join Our Team: Lycoming College is hiring an Assistant Director of IT for Teaching, Learning, and Research Experience

Lycoming College, one of the nation’s oldest residential liberal arts and sciences colleges, invites candidates for its Assistant Director of IT for Teaching, Learning, and Research Experience.  With a first-rate undergraduate education and an increased commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community that supports all faculty, staff, and students, we are seeking candidates who can support and contribute to our mission and 2021 strategic plan.  This full-time position represents a unique opportunity for a dynamic professional to lead and innovate in the intersection of technology and education. 

The Assistant Director plays a critical role in overseeing instructional and research services and leveraging technology to enhance educational experiences across the campus. Collaborating closely with faculty, students, and IT colleagues, the selected candidate will drive the strategic implementation of technology in labs, classrooms, and technology-enabled spaces, ensuring high-quality standards and supporting the college's mission of fostering innovative teaching and learning practices.

Who We Are: 
Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts and sciences colleges and is becoming increasingly recognized for the quality of its experiential programming and for students gaining the skills needed upon graduation in today’s world. Students partner with faculty in doing original research, thrive in a robust program of internships, study abroad in more than two dozen countries, and compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Lycoming College’s strong endowment per student provides the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College offers more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to about 1,100 active learners, including 30% international and domestic students of color. Students represent 25 states and territories and 15 countries.  

The College proudly celebrates and values the principle of inclusive excellence. In support of its commitment to establishing an inclusive and equitable campus, Lycoming College seeks to recruit more faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups with the recognition that doing so advances institutional excellence.  

Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.  

What will I do in this role?
  • Lead and manage the User Experience, Teaching and Learning Technologies, and Research Services teams within IT Services.
  • Act as a strategic contributor across various IT teams, including On-premises & Cloud Infrastructure Services and Library Systems.
  • Oversee the support and maintenance of technology-enabled learning environments in coordination with professional and student staff to ensure reliability.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with academic departments to align technology support with evolving educational needs.
  • Champion innovative instructional technologies and manage resources to support educational innovation.
  • Plan and organize professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students on standard software packages, instructional technology, and innovative technology. 
  • Maintain ongoing relations with academic departments to ensure appropriate support levels and communication concerning evolving needs for teaching and learning.
  • Manage a budget that supports funding for innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Support and maintain the Learning Management System (LMS) application environment.  This includes the integration of data for courses and user access.
  • Develop and maintain plans for institutional research computing and storage. Understand the current active research projects and gather anticipated needs to support them over the next 3-5 years. Work closely with incoming faculty to understand how their desired research projects can be supported by our environment.
  • Manage the Lycoming Innovations in Teaching with Technology program.
What are we looking for?
  • Required and Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in information technology support, leadership, and management is required.  Transferable education, skills and experiences will be considered.
    • Master's degree preferred.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.
    • Experience in higher education, instructional technology, or instructional design is preferred.
    • A commitment to fostering an inclusive environment and the ability to work effectively in a team setting and as a team member.
What We Offer!
Lycoming College has an excellent benefits package that includes:
Health & Wellness Benefits:
  • Health insurance – Lycoming College offers a wide variety of health plan options available
  • Dental insurance, including orthodontia coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Life & accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Cancer insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
Retirement Benefits:
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 9% contributions from the College
Tuition Benefits:
  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at Lycoming College
  • Free tuition for eligible dependents at over 600 colleges nationwide through Tuition Exchange, Inc.
  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at the Pennsylvania College of Technology
Paid Leave Benefits:
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 14 holidays per year
  • Summer hours
Employee Perks:
  • 15% discount at the campus bookstore, excluding textbooks and snacks
  • Reduced rates for meal packages for on-campus dining facilities
  • Use of the campus recreations center and gym facilities for employees and household family members
  • Use of the campus Library
How do I Join the Warrior Team?
Please submit a cover letter, Resume/CV, and a list of three references with contact information.  Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to illustrate how their experience and skills connect to the qualifications of this position.

Review of application materials will begin on April 29, 2024.  Compensation details will be shared with applicants who are invited to the first-round interview.


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