ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (NIE)
The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, is Singapore’s national teacher education institute and we are proud to be an integral part of the nation’s education service. We play a key role in the preparation of teachers and in the provision of teacher professional and school leadership development programmes. We are committed to our vision of being An Institute of Distinction: Leading the Future of Education and our mission to Inspire Learning, Transform Teaching and Advance Research.
NIE invite applications for the position of Senior/Assistant Head, IN-Learning in the Centre for Innovation in Learning. Candidates pursuing a career in driving Technology-enabled Pedagogical Innovations in academia are encouraged to apply.
As the Senior Assistant Head, IN-Learning, you would report to the Head, IN-Learning and be expected to influence the management at all levels to adopt and support effective approaches to technology-enabled teaching and learning. You will also be involved in succession planning and talent management in IN-Learning. The Senior Assistant Head, IN-Learning is a strategic management role. Hence, this professional will be responsible for managing and leading a team of experienced Specialists/People Managers and is required to meet with the Managers and the IN-Learning Leadership team regularly to manage work teams. This professional will also be required to collaborate across departments by working with Senior/Assistant Heads of other units and liaising with HR to align the talent development and growth plans for the specialists working in this centre. The role also requires strategic thinking and planning for the future. Additionally, this professional will be responsible for setting and achieving organisational goals.
• Assists Head, IN-Learning in goal settings, strategising and managing budget allocation to maintain ICT resources under the purview of IN-Learning.
• Lead a team of Managers to meet NIE's expectations for productivity, quality, continuous improvement, and goal accomplishment.
• Partner with Academic Groups, the IT department, and other cross-functional teams to devise, develop and implement NIE-wide learning strategies and tech-enabled solutions for teaching, learning and assessment.
• Partner with stakeholders to develop and implement transition strategies for university-wide initiatives as part of change management.
• Collaborate with faculty in providing strategic advice to facilitate the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate technology for teaching, learning and assessment.
• Exemplify a high level of motivation through meeting and working within established project budgets and timelines.
• Ensure successful internal and external collaboration in a variety of modes, including face-to-face meetings, phone calls, virtual meetings, and written communication.
• Review and report financial, staff training & performance data, IN-Learning activity reports and spreadsheets to monitor and measure departmental productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness.
• Lead and participate in and special projects on teaching and learning as required.
• Inspire, implement, and guide the use of e-Pedagogies to meet the needs of Future-ready teacher educators and learners.
• A Master's Degree in Instructional Design or Education (Learning Sciences & Technology). A Doctoral Degree in Instructional Design/Learning Sciences or equivalent will be an advantage.
• A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience with technology in an educational setting.
• Experience in leading a learning design and technology team, coaching and mentoring team members.
• Expertise in leveraging technology for teaching and learning.
• Good working knowledge in learning management systems, usability and functionality testing methods, as well as course and learner evaluation methodology.
• Demonstrate an excellent track record in adapting emerging technologies for teaching and learning.
• Strong project management skills with experience in all phases of the instructional design process
• Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, cognitive empathy, resiliency, and presentation skills.
• Self-motivated, well organised and able to work individually and as part of a dynamic team.
• Attentive to details and able to follow formal business practices.
• Analytical and possess good creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Pro-active leader and team player who can work with minimal supervision.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expenses from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.
hands-on experience with technology in an educational setting, Expertise in leveraging technology for teaching and learning, Strong project management skills, Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, cognitive empathy, resiliency, and presentation skills