The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab is seeking a Learning Technology Director for our new lab.
Learning Technology Director Responsibilities
- Oversees the GCC Design Lab and ensure it serves a pedagogical and research support function.
- Manages four teams of faculty, staff, students and fellows in the design, development and implementation of games that address health disparities for low-income youth and foster youth development.
- Provides hands-on experience in game design, research, design, and data collection for University students through Design Lab employment, internships, or practicum-style courses.
- Fosters on-the-job training and professionalization for current staff, students, and recent graduates who wish to pursue a career in game design, youth development or health research.
- Collaborates with university investigators, centers, departments, and programs. In conjunction with the research manager, offers consultation for junior social science faculty or more senior faculty outside the social sciences who lack experience incorporating game design and relevant elements in their research projects.
- Tests game design strategies and expands general knowledge of game design as a tool to engage youth and address health disparities.
- Works collaboratively with youth-serving organizations across the city to engage youth in narrative pathways and game design, pilot new games and gather evaluation data.
- Works to meet training and support goals within a budget determined by funded projects and for all aspects of Design Lab operations including youth participation; student training; client development/proposal writing, and client communication and consultation; staff hiring, training, and supervision; game and research design, data collection operations and report writing; administrative reporting; and project expense management.
- Oversees and/or conducts special training for Design Lab staff to ensure that all staff understand how their tasks fit in with their assigned project(s).
- Recruits, hires, and trains the permanent lab staff.
- Ensures that lab operations conform to University standards for ethical treatment of human subjects and secure data handling.
- Conducts annual reviews of the staff and provides access to continuing education and professional development opportunities.
- Works with Lab supervisory staff to make sure student RAs are adequately trained and evaluated on an on-going basis.
- Writes up methods, reports and final summaries.
- Ensures that projects are being run within budget and on schedule.
- Develops a long-term vision as well as short-term goals.
- Consults with Ci3's director, executive director, executive committee, project leads, research manager and other stakeholders such as facilities, IRB, and administrative personnel, to assess, modify, and realize these goals over time.
- Works with Ci3 and divisional development staff to secure funding to support the Design Lab, as needed.
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