Program Director, LMS Transformation University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 33247 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.
Position Description: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Information Technology Services is seeking a Program Director with exceptional commitment to service excellence to join the team. As the Program Director, you will be an integral member of the Learning Management System program team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to enable a world-class, integrated teaching and learning experience for faculty and students that sets the standard for teaching excellence, academic achievement, and inclusivity. The Program Director leads the Canvas LMS Program Leadership team (i.e., Canvas Teaching & Learning Lead, Technical Lead, LMS Project Manager, Canvas Specialist, and Change Management Lead) as well as the interactions with Deans, academic unit leadership, faculty, and implementation team governance committees. The Program Director is responsible for executing program and project management deliverables for UCLA and the Canvas LMS program. The Program Director is also responsible for managing comprehensive program and project plans, controlling scope, directing project budget resources towards the completion of project deliverables, and ensuring that the project is in alignment with the LMS program guiding principles. Activities include: Builds and sustains strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in administrative and academic units, including Deans, Faculty, and Staff by maintaining currency on current and future teaching and learning needs; oversees the program leadership team in alignment with Program Owners to ensure that program objectives are supportive of and integrated with overall project plans, and are achieved on-time and within budget; manages the project with an accurate, well-communicated project scope; oversees the creation of an actionable schedule and budget; reports risks that may affect work progress and recommends mitigation strategies; manages the productivity and effectiveness of various projects by reviewing and approving project status reports and updates; maintains an accurate project tracking log for each project to monitor the budget, time, scope, and communications; proactively identifies and resolves project issues in a timely fashion by creating strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning; escalates disruptions and dependencies to departmental leadership as necessary; understands project management methodologies and applies methodologies to all projects by demonstrating expertise in project management tools, service management frameworks, and technology strategies; utilizes proper change control processes, presents regular project updates, and develops reports on project progress and compliance; contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and leaders; supports the vision for the Canvas LMS; works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective solutions for project management.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.