Director of UX Design and Assessment

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Director of UX Design and Assessment is an essential part ofthe IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) unit of the Division ofInformation Technology. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill report to the Executive Director of ITE² and will lead andwork closely with each functional area to improve user experiencethrough designing and evaluating user-facing platforms, services,and mechanisms of engagement. To this end, the Director of UXDesign and Assessment will conduct user research to discover users’needs, wants, and limitations and turn the user research findingsinto design solutions. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill also provide guidance and expert advice to other units withinthe Division on user experience related topics and assist indeveloping UX-centered strategies. A key responsibility of thisposition is to drive improvement of the user experience across theDivision’s various platforms and mechanisms of user engagement inorder to provide University value for all Virginia Tech students,faculty, staff, and affiliates who interact with IT systems andservices.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will also provideleadership and support to the Division in defining and assisting inthe execution of assessment programs where requested for Divisionactivities. For applicable activities, this position will consultwith senior leaders and create a framework to measure outcomes andenable data-informed decision making. These engagements may alsoinclude assessment education and consultation, administration ofassessment processes, data collection, and data analysis.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will identify theeducational needs around user-centered design and strategicassessment, develop and conduct educational programs for VT staffand students on these topics.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will be able to operateboth strategically and operationally across a range of areas. Therole is expected to synthesize diverse viewpoints to balanceorganizational operations and interests with user experiencerequirements, needs, and desires. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will seek to identify areas of strategic value toimprove the user experience, will serve as a leader and knowledgeexpert on our users, and will strive to enable a consistent userexperience within the ITE² unit. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will be an ambassador who seeks to grow the footprintand return on investment of user experience design within theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will assist teammembers in bringing user-impacting projects from concept toexecution and implementation. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will provide expert guidance and contribute tosystematically collect and analyze data about the operationaleffectiveness of the services and the programs provided by theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will design andconduct educational programs to promote user centered designapproach and value focused assessment.Required Qualifications- Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or relatedfield.- 30 months experience in web development (HTML, CSS, andJavascript).- 54 months teaching experience at college level.- 48 months experience with visual and multimedia design tools suchas Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.- 24 months experience with assisting and supporting faculty andstudents in the use of technology tools and the integration ofthese tools in all phases of their instructional and researchactivities.- 12 months experience in working proactively as part of a team anddeliver work with limited need for oversight.- 36 months experience with key programs such as Microsoft Word,Excel and PowerPoint.- 6 months experience in conducting user experience designevaluations.Appointment TypeRegularSalary Information67,621Review DateAugust 31, 2020Additional Information{sTAOther19}The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact (insert name) at (insertemail address) during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 3, 2020Applications close:last_img

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