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Stanford Health Care Assistant Dean and Director, Educational Technology in Palo Alto, California

Job Title

Assistant Dean and Director, Educational Technology


Palo Alto

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Department Name

IT Innovation & Trans Admin

Job Type

Full Time



Bargaining Unit


Job Description:

Stanford Medicine seeks a dynamic, experienced academic leader to lead strategy, innovation, and operations for teaching and learning technology and instructional design. Working closely with the Senior Associate Deans for medical and graduate education, CIO, CTO, program directors, teaching faculty, course staff and hospital teams. The Assistant Dean and Director of Educational Technology coordinates the vital intersections between biomedical education, innovative pedagogy and learning technologies. The position supports Stanford Medicine’s full portfolio of programs spanning UME, GME, CME, graduate studies and clinical care. The primary mission is to ensure that the investments and services enable leading-edge teaching and learning for Stanford Medicine. The director will serve as part of the overall Information Technology leadership team for Stanford Medicine-Technology and Digital Solutions ensuring that Stanford Medicine is on the leading edge of technology in biomedical education globally.

This is a full-time continuing benefits eligible position located at the new Stanford University campus in Redwood City and reporting into the Stanford Medicine: School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care – Technology and Digital Solutions team. Stanford Health Care is an employer of choice in the Silicon Valley, sitting next to, and interacting with the world’s preeminent high-tech companies. We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional medical, dental, and retirement savings options. This is a culture where you can make a difference working alongside some of the brightest and advanced thinkers in the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with key leadership and faculty to develop a strategic vision for educational technology and related services that will inform and support Stanford Medicine education.

  • Build and facilitate a constituent advisory forum comprised of faculty, students, leaders and stakeholders to enhance and maximize connection to the education mission and the needs of the educators and learners.

  • Lead and oversee support for online learning management systems, instructional design, education space technologies, and learning experiences.

  • Partner with leaders and faculty across Stanford Medicine and Stanford University to support global medical education, professional education, and distance learning initiatives.

  • Lead the educational technology service operation and development portfolio and ensure ongoing high-quality service delivery; use metrics to optimize services and identify investment opportunities.

  • Design, implement, and evolve programs and services that support the transformation of teaching and learning through emerging technologies.

  • Stay abreast of new academic-related technologies; sponsor and foster an innovation program that enriches Stanford Medicine’s understanding and use of emerging education technology as it relates to teaching and learning.

  • Collaborate with other technology leaders at Stanford Medicine and across the Stanford campus to manage large-scale educational technology projects

  • Represent Stanford in national and international forums and provide thought leadership with peers throughout Stanford University and lead within national consortiums.

  • Build a highly productive, motivated and diverse team; recruit, lead, and mentor staff through coaching and education; provide a clear vision and sense of mission for the organization.

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends

  • Other duties may also be assigned

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Ten (10) years of directly related experience.

License/Certifications: N/A

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in a related field (education, instructional technology, etc.)

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience leading educational technology programs.

  • Demonstrated record of developing and managing innovative and effective teaching and learning technologies and learning spaces in support of the educational enterprise.

  • Deep understanding of teaching and learning methods and practice and pedagogy and how they impact and are supported by technology, learning spaces and services.

  • Strong technical understanding of enterprise level systems that support teaching and learning (LMS, curriculum management, evaluation, assessment, video capture, ePortfolio, etc.)

  • Ability to translate vision into practice through competency in the analysis of emerging technologies, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation, and metrics driven technology service management.

  • Demonstrated skills in leading a team-base staff in a decentralized and matrixed environment.

  • Proven record of the ability to communicate with and influence key stakeholders in the educational arena including; deans, department chairs, course directors, and other educational IT professionals across university and hospital settings.

  • Record of impact beyond current institution including publications, participation in professional organizations, and inter-institutional collaborations preferred.

  • Successful grant writing, participation in scholarly publication and management experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed understanding of relevant business and technical knowledge.

  • Ability to resolve issues quickly and make decisions that meet university and hospital objectives, in a collaborative culture.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff.

  • Exceptional customer relationship skills, consensus building skills, and ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with standard equipment and tasks.

  • There may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as papers and books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

  • Some local travel may be required.

  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.