Job Posting: Executive Director, The New Media Consortium (NMC)

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

The New Media Consortium (NMC) is looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership and management skills to become its Executive Director. NMC invites applications from, and nominations of, candidates with the skills, characteristics, and experience below. Applications and nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted beginning immediately, and until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2016.

Organizational Background

Founded in 1993, the New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international 501(c)3 not-for-profit consortium of over 200 leading colleges, universities, schools, libraries, and museums dedicated to the exploration and effective use of new media and emerging technologies for creativity and learning. The international community includes experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and Board of Directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting-edge research.

The role of the NMC is to help our member organizations, partners, and NMC Horizon Project expert panelists, and subscribers — over 10,000 domain experts and thought leaders from around the world — lead and empower innovation across their institutions. We do that by performing research that identifies trends and catalyzes discussion, by convening people around new ideas, and by building communities that encourage exploration and experimentation. The events we host reflect the wide range of activities taking place in the NMC Community. The NMC has a growing and influential role on the global stage, working with leading organizations around the world to move current education models to practices that are more engaging, effective, and inclusive.

The NMC offers a number of conferences throughout the year, including its flagship meeting, the annual NMC Summer Conference, and its series of topically focused online conferences.

These forums are designed to explore not only emerging ideas and technologies, but also the tough pedagogical, legal, and technological issues that often accompany them, while offering attendees valuable and timely hands-on training in the latest software tools.

The NMC also manages a number of large-scale projects. One is the NMC Horizon Project, which charts the landscape of emerging technologies systematically through an innovative community of practice and produces the NMC Horizon Reports series. These reports span a world of learning and creativity across multiple communities and have a global reach with millions of downloads to date. Another is NMC’s partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an enterprise-level initiative to empower transformative learning by bringing the latest work on effective digital learning to a wider audience of educators.

For more information on the NMC, see www.nmc.org.

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