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Education Innovation Lead (Sustainability)

University College Dublin - Education Studies (inc. TEFL)

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €49,730.18 to €84,300.49 or £42,725.63 to £72,426.68 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 8th July 2021
Job Ref: 013349

Applications are invited for Education Innovation Leads within UCD Innovation Academy.

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through transformational educational experiences.

We prepare learners for the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene and 4th Industrial Revolution by fostering Innovation Mindsets, with an emphasis on Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

With 1000s of learners each year, 6 flagship programmes and a major strategic collaboration between UCD, TU Dublin and seven enterprise sectors (Convene), the UCD Innovation Academy (IA) seeks to recruit an Education Innovation Lead (Sustainability) for the development of its educational programmes in sustainability offered by the UCD Innovation Academy. We are looking for individuals with a passion for experiential education and experience in sustainability.

This is firstly a teaching role, but with significant responsibility for programme design, development, innovation in learning approaches and team leadership, as well as supporting the financial and operational development of our programmes.

Reporting to the Head of Programme Development, you will design and deliver a specified portfolio of courses and programmes to enable high-quality learning outcomes and innovative, 'next practice' initiatives. Managing and inspiring a diverse team of 2-5 Entrepreneurial Specialists, Facilitation Specialists and Occasional Lecturers, you will facilitate students' learning through creating a vibrant learning environment (in-person and live online). You will support continuous improvement of current activities and innovate new programmes from identifying needs, prototyping, evaluation, seeking academic approval and rollout. As Education Innovation Lead, you will help build the credibility and financial sustainability of our programmes, enabling world-class innovative learning programmes with the potential for systemic change.

If you are intrigued by the opportunity to shape the IA’s future role in higher education and make an impact on society and the economy, please check more details at:

95 Senior Administrative Officer IV (2013) Salary Scale: €59,324 - €93,293 per annum

The appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on** 5th July 2021.**

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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