- Posted on: June 8, 2018
- $75,000-$85,000 per year for 37.5 hours per week
- Starting Date: August 27, 2018
- Permanent Full-time
- Job Listing Expires: June 29, 2018
- 1 Vacancy
JKN is one of Canada’s leading providers of technology-enhanced learning products and services. Specializing in building national learning models, we work across multiple sectors, including police, security, real estate, and health and safety. JKN is offering an opportunity to work on a variety of technical projects with a variety of interesting clients along-side a talented and dedicated team.
The JKN team is seeking a Director of Research to champion evaluation planning, catalogue review, and research funding & partnerships within the organization. This position, based in Charlottetown, reports to the CEO and works 37.5 hours a week.
What We’re Looking For
- A PhD or PhD Candidate in the field of Education or Social Science with at least 5-10 years of relevant experience in distance learning, workforce training, testing, and evaluation.
- An excellent written and verbal communicator who can work across disciplines within the organization.
- An individual with excellent time management skills who is able to manage a variety of projects concurrently.
- A person who can seek out research partnerships and funding opportunities within the broader technology enhanced learning community.
- Ideally is a candidate with experience developing data collection strategies to ensure uniform data collection across the organization.
- Job location is negotiable though relocation to Charlottetown is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be a permanent resident in Canada. Bilingualism (English/French) is considered an asset. JKN values collaboration and teamwork and as such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a collaborative spirit and will want to be part of a team that fosters a positive working environment.
What You’ll Do
The Director of Research will help JKN reach its goals by:
- Providing credibility through rigorous academic review and oversight
- Enhancing standards and guidelines for courseware development including ensuring valid and reliable evaluations
- Conducting consulting assignments with client organizations and seeking opportunities to undertake additional research including the development of funding proposal
Specific projects in which the Director of Research will participate include:
- Review current CPKN and PSKN course catalogues (approximately 150 courses)
- Conduct research on the effectiveness of current courses including analyzing the results of learner feedback on completed courses
- Provide advice to Learning and Innovation Team on creating evaluations including a review process for evaluations
- Provide guidance on the creation of the eProctorCanada
- Liaise with CAN-SEBP, and work with other police agencies/collaborators for research, external data collection/analysis as needed
- Liaise and consult with local post-secondary institutions on the development of an e-learning strategy
- Create a data collection and analysis strategy to ensure uniform data collection and interpretation across our organization. Assist in monitoring data and reporting on its meaning