The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) seeks applications from and nominations for individuals with the experience and innovative spirit to lead this dynamic, national organization into the future. Directing this organization offers both the opportunity and the responsibility to lead WCET to the next phase of a more comprehensive approach to technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and to provide an even higher level of service and influence within higher education.
WCET’s executive director operates both as the CEO of the organization and as a Vice President of WICHE, who is a member of its Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the WICHE President. The executive director works with the WCET Executive Council, which serves the membership of WCET as primary advisors to the executive director and is charged with helping to set policy and financial goals.
Experience in both the management and policy environments of higher education;
Demonstrated visionary leadership on issues of policy and contemporary practice in the use of educational technologies to improve higher education;
Proven track record of success with leading, contributing to, or directing a membership organization;
Demonstrated experience in fiscal management that includes operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the organization in a positive financial position;
Demonstrated success in fundraising and creatively developing strategies for raising other resources that are necessary to support an organization with a unique mission;
Demonstrated procurement and management of grants, especially in the area of using technology to advance educational goals;
Recognized for his/her innovative work in the field;
Applications are due by Friday, April 26, 2019
Additional Salary Information: Great benefits
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education – WICHE – is a non-profit and quasi-governmental organization established in the 1950s through an interstate compact. WICHE was created to promote and facilitate resource sharing, collaboration, and cooperative planning among Western states, their colleges and universities, and their systems of higher education. Member states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States.
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)
WCET – the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies – is a national, membership-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education. WCET is nationally recognized as one of the most informative, reliable, forward-thinking organizations regarding the role of technology and innovation in higher education.
WCET was established in 1989 to promote collaboration and information sharin...g about educational technologies in higher education. Today, WCET supports over 370 colleges, universities, state higher education agencies, non-profits and for-profit companies across the U.S. and Canada, with over 3,700 active WCET users. WCET focuses on practice, policy, and advocacy, and fulfills these core functions by leveraging the expertise within the WCET community, supporting action agendas based on member priorities, facilitating information dissemination and professional networking, and delivering responsive excellence to its higher education members. WCET’s parent organization is the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) which has strong connections to state and national decision makers, policy makers, and foundations.
WICHE is committed to an inclusive environment that brings together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and encourages applications from diverse candidates.