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April 11th

Program Director: OHI/O Hackathon & Informal Learning Program

Characteristic Duties:

  • To direct, coordinate and administer the OHI/O hackathon & informal learning program ( http://hack.osu.edu/about, http://arnab.org/about/ohio-ohio-states-hackathon-program ) and affiliated activities at The Ohio State University.
  • Serving as a resource for student groups towards fostering a tech culture at Ohio State and beyond
    Planning, organizing, and coordinating various events and activities under the program
  • Serving as liaison and hub for university units, faculty and staff, student groups, alumna, community members, and industry partners towards development and growth of the program
  • Coordinating with relevant units across the University towards the program’s long-term sustainability and growth in sponsorship, advancement / development, industry relations, marketing, alumni engagement, logistics, academic relations, R&D, innovation, and other relevant components
  • Managing and coordinating the program’s boards, teams, and working groups through regular meetings, information sessions, and newsletters
  • Growing the program into a long-term, self-sustaining educational program for informal learning and bridging it with relevant educational activities
  • Publicizing and promoting the program within the University and beyond, including the development of promotional materials and delivery of presentations in relevant forums
  • Making efforts to raise funds for the program, including preparing proposals to industries and government agencies
  • Preparing annual reports, event summaries, and conducting special studies as required
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the program and implementing changes as needed

Qualifications
A BS or MS degrees in computing related fields or an equivalent combination of education and computing experience is required. Considerable knowledge of technical and educational principles is required. Interest in informal learning in tech, and knowledge of informal learning methodologies is desired. Experience with relationship management, especially with industry partners, is desired. Considerable experience in event management, team management, and project management is required. Considerable communication skills in both writing and speaking are required.

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