Posted on :
29 Nov, 2013
Group and Job Profile Guidance: This section includes general, basic context for understanding the job and workgroup. Please use language that an external, non-subject matter expert would understand.
Describe the focus of your work group and a general description of the work performed by the workgroup.
Governments and societies worldwide are increasingly recognizing the importance of developing their education systems to enable their economies and citizens to build sustainable economies and be able to compete globally. Within any country typically 15%-30% of the population are part of the education eco system – whether this be students, educators, administrators, education elites (incl. govt policy advisors) or government officials. This community has a huge impact on how technology is adopted and used to prepare the next generation work force and is central to driving social & economic advancement of governments around the world.
There are many internal groups across Microsoft with an interest in education, these are brought together under the leadership of the Subsidiary Microsoft Partners In Learning Education Alliance Leadership Team. For more information on the Microsoft Education Alliance please see https://infoweb/educationalliance
This team, under the guidance of the Education Leader, are responsible for ensuring Microsoft’s success in approaching education as “One Microsoft”, executing co-ordinated plans, exceeding our customers expectations and delivering against our goals of transforming education, fostering local innovation and creating jobs and opportunities.
What are key initiatives and challenges facing this role over the next six months to three years?
This leadership position will provide strategic leadership to the subsidiary for Education, management and execution of Microsofts plans and other programs in education across the subsidiary including “dotted line” responsibility for Education Alliance v-team stakeholders. It will be the internal leader and external face of Microsoft’s plans to help transform education and execute on its vision of ” Help students and educators throughout the world realize their full potential”