United States Distance Learning Association: Job Board
Director, Distance and Extended Learning - Office of Distance and Extended Learning
Texas State University
Responsible for providing leadership and support for university
efforts in developing and implementing quality distance courses and
programs, as well as overseeing the operations in the Distance and
Extended Learning office.
This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014.
Visit the Texas State University Human Resources website at jobs.hr.txstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62311 for complete
position information and to apply for this position.
Dean, Lifelong Learning
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Director, Distance Learning (JOB ID 3674)
Extended Learning Distance Learning & Technology
(Administrator II) / Full Time
California State University Northridge
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.
All of CSUN's fully online degree and certificate programs are developed and supported by The Tseng College which is an agile and innovative capacity of CSUN focused on graduate, international, and midcareer education.
The Tseng College houses CSUN's distance learning (DL) unit. DL works with all of CSUN's academic colleges and departments to develop and offer programs with a regional, national and global reach. The responsibility of the CSUN DL Director includes the development/production and oversight of all fully online programs at the university, regardless of the discipline or funding source. The DL Director will be responsible for the supervision and ongoing professional development of the DL staff (currently 8 full-time professional staff plus temporary hires and student assistants ) as well as ensuring that the creation and production of CSUN fully online program is done with excellence and distinction and that the support of ongoing online program is of the highest quality. CSUN currently offer 10 fully online degree programs with 14 more degree programs in the development and production cue for the next two to three years. This is a senior management position for a high energy, well-credentialed leader in the field who wished to work at a university that seeks both excellence and distinction on online teaching and learning. To receive a detailed narrative position description email Jennifer (at) csun.edu. To learn more about CSUN see the university's web site www.csun.edu. To learn more about the Tseng College and CSUN's online programs see www.csun.edu.
Master's degree in academic technologies, instructional design, teaching and learning theory, or curriculum development or a job-related field. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience leading collaborative teams in the design, development, implementation, and support of technical projects, hybrid and fully online programs, and technologies for learning management, collaboration, communication, productivity, and business management and support functions; with 2 of the five years in a supervisory/managerial role. Experience as a faculty member at a regionally accredited college or university is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of current context of practice in distance learning/online learning nationally and internationally. Technical knowledge, to craft online programs using a wide range of technical tools and applications. Specialized ability to develop and teach online courses, lead training initiatives, and lead teams to create highly effective online degree programs. Ability to use, administer, support, and lead teams to design for systems such as Moodle and Elluminate are preferred. Demonstrated organizational and planning skills, exhibiting the ability to work with accuracy and reliability, manage multiple projects. and anticipate and resolve potential problems. Project management skills, with the ability to work in teams, build and maintain strong working relationships within and across organizational units, exercise creative problem solving skills and be well versed in conflict resolution, cultivate a working network of contacts, and to coordinate effectively with others working collaboratively to complete a project or manage a program. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage project and unit budgets; strong English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write effective reports, presentations, design specifications, and technical documentation, as well as technical support related explanations and responses for a variety of audiences.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
Anticipated hiring range: $85,000 - $98,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE (LIVESCAN).
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
This position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.
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