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At VCU , we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. Its a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The chief purpose of this position will be to provide strategic leadership and vision in developing, expanding and enhancing VCUs online learning infrastructure. The executive director will work closely with senior academic administrators, deans and their faculty to promote online teaching excellence; leverage technology to optimize student learning; and energize the assessment of current and new online programs. The executive director will provide strategic leadership for technology integration and will work with internal and external partners to broadly support instructional design, quality standards and evaluation. Additionally, the executive director will oversee all aspects of Online@VCU unit operations, advance the mission of online education at VCU and ensure academic policies and guidelines are consistent with emerging and extant guidelines for online and distance education.Minimum Hiring Standards
Candidate should possess a masters or terminal degree with five or more years of experience in higher education online/distance education programs. Other required experience includes:
? Broad knowledge of learning delivery systems and experience with learning management systems, computer platforms and authoring software
? Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
? Demonstrated track record of project management, data analysis and research
? Excellent oral and written communication skills that easily translate for academic and community audiences
? Experience in the systematic evaluation of online programs, with a specific focus on quality improvement
? Extensive knowledge of learning theories, adolescent/adult education, instructional design, outcomes-based assessment in online higher education and best practices in online program design
? Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in online education and the connection between teaching and learningPreferred Hiring Standards
? Doctoral degree in educational technology, instructional design, higher education leadership, information systems or related area
? Experience in a strategic administrator role in a university setting
? Expertise in instructional technology such as Desire2Learn, Moodle or Canvas; Blackboard experience preferredRequired Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications/experience Application Process/Additional Information
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials (cover letter and a CV or resume) prior to Aug. 21, 2019. Only applications received through the VCU eJobs site will be reviewed.
Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Please contact Betty Asher at ...@greenwoodsearch.com with any questions.Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 07/23/2019 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link
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