Academic Director for Online and Intersession Programs

Vermont, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Director for Online and Intersession Programs

 Landmark College (LC) is a unique, accredited college for bright neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD’s; including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges).   Landmark provides an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model within a private liberal arts college environment.  A position with Landmark College is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of promising college students and to help us change how the public thinks about education. 

 We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative, program manager interested in helping the college to expand access to our services and curriculum as we establish and grow a mix of online and hybrid degree programs and other online services delivered through an integrated organizational support structure under the banner of LC Online. This position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of undergraduate academic online and intersession curriculum and support services in a manner consistent with the academic standards and practices of Landmark College. The Academic Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will serve as the project manager responsible for working across departments and divisions to guide an ongoing assessment process, reviews course design, course completion, student progress, and program design. The immediate priority is to coordinate and support the delivery of an online first-year transition Landmark College experience grounded in the LC model for whole student support. Ideally this will evolve into an online/low residency A.A. degree with a focus on professional development/career readiness.

 The qualified applicant will hold a master's or doctoral degree in Higher Education, Instructional Design and Technology, Instructional Systems, Educational Technology, or a related field.  Experience in online program development and management, including assessment of student outcomes is expected. Five (5) years of managerial and administrative experience directly related to distance learning and/or instructional technology in higher education is preferred, three (3) years of supervisory experience is expected. Ideally, the candidate will be familiar with using the Canvas Learning Management System and related tools for curriculum delivery and assessment and will have an understanding of learning differences and familiarity with ADA accommodations, especially in the online environment. The individual must demonstrate and ability to collaborate and work closely with other College departments, faculty groups, and institutional divisions to achieve project goals and objectives. The best applicant will have experience managing departmental budgets, strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines and value student-centered management of a service organization. 

Landmark College, located in beautiful southeastern Vermont, provides an engaged and inclusive college community, and offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, pedagogical statement, administrative statement, statement about diversity, and full contact information for three references (references will not be checked until finalist stage) to the Director of Human Resources: Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) which is building a community committed to teaching and working in a culturally diverse environment where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply. To find out more please visit us: