Director for Online Professional Learning

Posting Details

Requisition 202100013ES Title Director for Online Professional Learning FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Department SHSU Online Open Date 06/15/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education Administration, or a related field. Masters degree preferred. Five years of experience in online education for a university, community college, or related business such as training, or continuing education. Experience in a state institution of higher education is desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs complex and highly advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the SHSU Online Professional Learning Program.

Primary Responsibilities

Plans, organizes, and markets professional online education programs through leadership, vision, and management. Develops and evaluates professional education activities, policies, procedures, and departmental culture that facilitates, promotes, and sustains collaboration with the campus community. Recommends policies on professional education to establish a comprehensive program at SHSU . Develops, documents, and implements internal control procedures to ensure fiscal, regulatory, confidentiality, and security accountability. Responsible for organizing, planning, and evaluating personnel, work assignments, supervision, training, and technical direction of staff. Evaluates programs and services to identify areas of strengths and necessary improvements. Develops strategies and processes to optimize operations for the department. Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws, university policy and divisional directives. Directs day-to-day operations of the department. Provides accurate and timely reports to professional staff. Makes decisions surrounding objectives, operating procedures, and policies. Responsible for the department administration, including budget preparation and control. Works closely with the SHSU Graduate School to curate curriculum through LinkedIn Learning. Solicits grant funding and other alternative funding for programs. Serves on committees as requested. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Provides leadership and oversight to the department. Must exhibit a high level of professionalism, executive ability, and a keen understanding of protocol. Ability to organize work effectively and prioritize objectives. Ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning, and independent judgment. Assists in the development of policies and operational procedures for the overall department. Skilled in directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations. Asset and fiscal resources management skills preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with university faculty and staff, effective interpersonal and relationship building skills, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to present ideas and concepts in user-friendly language and strong customer service orientation are required. Requires critical judgment for the department, in which very serious consequences on decision-making can occur. Interprets and applies complex directives, policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures, and/or written guidelines for a department or major work group. Establishes working partnerships and collaborations with departments within SHSU, outside agencies, and the community. Work is of moderate technical complexity and problems are resolved based on knowledge and experience and/or education.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ).

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
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