Online & Distance Education Operations Manager

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Job # 037187 Department Code 22420-2221 Department Falk College - Administration/Student Services Job Title Online & Distance Education Operations Manager Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Online and Distance Operations Manager at Falk College provides student support and operational program functions for the online and distance learning academic programs. Primary duties include: Providing administrative leadership, professional support, and services essential to the mission of Falk College by assisting the Falk College Online and Distance Education Director with course scheduling, program planning, implementation, and key student activities. Provides support for faculty search, hiring, and onboarding. Creates online distance learning campus courses using PeopleSoft and administers and distributes teaching evaluations. Will perform diverse, highly responsible, and complex functions that require independent recurring contact with administrators and executives including the Directors, Department Chairs, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and outside community partners and vendors. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with five (5) plus years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in higher education, as well as familiarity with Syracuse University policies and systems.
  • Must possess excellent professional skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Multi-task and maintain mature judgment, and confidentiality.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and organizational skills and be familiar with electronic communications and database management.
  • The processes in this position require foresight and very close attention to detail and deadlines.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge and proven proficiency with class scheduling, PeopleSoft/Hyperion, Zoom, OnBase, MS Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and Adobe.
  • Knowledge of SU hiring for both adjunct/teaching faculty.
  • Excellent technology skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects under strict deadlines are required.
Responsibilities
  • Course Administration
    • Knowledge of PeopleSoft along with experience in course scheduling and curriculum. Administration of departments class scheduling proficiency.
    • Ensuring adequate resources are assigned, enrollments are managed, and information is correctly entered and monitored.


  • Manage the admissions process within Falk College including reviewing applications with the Falk College Online and Distance Education Director, tracking applicant’s status, tracking admission decisions, etc.
    • Answering admission program related questions for admitted students prior to beginning their program.
  • Provide administrative and academic support to online and distance education student advising.
    • Answer questions about course sequencing, pre and co requisites, and addressing academic concerns.
    • Provide student services to online program students such as discussing special problems or issues to enable appropriate decisions to complete or withdraw from the program, change student status (PT/FT), or reduce course load.
    • Work as one of the team that assists students with locating appropriate paperwork and processing forms through Falk Student Services and the Registrar.
  • Student Orientation
    • Work with Falk College Online and Distance Education Director to plan orientations as part of new students to assist in their successful transition to the programs and impact student retention.
  • Faculty Search and Hiring
    • Update job postings based on courses to be offered and term dates.
    • Preparing jobs for sujobopps.com to the Dean’s Office.
    • Schedule faculty interviews based on preliminary screening by the Falk College Online and Distance Education Director.
    • Complete adjunct hiring proposals and maintain faculty database.
  • Faculty Onboarding
    • Work with College, University and 2U faculty support to set up course sections and engage faculty in training.
  • Creates online distance learning campus courses using PeopleSoft and administers and distributes teaching evaluations.
Physical Requirements
* Tools/Equipment
* Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu. About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/87547 Job Posting Date 07/07/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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