Associate Vice Provost of Adult & Online Learning Wright State University seeks a strategic and visionary leader to serve in the inaugural role of Associate Vice Provost for Adult and Online Learning. Reporting to the Provost and in collaboration with University Deans and leadership, this new role will lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategy and future state for online and adult programs. This position will lead the exploration and development of new programs, facilitate the growth of existing programs, and direct the design and enhancement of support services specific to adult and online students with special attention to social mobility and workforce development.
Utilizing research and demonstrating an understanding of the greatest needs within the region and state, the Associate Vice Provost will collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success, Deans, and colleges to develop a strategic enrollment plan for adult and online programs at Wright State University. The leader will work alongside the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Division of Student Success to ensure adult and online programs meet the needs of both the learners and the regions and communities they serve.
Given the critical importance of this new role and its responsibility to create synergy around and lead the implementation of the University’s adult and online strategy, this role will be campus-based unless otherwise required by job duties.
A successful candidate for this position will hold a Master’s degree, demonstrate effective communication skills, have a minimum of three years of experience in the planning and administration of online and distance education initiatives in a university or college setting, have an understanding of the higher education online landscape, and be knowledgeable of industry standards, regulatory environments and state authorization requirements for online programs in higher education.
Additional desired skills, knowledge, and experience include demonstrated:
- Leadership and management skills and experience in a medium to large sized institution
- Experience developing and implementing a unit level or program strategic plan
- Broad experiences serving online and adult student populations
- The ability to identify challenges, listen effectively, and collaboratively build consensus with multiple stakeholders to solve problems
- Success in working with academic leaders and faculty to develop and implement online programs
- Knowledge of and experience with best practices and technologies in adult and online education Experience recruiting online student populations using best practices
- Competence using data and software systems to evaluate and assess programs and services for continual improvement.
Chartered by the State of Ohio in 1967 and named for aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, Wright State University is a student-centered public research institution based in the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Area. Wright State offers a comprehensive list of undergraduate and graduate programs through colleges of: Business; Health, Education and Human Services; Engineering and Computer Science; Liberal Arts; Science and Mathematics, and Medicine. Surrounded by a lush 200-acre biological reserve, Wright State University’s 557-acre main campus is in a suburban setting just outside of Dayton, Ohio. The accessible and state-of-the-art campus enrolls nearly 10,000 students. Wright State is also has a smaller campus in west-central Ohio on the shores of Grand Lake St. Mary’s, which serves another 1,200 students. The Dayton metropolitan area has a population of nearly 1 million people, and together with the adjacent Cincinnati metropolitan area makes up a region of over 3 million people offering many arts, entertainment, and recreational activities in southwestern Ohio.
Interested parties are invited to visit the official job posting at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/17673 to learn more about the position’s purpose and duties, the qualifications required, and to apply for the position. Applications received by November 18, 2022 will receive first consideration for the position.