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Online Education Director - Remote

Pima Medical Institute
Tucson, Arizona or Remote
115k - 173k
Date posted
Dec 31, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Founded in 1972, Pima Medical Institute provides quality healthcare education that enables our students to develop the cognitive and technical skills that are in demand in today’s growing healthcare industry.   PMI employs over 1,200 staff and faculty and operates 17 campuses across 8 states and online, supported by a shared services structure. PMI has had an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for over 20 years and is currently 70% employee-owned.

The Online Education Director directs the development and implementation of online education programs, oversees operations, manages budgets, hires and manages staff to grow the online platform, and ensures that all programs meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.


  • Owns entire profit and loss (responsibility for annual top-line and bottom-line growth)
  • Maintains ownership of the online student lifecycle, from enrollment, education delivery, and student support through graduation and beyond
  • Leads the alignment of excellence in teaching and learning, program development, and faculty development and support
  • Develops distance learning policies and best practices in conjunction with departmental directors
  • Oversees institution-wide operational strategy and execution for efficient and effective distance education delivery at scale
  • Partners with PMI’s central marketing department to develop and execute new opportunities for promoting online programs to generate an increase in enrollment numbers
  • Partners with PMI’s central regulatory department to ensure all operations are delivered in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
  • Partners with PMI’s central education and regulatory departments to ensure all academics are delivered in compliance with institutional (ABHES) and programmatic accreditation standards
  • Develops partnerships with other organizations, including employers (e.g., health care systems), third-party learning/benefits providers, or other institutions (articulation agreements)
  • This position can be fully remote, with an expectation of regular travel to PMI’s Home Office in Tucson, AZ, where a significant core of the online team also works.
  • Regardless of location, must be available to work West Coast hours.


  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Development and Delivery
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Problem Solving


  • Delegating projects and responsibilities and providing guidance and motivation to drive optimal performance.
  • Trains new and existing employees, providing feedback, coaching, and supporting their professional growth and career advancement.
  • Interviews, hires, orients, and trains new employees
  • Reviews, approves, and submits the time sheets to the payroll department or system.


  • Master’s Degree in Education Leadership or a similar field
  • Ten years of experience leading online teams in building and delivering quality online student experiences at scale
  • Online teaching experience
  • Knowledge of instructional technology, including varied experiences with learning management systems, software integrations, and a well-rounded understanding of current trends and issues
  • Strong knowledge of best practices and current research in the delivery of online education
  • Experience with accreditation and regulatory compliance specific to distance education and web-based applications
  • Demonstrated success leading highly effective remote teams
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, or experience that meets the minimum qualifications


  • Doctoral Degree in Education or terminal degree

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