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Director Online Learning -1259

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Date posted
May 26, 2024

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

Primary Purpose of Position:  

The Director of Online Learning will provide strategic and operational leadership for the Office of Online Learning. The successful candidate will have a strong record of developing, implementing, managing, and assessing a comprehensive online education enterprise and should be committed to providing an affordable and accessible education to a diverse student population. The Office of Online Learning manages the integration of all teaching technologies into online, hybrid, and in-person classes and provides appropriate training for faculty and staff to use those technologies.

The director will ensure continuous evaluation and assessment of online and hybrid course offerings, which includes providing metrics for quality online and hybrid teaching and training for department chairs to evaluate online and hybrid courses. The Office of Online Learning is responsible for ensuring that faculty are aware of the latest teaching technologies and pedagogical strategies and providing them training to use those technologies and strategies in their online, hybrid, and in-person classes. The successful candidate will manage and assess current training programs, such as the Certificate of Online Teaching Excellence.

The successful candidate will supervise a staff four people, including instructional designers and administrative support personnel, and will collaborate with faculty, staff, and senior leaders across campus in carrying out the mission of the Office of Online Learning. This is an on-site position that reports to the Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Job Description:  

Primary Duties:

  • Is responsible for developing and implementing faculty support services for technologies and teaching strategies that lead to student success in online, hybrid, and in-person classes.
  • Identifies emerging trends and technologies and conducts needs analyses that offer opportunities for course development and improvement.
  • Assesses and evaluates outcomes and effectiveness and develops key performance metrics of online and hybrid teaching.

· Develops, implements, and assesses instructional design training for academic departments, the schools and colleges, the Teaching and Learning Center, and other stakeholders.

· Collaborates with faculty, staff, and senior leaders to develop innovative for-credit, certificate, and continuing-education online and hybrid courses.

· Provides accessible advising, tutoring, and writing enhancement services for online and hybrid students.

· Oversees the budget and provides strategic development of revenue generation and extramural funding.

  • Facilitates the development and implementation of policies and procedures for online learning.
  • Oversees the application and compliance of various regulations for online learning (NC-SARA, etc.)

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

· Master’s degree from an accredited institution

· Leadership and supervisory profile with at least five years of experience

· Extensive knowledge of current technologies and teaching strategies that support online and hybrid learning

· Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate staff

· Online teaching/training experience

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

Management Preferences:  

· PhD from accredited institution

· Leadership and supervisory profile with at least seven years of experience

· Background in online education, adult learning, and instructional design and technology

· Extensive knowledge of current issues, trends, and best practices in online learning.

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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