Director of Online Learning

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Director of Online Learning

Type: Staff

Requisition No: 17-100

Active Since: August 24, 2017

Starting Compensation: commensurate with experience

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (flexible)

Percentage FTE: 100%

Department: Technology & Online Learning Support

Location: SCC

Duties:

Founded in 1986, St. Charles Community College (SCC) has a reputation as one of the best two-year colleges in the state of Missouri. With extraordinary faculty and staff, SCC serves a student population of more than 10,000 and a general population of more than 350,000 throughout St. Charles County and beyond. SCC’s main campus, located in Cottleville, is a beautiful 12-building campus which has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary "educational village" design. The college has a second location in Dardenne Prairie, featuring a state-of-the-art nursing and allied health program. The success of SCC is rooted in the mission of serving our community by “focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning.”

St. Charles Community College welcomes qualified applicants to apply for the full-time position of Director of Online Learning. The primary purpose of the Director of Online Learning is to: advance the goals and objectives of online learning, provide leadership in developing and implementing the online learning strategy for the college, to include strengthening of existing programs and development of leading-edge programs that enhance student success, provide data analytics, grow tuition revenue, increase enrollment, recruitment, retention and graduation rates.

Duties

Student Success

  • Enhances online student services.
  • Ensures the smooth operation of services for online students.
  • Utilizes data analytics to inform online services for students.
  • Assists faculty and related administrators to implement effective pedagogies, technologies and methodologies in respective programs to promote student engagement and success.

Strategic Planning

  • Provides strategic direction for online learning. Aligns the direction and vision of online learning with goals of purposeful and sustainable growth, access and opportunity, and excellence in learning for the entire SCC community.
  • Recommends and creates appropriate operational structure for online delivery.
  • Implements new policies and procedures in support of online learning.
  • Keeps abreast of national trends in online learning.
  • Sets and implements goals and metrics for online learning.
  • Builds and strengthens relationships with constituents across the campus and community.
  • Works with the marketing and enrollment management teams to develop and implement internal and external marketing and strategic recruitment plans for online offerings.
  • Ensures compliance with the Higher Learning Commission accreditation requirements, for Online and Distance Learning programs.
  • Analyzes student profile, community and industry needs/trends, and identify needs for improvements to online education.

Faculty Support

  • Serves as a resource for the department chairs, and Deans to improve the quality of current online offerings according to established best- practices
  • Works with faculty and administrators on assessment to ensure the quality of online learning
  • Oversees instructional design activities and quality improvement of related processes.
  • Collaborates with Professional Development to ensure a full program of faculty development opportunities for online learning.
  • Facilitates academic partnerships between division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools, and four-year transfer institutions; assure maximum course articulations for students.
  • Ensures college wide awareness of, and compliance with, federal and state distance-learning regulations, as well as licensing and copyright laws.

Operations and Finances

  • Supervises, assists, and supports the distance learning staff.
  • Performs yearly program assessments and provide ongoing budgetary analysis.
  • Serves on committees, taskforces and other groups as an advisor and advocate for high-quality online teaching and courses.
  • Works with Academic Deans to hire online faculty, manages online teaching assignments and schedules online courses.

Opportunities & Challenges

  • Work with academic leadership to expand and enhance the institution’s online education program.
  • Maintain a high quality online program.
  • Leverage technology to enhance learning outcomes and promote student motivation.
  • Respond in a timely manner to the changing needs of students.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Align resources and plan appropriately to meet the needs of the communities served.

Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in staff supervision, and budget management.
  • Expertise in curriculum development, instructional design, and online pedagogies.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited University in Educational Technology, Higher Education Administration, Instructional Design or related area. Experience in online learning program development required. Demonstrated quality online teaching experience is required. Demonstrated leadership abilities and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to student success. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in problem solving. Demonstrated interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in student recruitment for online programs preferred.  Demonstrated experience with Quality Matters Rubric or similar course assessment tool preferred.

Application for Employment

Applications for Employment* (PDF) may be completed, saved and emailed to jobs@stchas.edu. Applications are also available in the Human Resources Department and may be mailed, faxed or hand delivered to the following address.

Human Resources Department
St. Charles Community College
Administration Building – Room 1242
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376
Phone: 636-922-8421 Fax: 636-922-8293
Email: jobs@stchas.edu

* PDF must be saved to your computer before filling out any fields or all data will be lost. Adobe Reader is required.

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General Information

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

A position is posted for a minimum of five days after which applicant screening and selection begins. Positions are removed from posting once filled. These postings reflect general job duties and minimum qualifications rather than comprehensive descriptions of positions. Any unsolicited resume, related document or application that does not indicate application for a specific vacant position will not be accepted, acknowledged, retained or considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Complaint Procedures

The college maintains a complaint procedure for the purpose of investigating and providing prompt and equitable remedy.

Student inquiries concerning the complaint procedure or discrimination concerns may be made to the vice president for academic and student affairs, 636-922-8356, Room SSB 2110 or as an alternative, to the dean of student success, 636-922-8238, Room SSB 1104.

Employee and applicant inquiries concerning complaint procedures or discrimination concerns may be made to the vice president for human resources, 636-922-8300, Room ADM 1242. Reports may also be made to any administrative officer of the college.

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