Director, SLCC Online and eLearning Services

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Director, SLCC Online and eLearning Services
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title) Assoc Provost of Learning Advancement
Department Learning Advancement - 2A0
Requisition Number 17148
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Administrative
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary Based on Experience
Job Open Date 02/07/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 03/02/2018
Job Summary

The Director, SLCC Online and eLearning Services, is responsible for leading the college’s online education and eLearning services department, including managing budgets, setting priorities, and managing staff. This position will partner and collaborate with stakeholders from across the institution to create, support, and expand quality online education and eLearning services. This position is also responsible for overseeing the college’s state reciprocity membership, and serves as a liaison in interactions with USHE, UETN, and the Governor’s office. The Director contributes to additional college initiatives, as appropriate. This is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Creates a vision and strategy for successful online learning at the college, and operates successfully to carry out that strategy. Directs and supervises the SLCC Online and eLearning services staff and manages the department budgets. Oversees eLearning services for the college. Provides administrative leadership and management of the college’s learning management system and associated technologies.

Facilitates the use of course design standards, procedures, and pedagogical practices that apply to online and hybrid courses at the college. Leads the course/program review and revision process related to online learning at the college; evaluates the effectiveness and quality of the college’s online program; ensures that programs and courses offered online are in compliance with the college’s guidelines and standards.
Collaborates on competency-based initiatives at the college.

Leads college-wide discussions regarding department initiatives and practices. Leads the college’s efforts to foster, support, and promote excellence in online education and eLearning services; advises college stakeholders on new technologies, best practices, and standards for online and technology-enhanced education. Assists the college in developing policies and procedures related to online education. Works across the college to build consensus surrounding online education with diverse stakeholders, build awareness of online educational issues, and identify new opportunities in online education.

Collaborates with Deans and academic departments to determine online and hybrid development priorities that consider market needs, departmental priorities, resources, and availability of personnel. Collaborates with Faculty Development on trainings for faculty around eLearning topics. Collaborates with Student Affairs leadership and staff to provide student services in online courses and programs. Collaborates with Institutional Research to collect relevant data about—and evaluation criteria regarding—online education. Collaborates with Institutional Marketing and academic departments to market online programs.

Acts as a liaison between SLCC and the Utah Education and Telehealth Network, the Utah State Office of Higher Education, and the Governor’s office, as appropriate. Oversees SLCC’s SARA membership.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
• At least 1 year of administrative experience (director, assistant director, coordinator, etc.) in online/eLearning services, responsible for making decisions regarding personnel, budget and project management.
• Experience with competency-based education.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or other field.
• 5 years of experience working in online education and eLearning services in a higher education setting.
• At least 1 year of teaching online.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of and experience with online course and program development, delivery, and assessment.
• Demonstrated experience with one or more major LMS, including Canvas, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, or Moodle.
• Ability to articulate and implement a strategic vision for integrating new technologies for better student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrated innovative and flexible leadership/management style that is organized, creative, proactive, sensitive to the perspectives of others, and motivational.
• Ability to collaborate with others—to organize and lead teams of people of diverse backgrounds to accomplish goals, with special sensitivity to the importance of collaborative relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff.
• Knowledge of fiscal management and purchasing in higher education, and ability to manage resources within financial constraints, and collaborate with Business Services through appropriate procedures.
• Knowledge of learning resources, computer systems, advanced learning technologies, concurrent enrollment, distance learning, and other delivery modalities and teaching/learning methodologies, and ability to promote effective teaching and learning within instructional programs.
• Knowledge of and support for a comprehensive community college philosophy and the impact of community colleges on students’ lives.
• Ability to solve problems effectively through sound decision-making.
• Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity.
• Written and verbal communication skills suitable for presentations, proposals, and national publications.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Curr. Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Reference
  2. Other Doc