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Full-time

Associate Dean for Content and Learning Solutions

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Position Summary: To develop and improve SCOPE for long term sustainability as a provider of e-learning solutions and non-traditional education.  To build and nurture relationships with team members and colleagues to creatively and effectively engage the needs of non-traditional students. To seek out and create relationships to strategically reach target markets for Degree Completion Programs, Professional Master’s Degrees, Certificate Programs, and BJUOnline.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, support, and provide clear direction to the Content Development and Instructional Design teams.
  • Align team member and colleague expectations and goals with SCOPE strategic initiatives.
  • Build positive and productive working relationships with Subject Matter Experts, Instructional Design Team, Information Technology, and Marketing.
  • Provide strategic vision to see and quantify the future of the net-revenue side of the business.
  • Collaborate with other SCOPE leaders to align and integrate the for-credit with the non-credit side of the business.
  • Foster a culture of trust, transparency, collaboration, and innovation between and among team members and colleagues that fuels individual and team performance.
  • Research and remain current on student, competitor, and market demands, trends, and issues of non-traditional students (and e-learning practices specifically) in the net-revenue space.
  • Innovatively improve all aspects of the content development and delivery process using proven change management systems.
  • Develop and deploy Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to quantify and communicate progress and results.
  • Develop assessment processes to quantify and communicate to academic constituents the level of customer satisfaction achieved.
  • Efficiently and effectively contribute to budgetary planning for Content Development.
  • Compare and contrast SCOPE offerings against local and national competitors.
  • Proactively create, publish, and maintain the content development calendar to team members and colleagues.
  • Provide innovative ideas and feedback to the Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives on content development and deployment.
  • Seek and secure Subject Matter Experts and Adjunct Professors for future learning solutions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DBA, other) – or equivalent as appropriate
  • Five or more years of related experience (higher education, non-traditional students, e-learning solutions, managing others, etc.)
  • Demonstrated online teaching experience at a two-year and/or four-year college or university
  • Knowledge of a wide range of educational technologies and adult learning pedagogies
  • Management / leadership experience within the post-traditional and online learner audience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools (or comparable); Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SmartSheets or other relevant software.
  • Proficient with industry LMS (Canvas)
  • Excellent oral, visual, and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills to demonstrate ability to collaborate with all levels of the university internal and external communities.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Strong initiative; ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to manage complex tasks/projects (that require analytical and research skills) in a timely manner with a high degree of quality.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and manage within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; flexible, resourceful, and creative.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Agile learning design experience or exposure.

PREFERRED COMPETENCES:

  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with the implementation, maintenance, and operation of Canvas (or equivalent LMS) 
  • Demonstrated experience with compliance and quality standards, and higher education accreditation requirements related to online learning programs

Required Education: Terminal Degree
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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