Linfield College - a private, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences college serving over 2,400 students - seeks a Director of Online and Continuing Education to deliver creativity and vision in a rapidly changing higher education environment. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for providing academic and managerial leadership and vision for the Online and Continuing Education programs, while developing, administering, and ensuring the quality of these programs. This position is based on the McMinnville campus. Additional responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of program staff, who are primarily located in Portland and McMinnville, Oregon.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in a related field such as business administration, instructional design, curriculum development, or higher education administration and five years of experience in higher education (preferably in a continuing education, online learning, or adult degree program) with three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education is required, terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
Benefits: Linfield College offers a comprehensive benefits package as part of its overall compensation program. Among these benefits are Tuition Remission, immediate employee participation in our 403(b) retirement program and 100% vesting in the College contribution after 1 year of employment or immediately if you have received contributions from a qualified institution of higher education within the last 12 months, Flexible Spending Accounts, college-paid life insurance and short- & long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, the choice of two medical insurance plans (an HMO and a PPO), and a dental and vision insurance plan. Linfield pays 100% of a full-time employee’s medical premium as well as 100% of the dental and vision premium for full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Employees may insure their eligible dependents in Linfield's medical plan via payroll deduction.
Environment: Founded in 1858, Linfield College is recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding programs, and distinctive international emphasis. Linfield has a challenging and exciting academic program that features a broad liberal arts core and an atmosphere in which there is genuine concern for individuals and their progress. The College includes three divisions - the historic and traditional campus in McMinnville, the Portland campus (serving nursing majors), and the Adult Degree Program (online courses), which began in 1975. Linfield College is ranked in the U.S. News 2014 Best Online Programs and is highly rated as a national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, among other publications. For more information about the College, please explore www.linfield.edu.
Located in the heart of Willamette Valley's wine country, McMinnville (population approximately 33,000) is a wonderful place to live and work. The town's infrastructure has kept up with its success, with colorful gardens, park and recreation facilities, museums, and other public buildings blending seamlessly with its historic heritage. Upscale shops, restaurants, and lodgings are located both downtown and in environs interspersed with lush vineyards, pastures, and forests in all directions. Situated within an hour of downtown Portland, and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches, McMinnville offers a Pacific Northwest lifestyle that can be enjoyed in a very family friendly and community oriented environment. Just two hours from the Cascade Mountains, outdoor activities and high quality culture can be enjoyed year round. The region offers affordable housing and a reasonable cost of living.
Application: Interested candidates should view the complete position description and submit a cover letter and resume online at http://linfieldjobs.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php. Linfield College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse learning community. Review of applications will begin February 17th with the new director assuming duties on or before July 1, 2014.