Director of SLCC Online, eLearning Services, and Competency-Based Education #20129
The Director of SLCC Online, eLearning Services, and Competency-Based Education leads, envisions, and communicates the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of a vision and strategy for online and competency-based education (CBE) at Salt Lake Community College in alignment with the college’s strategic goals and priorities. Working closely with stakeholders from across the institution including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Government and Community Relations, Institutional Advancement, and Institutional Effectiveness, the Director supports the creation and expansion of quality online, competency-based, and eLearning services at the college. The Director supervises the SLCC Online and eLearning Services department, including the CBE Manager. This position oversees 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 and serves on the Data Governance Council, cross-college collaborative work teams, and other committees, as appropriate.
This position is at will.
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 3 years of full-time, higher education administrative experience (director, assistant director, coordinator, etc.) in online, eLearning, and/or CBE.
• Ph.D. from a regionally accredited higher education institution in any field.
Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field.
• At least 2 years of full-time, higher education staff experience in online, eLearning, and/or CBE.
• At least 1 year of full-time, higher education administrative experience (e.g., director, assistant director, coordinator) in online, eLearning, and/or CBE.
• At least 2 semesters teaching fully online for a regionally accredited higher education institution as a full-time or adjunct faculty.
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.
• Knowledge of various pedagogical approaches, including CBE
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.