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Academic Program Manager

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 Academic Program ManagerThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) office of Online Learning and Academic Programs (OLAP) invites applications for an Academic Program Manager, supporting the university’s growth of fully-online coursework and academic programs.  This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. 

Position Summary   

This position directly supports the growth of online degree programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, through managing the various steps and processes related to the development and launch of fully-online degrees and certificates. This position directly interfaces with academic units and other internal departments to ensure the timely execution of key projects, while also forecasting future needs for course development and scheduling through monitoring institutional trends in student enrollment. 



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Position Summary 

This position directly supports the growth of online degree programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, through managing the various steps and processes related to the development and launch of fully-online degrees and certificates. This position directly interfaces with academic units and other internal departments to ensure the timely execution of key projects, while also forecasting future needs for course development and scheduling through monitoring institutional trends in student enrollment. 

Job Duties

Manages the development, launch, and growth of fully-online academic programs and courses. Partners with respective academic department and office of Online Learning & Academic Programs team members to: map curricular requirements of programs; maintain project timelines related to academic approvals and course development by instructional design team; monitor schedule of classes for appropriate course opportunities; ensure new programs are established to market and accept applicants.

Assists leadership, college and departmental administration, and other university partners (undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions, registrar’s office) throughout program proposal and plan development processes; Coordinates with academic departments and OLAP to ensure consistent communication regarding current and future projects related to program and course development.

Supports online student degree progression through forecasting/projecting necessary seats required for key courses assuming various year-over-year growth scenarios; Monitor in-progress enrollment to evaluate necessary adjustments; Partner with academic departments to ensure appropriate seats are reserved for distance education students.

Makes data requests through Institutional Research to support strategic decision making; Creates high level reports to monitor program and course enrollment to track year-over-year progress; Supports key data initiatives related to online programs; Compiles reports and findings for senior leadership.

Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

*Ability to leverage data for strategic decision making; develop basic analyses based on historical trends

*Knowledge of basic curriculum processes

*Ability to organize information and data into discernible outputs

*Ability to create flowcharts/project steps that communicate necessary processes for multiple audiences

Required Experience   

Bachelor’s Degree, and two years’ experience with managing projects in an education or business setting

Preferred Experience

Two years working in a university setting

Understanding of curriculum process

Salary 

Expected salary range: $46,000-$52,000 per year. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and any additional application materials by June 3, 2022  for full consideration. 

This position allows for primarily remote work, though occasional presence for in-person events and meetings may be required. An on-campus office may be provided for a candidate who prefers to work on campus.



Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Online Programs
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 20, 2022, 12:51:17 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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