On-line Program Specialist

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Feb 26, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design

Northeastern University

On-line Program Specialist

Requisition Number: STFR001403

Division/College: College of Engineering

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 10

Position Summary:

The On-line Program Specialist will support the testing, planning, development, and implementation of online educational technology and instruction for the Graduate School of Engineering.

This position will support course instructors in their use of online and lecture capture technologies. The position will also develop instructional materials for online courses including learning activities in a LMS, capturing and editing of instructional videos, along with developing strategies to interact with students who take online courses (including Streaming Video). The On-line Program Specialist will test out new innovative instructional technology and make recommendations on the applicability for learning in an online setting. Will serve as a resource regarding course development, course redesign and technological solutions. This position will also develop materials to promote online courses in addition to preparing schedules and offerings for online courses and manage the GSE website to assure that all information related to online education is up to date. This position will work with other GSE staff to process online applications and student enrollment, providing data to support monitoring activities, and supporting student retention initiatives, and document student activity and performance in online courses. This position will also develop and implement techniques to evaluate the quality of online courses. The On-line Program Specialist will work with the GSE Director and with the Directors of Professional MS programs on special tasks/projects related to online education.


Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience related to or supporting educational technology, instructional design, and or course development experience in a university or business training setting. Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, or related field is preferred.

Computer literacy, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets; familiarity with learning management systems; and video editing and conversion software.

Familiarity with various educational technologies to have an online learning impact, with ability to test out innovative technologies and make recommendations as to the applicability to online education.

Knowledge of course design using a learning management system; website design, development and maintenance; and video capture and editing is recommended.

The ideal candidate should also have excellent writing and editing skills. Experience in dealing with students and faculty recommended.

The On-Line Program Specialist will have leadership, problem-solving skills, and the ability to make independent judgments as it relates to course design, development, implementation, and evaluation in an online setting. Will also need to demonstrate ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently, work independently in a fluid and dynamic environment.

Must be highly organized and self directed with strong organizational and communication skills required.

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.