Director, E-Learning and Instructional Technologies

Rochester, Monroe County
Jul 28, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design

The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Instructional Services. The Director provides leadership and strategic direction for online learning and instructional development at Monroe Community College. The Director manages the establishment of a MCC Virtual College consistent with the goals of improving student retention, ensuring quality of online course delivery, and increasing enrollments. The Director leads the Instructional Technologies Team in support of online and hybrid course development and the exploration and implementation of emerging technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process. The team supports faculty through instructional design consultations, instructional technology training, multimedia production services, and student concierge support.

The Director works in close collaboration with academic departments and programs, workforce development, and student services to identify, develop, and deliver appropriate online offerings and support services. This position will seek new external partnerships to enhance and fund online programs and offerings. The Director will lead operational and administrative functions relating to the MCC Virtual College.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads the activities of Instructional Technologies department, promotes their services to the College, and assists with the promotion, expansion, and application of instructional tools and learning resources.
  • Provides leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective educational innovations to enhance and deliver the curriculum, improve learning outcomes, facilitate technology-rich teaching, and advance curricular innovation.
  • Provides leadership for the MCC’s online program and support for the faculty; coordinates all ongoing activities associated with delivering courses through the Virtual College; and serves as liaison to faculty, student services, and the institutional leadership.
  • Collaborates with College faculty, deans and chairs, MCC Libraries, Teaching Creativity Center, Technology Services, and others within the College to support and enhance the teaching and learning environment.
  • Collaborates with the Deans to integrate course delivery and program development, to ensure operational consistency with Academic Services goals, and to assist in the development and assessment of the college’s online learning program.
  • Works closely with Academic Departments, the Curriculum Office, and Economic Development & Innovative Workforce Services to identify and support development of new curriculum and quality online courses and programs to increase student options and expand current markets.
  • Provides leadership in ensuring the integrity of the online learning environment including identity verification, ADA compliance, and testing.
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction for the Open SUNY initiative, the Online Western New York Learning Alliance, and other external initiatives.
  • Provides leadership for the development of online opportunities at the New Downtown Campus.
  • Coordinates and promotes training and professional development for faculty related to classroom technologies, online, and distance learning methods.
  • Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct.
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment.
  • Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum/instructional development, instructional technology or related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an administrative position related to online learning and instructional technologies
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in online teaching, instructional design, and course development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and practices in online learning including course design, program development, marketing student support, and retention
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and developments impacting teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience and strength in policy development, planning, budget development, and personnel management
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and the ability to facilitate communication within the college and with key constituencies
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective and collegial working relations with staff, students, faculty, and administration
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, enhancing student success, and advancing customer service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree from an accredited institution
  • Professional experience in a community college setting
  • Experience with regional or state-wide online learning consortiums (e.g. SUNY Learning Network, OpenSUNY, etc.)

Monroe Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees or in any aspect of the business of the College.