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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Instructional Technology/Distance education
North Central University Mission Statement:
North Central University is a Christ-centered, Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world (Ephesians 4: 11-12).
The Executive Director for Online Education provides leadership for all areas related to online learning at North Central University, including strategic program development, course development and deployment, student success, and instructor recruitment and training. The Executive Director works collaboratively across campus, serving as prime champion for the online educational arm of the university.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Provide leadership for the strategic development of the Online Education area of the university, including course development prioritization and program innovation
Ensure overall online course quality and consistency, with student learning and success as the foundational objectives
Ensure online learners are given the holistic support they need in order to succeed
Lead the Online Education team, and work collaboratively with academic deans and directors
Oversee online instructor recruitment, onboarding, ongoing support, and review
Oversee online academic program plans, course rotations, and term-by-term course offerings, working in collaboration with faculty deans and directors
Champion the area of Online Education across the university, providing leadership and advocacy for excellence in overall service and support for online students
Collaborate with Institutional Research Office to track retention, persistence, and program completion rates; prepare reports; and recommend implementation of strategies to support growth in these areas
Serve on Deans’ Council, representing the Online Education area while also providing collaborative leadership for university academic programming, policies, and procedures
Master’s degree required (Doctorate preferred). At least 5 years experience in the areas of higher education, online education, and other relevant fields. Organizational leadership and supervision experience required. College-level and online teaching experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of online course design, online program development, and online student and instructor support
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills
Ability to both lead well and work collaboratively as part of cross-departmental teams
Strong problem-solving ability and professional judgment regarding processes and decision-making
Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment involving a variety of university stakeholders
Knowledge of, and ability to fully use technological resources, including a wide variety of computer programs and applications, including Moodle LMS, Zoom, MS Office, and other applications relevant to the online educational platform
Highly motivated and committed to continuous learning and professional development
About North Central University
North Central University is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world. Founded as a Bible school for ministerial training in 1930, NCU now has a much broader capacity. As a Christian liberal arts institution, it is still a place that offers excellent opportunities for ministerial training, but it also embraces a larger view of calling that includes educational preparation through more than 60 areas of study and service.
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, North Central’s 12.5-acre, unique urban setting provides students with hands-on learning experiences and real-world career preparation as the city becomes their classroom. Not waiting for graduation to serve those around them, North Central students are making a difference in the world right now.