Employment Opportunities

Position:
Director of Hampton U Online
Department:
University College
Date Posted:
07/06/2015
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

Hampton University is accepting applications for the position of Director of Hampton U Online.  The Hampton U Online Director will be responsible for guiding Hampton U Online's growth, developing new online degree/certificate programs, and providing industry training for the workforce.  The Director is expected to obtain knowledge of the latest technologies and best practices for online instruction and enhance course delivery systems through appropriate integration.  This is a 12 month appointment.  The successful candidate directly reports to the Dean of University College and directly supervises the Assistant Director of Hampton U Online, Instructional Technologist, and other staff in the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Hampton U Online provides long-term and daily management of online courses and programs.  The Director works closely with the Dean of University College on strategic implementation and ongoing developments in the field of distance education.  In addition, the Director must ensure that the quality of the online courses within University College is high and is consistent with the rigot and scope of face-to-face course offerings.  Specific responsibilites include the following:

Direction, Planning and Coordination

  • Works with faculty to implement unified course format and packaging to provide students with seamless and user-friendly online learning.
  • Establishes administrative practices for tracking students, potential students, and instructors.
  • Schedules online course offerings in conjunction with the Registrar's Office and individual departments during summer, fall, winter and spring terms.
  • Recommends changes, as needed, to the online education staff.
  • Recruits online faculty, as needed, and provides recommendations on the hiring of new online faculty.
  • Communicates with other University personnel to coordinate support for online faculty, students, and potential students to ensure that the online education experience at Hampton University is user-friendly and effective.
  • Collaborates with IT to recommend and evaluate technologies relevant to online learning.
  • Consults with IT and External Relations to ensure Hampton U Online website addresses online opportunities and services.
  • Manages the Resource Hub for Online Learning in conjunction with the Assistant Director and Instructional Technologist.

Faculty Support

  • Provides first line of contact and assistance for online faculty.
  • Coordinates and conducts training for online faculty in the development of online instructional materials and online instructional methods, as needed.
  • Assists online faculty in gaining skills to use instructional technology and software.
  • Provides assistance to face-to-face faculty, as needed, for the use of online teaching and learning methods to supplement face-to-face classes.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and research in online education, and shares this information with faculty as appropriate.

Student Support

  • Responds directly to online students' issues and act accordingly.

Evaluation, Assessment and Reporting

  • Establishes and oversees a program for the use of research-based evaluative criteria in the assessment of online courses and programs.
  • Completes required reports for programs in online education.
  • Reviews courses prior to implementation; provides assistance as needed; prepares an evaluation the materials and instructional plans, possibly indicating suggestions for improvement.
  • Recommends faculty assignments for teaching online courses to department chairs.
  • Reports to the Dean of University College and professional associations on the status of the online programs, as needed.

Requirements

An earned Master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Instructional Systems, Educational Systems, Educational Technology, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.  Preference will be given to doctoral candidates.

  • Experience implementing distance-learning initiatives.
  • Experience creating a strategic vision for integrating new technologies for better learning outcomes for students.
  • Experience increasing enrollment in online learning initiatives.
  • Instructional Design experience.
  • Experience directly related to distance learning and/or instructional technology.
  • Experience in online course development and/or in teaching in an online environment, including assessment of student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the major LMS, including Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, or Canvas. Preference given to Blackboard experience.
  • Past supervisory skills.

How to Apply

A letter of application, a resume/cv, statement of interest, and three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Dr. Almarie Munley
Dean, University College
Hampton University
P.O. Box 6162
Hampton, VA 23668

 **Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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