Title: Executive Director, EKU Online
Position Type: Fulltime Staff
Search Type: External - minimum 7 days
Department: 20R110 - Online Learning
Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs
Position Location: Richmond Campus
Driver Classification: Non-Driver
Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)
Hours Per Week:
Additional Schedule Details:
Posted Salary Grade: Exempt - 54
Contact Person: Ryan Baggett
Job Summary/Basic Functions
The Executive Director of EKU Online develops, markets, implements and directs all e-Learning activities for Eastern Kentucky University’s robust online learning portfolio. EKU Online provides high-quality, student-centered educational opportunities to online students. The Executive Director provides vision, direction, and focused goals for the EKU Online department and takes a student-centered approach to develop, plan, and implement initiatives in online education. The Executive Director understands the evolving needs of online students and works with their team to analyze the needs of target populations. The person in this role also works with faculty and administration of the University to identify, develop, and deliver online program offerings that are innovative, scalable, and enhance learning. Unit responsibilities include administrative, enrollment management, instructional design, and marketing services dedicated to EKU Online programs.
EKU Online best serves EKU by offering fully quality online programs, student services, and faculty professional development that embody the University’s values and enhance the University’s commitment to being a School of Opportunity.
Education: Master’s degree in Education, Business, Instructional Technology/Design, Educational Technology, or a related field is required.
Education can substitute for experience but experience cannot substitute for education.
● Five years of related work experience is required in management and administration, with a minimum of two years experience in online education and multimedia services.
● Prefer experience in higher education leadership with accomplishments in the field of online education.
● Experience managing a full-time professional team with the ability to supervise, train, motivate, and mentor staff. Preferably, with hybrid/remote staff.
Licensure & Certifications: Prefer: Familiarity with or basic Quality Matters (QM) certification (APPQMR)
45% - Provides strategic vision and operational direction for all aspects of the University’s distance education initiatives:
20%- Provides leadership and management for the instructional design, media design, course development, and technical assistance that supports the development and maintenance of online degree and certificate programs:
15% - Engages others in developing and executing on a vision, conceptual framework, and strategic plan for the delivery and growth of online learning programs for the University:
15% - Cultivates and manages partnerships with external partners involved in the delivery of our online learning programs, in particular our knowledge partner responsible for marketing, recruitment and retention activities:
5% - Complete all other projects and duties as assigned to operate and grow online learning initiatives at EKU:
● Attends meetings, serves on committees, and completes all other duties as assigned. - (Essential)
Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.
Funding Source: Institutional
Open Until Filled: Yes
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.
Background Check Statement
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.