The Course Development and Training (CDT) unit within the Division of Extended Campus is seeking a Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
The director of Course Development and Training provides leadership and administrative management to the Course Development and Training (CDT) unit within the Division of Extended Campus. The division is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization with a commitment to providing access to Oregon State University's programs of excellence that administers Oregon State Ecampus (online degrees), Open Oregon State (online resources), Extended Campus Research Unit (conducts original research), Summer Session (summer and intersession classes at OSU), OSU Office of Global Initiatives (OSU GO – study abroad) and Professional and Continuing Education. The CDT unit provides innovative and effective expertise and support for the development of online and hybrid courses, including instructional design services, multimedia development and faculty development programming and support. This position reports directly to the executive director of Course Development and Learning Innovation within the Division of Extended Campus.
Oregon State University and the Division of Extended Campus maintain and enhance a collaborative and inclusive community that is dedicated to equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the division are responsible for ensuring that these commitments are achieved. The CDT director is leading a diverse team, and meeting the needs of a diverse faculty and student body.
The CDT director coordinates with other Extended Campus directors, as well as relevant OSU academic and administrative units, in the strategic planning and development of existing and new courses and programs offered in online and hybrid format. The director will act as the liaison to administrative and academic units in support of online and hybrid course development and teaching initiatives. The person in this position will create and implement instructional design, multimedia development, and faculty development standards and strategies, and provide advocacy for the online learner and for the support of faculty developing and teaching online and hybrid courses.
The director develops, implements and evaluates short and long term goals related to online and hybrid course development, including faculty development and training pertaining to online and hybrid course design and pedagogy. The director oversees and directs quality assurance in course design and faculty development initiatives and programming for academic faculty developing and teaching online and hybrid courses, as well as adoption and continued use of academic technologies used in online and hybrid courses.
The director oversees the production of Ecampus courses and open education multimedia content, as well as media development and production to support other units in the division. The director also initiates and directs special programs and contracts related to distance/online course development and training services.
Typically requires Master's degree in related field with 3-5 years' experience in management and supervisory responsibilities.
Master’s Degree in Education, Communications, Business Administration, or a related field.
Demonstrated excellence in written, electronic/digital, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, especially in communicating persuasively and clearly with other professional colleagues.
Strong leadership and organizational skills with demonstrated competencies in making complex decisions; delegating effectively; and building strong relationships.
Demonstrated experience in applying (or training faculty to apply) best practices in instructional design for online and/or hybrid education through a complete course/program development cycle (roughly equivalent to three years' experience).
Demonstrated experience in evaluating, using, and supporting others in the use of educational technologies.
Demonstrated success with project management, especially in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment.
Understanding of a higher education academic environment and the ability to work with faculty, staff and other departments throughout the institution.
Demonstrated experience successfully participating in, building and leading effective and diverse work teams that includes providing direct leadership and supervision.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing a climate that is supportive of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Typical office environment.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary will be commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
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