ASU, as a globally-recognized leader in education innovation, is uniquely suited to disrupt traditional barriers and improve pathways to higher education. Universal Learner Courses (ULCs) are low-risk, high-value, credit-bearing courses. This catalog of 50+ courses forms the backbone for the Earned Admission Program, a unique offering that allows anyone, regardless of academic history, the opportunity to earn admission to ASU. Imagine a world in which no student is denied access to high-quality, college-level learning experiences; a world where a college education is affordable, accessible and truly inclusive; a world in which online education encourages active, engaged learning with tangible outcomes for the student. If you are passionate about designing, developing, and delivering impactful and inclusive learning experiences for all students regardless of their backgrounds, experiences, and familiarity with online learning, we want to meet you.
As the Assistant Director of Learning Design for ULCs, you will lead the ULC learning design team, including instructional designers, media specialists, academic technologists, project managers, and data analysts, to create innovative, high-scale learning experiences to empower learners underserved by traditional models of higher education. You will serve on the cross-functional ULC leadership team, partnering with the Executive Director of ULCs and other directors within ULC to set strategic direction for ULCs, establish and communicate infrastructure and policy, and expand our ability to deliver culturally-responsive and workforce-aligned learning experiences that provide educational pathways for all learners.
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Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND six (6) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Ten (10) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
About Learning Enterprise
We believe that the rigid and linear design of traditional higher education is neither an effective ladder to social and economic opportunity for all learners nor is it responsive to rapidly evolving workforce needs. One of the emerging strategies for ASU is the creation of Learning Enterprise (LE). LE is a newly created entity within ASU designed to re-imagine the role of universities in society and evolve the way that learning offerings are designed to meet learner needs and employer demands. These products will be tech-enabled and outcomes-driven solutions that are stackable, accessible, and evidence-based – designed with employer and academic buy-in. LE will initially focus on the following learner segments: K-12, Bridge, CareerCatalyst, and Enrichment Learning. We are guided by the belief that everyone should have universal access to education and opportunity at every stage of life.
We are resilient and undaunted by challenges. We remain undeterred by challenges that stand in the way of moving our vision forward. If we fall, we get up, over and over again. If it doesn’t exist, we create it. If something doesn’t work, we try something else.
We strive to be better for ourselves, for each other and for our learners. We are not defeated or guided by the status quo. We hold each other to high expectations because our learners depend on us for their future success. We believe that there is always an opportunity to grow and improve; to be and do more. We see what could be and relentlessly pursue it.
We know our intentional mindset towards every detail of our work will determine our success. We see the big picture and concurrently take pride in the daily tasks before us – building “brick by brick” to achieve our long-term vision. We will manifest a transformed future for lifelong learning, by designing systems and infrastructure that will live on.
Leaders from the Head and Heart.
We deeply care about people and their well-being. Everyone at Learning Enterprise is
unconditionally supported. We believe in human potential and invest in continuous growth.
We share ideas and feedback at all levels. We have strong opinions loosely held and intentionally engage in debate. We strive for clarity through direct and honest communication. We know our work is better for it.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Operations and Strategic Planning:
Support the management of LE’s operations to ensure ongoing sustainability
Hiring & Supervising:
Support Learning Enterprise to hire and retain an exceptional, diverse and values-aligned team
Identifies and directs measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the courses
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.