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Instructional Design & Technology

Director of Online Learning

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Executive  
Organization Type Gov't  
Pay Range TBD  

State of Georgia

Job Information

Requisition ID: EDU06SP

Number of Openings: 1

Shift: Variable

Posting End Date: May 26, 2023

Nature of Duties:

  • This position reports to the Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs.   The Director of Online Teaching and Learning is responsible for leadership and administration of the Online Learning department to include establishing, implementing and coordinating college wide goals and objectives relating to Online technology, teaching, and learning resources.  

Major Duties:

  • The Director of Online Learning will schedule on-line classes as provided by program rotations and with consultation with Deans and Associate Deans. (Scheduling) to include consultation when new online classes or sections need to be added 
  • The Director of Online will serve as the eCampus liaison for the College, schedule all host/home courses, communicate with other technical college liaisons, and make sure all credentialing pieces are uploaded into KMS.
  • The Director of Online Learning will provide input, collaboration, and assistance to the Academic Deans and Associate Deans related to credentialing and staffing of online classes. The Associate Dean will be the online adjunct faculty’s supervisor for Human Resources. (Supervision) and will be responsible for PAR submissions and FQR credentialing submission
  • The online course schedule will be reviewed collaboratively by the Academic Deans and Director of Online Learning and any necessary changes will be discussed prior to adjunct instructors being added to CRNs in Banner. (Staffing)
    • Through the collaboration, adjuncts will not be assigned multiple sections until all available qualified adjuncts are considered.
  • The Director of Online will provide input as requested to The Academic Dean and Associate Deans concerning credentialing and staffing of online classes. The Associate Dean will submit any PARs for online adjunct faculty and also responsible for submission of FQRs for approval. (Credentialing)
  • The Director of Online Learning will assist the Associate Dean is accessing essential reports in BBL for evaluation purposes and provide input to the Associate Dean as they conduct online course observations and performance evaluations.  
  • The Director of Online Learning and staff will handle all technical issues and any proctoring logistics issues and also be responsible for assisting students with technical and user issues related to the Blackboard LMS. The Director will also assist the Associate Dean as needed in handling student issues, concerns, and complaints and with faculty needs concerning online instruction and Blackboard course shells
  • The Director of Online Learning oversees and has responsibility for the Online Learning Department to include eCampus, online instruction, course shell development, online instructional training and help desk support, and GVTC Blackboard\Banner course interfacing. 
  • Manages and oversees financial/budget operations of the virtual learning program budgets.
    • Develops and implements operational policies, procedures, and standards for quality assurance in distance education technology and instruction.
    • Assists and may facilitate in the creation, organization, and implementation of professional staff development programs/activities related to distance education technology and educational software programs.  Topics include but are not limited to Blackboard Learning, Banner and TEAMS.  
    • Provides supervision to staff responsible for development of course shells and for Blackboard training and instructional assistance.
    • Oversees and responsible for development of accurate and regular updates of electronic information related to Online Learning, such as catalog updates, faculty manuals, website updates, and reports such as NC-SARA.
    • Oversees delivery of technical assistance to the division and other staff in the development of management processes and procedures to accomplish their online instructional objectives. 
    • Provides supervision to the LMS Coordinator to include monitoring and evaluating this individual’s performance. 
  • Enhances the mission of the institution by demonstrating willingness to work as a team player.  Demonstrates professionalism in contacts with students, coworkers, and the public.  Exhibits conduct that enhances the image of the institution.  Demonstrates a willingness to be of service and exhibits pleasant and courteous behavior toward customers (students, parents, employers, media), organizational coworkers, and other public contacts. Manages and oversees financial/budget operations of the virtual learning program budgets.
  • Supervises and oversees the activities of personnel to ensure compliance with TCSG policy manual and department procedures.
  • Develops and/or assists with the development of policies and procedures and recommends changes to effectively meet the goals and requirements of the program.
  • Maintains knowledge of assigned program area and gives updates to management on services, operations, and projects.
    • Evaluates employees at scheduled intervals.
    • Works when scheduled; begins and ends as expected. 
    • Accepts responsibility of regular campus to campus travel for online instructional support, training, and other faculty support needs. 
    • Accepts direction and feedback from supervisors and follows through appropriately. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND five (5) years of experience in management or the defined departmental area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in academic leadership/management experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience of online or technology-based staff.
  • Minimum of 2 years of FT online instruction at the postsecondary level.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with online instructional software platforms.
  • Working proficient knowledge of Instructional components of Blackboard and Banner system 

Method of Application:

  • Interested candidates should apply through electronic application system at: WGTC Job Center. Unofficial transcripts, resume and proof of applicable certifications/licensures are required for consideration

Note: Selected candidate must successfully complete a background check to include employment references, criminal history, and verification of employment.

  • Unofficial Transcripts, resume, and proof of applicable certifications\licensure are required for consideration. Official transcripts and prior employment verification required within 30 days of hire for continuous employment.
  • Selected candidate must successfully complete a background check to include employment references, criminal history, and verification of employment prior to hire.  
  • West Georgia Technical College is not currently sponsoring work visas at this time. 
  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • WGTC reserves the right to close positions at any time. 

Employment Policy:

The Technical College System of Georgia and West Georgia Technical College do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) in educational programs, activities, admissions or employment. All applicants will be considered; however, only selected applicants may be interviewed.  Approval of employment does not constitute a contract.  Continued employment is contingent upon job performance and funding.

A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university *and* Five (5) years of experience in management or the defined departmental area.

About Organization

Settled in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, Georgia was the 13th colony formed. Since then, Georgia has grown and become one of the top places to do business in the country.

Some highlights in Georgia business include:

• Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, home to Delta Air Lines
• Home Depot
• Coca-Cola

Georgia’s capital, Atlanta, was the home of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics.

With about 200,000 teachers and state employees spanning all branches of government, a career with the Georgia government provides a lot of options. Georgia operates about 130 state agencies focusing on health, transportation, education, environment, and more.

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