University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks an Executive Director of UAF eCampus (https://ecampus.uaf.edu/) to foster and build a vision of 21st century teaching and learning research-based excellence.
This full-time Administrative position provides a rare opportunity to provide leadership for ongoing transformative change supporting diverse programs in multiple modalities and enhance faculty professional development nationally and internationally, across the state of Alaska, and on the Fairbanks campus. As a member of UAF’s management team, the Executive Director of UAF eCampus participates in setting direction for the university mission and promoting UAF as an important part of the local economy, and a principal contributor to quality of life in the community. This position plays a key role in UAF’s efforts to provide quality and affordable education to all Alaskans.
UAF eCampus is a comprehensive center for the strategic development, design, delivery, marketing, and support of online courses and programs. This office provides centralized support to students and tiered development programs for faculty. Instructional designers in this unit facilitate faculty development workshops, cohorts, and open lab sessions for instructors, while student service personnel provide assistance with advising, registration, exam proctoring, and more. In 2018, UAF eCampus served more than 5,000 distinct students and generated nearly 40,000 student credit hours.
You will be an entrepreneurial, visionary leader with expertise in online learning and culturally responsive pedagogy and course/program development, and will have strong fiscal management skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience
Standards-based approach to quality assurance
Program and learning outcomes assessment
Existing and emerging educational innovative technology
Project management and the use of metrics to identify resource needs and provide accountability
Current knowledge of teaching excellence grounded in educational research and expertise.
Teaching online in a college, university, or similar institutional setting
Significant administrative experience in higher education
Trends in online education, including scholarship contributing to the field
Regulatory and compliance issues related to distance education
Understanding of the marketplace and strategies for being competitive in the markets relative to this position
Required Education and Experience
Masters or PhD with significant experience in both leading and managing distance learning/online deliveries in higher education and/or research institutions.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.