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Executive Director for OnlineVCU

Company name
Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Education, 100k

Posted on
Oct 15,2019

Valid Through
Jan 28,2020


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Position Type


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Employee Group

Executive & Senior Level Leadership


Provost And VP Acad Affairs

Organizational Overview



, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the


experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity,


is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive.


offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The chief purpose of this position will be to provide strategic leadership and vision in developing, expanding and enhancing VCU’s online learning infrastructure. The executive director will work closely with senior academic administrators, deans and their faculty to promote online teaching excellence; leverage technology to optimize student learning; and energize the assessment of current and new online programs. The executive director will provide strategic leadership for technology integration and will work with internal and external partners to broadly support instructional design, quality standards and evaluation. Additionally, the executive director will oversee all aspects of Online@VCU unit operations, advance the mission of online education at


and ensure academic policies and guidelines are consistent with emerging and extant guidelines for online and distance education.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Candidate should possess a master’s or terminal degree with five or more years of experience in higher education online/distance education programs. Other required experience includes:

 Broad knowledge of learning delivery systems and experience with learning management systems, computer platforms and authoring software

 Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at


 Demonstrated track record of project management, data analysis and research

 Excellent oral and written communication skills that easily translate for academic and community audiences

 Experience in the systematic evaluation of online programs, with a specific focus on quality improvement

 Extensive knowledge of learning theories, adolescent/adult education, instructional design, outcomes-based assessment in online higher education and best practices in online program design

 Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in online education and the connection between teaching and learning

Preferred Hiring Standards

 Doctoral degree in educational technology, instructional design, higher education leadership, information systems or related area

 Experience in a strategic administrator role in a university setting

 Expertise in instructional technology such as Desire2Learn, Moodle or Canvas; Blackboard experience preferred

Required Licenses/ Certifications

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with qualifications/experience

Application Process/Additional Information

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials (cover letter and a CV or resume) prior to Aug. 21, 2019. Only applications received through the


eJobs site will be reviewed.

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please contact Betty Asher at with any questions.


Monroe Park Campus



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600 W. Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23284-2511

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