Positions Supervised: Director, Lindenwood Online; Director, Professional and Continuing Education
The vice president of Lindenwood Global is the staff leader for the university’s online and continuing education programming. This position collaborates with academic schools to oversee academic learning for online students and lifelong learners. This role also establishes goals and direction for the department, provides leadership for all departmental staff and creates and adheres to departmental budgets.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Develops and carries out initiatives to improve student learning both in and beyond the classroom
Oversees all Lindenwood Online and Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) functional areas, including instructional design; student experience and communications; and regional business outreach
Directs and initiates efforts to expand Online Learning and PACE programs for emerging populations
Gains traction in the on-demand, micro-credential space by designing and managing a customized micro-credential prototype with a corporate partner, as well as a prototype for direct-to-learner skills
Establishes long- and short-terms goals for the department and confirms that standards are met; reviews and evaluates delivery of services to identify areas of improvement and verify goals are met
Oversees recruitment efforts and graduation initiatives in online and continuing education; monitors enrollment and retention data
Creates a work environment that is mission and vision aligned
Provides ongoing assessment, adapts to change and responds to higher education trends
Analyzes assessment data to inform the development of online and continuing education goals, strategies, timelines and metrics that support the mission and strategic initiatives of the university; collaborates with academic leaders to foster online learning objectives
Builds the team, improves infrastructure and collaborates with academic schools and Enrollment Management to support exponential growth in the Lindenwood Online environment, both in net tuition revenue and enrollment
Represents continuing and online education on various committees and working groups internal and external to the university
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Collaborates with campus constituents to ensure budget compliance and develop creative solutions to maximize resources
Employee Management and Development
Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
Provides leadership and ensures professional development of subordinates
Conducts course reviews for online and continuing education and provides instructor feedback
Recruits, interviews, recommends, welcomes, observes and monitors performance of new employees
Sets clear performance expectations and holds employees accountable
Conducts thorough and timely performance evaluations based on evidence, observation and feedback
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an executive leadership role
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing online and continuing education courses in higher education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Strong leadership and collaborative skills
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Critical thinking skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of online learning and continuing education market and the opportunities they present within higher education
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for extended time daily
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.