Employment Description

Director of On-line Strategy & Program Development - SGPP
Date Posted 01/26/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
The Director of On-line Strategy and Program Development helps plan and advance strategic initiatives and growth objectives regarding Saint Mary’s ventures in on-line learning, on-line program development, and relationship management with external partners. 
 Serve as the lead in managing the university’s partnership with Wiley to advance strategic objectives. 
 In conjunction with Wiley, work to identify, develop, and implement new programs with a particular emphasis on key strategic markets and high growth opportunities. 
•  Oversee on-line program marketing initiatives, recruiting plans, and expansion of admissions efforts. 
•  Serve as the lead in managing the university’s partnership with Wiley to grow 
 Foster organizational outreach efforts, particularly with the Office of Personnel Management, to grow program enrollments 
 Approve quarterly, annual, and long-range business plans for on-line programs 
 Achieve fiscal and operating objectives based on strategic marketing and recruiting  objectives for all on-line programs 
 Assist in the achievement of the University's new student recruitment goals
 Collaborate with university leadership to allocate resources and maintain an understanding of critical issues and solutions in the on-line market
 Work collaboratively with staff and faculty to develop and communicate a growth model and plan consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the University
 Direct the operations of all online programs and related offerings 
Essential Skills and Abilities
 Build and maintain collaborative, impactful relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
 Interpret and effectively respond to changing demographics, student demands, pedagogical innovation, and expanding/declining markets.
 Excellent written, verbal, and social communication skills.
 Demonstrate balance between strategic leadership and operational activities.
 Strong focus on and commitment to quality and customer service.
 Effectively build, monitor, and manage a budget. 
 Sound business judgment, ethical decision making, fiscal stewardship, and financial acumen.
 Solid team dynamics, both as a leader and team member.
 Prioritization and project planning to achieve milestones and deliverables.
 Multicultural literacy to work with a diverse student population.
 Interpret and lead regulatory and compliance items tied to on-line programming 
 Travel regionally to support dual campus/multi-location activity and in pursuit of new programs/program growth and student populations. 
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
•  Master’s degree required
•  Minimum of five years of higher education experience; preferably in a leadership capacity
•  Experience in the development and delivery on-line programming
•  Prior experience in on-line teaching preferred
•  Experience managing budgets and personnel
•  Experience with on-line program development, implementation, and delivery
•  Experience in the development of new on-line programs is required with understanding of accreditation and market research 
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials cover letter, resume and 3 references
Application Review Date
Starting Date 03/15/2017
Contact John Pyle
Contact Email jpyle@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.