This is a grant-funded 100%, 12-month position housed on the NOC-Tonkawa campus for a five-year period beginning in FY 2016-2017 and ending in 2020-2021. The position is responsible for collaborating with NOC’s Instructional Designer and with NOC’s IT Department to provide technical support and assistance in integrating technology within the College’s overall IT infrastructure. The Distance Learning Specialist will also oversee the establishment of the six new tribal access sites. The position ends post-grant at the end of five years.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES INCLUDE:
- Coordinate QM certification process for targeted online courses
- Oversee pilot of targeted online/ITV courses
- Lead development/pilots of online courses
- Coordinate the acquisition and integration of technology to support project initiatives
- Train faculty/staff in delivery of new and redesigned online services
- Oversee establishment of pilots at new access sites
- Assist Project Manager, External Evaluator and IMT in ongoing evaluation efforts
- Assist in institutionalizing new practices, revised online courses, and services
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including learning and utilizing changing technology. The individual must preserve confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information; use independent judgment and initiative in the planning, organization, and performance of duties; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Initiative, creativity and teamwork are essential as well as strong organizational, management, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with students, faculty, administration, and staff members, as well as external stakeholders and supporters; work well under pressure; meet deadlines, and set priorities while maintaining professional relationships when dealing with individuals; he or she must also value the significance of collaborative inclusiveness with a diverse employee and student population. Subject to satisfactory Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure which includes a criminal background check. Hire is also contingent upon Federal agency approval. Weekend and evening work may be required with a flexible 40-hour work week schedule.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, push, lift, haul, pull, reach, carry, grasp, squat or stoop, bend and twist the body while performing essential duties, use hands to operate controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk or hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A minimum educational level of a Master’s degree in Education or related field. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education distance instruction or services. Must have demonstrated expertise with Blackboard LMS and Civitas or other comparable data management systems. Familiarity with best practices in distance education, Quality Matters preferred. Must have ability to work collaboratively and have excellent leadership and communication skills. Experience working with disadvantage, low-income, at-risk students preferred.
Applicants will need to submit an application which is available online at www.noc.edu/prospective-employee, a letter of application, a resume, Official college transcripts, and three letters of professional recommendation to Northern Oklahoma College, Human Resources, P. O. Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653. EEO