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Director of Distance & Adult Learning

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Inver Hills Community College
Inver Hills seeks a Director of Distance and Adult Learning to direct distance and adult learning programming at Inver Hills Community College to include work with dislocated workers, veteran students, working adults, and other distance/adult learners. The Director of Distance and Adult Learning is responsible for administration, development, and assessment of programs and services for distance/adult learners.
Application Deadline: June 14, 2015
Appointment: Unlimited full-time.
Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and direct programs and services for adult learners to grow the adult learning program
Administer retention strategies to maintain current programs and explore new initiatives to accommodate adult and distance learners
Collaborate with and advise campus departments and faculty on how to teach adult learners
Develop and lead a distance/adult learner advisory committee
Develop relations and collaborate with four-year institutions offering the Individualized Professional Studies (IPS) degree.
In collaboration with Customized Training/Continuing Education, develop and maintain partnerships with corporate and community contacts
Develop a marketing and recruitment plan to attract distance/adult learners
Collaborate with the Advising/Counseling department to advise students on various degree acceleration options.
Minimum Qualifications:
Baccalaureate degree
Two or more years of experience working with adult learners in higher education academic setting
Two or more years of experience working with online, blended, and accelerated course delivery models
Thorough knowledge of higher education principles, programs, and processes, and especially informed about present and future trends in adult learning and distance education
Knowledge of eLearning technologies and approaches to education
Experience and skill in database management and building and using queries
Experience and skill in research, interpretation and analysis
Experience and skill in data gathering and data integrity
Good interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral and electronic)
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of internal and external customers
Demonstrated ability to work independently on a variety of projects and as a member of a team
Intermediate to Advanced level of knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications:
Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field
Four or more years of experience working with complex records systems and interactive technology
Experience working with academic program development
Experience in marketing/sales
Extensive experience with and knowledge of adult learning theory and pedagogy
Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
Ability to work and contribute in a team environment and work across multiple departments
Understanding of the structure of academic programs offered at the college
Ability to understand labor agreements (i.e., faculty)
Application requirements: You must .
Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering 35 degree options including the Associate in Arts (A.A.), a liberal education degree that leads to transfer to four-year colleges; the new Associate in Fine Art (A.F.A.) degree in studio arts; and the career-related Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in leading occupational areas such as nursing, paralegal, computer networking, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency medical services, and more.
Located 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul, scenic Inver Hills Community College serves over 9000 credit students annually. Recognized for adult experiential learning, Learning Communities, and its Center of Excellence for Access and Opportunity, Inver Hills is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) institution. The college is committed to Learning Communities, campus-wide assessment, innovative instruction, integrating technology in instruction, collaboration with Pre-K-12 for college readiness and access, and civic engagement. The college is also committed to reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among its administrators, faculty and staff.
We offer excellent benefits including health and dental insurance; paid annual and sick leave; defined benefit and defined contribution (401(a) retirement plans); 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans; and tuition waiver for employees and dependents.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this selection process, please contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at or (651) 450-3672 (voice); or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529, or your preferred relay provider.
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a Vehicle Use Agreement form and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check annually.
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Inver Hills Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. A member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System. A member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

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