The College of Continuing Studies offers access to Bridgewater State University by providing pathways to degrees and credentials for post-traditional students. We offer high-quality, flexible programs and courses— on campus, online, and at our satellite locations—that allow students with complex lives to achieve their educational and professional goals.
The Director of Online Program Development and Support, will implement the College of Continuing Studies' Online Program Development Process and manage the day-to-day operation of the Online Program Support (OPS) Center. The center will facilitate the development of and provide ongoing support for online programs in the College of Continuing Studies and other areas of the university as assigned. The director will act as a project manager for online program development, working with faculty and academic departments to assure the timely development and launch of new online programs and the regular refresh of existing programs. Within the online program development process, the director will manage and allocate the resources of the Online Program Support Center.
The director will also work with faculty and departments to assist in the design of online courses and programs and to ensure that courses and programs are designed following best practices and universal design principles.
This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Facilitate the development of online programs and courses through the implementation of the college's online program development plan.
Act as project manager for online program development.
Manage the staff of the Online Programs Support Center, including the assignment of staff to particular development and support projects.
Provide instructional design support for online program and course development projects and consult with faculty on the best practices in program and course design.
Communicate with other university support services to coordinate support for online faculty, students, and potential students in an attempt to make the entire online education experience in the college's programs more user friendly, effective, and seamless.
Manage the college's online program quality assurance model and ensure continuous improvement in our online offerings.
Collaborate closely with administrators, faculty, and staff on the development of systems and services to support online programs and courses.
Work closely with the staff of the Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) and other university offices to provide a comprehensive program of training and faculty support for online courses and programs.
Collaborate with IT to recommend and evaluate technologies relevant to online learning.
Monitor and understand the broader educational and technological landscape and changes within higher education and the education industry; apply this understanding to organizational priorities and programmatic offerings
Master's degree in a relevant ﬁeld
5 years of professional experience with at least 2 years of program development or project management experience in online programs.
Evidence of successful online program launch.
Knowledge of the best practices in online education.
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualiﬁed applicants and employee with disabilities.
Oﬃce activities are performed in an environmentally controlled oﬃce setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 18060
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.