Oregon State University Assistant Director in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P02228UF


The Division of Extended Campus is seeking a Assistant Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The assistant director develops curriculum for professional development programs, and supervises the faculty development team. This person coordinates with assistant directors in charge of instructional design and media development to ensure faculty receive a high level of service and support across the unit. This person leads continual improvement of online course design and online teaching effectiveness, using technical knowledge and knowledge of best practices of instructional design and online course facilitation.

This person also develops testing and evaluation instruments to evaluate the effectiveness of professional development programs and implements recommended improvements which includes the use of new technologies, by planning for and directing the testing of new technologies. This also includes developing training for these new technologies in the form of workshops, user manuals and training aids for faculty and students.

This person is responsible for the design, development and coordination of professional development programs and trainings to develop a culture of learning and continual improvement to support and encourage an engaged faculty.

This person is also responsible for teaching faculty to review existing courses and for coordinating reviews of existing online courses to assure the quality of online courses, and for adherence with quality standards, policies, and regulations; and for supervising CDT staff who work with training and quality assurance initiatives.

Oregon State University and the Division of Extended Campus are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the division are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Typically requires Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, Education or related field. 3 years experience in instructional design in an education environment.

Requirements :

• Bachelor’s degree in a technology-, education-,or business-, or related field. • 3 years of experience delivering training through a variety of mediums including classroom, online, etc. • Demonstrated ability to plan and administer training and professional programs. • Experience working with faculty or other users to assess diverse learning needs and develop curriculum and training to meet those needs. • Demonstrated project management experience. • Experience applying instructional design principles for online education. • Training, educational background, or experience in reviewing online courses at the college level. • Experience with a learning management system, such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Desire 2 Learn. • Proficient in desktop software (i.e. MS Office suite) and other software to support online learning (i.e. Adobe suite, Captivate, Camtasia). • Experience working in a team, solutions-oriented environment. • Excellent interpersonal, written, electronic, and oral communication skills. • Experience interacting with diverse groups of people, especially in a professional context. • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

• This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.


Typical office environment.

Additional Salary Information: Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.