Reports To: Senior Vice President, Strategic Enrollment Management & Lindenwood Global
Positions Supervised: Lindenwood Global Instructional Designers; Lindenwood Global Registrar; Lindenwood Global Adjunct Faculty
The chief digital learning officer researches and stays current on technological trends in higher education, as well as the following: digital teaching and learning; online learning pedagogy; and the emerging platforms and tools for delivering digital education. This position will lead and oversee strategic planning and testing for digital learning modalities and will promote the University’s mission and culture in relation to digital learning.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Collaborates with the senior vice president, Lindenwood Global; provost; deans; senior administrative and leadership colleagues; academic leaders; and faculty and staff to drive development and execution of lifelong learning, pedagogical innovation, and digital education strategies
Partners with Lindenwood’s faculty to establish their digital education strategy, including program and course design, production, and delivery
Remains current on state-of-the-art online learning developments in the U.S. and worldwide
Commits to the principles of universal design to ensure that the procurement of digital tools, the development of digital learning environments, and the use of instructional technology in classrooms is accessible and inclusive for all learners
Delivers internal and consultative programmatic services
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
Leverages technology to bolster online offerings
Cultivates strong relationships and buy-in among University stakeholders to embrace technological enhancement in alignment with the University’s mission
Works collaboratively with leaders at all levels across the University and external organizations
Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders and strategic partners
Provides forward-thinking strategic counsel to University administrative and academic leaders
Embraces technological enhancement as a core resource for the educational enterprise
Establishes long- and short-term strategic goals based on assessment data and ensures standards for the department and its field are met or exceeded
Adapts and modifies leadership based on new information and/or data; works to set and unite people on new directions as necessary
Employee Management and Development
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Leads diverse teams with trust and transparency
Promotes a team and institution-wide culture of innovation
Recruits, interviews, hires, welcomes, observes, and monitors performance of department staff
Provides autonomy and resources to enable staff to meet job expectations
Conducts thorough and timely annual performance evaluations based on fulfillment of performance expectations, evidence, observation, and feedback
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, business, management, marketing, or related field
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in marketing strategy and execution
Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Ability to develop productive relationships with campus and external constituents
Strong leader and project manager with demonstrated experience in driving digital education innovation
Ability to promote and foster the value of technology as a tool to advance academic excellence and transform teaching and learning
Significant technological and pedagogical experience
Experience with non-standard term enrollment, registration and transfer credit evaluations, and borrower-based award year financial aid packaging
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems, define goals, and assess effectiveness of projects and programs
Proven project management skills in marketing and strategic communications
Strong business development skills
Ability and desire to foster teamwork
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain strict confidentiality
Flexibility to manage competing priorities and shift focus as determined by changing needs
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Occasional night and weekend work
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for extended time daily
Adequate mobility to provide campus tours for visiting community partners
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.