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Coordinator of On-Line Curriculum (Ontario AQ)
DATE:   11/22/2013
JOB TITLE:   Coordinator of On-Line Curriculum (Ontario AQ)
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Ontario Office - Jean Vanier
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director of Ontario Programs
DEPARTMENT:   College of Education
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs

SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, the Coordinator of On-Line Curriculum development will oversee and coordinate the various aspects associated with development, submission and delivery of the Additional Qualification courses and on-line programs.

The coordinator will be responsible for the majority of the associated tasks and items listed below especially those directly related to course offerings -- beginning with determination of potential course developers and instructors.  The coordinator will be responsible for individual course development to meet university and regulated requirements and course accreditation applications.  The coordinator will meet and train course developers, prepare instructor information packages, assist faculty with course development, meet instructors around courses schedules, grading etc., ensure course set-up and class lists as well as ensure the smooth operation of the courses and ensure completion of course evaluations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Recommend AQ course offerings, potential course developers and instructors;
  • Take a leadership role in the selection and supervision of instructors;
  • Evaluate the applications for instructors based upon the individual's qualifications outlined and the instructor's skill-set and/or commitment to on-line course facilitation skill development;
  • Prepare individual AQ course accreditation applications;
  • Promotion of course offerings (website, memos to various organizations, agencies, districts, advertising etc.)
  • Prepare instructor information packages and course instructor guidelines;
  • Meet and train instructors on use of "Blackboard";
  • Meet with instructors around course schedules, course outlines, course delivery, policies, grading, appeals and how to avoid appeals, etc.
  • Set registration deadlines, receive applications, review candidate application, verification of information and notification of status of application;
  • Schedule "Pre-admission" testing where applicable;
  • Prepare information database(s);
  • Ensure course set-up on "Blackboard" - class lists, instructor information, policies, course outlines, course materials, etc.
  • Prepare correspondence to organizations, e.g. QECO as requested;
  • Ensure completion of course evaluations;
  • Coordinate review of course offerings and evaluations with TEAC on regular basis;
  • Review ongoing financial viability and commitments;
  • Review policy guidelines and list of administrative tasks for revisions and updates;
  • Prepare course submissions for review by OCT as needed;
  • Assist faculty with on-line course development;
  • Prepare templates for use by faculty in keeping with university and state requirements for on-line education;
  • Coordinate with faculty for implementation of program criteria and requirements (as aligned with state and provincial benchmarks and OCT accreditation);
  • Remain current on certification and program policies as mandated by state and provincial regulatory organizations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
% of Time

20%   Meet with instructors/faculty in development of AQ course and university on-line programs;

20%   Coordinate implementation of programs in keeping with university and regulatory requirements and OCT standards;

20%   Prepare submissions to OCT for AQ courses as required;

20%   Ensure course and program set up on "Blackboard" in keeping with best practice for on-line education;

10%   Maintain current standards as prescribed by state and provincial governing bodies;

10%   Perform other duties as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. Strong organizational and communication skills.
  2. Ability to work independently and on occasion evenings weekends, holidays.
  3. Computer literate including Microsoft Office and department related computer applications.
  4. Familiarity with "Blackboard" and best practice for on-line education programs.
  5. Ability to provide professional development to course developers, instructors and faculty for effective on-line.
  6. Ability to drive personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  This position also requires the ability to travel whenever the need arises.  All individuals are requires to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
  1. Master's degree in related field is required and experience with Ontario AQ courses.
  2. A minimum of five year's experience involving Ontario District School Boards and Ontario institution stakeholders.
  3. Experience providing professional development in the area of on-line education programming.
  4. Valid Ontario driver's license.  License must met insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria and be able to legally cross without restrictions the US/Canada border.
  5. Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders.


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The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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