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Center Director for Distance Education and e-Learning

Institution: Alabama A&M University
Location: Normal, AL
  • Admin – Distance Education Programs
Posted: 10/27/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable USD Per Year
Summary: This position will manage all aspects of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) Online, the online education arm of the university, including the student support services offered by other units at the university. The Center Director will work with faculty on the design and development of instructional content for traditional on-campus courses, blended, and on-line courses that aligns with the University’s policies, goals, mission and accreditation standards. The Center Director will also ensure that the portal for AAMU Online always contain current information and that the design of the portal is user-friendly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and delivers technical and software training sessions and workshops.
  • Works in a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video, web, animation, and photo to develop materials for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
  • Develops instructional web and media-based interactive learning objects (tutorials, demos, training modules).
  • Maintains the Center’s web presence.
  • Troubleshoots technical course design issues with faculty.
  • Conducts research to identify potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies.
  • Participates on relevant university committees.
  • Researches and identifying grant opportunities relevant to instruction, faculty support and online programs.
  • Designs and developing print and web-based user documentation.
  • Oversees the online Help Desk.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

Doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and at least five (5) years of experience in higher education that includes experience in online learning and instructional design

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Knowledge of online course development standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of educational applications of social media
  • Project management skills

Additional Information:


CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following documents online

  • Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)

Application Information

Contact: Office of Human Resources
Alabama A&M University
Phone: (256) 372-5835
Online App. Form: