Lindenwood University — Vice President, Lindenwood Global

Division:  Lindenwood Global
Evaluation Group:  Staff Administrator
FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  President
Positions Supervised:  Director, Lindenwood Online; Director, Professional and Continuing Education

Job Summary
The vice president of Lindenwood Global is the staff leader for the university’s online and continuing education programming. This position collaborates with academic schools to oversee academic learning for online students and lifelong learners. This role also establishes goals and direction for the department, provides leadership for all departmental staff and creates and adheres to departmental budgets.

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

  • Develops and carries out initiatives to improve student learning both in and beyond the classroom
  • Oversees all Lindenwood Online and Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) functional areas, including instructional design; student experience and communications; and regional business outreach
  • Directs and initiates efforts to expand Online Learning and PACE programs for emerging populations
  • Gains traction in the on-demand, micro-credential space by designing and managing a customized micro-credential prototype with a corporate partner, as well as a prototype for direct-to-learner skills
  • Establishes long- and short-terms goals for the department and confirms that standards are met; reviews and evaluates delivery of services to identify areas of improvement and verify goals are met
  • Oversees recruitment efforts and graduation initiatives in online and continuing education; monitors enrollment and retention data
  • Creates a work environment that is mission and vision aligned
  • Provides ongoing assessment, adapts to change and responds to higher education trends 
  • Analyzes assessment data to inform the development of online and continuing education goals, strategies, timelines and metrics that support the mission and strategic initiatives of the university; collaborates with academic leaders to foster online learning objectives
  • Builds the team, improves infrastructure and collaborates with academic schools and Enrollment Management to support exponential growth in the Lindenwood Online environment, both in net tuition revenue and enrollment
  • Represents continuing and online education on various committees and working groups internal and external to the university

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Collaborates with campus constituents to ensure budget compliance and develop creative solutions to maximize resources

Employee Management and Development

  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Provides leadership and ensures professional development of subordinates
  • Conducts course reviews for online and continuing education and provides instructor feedback
  • Recruits, interviews, recommends, welcomes, observes and monitors performance of new employees
  • Sets clear performance expectations and holds employees accountable
  • Conducts thorough and timely performance evaluations based on 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.

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an executive leadership role
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing online and continuing education courses in higher education

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
  • Strong leadership and collaborative skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of online learning and continuing education market and the opportunities they present within higher education

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

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
  • 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.

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