Job Details

Fordham University
  • Position Number: 3310059
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Assistant Vice President for Online Programs

Fordham University

About Fordham
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Department: Office of the Provost

Campus/Location: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx

Position Summary
The Assistant Vice President for Online Programs plays a critical role in developing a robust infrastructure for Fordham's online programs that is based on the University's mission and commitment to the highest quality of online learning and research.

The Assistant Vice President reports to the Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost and will work closely with our academic stakeholders, various administrative offices throughout the University, and our third-party online provider to enrich the visibility and reputation of Fordham's online programs

The position will be instrumental in guiding the strategic direction and vision in the growth and development of Fordham's online programs and extending
learning opportunities to those who may not otherwise have access.

Essential Functions
Oversees the Universitys implementation of high-quality online learning within the Office of the Provost, and in collaboration with the deans, various administrative offices at Fordham, and the Universitys third-party online learning provider
Leads a coordinated, institution-wide effort to plan, implement, and assess Fordhams strategy for online education; drive the development of digital learning initiatives; guide the growth of online programs, delivery methods, infrastructure, and processes; and manage the underlying financial models
Develops processes, policies, and practices across academic and administrative support offices, in concert with any third-party providers, to establish and maintain an efficient, effective, and comprehensive online infrastructure
Serves as the primary institutional relationship manager for the Universitys partnership with its third-party online learning partner
Helps develop, in collaboration with the deans, the Provosts Office, and third-party online learning partner, proposals for expanding current online offerings and new program developments
Provides leadership and direction with academic units and third-party online learning partner for marketing, student recruitment, and enrollment support
Participates in negotiations with vendors when outsourced services are needed
Coordinates communication between all relevant parties involved in the execution of online programs
Works with University leadership and other senior managers to continuously evaluate and improve the delivery of online programs
Convenes and resources an online learning group to achieve the Universitys strategic goals

Required Qualifications:
Masters Degree in a field related to the position
Minimum 5 years experience with developing and delivering quality online and hybrid programming
Evidence of thoughtful, collaborative, creative, and strategic leadership, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
Financial acumen and experience developing and managing complex budgets in support of the strategic advancement of a sustainable digital learning environment
Prior accountability for enrollment planning and forecasting with a deep understanding of key metrics and trends in the context of the evolving landscape for online education
Detail-oriented and excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to meet and plan deadline-driven work timelines
Strong analytical, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with Online Program Management providers (OPMs)
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Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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