Skip to main content

Job Standard for eCampus, Assistant Director

View in Google Docs/Download

Employee Name:

Employee ID:

Employee PCN:

How to use this Job Standard:

  1. The Purpose, Scope, Qualifications and Job Functions are specific to this job title and can not be edited.
  2. Click “View in Google Docs/Download” and download to Word.
  3. Under Essential Functions you may add an additional 35%, specific to your department needs.
  4. Complete this standard before creating the job announcement and posting the position.
  5. This standard will be used as the new Job Description for the prospective employee.
  6. After hire is complete, insert Employee Name and PCN#

eCampus, Assistant Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75690
  • Pay Grade: P11
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Assistant Director
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Instructional Services

Purpose

This position provides strategic vision and leadership for program development, administration, student services, and faculty support areas for the rapidly growing online education programming at Boise State University; performing activities that directly support the rapidly expanding online presence and to provide essential direction and support for the implementation of the Boise State eCampus strategic plan.

Level Scope

Manages a large team typically consisting of both experienced professionals and subordinate Managers. Focuses on tactical and operational plans with short to mid term focus; significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate Managers. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead a project or program teams in one dept/job family. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines campus strategies for a program with campus wide impact. May report to an Associate/Assistant Vice President or Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years professional experience including 3 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Specific experience in online/distance education and/or student services administration in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience with administrative and operational functions in higher education organizations, including budget, financial, human resources, business operations policies and practices, and administrative management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; make effective presentations to individuals and groups; able to collaborate with administrative and academic departments; able to work positively and effectively with multiple external partners and clients. Strong negotiation and liaison skills. Collaborate effectively with many different individuals to establish important processes and procedures.
  • Ability to operate independently when planning and implementing assignments and projects, and setting priorities for self and staff.
  • Ability to analyze, resolve, and develop long-term solutions to a wide variety of complex and unpredictable problems.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in interpreting and applying broad guidelines and principles to assigned functions
  • Skills to prepare clear, concise and informative reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Proven ability to develop program activities, goals and objectives; create program evaluation tools and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
  • Skills in working with educational technology delivery systems.
  • Working knowledge of the instructional design process, adult learning strategies, needs assessment, and performance measurement.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the eCampus, Assistant Director must:

  • Work with the director and Extended Studies dean, academic chairs, and administrative managers to provide innovative leadership reflective of the disruptive nature of online education within a large network of stakeholders and a complex institutional infrastructure for distance/online academic courses, certificate, and degree programs.
  • Lead the development and enhancement of the eCampus Center’s one-front door service for support of online education at Boise State.
  • Coordinate and oversee operations and finances for the eCampus Center supervising a staff with diverse responsibilities, education, and background to ensure an effective, efficient, and respected Center.
  • Fulfill all supervisory responsibilities: clearly define work responsibilities and needed skills to be successful when writing job descriptions; take sufficient care to hire excellent staff; provide effective onboarding, training and ongoing coaching; set clear SMART performance goals and quality standards; delegate and assign work; evaluate performance, identify areas needing improvement, clarify expectations, and work closely with staff to improve performance.
  • Provide for strategic support to academic units developing and implementing online programs.
  • Identify undergraduate and graduate programs, in conjunction with other institutional leaders, for online delivery with strong indicators of financial viability, success, and sustainability. Strategize new initiatives to expand eCampus offerings and the development of full programs in response to enrollment projections, needs assessment, program demand, and university goals.
  • Provide for substantive consultation services regarding program development, start-up, and maintenance.

35% of Time the eCampus, Assistant Director

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the eCampus, Assistant Director

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for eCampus, Assistant Director

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.

Disclaimer

Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.