Job No: 493037 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Admissions, Communications/Marketing/Media, Education/Teaching, Student Services
Position Summary: The Director of Online Education works collaboratively with the leadership of Cardozo Law School (the “Law School”), university leaders, and third party vendors to develop implement, and administer high quality online degree programs in the Law School. The Director ensures that the pedagogy for all online educational initiatives is sound, consistent with the Law School's curricular values and principles, and in compliance with the requirements, standards, policies, and procedures identified as best practices for distance education; oversees marketing and enrollment for the programs; and when necessary acts as a liaison to students. This position will work closely with the Law School's Office of Communications, the University's Office of Information Technology and outside partners to ensure that all processes are integrated and efficient. This position also tracks compliance with all Law School and university deadlines, works to ensure accreditation standards are met, and produces reports as required.
The Director will report to the Vice Dean of the Law School, and will work closely with the Vice Dean to develop and sustain online programming that aligns with the Law School's mission and vision. The Director will also supervise program support staff to be created in the future if warranted.
Oversight of Enrollment Management and Student Advising (15% of time): Supervise and work with third party vendors to implement admissions process delineated by program directors and manage enrollment function. Oversee student advising and directly advise students as necessary. Provide information and updates regarding the Law School’s online graduate programs to internal and external constituents.
Administration and Operational Management (30% of time): Foster efficient and effective operations for the online programs. Oversee course development and coordinate activities with the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, etc. Develop course scheduling and faculty resource management, in coordination with the Vice Dean. Coordinate all online course development, conferences and immersion experiences, and continued integration of the use of technology in the teaching/learning enterprise. Assist faculty with the development of teaching competencies, pedagogical practices, and assessment strategies required of high quality online courses. Oversee scheduling of adjunct faculty for online teaching. Development and implement marketing program and messaging.
Partner Coordination (40% of time): Work collaboratively across campus and with the external partners, subcontractors and vendors to adapt processes and procedures for successful online program implementation. Oversee part-time online faculty teaching scheduling and coordinate course development/design, marketing, registration and recruitment efforts, and any other program implementation associated with external partners and vendors.
Planning and Reporting (15% of time): Oversee the Law School’s outreach portfolio including enrollment management, instruction assignments, revenue projections, and analysis of portfolio key indicators (i.e. enrollment, revenue) in relation to the Law School’s online program offerings. Develop unit online education policies and procedures in order to align with University and Law School policies and procedures and administer these policies for the Law School.
Experience & Educational Background:
Skills & Competencies:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, university administration, external agencies, and staff
Highly motivated, organized, flexible, and able to multi-task
Excellent networking and management skills
Demonstrated aptitude for critical and analytical thought and creative problem solving.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.