Lipscomb University seeks an energetic, innovative and collaborative Executive Director who will be responsible for advancing and creating strategies for online learners at Lipscomb University, to include the significant scaling of online undergraduate and graduate programs and the development of university-wide online credentialing to help enhance career readiness and promote advancement potential for working professionals. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Strategy and will require experience with digital learning methodologies, technology, recruiting strategies and operations effectiveness with a strong focus on the overall learner experience in online programs. The position will oversee all aspects of Lipscomb Online, including the instructional design staff, registrar for the online unit, enrollment and recruiting staff, faculty and operations staff, curriculum development and delivery, student experience and community partnerships. The position will ensure that Lipscomb Online infuses a Christian approach in both the curriculum and student advising model that is appropriate for adults enrolled in the program and that is supportive of the mission and vision of Lipscomb University. Lipscomb University's leadership and board have a strong institutional commitment to Lipscomb Online and to the excellence and quality the online team has already created that will take the university into the future. Lipscomb Online expands student access and ensures opportunities for students to complete their college degrees in a Christian online program. Lipscomb Online collaborates with faculty and staff across the community to create innovative online academic pathways that serve a diverse student population, including adult learners, part-time, military and first-generation students. Academic products offered include fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees, graduate certificates and micro-credentials, and professional development.
Education: Master's Degree
Experience: 7+ years
Additional Comments & Information:
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Nashville, TN
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://lipscomb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6628; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For confidential nominations or inquiry, contact Dr. Susan Galbreath, Senior Vice President of Strategy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having a diverse workforce is an important strategic focus for Lipscomb University and we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Lipscomb’s academically and culturally inclusive environment.
Lipscomb University is a liberal arts teaching and research institution committed to being intentionally, courageously and graciously Christian. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.
With more than 4,600 students, Lipscomb University was recently named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation with a 10-year growth rate of 80.6 percent. Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of more than 200 undergraduate programs of study, 24 master's degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb's residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, the university has locations in downtown Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as a robust online program.
Today, Lipscomb is nationally ranked for its innovation, programs and service. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.
At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.
Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.
Hiring Statement: Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Church of Christ.
Internal Number: 6612
About Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. With more than 4,600 students and a 10-year growth rate of 85 percent, Lipscomb is a dynamic university offering students a choice of eight bachelor’s degrees in 136 majors, 24 master’s degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. In addition to Lipscomb’s residential campus in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are five satellite locations and numerous online programs. U.S. News & World Report, which named Lipscomb University as an up-and-coming university and one of the most innovative universities in the South, ranked Lipscomb for the first time in school history as a national university in the annual “2017 America’s Guide to Colleges.” In 2016 the Carnegie Foundation classified Lipscomb as a doctoral university, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 940 full-time faculty and staff who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of hu...manity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.