Director, Educational Technology and Online Initiatives

full-time position with Academic Affairs; 37.5 hours per week; Monday –Friday

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is seeking a Director of Online Initiatives and Educational Technology to oversee the development of online strategy and execution. The Director, reporting to the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, will lead initiatives designed to position JHSON as a global online education leader by envisioning, developing, and implementing innovative high quality online courses and programs. The Director will be a subject matter expert and leads, hires, supervises and evaluates administrative and instructional design staff, has significant P&L budget responsibility, creates marketing and recruitment strategies in collaboration with JHSON’s Marketing and Communications team, and oversees the discovery, creation, testing and implementation of current and new educational technologies. In addition, the Director will provide project management leadership for all projects related to the School’s pedagogical and technology mission and will lead the school’s subject matter expertise on online learning. The Director, also, assists academic departments as they recruit, evaluate and retain faculty and staff who teach and work in an online environment and ensures that online programs align with the school and university’s mission and desired world class student experience. Finally, the Director will lead the designing and development of new programs in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning and the Vice Dean of Education within the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

  • Oversee all aspects of on-line education (non-credit, for-credit courses, for credit programs), including development, implementation, and management of online courses and programs, ensuring enrollment management recruitment and retention metrics are created and met, and best practices are implemented consistently. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, establish the School’s online vision and goals. Provide strategic direction, vision, and leadership for existing and new, revenue-producing programs focused on providing cost-effective, dynamic, and timely offerings, services, programs (degree, non-degree and certificate), and products.

    Strategically partner with Johns Hopkins nursing faculty and the Johns Hopkins Health System partners to plan and implement educational programs for domestic and global markets.

    Work with the Enrollment Management team and the Office of Marketing and Communications to promote enrollment growth and learning initiatives through effective marketing strategies and campaigns and to develop the market and enrollment analytics that will ensure the qualitative and quantitative growth of the unit.

  • Manage staff work load, serve as the primary project manager for online learning initiatives, and collaborate with the Office of Finance and Administration due to significant budget responsibility (revenue and expenses), funding sources, and sponsored funding agreements and compliance.
  • Develop and implement plans that address accessibility in online instruction.
  • Facilitate the academic review and approval process for program offerings and ensure program effectiveness through quality assurance auditing and improvement.
  • Develop and implement project plans and programs, including budget creation and execution, project management, and evaluation.
  • Provide effective management of the online learning team, including human resource management and supervision, evaluation, and development of support staff and direct reports.
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of faculty professional development programs relating to best practices in online teaching and other academic initiatives to support student success and completion.

Perform other duties as required.


Master’s degree in Education or related field. 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience related to eLearning. Experience with online design, delivery, and/or enrollment management within a higher-educational environment including at least 7 years of staff managerial skills.

Expertise with data collection and analysis in making decisions. Strong data analysis skills with a well-developed knowledge of online learning tools including Learning Management Systems (Blackboard and non-credit LMS technologies), synchronous web-based communication tools and social networking platforms, and self-paced learning tools. Skills in designing, developing and delivering online courses within domestic and international markets. Demonstrated understanding and coordination of the preferences and needs of students, staff and faculty to inform decisions around delivering outstanding customer service and a world class experience surrounding the investments in new program opportunities. Ability to persuade potential users of the benefits of technology in education. Excellent presentation and communication, client service, listening and interpersonal skills. Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and within designated deadlines. Desire and ability to work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty and staff. A strategic mindset and approach.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with CRM software.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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