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Vice Provost of Online Learning

Company: University of Nevada, Reno
Location: Reno
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. Job DescriptionThe University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks a highly experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial academic leader to serve in the role of inaugural Vice Provost of Online Learning. As the state of Nevada's first and only land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno has delivered on the promise of providing the citizens of Nevada with a better future. Ranked among the nation's top research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, the University of Nevada, Reno is known as a high-impact institution. As UNR looks to advance its position as a leader in student success, faculty and staff achievement, and connection with the communities they serve, the Vice Provost of Online Learning will be joining the University at an exciting period of time marked by new leadership and an ambitious strategic plan that capitalizes on their existing strengths while leveraging tremendous opportunities for the future.Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost for Online Learning will have an exceptional opportunity to set a record of academic innovation at UNR beyond the current boundaries of the traditional education experience. Harnessing UNR's existing strengths in online education, the Vice Provost will have the opportunity to set a new overarching vision for innovative online programs; leverage technology to teach in new ways, and provide greater access for current and prospective students so they can more build their careers and better their lives. The Vice Provost will have the opportunity cultivate and improve the strength of UNR's online identity and promote a broader range of programs that and respond to the changing needs of students, the workforce, and society.The Vice Provost will be a trusted thoughtful leader who can spearhead the creation of a comprehensive online academic strategic plan that complements the existing programmatic offerings while amplifying the University's academic prominence. The Vice Provost will be an excellent communicator and convener who is able to articulate a vision that connects to clear institutional goals. They will be a dynamic advocate for UNR's faculty, staff, and students, and will have a proactive and productive relationship with senior leadership and other key internal and external stakeholders. The Vice Provost will oversee resource allocation in a comprehensive and transparent fashion that balances strategic initiatives with operational needs alongside programmatic revenue generation.The ideal candidate will be an experienced academic professional with proven leadership skills with the ability to develop effective online degree and programmatic offerings within a large university setting. Given UNR's strong collegial environment, it is essential that the Vice Provost for Online Learning lead with trust and transparency providing forward-thinking strategic counsel to the university community as it grows its online presence. The Vice Provost must be a strong communicator and collaborator with the ability to establish strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. It is critical that the next leader work collaboratively with a diverse set of university stakeholder groups with an emphasis on quality and innovation in support of the University's strategic direction.The ideal candidate will have a successful track record that includes:* A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience for online education in higher education environment;* Strong budgeting skills with exposure to a variety of self-funded and state-funded programs and program administration;* A strategic thinker and a visionary leader with an open, participative management style, and the ability to inspire others;* Deep knowledge of how a university works based on experience in teaching, program development, and administration; ability to develop and oversee programs and to work with faculty and administrative leaders;* Familiarity with and sensitivity to the distinct learning needs of learners served by the wide range of programs UNR will offer and the ways in which students can be supported to be successful;* Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundational value central to the University's mission;* Capacity to determine educational needs of degree-seeking students at a four-year land grant institution as well as community and high school learners;* Ability to work with diverse populations and be sensitive to gender, disabilities, and cultural and ethnic diversity needs related to online programming;* Skilled at overseeing and advising program leaders regarding budgeting, programmatic nuances and marketing strategies to promote online learning offerings.EducationA graduate degree is required.Total CompensationThe total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a generous retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for employees and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits.Dual Career Assistance ProgramThe University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. UNR offers a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance ProgramExemptYesFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University of Nevada, Reno.Applications will be accepted through Korn Ferry Search Firm. Please use the process below to apply and not the apply button on this advertisement.Applications are being accepted through the following link: Ferry ContactsJane McMahon, Managing Consulting - Jane.McMahon@KornFerry.comPosting Close DateNote to ApplicantA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment. Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.University of Nevada, Reno

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