The Academic Director is responsible for advising online students and
providing oversight to online faculty and curriculum within program specific
areas. The Academic Director inspires, challenges, and motivates online
students to successfully complete their academic and career goals. The
Academic Director ensures the program specific areas adhere to academic
policies, procedures and philosophy of Trine University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Advise and register online students through personalized one-on-one
Support enrollment goals and retention activities through proactive
student outreach, proper onboarding and helping online students overcome
potential barriers to success.
Research and coordinate the development of new academic programs to align
with needs of the workforce and prospective students.
Schedule discipline-related online courses and faculty each semester for
online degree seeking students and other students at the university.
Provide oversight and support of online faculty and curriculum
coordinators in content specific disciplines in accordance to TrineOnline
processes and procedures.
Work with academic professionals across Trine University to ensure quality
Collaborate with admissions and assist with admission efforts when needed,
including completing co-advising evaluations.
Additional duties as assigned.
Supervises faculty in accordance with the organization's policies and
applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to
interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing
work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience
Master's degree required; will consider candidates currently pursuing a
master's degree schedule to complete within the next two years.
Experience in online learning or higher education.
Experience with advising students, student affairs, counseling or related
Experience with multiple modes of instructional delivery, as well as faculty
oversight and coaching
Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a
variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some
benefits offered include:
Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along
with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual
Paid vacation and sick time
Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an
employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education
benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children