Regional Instructional Coordinator

University of Idaho
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Posting Number SP003552P

Position Title Regional Instructional Coordinator Location Off Campus Location - Southeast Idaho Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department College of Agricultural & Life Sciences FLSA Status Overtime Eligible Employee Category Classified Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


Full Time/Part Time Full Time Position Overview

The Regional Instructional Coordinator is responsible for the regional leadership of the Digital Economy Project (DEP), the distance online teaching of the Remote Work Certificate and E-Commerce courses and the coordination of the basic computer literacy program according to the UI procedures and requirements. It also conducts large-regional scale awareness campaigns to inform the public and stakeholders about the availability of the courses; creates and facilitates partnerships with local stakeholders, including higher education institutions, public libraries, workforce development agencies, and NGOs, so students can access facilities with computers and internet to take courses; and collects participant and needs assessment data to inform, adjust and strengthen supports and services to remain responsive and relevant to regional needs.

Note: Finalist will receive training from Utah State University, Purdue University, and University of Idaho on Remote Work and E-Commerce course content and leadership.

Unit Overview

The Digital Economy Project (DEP) provides reliable, research-based education and information to reduce the digital divide and enable the benefits of digitalization to reach all Idahoans. While the potential of the digital transformation to advance economic development is indisputable, its net impact depends on the digital readiness of communities and citizens. The project provides learning opportunities for Idahoans focused on basic digital skills, retraining for remote work, and helping entrepreneurs and business owners access new markets and expand their sales using online venues. The DEP devotes its resources and efforts to achieving its vision of an Idaho where rural and underserved populations are prepared to lead and thrive in today's digital economy and where communities across the state have the right economic and social conditions to support an equitable digital transformation.

Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain Internal Posting?

Position Responsibilities

Key Accountability Coordination and delivery of online teaching and skill training activities by:

Job Duties

  • Recruiting participants, coordinating and delivering of online teaching of the Master Remote Work Professional Certificate course. This course fits rural individuals with some work experience in an office space or small business, enabling them to start working remotely.
  • Recruiting participants, coordinating and delivering of online teaching of the E-Commerce course targeting minorities and rural entrepreneurs. The primary objective will be to foster the success and sustainability of small businesses by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to expand their sales using online venues. Using the internet, small business owners and entrepreneurs will have greater opportunities to expand and access new markets, increasing their success and creating new jobs.
  • Continuously assessing the needs of participants in the program and providing individualized and/or group coaching and support.
  • Delivering live group video calls to address participants' questions and follow up on the course content weekly.
  • Being available for participant consultation through scheduled appointments by phone, email, one-on-one video calls or webinar technologies as needed.
  • Providing regional leadership for the work of the 4-H Tech Change Makers as they are teaching basic computer literacy. This will include recruitment, collaboration, and coordination of the work of 4-H members and the students as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.
  • Key Accountability Create multi-stakeholder engagement by:

    Job Duties

  • Bringing together important public and private stakeholders to support the project efforts and harness e-commerce and remote work as new and promising drivers of rural economic development.
  • Raising awareness of the unique opportunities and challenges to e-commerce and remote jobs, mobilizing resources, strengthening the cohesiveness of partners, and creating synergies across partner activities.
  • Engaging with and offering resources to local stakeholders such as public libraries, chambers of commerce, workforce development agencies, higher education institutions, Native American Tribes, and local governments to co-host and schedule events in collaboration with University of Idaho Extension and to assist in increasing the number of suitable participants in the program who may not be able to participate from home due to unreliable internet connections and/or technology constraints.
  • Identifying qualified non-extension coaches and mentors capable of supporting the scope of the project's activities.
  • Conducting large-regional scale awareness campaigns to educate the public and stakeholders about the importance of the digital economy and the availability of the training certificate programs.
  • Key Accountability Continuously evaluate and assess the project by:

    Job Duties

  • Implementing and monitoring a comprehensive evaluation protocol, including a series of surveys, focus groups, and pre- and post-module and course evaluations to measure the efficacy and appropriateness of the program and identifying specific training to expand the curriculum in the future.
  • Collecting participant data to inform, adjust and strengthen supports and services to remain responsive and relevant to regional needs.
  • Evaluating data collected to assess the success of the program in their region in helping participants secure a remote job and increase their earnings.
  • Monitoring expenditures, commitments, and balance of funds for their regional project's activities.
  • Drafting project correspondence, documents, and integrated reports related to the project's effective implementation that represents their region.
  • Drafting informational materials and creating visibility to ensure wide dissemination of information about the experience of course participants and project impact from their region.
  • Key Accountability Lead and organize the regional project course planning process by:

    Job Duties

  • Collaborating with other Regional Program Coordinators, the Project Manager, and the Principal Project Investigator in planning and implementing project activities.
  • Working with project staff and county extension personnel to provide direction, coordination, and management of the Digital Economy programming.
  • Ensuring that goals and activities are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Assessing and providing technical and substantive support to County Extension Educators at the stages of implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting through training events and ad hoc consultations.
  • Recognizing and solving potential problems during the local implementation of the project.
  • Key Accountability Contribute to the overall success of the project by:

    Job Duties

  • Attending staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performing special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Position Qualifications

    Required Experience

  • Experience with computers and online technology.
  • One (1) year of experience developing and delivering live or online seminars, conferences, courses or presentations to small and large audiences.
  • One (1) year of experience in working with underserved audiences.
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, education, or closely related field.
  • Required Licensures, Certifications or other Additional Preferred

  • Master's Degree or graduate-level education in a related discipline.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Experience with online learning management systems.
  • Experience using a variety of technologies/resources to integrate distance learning best practices into course design and instruction.
  • Experience working in higher education, government or community services.
  • Experience in managing project budgets.
  • Ability to read and write fluently in Spanish.
  • Physical Requirements Working Conditions Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application

    Posting Information

    Posting Date 08/25/2022

    Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

    Please note: The UI is recruiting for one position located in Southeast Idaho.

    IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

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    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
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