Coordinator of online learning

Hartford Seminary

The Coordinator or Director of Online Learning, either a part-time position (20 hours a week) or a full-time position if qualified to be appointed as a Faculty Associate, will assume the following responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Dean to increase and balance the number of online courses among the three academic degree programs
  • Exploring with the Dean the possibilities of a 100 percent online degree program
  • Reviewing the course evaluations with the Dean to discuss opportunities to increase cohesion among the course offerings and addressing relevant observations provided by the students
  • Working with the Dean on identifying important qualities for online instructors
  • Working with the Dean on the scheduling of online courses

Instructional Design:

  • Assessing the design of the current offerings, in themselves and programmatically, to ensure compatibility with the 2010 and 2012 revised ATS Standards, the 2011 NEASC Standards, and the standards of institutions cooperating with Hartford Seminary
  • Assessing the technologies necessary for implementing an online teaching and learning environment and working with the administration and faculty to ensure they are provided and put in use
  • Assisting new and current faculty in the development of new course offerings within the Blackboard learning management system Initial Certification in Online Teaching and Learning
  • Working with new and current faculty to strengthen their readiness and motivation to teach online courses
  • Providing certification in online teaching and learning through the Catholic Distance Learning Network (or other certification body) to new and current faculty Continuing Education
  • Offering continuing education for new and current faculty who teach online
  • Providing ongoing support to new and current faculty during the implementation of an online course


  • Collaboratively engaged in working with others
  • Openness to working in an interfaith environment
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the instructional design of online teaching and learning environments
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the various sound methodologies of online teaching and learning
  • Teaching experience in religious studies preferred.

If an applicant is seeking the Faculty Associate position, they must have a doctorate (or near completion) in a theological discipline. Please emphasize this intention in the first paragraph of your cover letter. Deadline for applications is July 17, 2015.

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