Full Time Director of Distance Learning

Full Time Director of Distance Learning


Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: 252-536-2551

Job Location

Weldon, NC


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Closes: Friday, December 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, January 10, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum: Master's degree required in Instructional Technology or Master's degree or related disciplinary field. 


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment, preferably at a community college. Specific experience with online instruction and educational technology is preferred. Experience working with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students. 

Position Description

The primary purpose and function of this position is to provide learning management system (LMS)  support, creates accounts and assists students and staff to resolve account issues with the college’s  Gmail, and maintains the curriculum course schedule. The position also provides training to assist  faculty and staff with incorporating instructional design principles that reflect current learning theory  and effectively employing technology to ensure sustained academic integrity and continual  improvement of the student learning environment.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential function below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  

The primary purpose is to promote interest in and understanding of the methodologies of distance learning to students, staff, faculty, community citizens, and prospective students.

 40% Serve as the HCC supervisor of Blackboard services:

Assist faculty with the development and implementation of distance learning courses and multimedia activities. 

 Monitor HCC’s Blackboard production and test servers, submit tickets as needed, and provide updates to faculty and students regarding enhancements and new features. 

Troubleshoot and resolve Blackboard issues that surface or those that are escalated to the director’s attention by Blackboard Student Services.

Participate in Blackboard cohorts for updates regarding service pack releases. 

 Create Blackboard users and course shells for curriculum programs and continuing education. 

 Assist with training of personnel (faculty, staff, facilitator/work-study) in the operation and use of equipment in the NCIH room. 

 Develop and implement training for faculty and staff in the usage and regulations regarding network software including Gmail, WebAdvisor, Information Security, Colleague, and Blackboard in collaboration with Information Technology. 

Facilitate the online Blackboard training course(s) for adjunct and new faculty. 

Provide point-of-use instruction for faculty and staff as requested. 

Serve as NC-NET liaison for the College.  

10% Serve as the HCC Contact for distant learning operations: 

Serve as the telecourse’s administrator and contact person for the N. C. Community College System office for distance learning. 

Serve as contact person for N. C. Information Technology Services and schedule sessions for the Halifax Community College N. C. Information Highway (NCIH) facilities. 

Broker partnerships with other community colleges to send and receive NCIH classes. 

Manage, facilitates, and completes all paperwork associated with Ed2go online classes (previous duties of the Computer Skills Specialist.  

15% Develop and submit reports:

Maintain statistical records regarding distance learning activities. 

Submit monthly, quarterly, and semester reports at local and state levels. 

Maintain ~HCC Forms~ and ~Distance Learning~ folders on the active directory file exchange. 

Serve on various college committees as assigned 

10% Creates accounts and assists students and staff to resolve account issues with the college’s Gmail. 

20% Coordinate the submission of course offerings for each semester (fall, spring, and summer); enter data for each course into the Colleague software system. 

Enter data into the computer program and into a spreadsheet for review and approval. 

Make changes in Colleague to the schedule that department heads and school chairs have done.

Prepare schedules for posting to the College’s website and send to Webmaster prior to deadlines and early registration each semester. 

Make changes to classes when called upon to do, which is frequently. 

5% Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

How to Apply

MUST READ Special Instructions and Additional Information to Applicants:

All applications for this position must be submitted directly via our online application system at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/halifaxcc.

Applications submitted through third party sites will not be accepted. Application packets for employment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state applications. "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application. Resumes, cover letters, and all transcripts listed on application must be uploaded with your application.To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application.

Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Persons eligible for Veteran's Preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

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