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Director of Online Learning - Abu Dhabi

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The Director of Online Learning at Gulf Education is a pivotal leadership position that plays a central role in advancing our mission to provide accessible and high-quality education to students in developing countries. In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of online education, lead innovative initiatives, and make a profound impact on the lives of learners around the world. 

As the Director of Online Learning, you will lead a dynamic team of educators, instructional designers, and technology specialists to develop and deliver online learning programs that meet the unique needs of our diverse student population. Your strategic vision and educational expertise will guide the expansion of our online learning offerings, ensuring they align with Gulf Education's educational objectives and reflect the latest advancements in online pedagogy.
You will be at the forefront of curriculum innovation, collaborating with subject matter experts to create engaging and effective online courses that empower students to succeed academically. Your leadership will extend to the integration of cutting-edge educational technologies, learning management systems, and digital resources, enhancing the online learning experience for our students. 

In this role, you will also champion quality assurance, data-driven decision-making, and continuous improvement, ensuring that our online learning programs not only meet but exceed industry standards. Your commitment to accessibility and inclusivity will guarantee that education is accessible to all, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities. 

The Director of Online Learning will actively engage with stakeholders, including students,  faculty, administrators, and partners, to gather feedback, build collaborations, and drive the evolution of our online learning ecosystem. Furthermore, you will lead efforts to establish and maintain compliance with relevant regulations and accreditation standards. 

This role offers an exciting opportunity to shape the future of education, drive positive change in underserved regions, and contribute to global development. If you are passionate about educational excellence, technology-enabled learning, and making education accessible to all, we invite you to join us in this transformative leadership position. Become a  key driver of innovation and progress as we work together to break down educational barriers and empower students to achieve their full potential through online learning.

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, or a  related field. A Ph.D. is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading successful online education programs 
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing online learning programs or initiatives. 
  • Experience in curriculum development, pedagogy, and instructional technology.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Strategic Leadership: 
Develop and execute a strategic vision for Gulf Education's  online learning programs, aligning them with the organization's educational  objectives. 

Program Development: 
Oversee the design, development, and continuous  improvement of online learning programs and courses, ensuring they meet high quality standards and serve the needs of students in developing countries. 

Curriculum Innovation: 
Collaborate with academic experts and instructional designers  to create innovative and engaging online curriculum, incorporating best practices in  online pedagogy. 

Technology Integration: 
Lead the integration of cutting-edge educational  technologies, learning management systems (LMS), and digital resources to enhance  the online learning experience. 

Quality Assurance: 
Establish and maintain rigorous quality assurance processes to  monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of online learning materials and programs.

Faculty and Staff Development: 
Provide guidance, support, and professional  development opportunities to faculty and staff involved in online teaching and  learning. 

Budget Management: 
Develop and manage the budget for online learning initiatives,  ensuring financial sustainability and resource allocation. 

Data Analysis and Assessment: 
Implement data-driven approaches to assess student  outcomes and program effectiveness, using data to drive continuous improvement.

Accessibility and Inclusivity: 
Ensure that online learning materials and platforms  adhere to accessibility and inclusivity standards, providing equal access to education  for all students. 

Partnerships and Collaborations: 
Identify and foster partnerships with educational  institutions, technology providers, and other organizations to enhance the online  learning ecosystem. 

Ensure that online learning programs comply with relevant regulations,  accreditation standards, and industry best practices. 

Stakeholder Engagement: 
Collaborate with students, faculty, administrators, and other  stakeholders to gather feedback and make improvements to the online learning  experience.

Skills Required: 

  • Strong leadership and team management skills. 
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration abilities. 
  • Expertise in online learning, instructional design, and educational technology.
  • Data analysis and assessment skills. 
  • Budget management and financial acumen. 
  • Knowledge of accessibility and inclusivity standards in online education.
  • Strategic planning and execution capabilities. 
  • Project management skills. 
  • Creative problem-solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Commitment to educational excellence and student success. 

Salary Range: The salary range for the Director of Online Learning position at Gulf Education  will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. 

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