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Director, Kettering Global

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Only PhD or those with Doctoral degrees may apply.

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Position Information

Job Title Director, Kettering Global
Position Class Type Regular
Position Type Staff
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Join the exciting and expanding team of Kettering Global at Kettering University. This Flint-based position will become a vital member of the KG team and aid in the development of vision and innovations for the future of Kettering Global. This business unit includes Kettering University Online and the soon to be launched Kettering Center for Continuing Education.

Kettering seeks a top talent with experience in Online and traditional education. It is important that this individual has a level of business acumen as well as an accomplished record of time in both business and education. Start-up knowledge is helpful. We seek an energetic professional who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to make things happen but who can also think strategically. Ability to work through escalations and difficult situations independently is important.

The KG team is a group of hard-working and dedicated individuals. This professional should expect to lead by example and must be able manage multiple projects at one time to meet aggressive deadlines. An innovative and creative thinker who can be inspirational and yet practically inclined would excel in this environment.

A PhD is required.

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Position Status Full-time
If Part Time, hours per week

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Preferred Qualifications

Experience in business start-up
Experience designing online courses
Experience as a Dean or other higher education administrative position.
Experience working with remote teams.
Experienced in delivering exceptional customer service.

Job Specific Required Qualifications

Doctoral Degree, PhD
Five years college or university teaching
Five years teaching or working in Online Education
Five years Managing Teams
Effective communication skills
Technologically savvy.
Understanding of the competitive landscape for higher education.
Ability to work in a face paced environment and ability to change and aid others in doing so.
Solid communication skills.
Sense of humor.

Understand and have a commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Posting Information

Posting Number SP00120
Posting Date 11/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Only PhD or those with Doctoral degrees may apply.

Job Duties

Job Duties

Percent of total time 50

Managing daily operations of University Business Unit.
Oversight of students enrollment and marketing.
Oversight of on-ground and remote employees.
Effectively managing OPM relationship.
Working with faculty and university leadership.
Delivering exceptional customer/student satisfaction.
Effectively negotiating with and managing key partners (service providers, suppliers, vendors).
Experience managing remote teams

Percent of total time 25

Working with business or University leadership teams to successfully drive growth and scale capabilities.
Creation of innovation processes, programs and procedures for online education.
Ability to use technology effectively.
Ability to adapt to change and aid others in doing so.
Attend weekly meetings such as Admissions Committee, OPM updates, meeting with Provost, etc.
Supporting program and course summits.
Supporting QA process.

Percent of total time 25

Attend appropriate University meetings.
Attend appropriate University events.
Attend marketing events as requested.
Attend conferences as requested.
Substitute for VP as requested.
Meet regularly with direct reports.
Travel to meet with OPM, up to three times a year.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In less than four sentences, summarize your experience with online education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe where you believe higher education is moving within the next decade.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe three concrete examples that demonstrate your ability to either adapt to a situation or change something to create a positive outcome.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of References
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents