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Distance Education Coordinator

Posting Date

8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Distance Education Coordinator
UW System Title:  Outreach Specialist

Essential Job Functions

The Distance Education Coordinator reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the development, implementation, management, and promotion of the University's distance education offerings at each campus and works with the academic deans, Campus Executive Officers, and the Registrar. The Coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. The Coordinator also works collaboratively with a number of divisions and offices, including Enrollment Services, Information Technology, Student Success and Engagement, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, and is responsible for maintaining the institution's federal, state, and accreditation standards.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, update, and review the University's strategic and operational distance education plans and policies.
  • Develop an annual curriculum and staffing plan for distance education offerings.
  • Assist reconciling campus curricular staffing plans and distance education staffing plans to ensure proper instructional course loads and requirements.
  • Foster a sense of mission and teamwork throughout the distance education community.
  • Encourage the development of innovative distance learning curricula and services that enhance accessibility and student success, as well as respond to changing economic and business needs.
  • Organize training resources for distance education instructors, and promote best practices for high quality distance education.
  • Work with Admissions Office to manage recruitment and admission of distance education students.
  • Collaborate with offices such as the Office of Student Success and Engagement, the Learning Center, and the Advising Office to ensure proper support services are provided.
  • Work with Information Technology on matters pertaining to technical support and to maintain adequate technological infrastructure and resources necessary for proper distance education functionality and delivery, including coordination of video/audio and streaming video.
  • Compile and maintain institutional reports regarding distance education enrollment, student success, retention, completion, and other assessment metrics.
  • Ensure that federal, state, and accreditation standards and distance education compliance are maintained.
  • Remain current regarding issues and trends affecting higher education/distance education, and discern how these issues and trends can be adapted to benefit the University.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at time of application
  • Two years' experience working in a distance education environment
  • Knowledge of distance education best practices, assessment, and program development
  • Experience using data analytical tools


  • Master of Arts or Masters of Science degree
  • Experience using distance education modes and technology (point-to-point, streaming video, etc.)
  • Experience using Canvas

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Occasional evening and weekend work is necessary.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $42,167 to $55,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Distance Education Coordinator"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Mary Kate Ontaneda
Phone: (920) 465-2082

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.