Director of Extended Programs

Dakota State University in South Dakota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 4, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Director of Extended Programs to manage and lead the continued expansion of DSU's degree programs offered at a distance.  An innovative and highly energetic professional with exceptional academic and administrative skills will be responsible for the development of eLearning strategic planning, marketing, branding, budgeting, and enrollment management.  The successful candidate will develop and implement a University-wide vision for online & blended learning and assist faculty with course development in instructional design.  The Director of Extended Programs serves as the liaison between DSU and the University Centers in Sioux Falls and Rapid City as well as supervising the requirements for State Authorization contracts.

Requirements for this position include an earned doctorate in Instructional Systems or related field (ABD or Master’s considered).  Teaching at least one online course in an appropriate content area is required.   Additional experience needed in academic or training environment integrating multimedia, network technologies into instruction, and knowledge of emerging information technologies.  This is a 12 month position and weekend and evening hours may be required.  

Dakota State University is South Dakota's computer technology and education institution (  DSU offers faculty and students access to a uniquely sophisticated computer environment, providing an unparalleled opportunity to advance innovative practices particularly in integrating computer technology into instruction.

DSU is accredited through the AQIP process of the Higher Learning Commission and, to support its institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making process.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will require the attachment of a cover letter, vita, most recent degree transcript (unofficial), and supporting references, including addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.  For questions concerning the position, send emails to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. EOE.

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