Employment at ArtCenter

Provost's Office

Associate Provost of Online Education

Reporting to the Provost and building upon the strengths of ArtCenter’s art and design curriculum and pedagogy, the Associate Provost will provide creative, strategic and academic vision, leadership, policy development, budget, administration and administrative structure for an emerging online initiative for the College. The Associate Provost will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of online and distance learning curriculum and distribution platforms, assessment (critique), and student success.

The Associate Provost of Online Education will be responsible for all aspects of ArtCenter’s digital education enterprise, including hybrid, degree and non-degree online Public Programs courses, executive education, continuing education and professional development assets, online tutorials, and other recruitment and marketing materials.

The Associate Provost of Online Education will provide oversight for the office of Digital Teaching & Learning, which is responsible for the management of the College’s Learning Management System, instructional design and technology, and innovative/emerging educational technology.

The Associate Provost will also be responsible for the initial and continued development and oversight of the Heavin Production Studio, staff and freelance talent. The Heavin Studio is a new state-of-the-art, fully integrated video production studio with sound and stage facilities, remote video units, pre-production instructional design and post-production labs.

Reports to: Provost

FLSA status: Exempt

Job will be posted until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume/CV and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Associate Provost Online Education” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Professional experience in digital and/or academic technologies, curriculum and instructional design, or other related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of full-time academic experience at the collegiate level or within a private, online learning service organization and/or teaching
  • Knowledge of and experience with online and distance learning pedagogy and curriculum development, intellectual property and copyright regulations, academic marketing, innovative and traditional scheduling, assessment, and student success
  • Experience in budget management, accreditation requirements, and staff and faculty performance management and development
  • Experience with online art and design curriculum
  • Experience leading collaborative teams in the design, development, implementation, and support of online programs
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems for higher education settings.  Experience in various outreach functions, with attention to the development of strong relationships with other professional, academic, and art and design institutions
  • Strong verbal, written and visual presentation and communication skills
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in digital and/or academic technologies, instructional design, or other related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience
  • Background or experience with art and/or design education
  • Experience with film/video production and management or film studio best practices

Essential Functions

Operational — 40%

  • Communicate and maintain the College’s best practices and quality standards in online education
  • Identify opportunities to expand and explore new online and distance learning solutions and services
  • Develop and manage online expense and revenue budgets, including course fee structures, content buyout and faculty compensation, in collaboration with senior leadership
  • Motivate, empower, and manage staff in accomplishing the goals and objectives
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, orientation, training and supervision of departments’ staff; oversee performance evaluation process, ensuring consistent use of all applicable policies and procedures; counsel, discipline and make recommendations in terminations, as required
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures; ensure compliance with safety and security standards


Educational Partnership — 55%

  • Work with Public Programs leadership — which includes ArtCenter at Night, ArtCenter for Teens and ArtCenter for Kids (continuing education) — in the development of new course options and marketing strategies for an expanding field of non-traditional and distance students
  • Work with faculty, department chairs and staff to plan, develop, and coordinate degree courses and programs employing various online and distance learning delivery services and systems
  • Ensure appropriate strategies are applied for training degree and Public Programs faculty members in the development of online instructional materials and methods; work with the offices of Admissions, Public Programs, Student Affairs, Career and Professional Development, and Enrollment Services on matters pertaining to marketing, recruitment, admissions, and retention
  • Work with the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs to secure and maintain the College’s online accreditation status
  • Partner with the following departments on institutional initiatives as necessary and appropriate: Faculty Affairs; Student Affairs; Educational Partnerships; Study Away; Development; Alumni Relations; Marketing and Communications; Facilities; the Library; Human Resources; and the Office of the President


Other Duties — 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 40 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

Updated 04/2017

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.