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Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) Executive Director
Kansas State University

  • Jul. 25, 2017
  • Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) Executive Director
  • Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General
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The Executive Director will oversee the work of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). The Great Plains IDEA is a multi‐institutional alliance that offers graduate and undergraduate distance education programs in the human sciences and agriculture. Under a contract with the Great Plains IDEA Cabinet, Kansas State University provides management services to Great Plains IDEA. Additional information about Great Plains IDEA can be found at The Executive Director will work directly with the Great Plains IDEA governing boards and the administrators and faculty of the 19 member universities along with the management team staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree or Ph.D.
Minimum 3-5 years leadership and/or organizational management experience in higher education
Experience with online education as a student, teacher or other support role
Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
Exceptional interpersonal skills in person, by phone and online
Demonstrated ability to organize complex projects, solve problems, and initiate and direct activities in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated ability at team/consensus building and facilitating dialog
Experience or coursework in higher education administration
Experience with higher education financial management, budget preparation
Creativity and innovation in building new higher education initiatives
Experience in website maintenance
Experience working with governing board
Knowledge/experience in educational technology
Understanding of best practices in online education

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