Director-Online Education Work Station: Vellore Campus

5 - 10 Years

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize initiatives for online programs and identify trends in online education space
  • Work with faculty and administrative professionals to integrate online learning options across all degree programs, and provide training for online faculty members
  • Develop online learning policies and best practices in conjunction with dean / directors.
  • Assess and analyse current online programs, and find ways to streamline and optimize processes
  • Work to give students a smooth application process and build strong retention and completion rates
  • Coordinate instructional design with an understanding of best practices for online learning
  • Work with other institutional stakeholders to support instructors delivering online coursework from the planning to the assessment phase
  • Work with marketing / outreach department to expand the reach of online programs and generate increasing enrolment numbers.
  • Implementation of a highly flexible and error-free software system to ensure high reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability.
  • Ensure all applicable accreditation standards and distance-education compliance norms are fulfilled.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships between deans, faculty, staff and students.
  • Maintain accurate data reports and informed decision-making.
  • Remain abreast of national / international trends and best practices related to distance and online education and constant innovations to be done to the Institute’s courses/contents.
  • Lead the development and delivery of VIT’s Global Reach Plan. Determine the strategic direction for the institution’s internationalisation plans and ensure Schools and Directorates are aligned to the aspirations
  • Directly support the Vice-Chancellor in representing VIT on an international related work, participating in international associations as and when required.
  • Developing the reputation of VIT - locally, nationally and internationally for high-quality learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer activity in a rapidly changing environment, whilst responding effectively to the needs of staff, students, employers and other stakeholders.


Ph.d in any relevant field

Tech-savvy and familiar with learning management systems such as Blackboard (

Strong software management and MS-Office skills.


Minimum 5 years of experience in similar role, with large educational institutions in leadership roles in online education

International exposure in handling online education is highly preferable.

  • Hands-on experience in higher education online education management including strategic planning, budgetary and program/curricula development.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage culturally diversified population, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and faculty population.
  • Must be a self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented and culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, implement and facilitate workshop, programs and informational presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport in developing meaningful relationships with students, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Aggressive marketing skills to get leads from large corporates and a strong customer centricity to retain them.
  • Ability to focus on results and to commit to excellence.
  • A desire to innovate and create cutting edge programs
  • Should be a mentor to the team

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Education / Teaching / Training

Functional Area:Teaching, Education, Training, Counselling

Role Category:University Level

Role:Dean / Director


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VIT University

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence.
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