Who is american college of education
Founded in 2005, american college of education continues to be a leader in professional development through our online programsThe mission of ace is to deliver high-quality, affordable, and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content, real-world experience and relevant application that places our students’ needs first.
Ace is a premier organization that is continually recognized for its commitment to social responsibilityIn 2016, ace became a certified b corporationAs a socially conscious institution, we believe we have a responsibility to our students, alumni, employees, local communities, and societyWe strive to make an impact in the world that goes well beyond our bottom line.
Who you are
You are passionate about helping students achieve their educational goalsYou thrive in a competitive and collaborative team environmentYou are comfortable working remotely and have experience collaborating with others in a virtual environmentYou possess a strong attention to detail.
As a core faculty member, you relate directly to students, handling instructional responsibilities to support, strengthen, and enhance the learning experienceYou maintain a strong academic presence and growth in professional development for teaching, scholarly or creative works, and service to the profession and to the collegeYou serve the college in two capacities: primarily, instructional presence and secondarily, “presence” tasks including conducting professional development webinars, information sessions and similar activitiesAs core faculty, you report and work directly under the department or program leadership, who oversees annual performance reviews from a faculty perspective: 1) academic and teaching responsibilities, 2) service to students, department, college, and community, and 3) professional development, such as scholarly and professional activity.
What we look for in the ideal candidate
Demonstrates self-reliance by meeting/exceeding workflow needs.
Demonstrates positive attitude and motivation, concern for students, teamwork, and excellent time management skills.
Follows established processes as outlined by organization and leadership.
Completes assigned duties based on daily business needs and individual skill set.
Consistently produces a high volume of quality work.
Capable, and adapts as needed, to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel.
Must support and embrace the college’s b corp mission to improve the people and communities we serve through our civic engagement initiatives.
Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.
Must be `self-motivated` as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
Must be collaborative in driving decisions and a team-player.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
Builds and maintains student satisfaction.
Recognizes and anticipates student needs.
Day to day responsibilities
In this role you will wear different hats, but your skills will be especially essential in the following areas:
Academic and teaching
Core faculty relate directly to students, handling instructional responsibilities to support, strengthen, and enhance the learning experience.
Interacts directly with students in an appropriate, professional manner.
Facilitates a safe and productive learning environment for students.
Responds in a timely manner to student requests for information, clarification of content, posts, and personal queries, and contacts inactive students as the need arises.
Oversees the quality of the course by reviewing the functionality and content, ensuring high quality delivery of content.
Expands the student experience by “fingerprinting” the course content with unique personal experience, insights, or other professional knowledge.
Monitors and provides appropriate student feedback on assignments within college policies.
Synthesizes and reports student performance data in a timeline manner.
Service to students, department, college and community
Core faculty support the college and its students through serviceCore faculty demonstrate this support through the following activities:
Reviews ace courses within the department and aiding in the revision process to strengthen courses and alignments as needed.
Supports students by producing or assisting with the production of student-support materials (handbooks, instructional videos, guides, etc).
Upholds ace policies and procedures and offers feedback and ideas for improvement to policies and processes.
Assists with researching opportunities for the programs within the department.
Works collaboratively with departments outside of ace to support student engagement and success.
Aids student learning of ethical conduct, particularly related to plagiarism and copyright infringement; follows appropriate procedures in reporting infractions.
Promotes the vision, mission and culture of the college within and beyond the institution.
Provides appropriate leadership within one’s individual sphere of influence
Conducts professional development webinars to enhance faculty performance.
As a demonstration of lifelong learning, instructional faculty pursue endeavors to augment personal and professional skills.
Maintains a professional and technical knowledge of the curricula and industry by participating in leading edge educational workshops/seminars, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societiesThis includes maintaining a deep knowledge of emerging issues and trends related to the department.
Ensures the quality of program and course offerings by supporting and promoting research.
Qualifications and education requirements
Earned terminal degree or demonstrates exceptional content knowledge at the master’s level in a field associated with the department with a needed emphasis on business data analytics and/or quantitative methods or related experience.
5+ years’ experience in business, teaching, and leadership in a formal educational setting using both traditional and non-traditional teaching formats; higher education strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience in successfully developing online/virtual professional relationships.
Evidence of professional research, creative endeavors, or achievement in practice demonstrating expertise in the field of business or related field.
1 year or more experience as an online faculty member at ace preferred.
Proven business experience, leadership experience, or higher education experience is preferred.
Capable of interpreting and writing an analysis of sophisticated educational research documents.
Current knowledge of online principles and techniques.
Skill in using microsoft office suite applications proficiently.
Ability to use or learn how to use appropriate technology, include conferencing and learning management systems.
Understands and practices appropriate relationships between students, collegial and leadership.
Our commitment to employees
Just as we strive to empower our students for success, we also aim to enrich the lives of our employeesFor five years, ace has received recognition as one of indiana’s best places to work, winning the #1 spot for medium-sized companies in 2020As a virtual first organization, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a family-like inclusive work environmentFor our full-time employees, we offer the following benefits:
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Hsa and fsa options
Paid parental leave
Paid volunteer time
Tuition reimbursement & reduction programs
401k and employer match
Full-service wellness and eap program
Employee recognition and awards programs
Employer paid life & ad&d insurance
Employer paid long-term disability
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with and receive communications from students and ace employees in real time using online and other electronic media.
At american college of education, we believe that the best learning environment for students and staff is one in which we encounter viewpoints and experiences that are different, yet complementary to oursThis environment is fostered by the presence of persons with diverse backgroundsWhile a necessary precondition, diversity is in and of itself, insufficientTo create and maintain a truly inclusive learning community, we must strive to make all feel equally valuedWe may celebrate diversity, but we “live” inclusion.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this jobDuties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
American college of education seeks to attract and retain a diverse staff consistent with its diverse student body and surrounding communities.
Ace is an equal opportunity employer.