Senior Advisor, Learning

Location: (Multiple states)

Department: Noodle Partners

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Noodle Partners

Noodle Partners is a leading ed tech company focused on using technology and outsourced services to improve higher education while ultimately lowering tuition.  Many universities supplement their campus-based programming with online degree programs - especially those at the graduate level - in order to make them accessible to a broader audience.  Companies called Online Program Managers (OPMs) have built a $2 billion industry, selling comprehensive packages of technology and services that include everything the university needs to create and deliver online programs. The downside of working with an OPM is high expenses (60-70% of tuition revenue), long-term contract commitments (7-15 years), a lack of control over the end product ‒ which leads to higher tuitions ‒ and, in many cases, inferior service.

Noodle Partners offers a new approach to online program management. We offer universities great online programming by assembling a team of the best ed tech and higher-ed service providers in the marketplace and working with them to integrate their products and services into a comprehensive, customized solution for universities.  We develop only limited technology ourselves and instead focus our resources on assembling a stack of best-of-breed ‘Partners’, negotiate favorable pricing, guide their integration, manage their delivery, and evaluate their performance against goals set with each university.

About this Position

For each online program, we assemble a team of experts who guide the selection and implementation of agencies and technologies needed to hit program enrollment, retention, and satisfaction goals on a mutually agreed upon budget. The Program Learning Manager serves as the program’s learning expert, guiding university e-learning teams and professors through each aspect of building online courses. Sometimes, this position serves as the university’s designated technology and learning expert; at other times, this position serves as the university’s online learning thought partner. In the initial stages of each engagement, this position matches an instructional design firm with the university, crafts course templates, and works with the e-learning and technology teams to identify learning technologies (LMS, synchronous video solutions, plagiarism software, proctoring programs, etc.). This position also leads the selection, negotiation, and on-boarding of external instructional design firms and learning technologies; serves as the day-to-day manager of external agencies and pushes them to ensure we hit our stated goals.

About You

You have

  • At least 10 years of instructional design and learning technology experience, preferably in a higher ed setting
  • A proven ability to guide seasoned elearning professionals to greater heights
  • Experience selecting, negotiating with, and managing agencies/ ID firms
  • Familiarity with a wide array of learning-related technologies, including learning management systems and other software designed to improve the online learning process
  • A strong track record of hitting goals  
  • A passion for higher education and creating compelling online learning experiences
  • The ability to navigate complex relationships with multiple partners who, at times, may have competing goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Experience managing through influence
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • High emotional intelligence and the ability to work closely--yet respectfully--with a wide array of professors and adjuncts across a variety of academic disciplines
  • Experience navigating universities is a plus
  • A desire and willingness to travel during critical launch periods, and to short meetings each quarter
  • A can-do attitude ‒ this is a start-up, which means you must be able to embrace uncertainty with poise
  • A team mentality ‒ as a key member of Noodle Partners leadership team, you’ve got to put the needs of the team first, at every turn  

Compensation

  • This position is approximately 10 hours a week per program.
  • Bonus of up to 20% based on meeting student and faculty satisfaction ratings
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