Hiring CEO Position: Chief Executive Officer for the Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium is looking for a dynamic visionary leader to build upon and advance its established leadership role in online and blended education. For over twenty years, the OLC has been the premier professional association in online and blended education across the higher education community. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, OLC (formerly Sloan-C) is now a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), member-sustained organization. The OLC’s primary role is to lead higher education in meeting learner needs for affordable access, quality innovations, and teaching and learning excellence.

OLC helps higher education institutions and other learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online and blended programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become embedded in everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. OLC supports communities of practice and the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online, blended and digital education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.

The OLC hosts face-to-face and virtual conferences, professional development workshops, leadership programs and symposia to help implement and improve online programs; publishes OLC Today, the Online Learning Journal (OLJ), maintains an effective practices database; conducts research and forums to inform academic, government and private sector audiences; and provides speakers and consultants to help institutions develop their online, blended and digital learning strategic initiatives. The OLC also offers an awards program to demonstrate, recognize, and share expertise in the field.

In addition, OLC is known for its expertise and knowledge in the field by generating products, services, and standards for the online learning industry, and seeks to assist members in collaborative educational ventures. OLC members include (1) private and public universities and colleges, community colleges and other accredited course and degree providers, and (2) K-12 institutions; (3) non-profit associations; and (4) organizations, companies, and suppliers of services, equipment, and tools in the online learning industry.

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