Senior Online Distance Learning Coordinator Ref 20686

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School   
Hours: Full-time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need) Hybrid working
Contract:  Fixed Term, until 31/07/2025
Reference: 20686
Salary: starting at £ 28,131 to £ 32,411 per annum, pro rata if part-time
Placed on: 19 May 2023
Closing date: 16 June 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

An exciting opportunity for a ODL Senior Coordinator has arisen within The University of Sussex Business School. 

The School has a portfolio of 30 regular courses across its five departments of Accounting and Finance, Management, Strategy and Marketing, Economics and SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit).

The Senior Distance Learning Coordinator will work with the Postgraduate Taught team, but also with the School’s Business Liaison Team to support the development of Executive Education. They will work closely with the Director of Online Distance Learning in the School, and with the Deputy School Administrator, and help to coordinate the expansion of the programme to include new courses.

The role holder will be responsible for,

  • course administration
  • event management, and
  • all day to day operational running of the distance learning programme.

The Senior Distance Learning Coordinator will interact with a diverse customer base of students, faculty, staff, university and external organisations, and will be expected to deliver a high level of customer service and operational execution.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and well-organised administrator, who is a self-motivator and good team member, with strong proven administrative and organisational skills. The ability to take the initiative and to work effectively under pressure will be essential. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for detailed work, problem solving and self-management. Knowledge of HE is desirable.

Please contact Heidi Davies, for informal enquiries

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download Job Description and person specification 20686 [PDF 161.58KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

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