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Assistant Director, Global Master of Arts Program - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2022
Title Assistant Director, Global Master of Arts Program - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - Academic Unit


Founded in 2000, The Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) is a hybrid program that combines the best of immersive in-person residency sessions with the flexibility of asynchronous online studies. The degree’s interdisciplinary curriculum provides the 360-degree perspective of international affairs that’s essential to succeeding as a global leader. The first and only hybrid program of its kind, GMAP allows accomplished individuals to earn a Master of Arts in International Relations from anywhere, without interrupting their careers.

What You'll Do

The Assistant Director provides program strategy, instructional strategy, course development, and course delivery for online and blended learning initiatives in the Global Master of Arts Program. The Assistant Director facilitates the student academic experience and is responsible for ensuring high-quality, timely, and effective online instructional design and delivery, as well as effective in-person residency experiences.


This role is responsible for developing innovative online learning offerings (delivered via LMS) including scripted, animated video tutorials; microlearning lessons; student events, and other instructional programming that creates a positive student experience. This role coordinates faculty development to foster high-quality instruction, including quick start guides and other job aids/instructional materials. The position consults with faculty on course design, development, and media production, and installs research-based instructional standards and fosters innovation. This position will also support the Associate Director on areas outside of technology, as needed.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


  • Knowledge and experience as typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Adult Learning, or similar OR equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in curriculum design and/or post-secondary or adult instruction
  • Must be able to understand complex information and communicate the information clearly to people with diverse professional backgrounds.
  • Advanced skills in using Canvas for course design and delivery; capacity to train faculty and students in effective Canvas usage
  • Interest in the latest LMS tools and maintaining cutting-edge capacity in learning technology
  • Fluent in content authoring tools, particularly video production, such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Suite (Premier Pro, Photoshop, Captivate), Camtasia, Voice Thread, Kaltura, and Snagit
  • Working knowledge of and proven use of adult learning theory in training design
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills with ability to successfully deliver and communicate complex technical training
  • Experience working with highly motivated learners
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Naturally motivated to take ownership, internal drive to seek change and improvement through creative problem solving
  • Proven experience in website management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design or closely related field
  • Experience with learning and content management systems and platforms


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