Lead Faculty (Faculty Manager)
Fully Remote Remote Worker
Job Type

Looking for a new opportunity where you can make a difference and grow your career at the same time?

Look no further...

We’re Sonoran Desert Institute and we are looking for a Lead Faculty to join our dynamic team.

Here’s our story:

Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) has been changing lives since 2000. As a DEAC accredited school, our mission is to provide students with current, industry-driven, quality education, delivered through online distance education and practical applications. SDI is an employee-owned company creating a culture with an ownership mentality at the foundation. We believe in rewarding our employees through the success of the institution. Come be a part of a dynamic organization with the ability to impact the lives of others through education.

What you will be doing:

As Lead Faculty at Sonoran Desert Institute, you will impact our students’ educational journey by coaching and developing part-time faculty members. The Lead Faculty works collaboratively with Academic Affairs leadership to ensure faculty members are successful in the online classroom through the facilitation of New Faculty Training and Mentorship, as well as through ongoing training. In this position, the Lead Faculty is responsible for managing the performance of faculty members through evaluations and providing feedback on a continuous basis to impact the overall student experience.

General Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with faculty members on a regular basis providing coaching and guidance to impact faculty performance in the online classroom
  • Evaluate the performance of faculty members in the online classroom by conducting evaluations of faculty effectiveness, performance, and adherence to requirements, including timely grading and student-faculty interaction
  • Deliver asynchronous and synchronous workshops and remediation programs for new and existing faculty that result in improved student and faculty experience
  • Facilitate New Faculty Training as part of the onboarding process for new faculty members
  • Mentor new faculty members as they teach their first course
  • Provide input to faculty management processes to ensure continued effectiveness
  • Communicate best practices to define and improve upon faculty performance standards
  • Assist in new curriculum development, corrections, and modifications
  • 10% travel


What we offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Comprehensive benefits package with 100% company-paid medical option for employee
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Company-paid Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, and Volunteer time off!)
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Referral program
  • Education Tuition Benefit program
  • Career development opportunities with a growing company
  • And perhaps most importantly, a team who is dedicated to your success!


What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor degree required; Master degree preferred
  • Five years or more experience in managing faculty at a higher education institute
  • Five years or more experience teaching online courses at the college level
  • Proven strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate persuasively and influence outcomes
  • Mastery of adult learning principles and best practices of online instruction
  • Results-oriented and able to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in using online learning platforms, video conferencing tools, and other educational technologies
  • Comfortable working independently in a remote environment, with the ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines

Sonoran Desert Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It recruits and hires without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any factors prohibited by law and affirms in policy and practice to support equal opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

*Unless specifically agreed upon, SDI does not provide relocation assistance

*Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an   employment visa at this time.

*All benefits not available immediately upon hire. Some eligibility requirements may need to be met to be eligible for some   benefits based on company policy.

Salary Description
$53,000 to $55,000