Specialization Coordinator

Oakland, CA
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Saybrook University

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Specialization Coordinator

Saybrook University is seeking a Specialization Coordinator to join its Transformative Social Change Department.

Under the direction of the Director of the Transformative Social Change Program, the Specialization Coordinator is responsible for leading and managing the Specialization. Students in our Social Impact Media Masters Specialization Program will graduate prepared for leadership work in a wide range of governmental, nonprofit-NGO, public policy research, social advocacy, and educational settings.

The Social Impact Media Specialization appeals to many students, including leaders and activists in governmental and non-governmental social action and community service organizations and networks, active documentary filmmakers and journalists, as well as newer activists who want to develop their social entrepreneurship, community organizing, and activist skills and credentials through incorporating media.

Saybrook faculty position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsive and timely communication with Program Director
  • New Student Orientation and Residential/Educational Conferences
    • Support on-boarding of new students
    • Present courses, workshops and/or course introductions
    • Attend meetings (Faculty, Program, College, University) and Faculty trainings which could include Canvas, IRB, student record system, etc.
  • Mentoring Students
    • Actively support the socialization of students into the program and profession
    • Monitor student recruitment, retention and matriculation
  • Instruction, Course Development and Syllabus Review/Updating
    • Deliver high quality innovative campus and/or on-line courses that foster critical thinking
    • Ensure rigorous academic standards and quality aligned with program goals
    • Coordinate course offerings and catalog documentation
    • Design dynamic courses utilizing the latest developments and trends in classroom instruction and digital technology

  • Actively participate in degree and departmental meetings
  • Represent program on university-wide committees as warranted
  • Participate in the accreditation and, when appropriate, budget process
  • Contribute to strategic planning and programmatic growth
  • Maintain effective professional and community involvement and/or affiliations as ambassador for the university

Position Requirements:
  • Doctorate or field's terminal degree from regionally-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated scholarship and/or accomplishments in the field
  • Relevant supervision and teaching experience at the doctoral level, including supervision of dissertation research
  • Commitment to multicultural and humanistic principles
  • Experience with ethnically diverse and/or other special populations
  • Some travel may be required

Position Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of Saybrook University
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research (experiences with on-line instruction is desirable)
  • Able to offer on-line instruction regarding topics and skills within his/her areas of expertise.
  • Creates a sense of unity and common purpose and manages change effectively
  • Ability to build teams and effective working relationships
  • Promotes interdisciplinary work within and beyond the Department

    Personal Attributes:
  • Critical thinker
  • Thinks strategically and works collaboratively
  • Affectively honest and open, with a high level of personal integrity
  • Communicates effectively
  • Consults with colleagues at all levels
  • Well organized and able to meet complex workload demands
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and multiculturalism in education and faculty employment.

Specialization Coordinator position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching and mentoring.
  • Supervising faculty.
  • Developing courses, seminars, and catalog descriptions.
  • Budgeting.
  • Writing academic articles and presenting at conferences.
  • The Specialization Lead reports to the Program Director and plays an essential academic leadership role during admissions, orientation/conference planning, WASC accreditation review, and other governance responsibilities.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA),Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University's academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

For more information, visit www.saybrook.edu.


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