Executive Program Director (UCP 9)

Location
Groton, CT
Posted
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Executive Program Director (UCP 9)
Job ID: 2017564
Location: Avery Point Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Avery Point Campus is seeking applications for the position of Executive Program Director (UCP 9). Working under the general direction and administrative guidance of the Campus Director, the Executive Program Director will serve as the Director of Academic Services. The Director of Academic Services will be responsible for planning, supervision, and administration of academic and program support for faculty, staff and students at the Avery Point campus. They will also be expected to lead academic planning including curriculum development, class scheduling and course registration; and the recruiting and hiring of contingent faculty and instructional specialists. The Director of Academic Services is a member of the campus senior leadership team and will be expected to actively participate in long term planning and execution of the campus mission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Directs the day-to-day operation and administration of the Academic Services Unit, including the Academic Center and Registration Services in accordance with program goals and objectives; oversees program coordination and logistics; prepares necessary reports; resolves problems and makes changes to accommodate changing priorities and needs.
  • Manages the approval, hiring and mentoring processes for contingent faculty. Acts as a liaison between the academic department and campus in the hiring process. Provides appropriate mentoring and supervision, to adjunct instructors, teaching assistants and instructional specialists. Also, collaborates with other University departments to deliver professional development opportunities for faculty.
  • Recommends staffing needs; determines work assignments and work schedules to most effectively meet program needs; resolves personnel challenges and reviews personnel actions to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and with University, state and funding agency regulations.
  • Partners with faculty to develop and advance campus curriculum. Manages course scheduling and registration processes for the Avery Point campus including supervising the registration and related data-analysis process; managing the first and second year general education curriculum; and working with faculty to develop and schedule upper division courses in support of Avery Point's four year programs.
  • Performs office management duties for the program; directs the work flow and supervises the necessary administrative paperwork, records, and complex filing system to support program, including fiscal and personnel records.
  • Develops and appropriately advocates for budgetary resources and manages approved program budget; makes decisions regarding appropriateness of expenditures and prepares budget reports and projections.
  • Coordinates work between units within program/department/division.
  • Develops, administers, and evaluates workshops, training programs, courses or curricula, in accordance with program goals.
  • Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures and activities. Develops policies and procedures, in consultation with supervisor.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of program services and policies through the collection and analysis of program data; identifies problems and institutes changes or makes recommendations for major changes.
  • Is responsible for special projects/operations which may be ongoing or short-term and which require planning, development, implementation, and thorough knowledge of the program content and activities.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree and three to five years relevant experience in academic administration; experience in higher education course and classroom management as well as in identifying and resolving complex or unusual teaching and learning problems; excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to identify and resolve complex or unusual administrative problems such as curriculum development and course scheduling; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as well as part of a team and strong supervisory skills for managing teaching, professional, temporary and student staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Classroom teaching experience; curriculum development and course scheduling expertise; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences; demonstrated administrative leadership experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online using UConn Jobs, www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Interested candidates will upload a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017564)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 6, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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