Director of APEX
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
APEX (The AIC Plan for EXcellence) is a comprehensive four-year experience for the undergraduate student body. The name symbolizes growth and development toward an apex, or highest possible point of achievement. The APEX Program is composed of three interlocking parts: four 1-credit APEX courses, the AIC general education core curriculum, and the co-curricular experience. Our students are provided with broad academic skills based on a liberal arts foundation as well as life skills such as the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, gather and use information, and work collaboratively. The APEX program will heighten the students' academic, professional, and social experiences while attending AIC in order to develop a solid foundation for a lifetime of success personally and professionally.
- Develop and maintain the curricula of the four 1-credit APEX courses, including course requirements and content, classroom topics, activities, and assignments, in collaboration with the Deans, faculty, and staff.
- Define the policies and practices of the APEX program in collaboration with the APEX working group
- Oversee and coordinate the APEX program components in collaboration with academics, student affairs, faculty and staff.
- Coordinate communication with guest speakers, alumni participants, and outside organizations
- Hire and train faculty and instructors to teach the courses in a consistent format
- Chair a working group consisting of the Dean of BAS, Dean of Health Sciences, Dean of Academic Success, Dean of Students, Director of the Saremi Center for Career Development, and faculty to review APEX curricula, policies and practices
- Hire and train the peer mentors to co-teach the first-year APEX course
- Monitor student attendance and participation at all required, non-course programs and activities
- Develop communication and promotions materials with students, faculty and staff
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the School of Business, Arts and Sciences
- Required Degree(s): Doctorate
- Preferred Degree(s): Doctorate
- Required Field of Expertise: Curriculum Development, Education, or related field
- Understands and supports the interrelationship between student services and instruction in the development of a mutually supportive and integrated model for student success.
- Demonstrated success in the creation and implementation of programs and services to support and nurture a diverse student body
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, and advanced computer skills.
The Director of APEX is a full time, twelve-month, exempt position, 35 hours per week. Normal Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flexible to the needs of the department. Occasional night and weekend work required. This is a benefit eligible position.
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.
AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.