Director, Graduate School Professional Programs
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Grad School - 390100
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0003134
Position Summary: The Director for Graduate School Professional Programs, reporting to the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs, is responsible for directing all administrative functions associated with the professional programs that fall under the purview of The Graduate School. Currently, The Graduate School is responsible for the Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree programs and the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals (GCBF). Responsibilities include: 1) Managing the professional skills curriculum offered in the PSM and GCBF programs, which includes developing new courses and revising courses as needed, in collaboration with faculty and others (such as the Carolina Office for Online Learning), hiring and oversight of adjunct faculty to teach courses, scheduling courses, assisting with registration and advisement of students, and scheduling of the professional seminar series. May involve limited teaching of professional development courses. Courses offered are both residential and online. Updating and revising the current handbook as the policies and procedures are evaluated and refined. 2) Managing marketing and communications for the interdisciplinary professional programs, ensuring an up-to-date web presence, working with communications professionals to create timely, relevant and regular communications to internal and external audiences. The Director may also perform outreach on campus and in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) community to promote awareness of the program. 3) Overseeing the coordination of the required internships and job placements for all students in Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree programs, providing administrative management and support. This function includes working with the directors of the programs to ensure students have valuable internship opportunities and maintaining a database of required student activities. 4) Participating in program evaluation and assessment. The Director is responsible for the evaluation of the PSM programs, GCBF courses, and the GCBF certificate program, recommending and making changes for improvement. This responsibility may include creating surveys, using other tools to gather feedback from students and faculty about the programs/courses, and working closely with other Graduate School staff to assess the value and success of the programs. 5) Chairing the PSM internal advisory board, planning regular meetings of this board and the GCBF advisory committee. Attending and representing UNC-CH and The Graduate School at the state and national levels by attending relevant meetings and conferences.
Education Requirements: Relevant Master's degree or higher required. Doctorate preferred.
Qualification and Experience: The successful candidate will have excellent communication and advocacy skills, program assessment skills, superior organization skills and the ability to process parallel tasks while working with multiple programs. Evidence of prior success working with a wide variety of partners on campus, staff, faculty, students, as well as business and industry partners is required. This position requires an individual who has strong leadership, project management, and administrative abilities. Experience with course development, management and oversight preferred. Occasional weekend and evening work is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Beverly Wyrick, Director of Finance & Administration
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Beverly_Wyrick@unc.edu
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