Academic Initiatives Program Manager
Position Number: 00107230
Primary Function of Organization Unit: NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the top-ranked schools in the nation, is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Initiatives Program Manager, reporting directly to the Associate Dean and Director for Academic Affairs (ADDAA). Raleigh, North Carolina is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in America. The college's mission centers on the advancement of the veterinary profession and animal health through ongoing discovery and medical innovation; providing animals and their owners with extraordinary, compassionate medical care; and preparing future veterinarians and veterinary research scientists. As a national leader in experiential teaching and learning, we are training the next generation of skilled veterinary health professionals equipped to serve the global community. Our DVM students develop key competencies necessary for success in private practice, industry, government, and academia. The curriculum also includes instruction and practice in teamwork, client interaction, public communication, and clinical reasoning as well as the development of interpersonal and organizational skills. NC State has a world class faculty to train DVM students including faculty specializing in Communication, Veterinary Education and Development, Educational Assessment and Outcomes. The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is where compassion meets science. Our mission, is to advance the veterinary profession and animal health through ongoing discovery and medical innovation; provide animals and their owners with extraordinary, compassionate medical care; and prepare the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary research scientists. Our world-leading faculty and clinicians are at the forefront of interdisciplinary biomedical innovation, conducting solution-driven research that defines the interconnections between animal and human health. The College is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The last evaluation was conducted in 2014. At the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, world leading faculty lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. We instruct students in a range of scientific disciplines related to health and disease control in animals. In addition to teaching foundational classes in medical topics, students are trained in clinical skills needed to diagnose and treat illness in animals. The clinical program at NC State Veterinary Medicine provides a heavy emphasis for actual "hands-on" clinical practice and is demanding both physically and mentally. Students select "focus areas" to increase their depth of training in their intended area of post-graduate activity, while still retaining a broad based veterinary education. Faculty also encourage and challenge students to develop the personal and professional knowledge and skills needed to serve a global community.
Essential Job Duties: The Academic Initiatives Program Manager will support the College of Veterinary Medicine's Office of Academic Affairs in facilitating, coordinating, and managing curriculum initiatives as well as other Academic Affairs strategic initiatives and projects. Responsibilities include: -Support the Office of Academic Affairs in mapping, organizing, and developing curricular threads within the DVM curriculum through working with faculty, committee, and external stakeholders. -Assist with collecting, organizing, and reporting curricular outcomes for purposes of planning and accreditation. -Support faculty development programming through organizational and communication work with Academy of Educators initiatives and collaboration with campus faculty development resources. -Assist in college-wide strategic planning related to curriculum -Work with Education Support Services and CVM Registrar in the implementation and scheduling of curricular threads. -Facilitate, coordinate and manage special projects. -Represents the Office of Academic Affairs in meetings as needed to ensure continued execution and communication of strategic and project objectives. -Performs analyses as needed to evaluate and operationalize assigned projects. -Responsible to plan, initiate, manage, monitor and control, and close out projects. -Maintains and communicates reports of project status, manages the project change process, manages expectations, and identifies opportunities for follow-up work or new projects. -Serve as Ad Hoc member to the Faculty Committee on Curriculum and Course Evaluation (FCCCE). -Assist and/or lead in organization and execution of proposed initiatives, resource planning, documentation, and integration of all approved initiatives and continued development of strategic implementation timeline within Academic Affairs. -Work collaboratively with Academic Affairs units to coordinate support and evaluate teaching and learning outcomes.
Minimum Education/Experience: -Bachelor's degree in related field and 4 years related experience. -Experience in curricular development and organization.
Department Required Skills: -Ability to collaborate with and engage diverse stakeholders including faculty, staff, administration, and alumni -Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to display complicated data visually -Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail -Familiarity with data management in spreadsheets and databases -Experience in project management -Independent and capable of organizing large initiatives with minimal supervision -Ability to take initiative, and work independently
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -Master's degree in education or instructional design strongly preferred. -Experience working with adult learner populations.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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