Director, Academic Affairs

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Chicago, IL
Full time

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Position Summary:
The Director of Academic Affairs is a full-time staff member who reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs. This position provides administrative support to the Dean of Academic Affairs, Department Chairs and Lead Faculty in addition to providing daily management of the Office of Academic Affairs. The Director serves as a liaison between Academic Affairs and other departments such as the academic programs, library, student services, human resources, grants and finance. The Director works with the Dean on a variety of departmental, campus and national projects and collaborates with the Campus Dean to establish policies, procedures and systems to develop and maintain Academic Affairs for the Campus. Leadership, project management, flexibility, creative problem solving, valuing diversity, and strong communication skills are essential requirements for this position.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide daily management of the Office of Academic Affairs and develop an academic calendar and project timeline for all academic projects
• Develop and implement timelines for accreditation submissions
• Assist with data collection and analysis, report writing and planning for institutional and programmatic accreditation
• Work with faculty and grant team members to ensure that timelines are met
• Develop an electronic file system for contracts, workload forms, external work documents, and liability insurance
• In collaboration with the Department Chairs, develop efficient schedule templates that maximize class capacities, cross-listing and schedules that ensure student completion
• Assist with development, revision, analysis and implementation of TCSPP's academic personnel policies and procedures
• Support reporting for Program Effectiveness Review for each academic program and the campus meta review
• Ensure collection and dissemination of course evaluations and other assessments instruments/reports
• Support the Academic Dean in the administration and tracking of Academic Department budgets, including making projections of costs based on enrollment data
• Provide assistance to Department Managers.
• Coordinate and support communication between Academic Affairs and National, campus and departmental constituencies
• Support faculty promotion, faculty grants and other initiatives in collaboration with Faculty Council chairs
• Build a sense of community and loyalty among the highest quality adjunct faculty to reduce turnover and increase consistency in courses taught by adjuncts
• Monitor adjunct faculty performance and development, provide meaningful feedback and support to them as well other involved parties (e.g., Department Chairs, Institutional Research, Vice President of Executive and Professional Education)
• Perform other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work or related discipline
• 3+ years' experience in higher education and administration
• Expertise in the advancement of collegiate teaching and learning, preferably at the graduate level
• Knowledge of and experience with higher education systems
• Experience in adult learning and knowledge of adult development
• Program Development experience in Higher Education
• Project Management experience (PMP preferred)
• Management knowledge and skills
• Experience with evaluation of learning outcomes and program effectiveness
• Ability to provide executive support to the Dean in a professional manner and to work regularly with Department Chairs
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills
• Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality in all matters
• Commitment to quality, innovation and process improvement, with an emphasis on collaborative teamwork and high standards of customer service
• Ability to work under pressure
• Flexibility as a self-starter who takes initiative and accountability for projects; sound judgment, and the ability to make independent decisions with little supervision
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse members of the institutional community and outside constituencies, including state officials and alumni
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and to respond with precision and accuracy to deadlines having a short duration
• Willingness to provide after-hour and flexible support
• Highly organized and shows exceptional attention to detail

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 1/3/2019
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