Director, The Honors College

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Director, The Honors College

Miami Dade College

Job Summary

The Honors College Director encourages and rewards excellence by providing intellectual challenges to superior students. The Honors College gives superior students special recognition, academic programs, honors courses, general services and advisement, articulation with individual academic departments, upper-division colleges, universities, and feeder high schools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the campus Honors College
  • Recruits students, visits high schools, and maintains close ties with administrators, counselors and teachers
  • Maximizes visibility in local communities to attract honor students who are beyond the traditional college age
  • Develops curriculum for the campus
  • Works with individual faculty to assure a rigorous, challenging, and rewarding educational experience for students
  • Identifies courses that are to be offered by conducting research
  • Determines course content and instruction desirable for honor students
  • Provides academic enrichment activities such as guest lectures, field trips, and service learning projects
  • Develops the curriculum with faculty for the Honors Leadership course
  • Develops the complete campus schedule of classes for each semester
  • Dissemination of information and selection of recipients
  • Answers questions regarding scholarship awards and financial aid
  • Personalizes advisement and career planning for each student, nurturing and motivating students to transfer opportunities throughout the state and country
  • Conducts networking and planning of university and college visits to the campus, as well as securing transfer scholarship/packages for individual students
  • Manages the Honors College Department/Resource Center
  • Serves as faculty advisor to Phi Theta Kappa
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree and three (3) years of related experience in higher education or equivalent
  • All Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge of majors and requirements for transferring to all colleges and universities
  • Knowledge of the advisement services, testing area, financial aid, student activities, career center and the registration office, community involvement and civic library
  • Knowledge of current developments/trends in area of expertise
  • Knowledge of curriculum practices and trends relating to the area of expertise.
  • Excellent and effective management, organizational, budget, computer, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact positively with colleagues
  • Ability to document and work collaboratively in a multiethnic/multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and achievement
  • Possess customer service skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments
Salary: $63,546 - $79,433
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

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Posted: 1/10/2019
Application Due: 3/11/2019
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