Program Director — Social Sciences
Program Director — Social Sciences
Location: Baker College of Cadillac
Compensation: Compensation based on experience and existing rates for similar positions within Baker College Professional Services, Inc.
Start Date: TBD
Reports To: Vice President of Academic Affairs
Work Schedule: Standard-Academic Contract, evening and weekend hours will be required
Application Deadline: May 27, 2019
Available To: All Applicants
Baker College Professional Services, Inc. seeks to hire an individual to be assigned to the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR – SOCIAL SCIENCES (FULL-TIME) for the benefit of and to be located at Baker College of Cadillac.General Statement of Duties:
The Program Director – Social Sciences provides leadership and management of all aspects of an academic program by providing discipline-specific expertise, supervising staff and faculty members, addressing students’ needs, and maintaining a required teaching load.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
- Baker College will evaluate the minimum education and experience based on the Academic Faculty Credential Policy.
- Degree from accredited college or university.
- Experience in leadership position within higher education preferred
- Demonstrated competency in discipline-specific knowledge and performance skills required
- Teaching experience at the college level and 3 to 5 years of work experience in the related field is preferred.
- Knowledgeable in Learning Management System (Canvas)
- Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
- Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Provide service to the program: Participate in recruiting, hiring, supervising, staffing, and coaching of faculty; Lead and participate in curriculum development; Coordinate divisional meetings; Comply with accreditation mandates, supervise site visits, and provide notification of any substantive changes within the program or any change in accreditation status; Mentor others; Participate in program, campus, and system meetings; Develop and maintain external partnerships.
- Manage class and learning environments: Coordinate with the Director of Academic Affairs to assist and maintain schedule of course offerings and staff courses with credentialed faculty.
- Deliver effective instruction: Teach a specified number of classes; Submit grades on time, and provide constructive student feedback; utilize the College’s Learning Management System in accordance with the usage expectations. Assume primary responsibility and exercise oversight of the required curriculum, ensuring both rigor for course/program and the quality of instruction; Design and support a range of learning activities to engage all learners; Use technology appropriate to the nature and objectives of the course/program outcomes and communicate clearly the expectations concerning the use to students.
- Assess student learning: Lead continuous improvement discussions utilizing student learning assessment results; Complete Direct Measure Assessments; Use a variety of techniques to assess student learning; Coordinate continuous cycle of program assessment & annual assessment plan; Communicate assessment results to students regularly and identify learning opportunities for students.
- Maintain professional expertise and/or professional proficiencies: Pursue professional development; Encourage faculty to participate in professional development; Stay current in academic fields (belonging to professional societies, participating in pedagogical professional development, attending conferences, and working or volunteering in the field); Maintain required professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as discipline standard dictates
- Engage in scholarly activities (as determined by program or campus requirements).
- Other duties as assigned
Please submit cover letter and resume via email by May 27, 2019 in care of:
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