District Director - Academic Programs

Location
District Office
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and ResponsibilitiesDistrict Director of Academic Programs
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is made up of seven colleges, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest nationally. We provide more than 80,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.CCC’s Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) defines and leads efforts to ensure quality academic programming, student success while completing their academic program, and continued post-graduation success. 
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:The District Director – Academic Programs is responsible for managing the execution and the monitoring of core District-wide academic processes and procedures that support the development and implementation of quality academic programming aligned with external requirements, industry and four-year partner demand and student needs. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor - Academic Programs, the District Director will focus on the following areas: (1) Program/Course Development and Approval, (2) Program Review; (3) Labor Market Relevance of Curriculum; and (4) Academic Catalog and Curriculum Management. Performs related duties as required. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES Program / Course Curriculum Development and Approval
  • Ensures that programs developed through the Proposed Academic Curriculum Change (PACC) process fulfill City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) labor market relevance criteria and comply with CCC Academic Policies relevant to program requirements.
  • Supports the PACC process and internal management, curriculum facilitators, and core PACC team, interfacing regularly with District Office leadership, campus leadership and faculty.
  • Reports on the progress of academic program and pathway approvals to the AVC – Academic Programs. 
  • Serves as liaison with the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) on issues related to curriculum or program changes, including submission of programmatic data files as required by the ICCB. 
  • Oversees the cooperative agreement process which allows CCC in-district students to attend programs outside of CCC at CCC in-district rates. 
Program Review 
  • Manages and provides oversight for internal and state regulated program reviews across the District and ensures program reviews are completed in compliance with external requirements and timelines. 
  • Updates program review processes as necessary to ensure that reviews are delivering meaningful insights. 
  • Provides guidance to colleges on utilizing reviews to make program changes. 
Labor Market Relevance of Curriculum
  • Develops standardized labor market reports to support curriculum updates and inform new program offerings•
  • Supports reporting for Centers of Excellence to guide industry insights and drive innovation 
  • Engages 4-year partners to ensure transferability of courses and programs
Academic Catalog and Curriculum Management 
  • Oversees the academic content management process for the Academic Catalog, ensuring accuracy per ICCB policy and requirements, CCC Academic Policy, ICCB program approvals and semester by semester maps. 
  • Ensures all external facing CCC documentation of programmatic requirements align with ICCB approval, CCC academic policy and external requirements (including but not limited to catalog and all websites) in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, Marketing team, and other members of the Academic and Student Affairs Team. 
  • Supports the implementation and use of CCC’s new Academic Catalog and Curriculum Management software.


Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Public Policy Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.•
  • Three years of professional experience in a higher education setting in area relating to the administration or development of academic programs and curriculum. •
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. 
  • A combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials. 
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Advanced user of PowerPoint. 
  • Knowledge of community college academic management, teaching and learning, and curriculum development. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of shared governance. 
  • Knowledge of management and project management principles and practices.   Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent management skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work with a diverse, energetic team in a fast paced environment.  Ability to work will with employees at all levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy. 
  • Ability to effectively represent the District with internal and external stakeholders.


Job: Administration/Management
Primary Location: District Office
Job Posting: Sep 16, 2019, 10:29:20 AM

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