Academic Administrator VI - Director of Program Development

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Academic Administrator VI - Director of Program Development
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF05949


The Director of Program Development is responsible for the design and development of a new academic degree and professional certificate programs for the School of Education and Information Studies (SEIS). The Director, in collaboration with the Dean of SEIS and appointed team(s) will develop a strategic plan and timeline for the implementation of the new program along with the framework for all logistical aspect of a new degree and certificate program. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and marketing innovative new master's programs, certificate programs, and executive-style continuing education in order to increase the diversity of programs offered in the departments of education and information studies within SEIS. The Director will manage all stages of the process from idea generation, program implementation, approval, marketing, to assessment. In addition, the Director of Program Development works directly with faculty, central university offices chairs, and associate deans in the strategic planning, development and approval of these various new programs, both academic and revenue generating. The Director will be expected to establish and maintain strong professional relationships with faculty and university departments while also developing corporate partners, identifying market and work force trends, and crafting program proposals in collaboration with the GSE&IS Business Office, Chairs, and Dean.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, design, plan, and administer innovative new master's programs, certificate programs and executive-style continuing education programs throughout the year, and when appropriate.
  • Provide leadership in the design, development, and advancement of the new academic degree and professional certificate programs for Education.
  • Develop program proposals to present to key members of the GSE&IS committee. Collaborate with key individuals to further explore these proposals and identify steps need to bring these ideas to fruition.
  • Research education market trends and identify leads for academic degree and certificate program opportunities on a regular basis to assist in analyzing program outcomes and data to assess programs once implemented. Provide a summary of key data points to stakeholders to ensure all parties are informed.
  • Work with school and department admissions process to better understand stakeholders, academic needs and provide guidance on potential opportunities on ongoing basis for the development of new academic and certificate programs.
  • Develop and distribute new professional standards based curriculum models to meet the needs of teachers, administrators, schools, and school districts as needed.
  • Design and propose curriculum that is in line with the mission of the Departments within the SEIS.
  • Cultivate a cadre of leading faculty members to participate in research initiatives, programs and endeavors.
  • Develop marketing plans for the effective publicity of the new academic degree and professional certificate programs.
  • Propose and recommend joint ventures with faculty, staff, and students within GSE&IS, UCLA, and other higher education institution.
  • Develop relationships faculty, key stakeholders, university administrative offices, finance and human resource office, deans' offices, to create program proposals and business plans on an ongoing basis.
  • Research and locate contract and grant opportunities to identify funding sources and explore new revenue streams to meet programmatic needs.
  • Partner with industry and other institutions of higher education to create pipelines for the recruitment of new students and/or training opportunities for continuing employees via advanced degree or certificate programs.
  • Organize and attend information sessions to promote new programs and degrees. Provide support and guidance to students who are interested in attending by directing them to the applicable resources.
  • Teach courses as needed in departments and programs within SEIS.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05949


    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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    Posted: 10/22/2020
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