Program Manager, Early Childhood Education
Program Manager, Early Childhood Education
Program Manager, Early Childhood Education Annual Salary Range: $55,000 - 65,000 Position Purpose
Under the guidance and direction of the Dean, the Program Manager of Early Childhood Education manages and leads both independent project management and collaborative efforts to create, maintain, and process educational experiences associated with the program; teaches classes each semester of the year; leads program review and accreditation efforts; and supervises full time and adjunct faculty assigned to teach courses within their purview.
Duties and Responsibilities
PARTICIPATES IN DEPARTMENT ACTVITIES:
- Provides effective day-to-day management and administration of the program within the School of Arts, Business and Science.
- Supervises faculty.
- In cooperation with the Dean of the School of Arts, Business and Science, manages curriculum, creates course schedules, assists with faculty and student issues, coordinates professional development for faculty, coordinates adjunct assignments, completes adjunct faculty evaluations and participates in other special projects.
- Develops career pathways/tracks for the program.
- Assures that College policies are communicated and followed.
- Manages aspects of grant funding as needed.
- Manages external accreditation of the program.
- Serves on committees as assigned by the Dean, particularly serves as Advisor to the Hocking College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
- Maintains required credit hours of teaching load per term.
- Assists with the recruitment and placement of students.
- Coordinates textbook selection and review process to reduce overall student cost;
- Works with students and faculty to resolve conflicts and serve as the second step in grade appeals.
- Encourages students' involvement in the advising process; Maintains sufficient advising hours compatible with student schedules; meets with advisees at least twice per semester and as often as needed; advises student having difficulty in class / clinical work; maintains appropriate advisee files; directs students to appropriate department and College resources; maintains confidentiality; periodically evaluates graduation progress and completions.
- Duties also include managing student files, including processing of applications, documenting, using spreadsheets (such as Excel), and databases (such as Colleague/Self Service and Blackboard). Keeps track of student progress in cross disciplines and updating student records. This will involve working closely with many different offices throughout the College, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, etc.
- Reviews graduation applications prior to final approval by the Dean.
- Coordinates with CCP Liaison for site visits for College Credit Plus
- Acts as the lead liaison for practicum sites for the Theatre program.
- Assists in the college marketing department in developing materials about the program (e.g., publications, web page, and annual report).
- Represents the program to students, prospective students and other interested parties.
- Facilitates advisory committee involvement in all programs within the unit.
- Works with Tech Prep coordinator to develop articulation agreements with Career Technical and traditional secondary schools.
- Represents program(s) at recruiting events, on and off campus.
- Collaborates and provides programming for career/program exploration camps.
- Participates in program relevant community & networking events.
- Is familiar with the mission and philosophy of Hocking College;
- Follows Hocking College policies and procedures;
- Promotes a positive working relationship across technology, department, and community lines;
- Participates in Academic Affairs and institutional activities and committees;
- Participates in student enrollment activities (recruiting and registration), contribute to the assessment of student academic achievement;
- Develop Articulation agreements with a minimum of six colleges in a 2+2 or 3+1 transfer agreement. Form partnerships with four-year schools and continuously improves curriculum to aid those partnerships. Create pathways with high schools and career centers.
- Develops and implements a clear curriculum path to K-8 certification.
Qualifications - Education, Experience, and Skills
- A master's degree in Education, Child Development, or Child and Family Studies or a master's degree and a cohesive set of at least 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework relevant to the discipline as defined by Ohio Board of Regents'/Higher Learning Commission guidelines. Degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
- 3-5 years of teaching experience
- Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in professional associations, consultative practice; participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and research.
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
- Strong technology skills including usage of email, student information system, and learning management system
- Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of subject area.
- Knowledge of educational theory and application.
- Knowledge of learners and individual learning styles.
- Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational process.
- Educational technology skills.
- Caring attitude toward students.
- Learning and self-motivation skills.
- Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
- Knowledge of College resources available to students.
- Knowledge of organizational structure.
- Current knowledge of programs, objectives, and requirements.
- Openness to suggestions for improvement.
- Attention to detail.
- Flexibility in dealing with others.
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Ability to prioritize work.
- Behaves in accordance with Hocking College and Academic Affairs mission, goals, and values.
- Positive attitude.
- Knowledge of safe working conditions.
Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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