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Department Manager - Chicago Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL

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Job location: Chicago, IL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-12-27
Req: R0007190
Job Description:

The Department Manager role serves as the hub of academic affair logistics, interacting with faculty, students, and administration to ensure courses, budgets, and other department activities function efficiently and effectively. This position reports directly to the Director of Academic Affairs and supports Academic Department(s).

Principal Duties:

  • Develop and track course scheduling, instructor assignments, participant records, and supply ordering.
  • Assist the Department Chair(s) with maintaining the functioning of the department such as: filing and maintaining files, preparing agendas, taking and/or transcribing meeting notes, supervision of student workers, and other administrative duties.
  • Manage registration materials, procedures, policies, and communications in coordination with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Serve as primary point of contact in the department; this may include attending workshops, classes, and events outside of regular business hours.
  • Partner with the Office of Institutional Research to ensure collection and dissemination of course evaluations and other assessment instruments and reports.
  • Assist instructors with gathering course/workshop materials including books, articles, tests, and assessments.
  • Partner with Office of Communication and Public Relations to ensure website and other communications are accurate and current.
  • Administration & tracking of Department Budget.
  • Work with Human Resources in the hiring, on-boarding & contract processes of new and returning faculty.
  • Support and advance the mission, vision, and values of The Chicago School.
  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to manage projects independently
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Team oriented
  • High level of computer proficiency, including MS Office (Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Word) Adobe Professional
  • CampusVue experience a plus

Position Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of administrative or higher education experience
  • Bachelors required, Master’s degree or graduate coursework is preferred

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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