Division/Department Head Division of Health Sciences
Job Description: Since the Division of Health Sciences is also responsible for directing OSU-Oklahoma City's Nursing Program, this position serves in both Division and Department Head capacities. This leader is the chief academic officer for the division, responsible for the assigned division, responsible for division administration, planning, supervision, personnel, budgeting, operations, curriculum, and resource development. Job Goal (Purpose of Position): The incumbent is the first line administrator of the individual division to which he/she is assigned. The Division/Department Head has the responsibility for all issues related to the division including but not limited to: goal setting, faculty/staff development, curriculum, budget, personnel, schedules, and attendance. Contact with Others: The Division/Department Head is accountable for all processes and personnel within the division, which demands regular contact with members of own faculty/staff and other faculty/staff members of the university. This leader must be a champion of his/her faculty. Must work effectively and cooperatively with campus faculty, departments, and support units. There is also regular contact with persons outside the university such as industry partners, potential donors, vocational/technical personnel, two and four-year program personnel, and advisory committees. This requires an incumbent to use tact, diplomacy, and independent judgment. Special Instructions to applicants: Essential Job Functions: Administration * Establishes and maintains effective coordination of all division activities. * Establishes and maintains effective cooperation and coordination with all other divisions, departments, and support units within the university. * Supervises recruitment and retention of faculty and staff. * Directs and coordinates division accreditation activities. * Coordinates implementation of the Student Success Model for retention. * Coordinates implementation of the assessment model. * Accepts other related responsibilities as assigned. Planning * Directs and coordinates short-term, intermediate, and long-range planning for the division. * Supervises and coordinates development of effective semester class schedules. * Prepares and recommends a budget and equipment purchases to the Vice President; supervises and coordinates budget expenditures for equipment, supplies, repairs, etc. * Plans and supervises development and distribution of departmental and division publications. Professional Development * Coordinates and/or plans professional development activities for division faculty, Department Heads, and office staff. * Participates in professional development activities/training and professional organizations. * Ensures that new faculty, Department Heads, and office staff are paired with an experienced colleague for training and mentorship. * Promotes teamwork and Total Quality Management in the division. Teaching * Division Heads will not have a teaching requirement. * Division Heads are allowed to teach up to six hours of overload per semester (fall, spring, summer). * Develops, maintains, and monitors appropriate faculty assignments. Evaluation * Evaluates Department Heads * Ensures that faculty are being evaluated * Evaluates staff Curriculum and Program Development * Directs and coordinates all credit courses and degree/certificate granting programs of the division. * Directs and supervises the planning and development of continuing education courses and/or programs. Resource Development * Plans, supervises, and coordinates resource development for the division, including advisory committee and activities, grant proposals, and fund-raising activities and/or events. Assessment * Ensures that assessment systems and processes are being utilized for programs, departments, and the division to promote continuous improvement. * Oversee processes associated with increasing the graduation rate of programs within the division. * Collaborate with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs to examine low productivity programs and determine proper actions for those programs. Student Advisement * Where applicable, recruits and advises students on programs and enrollment. Institutional and Community Service * Serves on institutional committees * Serves on external boards and committees Monitors Physical Facilities * Reports conditions requiring maintenance department attention * Promotes and maintains a professional office environment Requirements and Certifications: * Masters degree * Must be qualified to teach and provide leadership in degree program; total of three (3) previous years of college-level teaching experience. Minimum of one year of successful administrative experience preferred. * RID certification or ASLTA certification required. Skills: * High level of competence in teaching. * Strong working knowledge of interpreting and evaluation systems. * Excellent bilingual English/ASL communication skills. * Excellent presentation skills. * Ability to assess learning and student progress. * Ability to create and maintain a positive learning environment, displaying and requiring professionalism in all classroom activities. * Knowledge of audio-visual instructional equipment and computer programs. * Ability to work with Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint,) as well as e-mail and internet navigation. * Communication skills - Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with clear, grammatically correct English and prepare complex reports on deadline; requires interaction with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, and independent judgment. * Computer skills- Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as e-mail and Internet. Requirements: * Masters Degree * Minimum of 3 years of experience in the profession. Minimum of 3 years of relevant, successful administrative experience. Certifications: * Must have a current Registered Nurse License to practice in the State of Oklahoma or ability to obtain Oklahoma License. Skills: * Communication skills: Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with clear, grammatically correct English and prepare complex reports on deadline; requires interaction with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, and independent judgment. * Computer skills: Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as e-mail and Internet. Applications accepted online only at http://jobs.okstate.edu. Please call 405-945-3206 for questions applying online. OSU-Oklahoma City is an AA/EEO/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Oklahoma City is a tobacco and vapor-free campus.