Job Title: Assistant Director of Education
Summary: The ADOE works under the supervision of the DOE and assists with responsibility for the overall administration, coordination, and development of instructional policies, programs, personnel, and facilities. This position is responsible for assisting with creating and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a collaborative working environment with educational team members.
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Key Job Elements:
- Direct the vision for educational growth of the institution.
- Assist in building a strong, cohesive academic management team.
- Provide leadership and support in the management of the Education department to help attain key drivers.
- Encourage and promote professional staff development.
- Evaluate relevancy and viability of curriculum in collaboration with faculty and appropriate offices.
- Provide leadership in assessing student academic achievement.
- Provide leadership to improve academic achievement, persistence, and attainment of academic goals.
- Provide leadership and ensure a sense of community for the students, faculty, and staff within the Education department.
· State and Accreditation Compliance
- In partnership with the Director of Education and Campus President, coordinate general compliance of the institute’s academic practices with national, state, regional and programmatic relationships.
- Comply with CHCP system policies as they apply to education.
- Create and enforce the systems, policies, and procedures in order to ensure academic consistency.
· Fiscal Responsibilities
- Meet the targets of all key metrics assigned to the Education Department.
- Assist in partnering with the Registrar in finalizing the scheduling process for maximizing efficiencies while maintain academic outcomes.
· Student Completion
- Serve as Back up Chair for the weekly retention review meetings and Academic Review Committees. This includes review of all academic agreements provided to students to ensure their successful academic progress and all academic appeals. Ensure appropriate follow up to all academic agreements.
- Coordinate and facilitate persistence efforts on campus, maintaining records, and monitoring Standards of Academic Progress.
- Provide leadership to faculty on persistence issues, noting trends and helping to create, implement and support initiatives to provide appropriate academic support to gaps noted in challenging trends.
· Faculty/Staff Hiring and Development
- Supervise, develop, and evaluate all academic managers, includes motivation and training.
- Guide the academic management staff in hiring and developing appropriately qualified and credentialed faculty and staff members.
- Continually improve the faculty and academic staff orientation, training and development activities to promote a culture of learning.
- Coordinate faculty hiring process well in advance of class starts. Consult with human resources in posting, screening, interviewing, and recommended qualified, properly credentialed candidates.
· Community Involvement
- Enhance externship opportunities within the community by maintaining a quality academic presence.
- Assures Education Department representation for campus and community events.
- Provide support to the college and community relation activities that encourage community relationships, field trips, guest speakers, and externship site development. This includes the selection and development of the Program Advisory Committees.
- Assist growth of academic programs by executing strategic initiatives that leverage current industry trends, improve the quality of the student experience, and expand program reach.
- Other responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements; Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Accountability:
- A Bachelor’s degree required.
- Must be an ABHES and TWC approved instructor for at least one program within the school where employment is physically located
- At least two years of increasingly responsible experience in academics, and considerable academic management advising and teaching experience.
- Extensive knowledge of regulatory provisions and industry practices preferred.
- Experience with student management information systems.
- Ability to communicate abstract and concrete concepts to individuals in both written and oral form.
- Ability to adapt management and communication styles to various personalities with supervisors, peers, and staff populations.
- Able to work independently on multiple tasks, being able to shift priorities as necessary and to organize tasks and materials to meet frequent deadlines.
- Must be self-motivated and able to work long hours with minimal supervision.
- Must be comfortable with various computer software programs, including databases, word processing and email. The ability to familiarize self with various reports and analysis of data for trends is essential.
- The ability to provide potential solutions to problems as well as to listen to other potential solutions is essential and then to implement/guide implementation of decided upon strategies is crucial.
- Strong business acumen with ability to review both fiscal and student body numbers to identify trends and perform needs analysis. Must be able to manage and provide solutions in order to control key numeric metrics.
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