Academic Program Director Job Description

Academic Program Director Job Description

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Academic program director provides leadership on accreditation including coordination of Middle States accreditation and membership, and advising schools and departments on specialized professional accreditation processes (e.g., NASAD, NAAB, CIDA, etc).

Academic Program Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Participating in ongoing development, assessment and improvement activities
Create and conduct assessment of current academic integrity practices
Offers original solutions to solve problems or develop opportunities
Overseeing, evaluating and maintaining the quality and integrity of the Ph.D
Supervising the full and part-time faculty assigned to the program
Overseeing the dissertation process for Ph.D
Serving on school and university committees
May include responsibility for teaching and supervising student research on a limited basis
Supervising the MPH Academic Program Coordinator and full and part-time faculty assigned to the program
Provide services to units, meeting with faculty candidate partners to discuss University and community employment resources, benefits

Academic Program Director Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Academic Program Director

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Education for Academic Program Director

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Employers hiring for the academic program director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Teaching, Management, Faculty, Nursing, Leadership, Business, Administration, Health, Distance Learning

Skills for Academic Program Director

Desired skills for academic program director include:

Fiscal management
Accreditation
Financial aid
Business
Accreditation processes as appropriate
Computer software and research databases
Specialized accreditations in the field
Accreditation and accountability processes as appropriate
Andragogy
Assessment

Desired experience for academic program director includes:

Lean Six Sigma training or equivalent performance/process improvement methodology experience
Work with units to maximize recruitment efforts - advertising, recruitment sources
Research and prepare analyses of emerging academic HR issues
Candidates should possess a record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Public Health, Health Management, Health Education, and Health Studies
Three to five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses

Academic Program Director Examples

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Academic Program Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an academic program director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for academic program director
  • Coordinate annual scorecard meetings with hospital leaders to secure ongoing program funding
  • Answering the telephone with a positive and professional tone
  • Verification of membership status and timely updates to database
  • Present Healthnetwork options including hospitals, doctors, and relevant research links
  • Confirm course of action through phone calls and/or emails
  • Refer patient information to hospital liaison or appointment desk
  • Enter all correspondence into CRM database
  • Follow up call to members/patients for post appointment evaluations
  • Meet patients at local hospital partner locations
  • Convert members to GOLD (donor) status
Qualifications for academic program director
  • Participate in GOLD fundraising campaigns
  • Secure testimonial leads to be used in marketing materials
  • Respond to evening/weekend medical requests through monitoring of phone/e-mail
  • Meet with students, virtually, in person or via phone, to support their understanding of and participation within the conduct process related to academic integrity
  • Focusing on students, develop educational strategies to support a campus wide climate of academic integrity and compliance with Policy 2020 The Student Code of Conduct
  • Develop strategies to communicate with a faculty about research based pedagogical practices to prevent occurrences of academic dishonesty
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Academic Program Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of academic program director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for academic program director
  • Supervise Graduate Assistant for Academic Integrity
  • Conduct ongoing research in the field of academic integrity including effective pedagogical practices to reduce academic misconduct
  • Serve as liaison to consortium partners in Vienna
  • Provide academic and personal advising for program participants, including significant cultural orientation once students arrive in-country
  • Manage academic records for participant course work
  • Create and manage program budget on site in Vienna
  • Provide logistic and budgetary management support for campus-based international education-affiliated staff
  • Supervise graduate assistant who provides program support in Vienna, when needed
  • Teach core program courses in German language and culture (2/semester)
  • Offer tutorial instruction for advanced undergraduate course at the University of Vienna
Qualifications for academic program director
  • Knowledge of online and distance learning and effective pedagogical strategies, or willingness to learn
  • Understanding of student conduct best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and balance the needs of multiple constituencies
  • Ability to problem solve and work in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to facilitate difficult conversations with students, faculty, staff and parents
  • Ability to assess students’ developmental stage in order to facilitate productive conversations and, at times, goal setting and accessing resources
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Academic Program Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of academic program director. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for academic program director
  • Ensure program delivery meets all grant objectives
  • Serve as budget officer for SSS budget
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Blackboard and Blumen Software
  • Manage data collection for grant reporting to ensure timely and complete compliance with all grant-reporting guidelines
  • Experience in grant-writing, research, and data collection
  • Serve as primary liaison with the U.S. Department of Education
  • Participate in state, national and regional conferences and meetings to maintain knowledge of current academic best practices and updates related to grant guidelines
  • Assist with program events as needed (workshops, award ceremonies, commencement)
  • Coordinate meetings of program personnel and meetings involving school district collaborators and resource team members, disseminate agendas and prepare minutes
  • Maintain a master calendar for the program, including online course offerings, community of practice meetings, approval and dissemination of CEEMS curricular units in the project’s dedicated website, and provide details of these to program personnel
Qualifications for academic program director
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all records
  • Ability to comprehend factual information, understand complex problems or written instructions and ability to explore alternative solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate through oral, nonverbal and written communication
  • Ability to compose detailed case notes, reports, flyers and/or conduct oral presentations tailored to be appropriate for specific audiences
  • Knowledge of the legal issues associated with student conduct and academic integrity
  • Bachelor's in Education, Psychology, Sociology, English or other related field or Equivalent
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Academic Program Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an academic program director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic program director
  • Work with the project’s Instructional Designer to complete the development of remaining online courses for the CEEMS Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education Program for teachers by mid-semester of 2017 Fall Semester
  • Order and schedule all courses for the online CEEMS Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education Program for teachers
  • Coordinate activities of Research Team to ensure research program is proceeding and on schedule
  • Develop and institutionalize processes developed in the grant for sustainability beyond the grant period, as planned
  • Prepare quarterly report on program progress and results
  • Coordinate advertising and recruitment of participants to take the CEEMS Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education Program courses
  • Coordinate recruitment of participants for other tracks of the program, including STEMucation Academy
  • Assist in preparation of reports to NSF
  • Regular interaction with Budget Manager, District Coordinator, and Project Graduate Student Coordinator
  • Provide leadership for the Master of Social Work (MSW), the Doctor of Social Work, and the PhD in Social Work programs in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services
Qualifications for academic program director
  • 2 years of experience teaching college courses or working to promote academic integrity or responding to academic misconduct
  • Master's Degree in Adult Education, Student Affairs, or Higher Education Administration or similar field
  • Experience in higher education, interacting with students, faculty and staff
  • Experience working with online education
  • Terminal degree in health science field or Ph.D
  • Propose and develop innovative opportunities to enhance summer session programming, including pre-college programs
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Academic Program Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an academic program director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic program director
  • Serve as head of academic affairs, responding to staff and family concerns in a timely manner
  • Support instructional staff, encourage collaboration between instructors and teaching assistants, and gather information through classroom observations
  • To academic staff regarding documentation and instructional activities
  • Communicate with families regarding academic concerns Address and appropriately document staff and student conduct issues
  • Respond to student concerns and needs in a positive and supportive manner
  • Train instructional staff on evaluation systems and CTD policy/procedures
  • Generate, organize, and distribute academic data and documents
  • Inform administrative staff of student or staff concerns as appropriate
  • Track confidential student health information and communicate to instructional staff as appropriate
  • Provides input, support, and feedback on daily administrative operations to the Program Administrator and staff
Qualifications for academic program director
  • Knowledge of higher education academic integrity philosophies and practices
  • Advanced degree – preference for PhD or other terminal degree in Composition and Rhetoric, English, or a related field
  • Teaching, research and programming expertise relating to first-generation students and students of color
  • Utilize recruitment strategies via print, digital, and electronic mediums, events to increase graduate program visibility
  • Use system resources to track and report key performance indicators specific to graduate enrollment
  • Collaborate with colleges and other stakeholders to provide best practices and strategic recommendations related to graduate recruitment efforts, and promote methodical ways to improve recruitment across all academic units, with a focus on fact-based, and data driven decision making

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