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Academic Program Director - DPT - St. Augustine, FL job in Virtual

Laureate Education jobs
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Other/Not Classified
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Education & Training
Company Name:  Laureate Education

Country:  United States
City:  Virtual


Directs and administers the DPT program. In collaboration with Dean and faculty, the Program Director assures delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner that meets program goals, learning outcomes, consistency, and institutional expectations.

Strategic Planning

  • Provides leadership, strategy, vision, organization, processes and infrastructure for a respective program, and in concert with the University’s strategic and quality improvement plan;

  • Assesses and reports on program metrics, such as faculty workload and scholarly productivity, student satisfaction, graduation rates, enrollments, etc. to assure program goals are being met;

Local Program Operations

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective department operations including efficient workflow, achieving student learning outcomes; ensuring appropriate faculty numbers; assuring quality curriculum;

  • Works effectively with other departments across the University to coordinate activities and promote change;

  • Promotes a campus culture in alignment with the University’s core values that focuses on the academic achievement and personal development of all students;

  • Reports to the Management Committee to support educational effectiveness;

  • Communicates effectively and fosters collaborative relationships among all campus constituencies including students, faculty, and staff; advises students, assisting with problem solving and complaint resolution

  • Collaborate with Clinical Education department to assure quality clinical experiences for students.

  • Conducts student recruiting information sessions;

  • Ensures faculty support the attainment of department and institutional outcomes as laid out in the Institutional Effectiveness plan;

Faculty Leadership and Development

  • Hires, develops, and evaluates faculty (core and adjunct). Assists them in planning staffing patterns for their area(s) of responsibility. Utilizing standards for effective job performance evaluates faculty effectiveness;

  • Mentors and develops employees to maximize individual performance, build future organizational leadership, enhance teamwork and strengthen support of the organization’s core values;

Scholarly and Professional Development

  • Stays abreast of educational best practices, policy changes and developments that may impact the program through attendance, and developing professional relationships at professional conferences, seminars and local, state and national organizations;

  • Meets scholarly goals, as identified in annual performance evaluation;

  • Maintains visibility in respective professional organizations;

  • Uses research and practice, and theory and experience to foster professional development and student learning;

Core Management Responsibilities

  • Promotes University’s core values;

  • Develops and implements Department’s strategic plan;

  • Identifies new opportunities;

  • Maintains superior customer service to internal and external customers;

  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the University;

  • Develops annual budget and expenses for area(s) of responsibility and guides subordinate managerial personnel in the development of their budgets as necessary. Administers or delegates the administration of budgets, approving expenditures, reviewing reports;

  • Develops, communicates, and upholds University policies and procedures;Leads local participation in the programmatic accreditation process; assures full compliance with federal, state and accrediting body standards and regulations;

  • Attends and participate in Management Committee, Program Directors Council and Student-Director Meetings where appropriate;

  • Maintains .5 teaching workload;

  • Approves pre-requisite course substitutions and transfer credits.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship and administration, in an institution of higher education.

  • Knowledge of financial aid, and fiscal management;

  • Exceptional leadership, communication and management skills;

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, administrators and faculty members and students, as well as external constituencies;

  • Possess knowledge of accreditation;

  • Five or more years’ progressive levels of leadership, responsibility and expertise in teaching, preferably in higher education;

  • Terminal degree preferred, Associate Professor rank for certain programs, one degree must be in related field (e.g. OT, PT, M.D., etc.);

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • State practice license;

  • Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at least minimum liability insurance required by State.

ref: (SB_5531)
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