Academic Program Director - PT, Dallas, TX job in Austin
|Company Type:||Certified B Corporation|
|Impact Area:||Education & Training|
|Company Name:|| Laureate Education|
|State / Province:||Texas (TX)|
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. The Program Director leads local campus programmatic accreditation to assure all standards are met and reports are appropriately filed. Works closely with the Dean and other Program Directors and/or faculty on revisions of program policies, admissions, academic progress and graduation competencies. The Director is accountable for strategic plan initiatives concerning the program, as well as integrating with other departments and programs to resolve student and faculty issues and promote assessment of educational effectiveness. Program directors serve as an important conduit connecting the program with other University departments, communicating information and contributing to the growth and improvement of the institution.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• 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; Uses evidence to help teams initiate, manage, and sustain the change process.
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;
Core Management Responsibilities
• Offers original solutions to solve problems or develop opportunities. Shows a drive for and works with a focus on continuous improvement.
• 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; Maintains the highest standard of transparency and ethics;
• 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 up to .5 teaching workload;
• Approves pre‐requisite course substitutions and transfer credits.
Responsible for the direction and supervision of core faculty, adjunct faculty and staff employees for program. May supervise an assistant director or site coordinator.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
• Demonstrates 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 and Associate Professor rank required 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.
• Bilingual English/Spanish desirable.