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Academic Program Director - OTD, Dallas TX job in Austin

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Laureate Education jobs
Austin, Texas
Company Name:
Laureate Education
Impact Area:
Education & Training
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
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Directs and administer the Occupational Therapy Program on the Dallas, TX campus. In collaboration with Dean, Program Chair, and faculty, the Program Director will assure delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner that meets program goals, learning outcomes, consistency, and institutional expectations. The Program Director works closely with the Dean, Program chair, other Program Directors and/or faculty on revisions of program policies, procedures, admissions, academic progress and graduation competencies. The Program Director, in collaboration with the Program Chair leads local campus programmatic accreditation to assure all standards are met and reports are appropriately filed. The Director is accountable for strategic plan initiatives concerning the program. He/she will also work collaboratively with other departments and programs to resolve student and faculty issues. The program director will work collaboratively with the director of educational effectiveness to promote effective program assessment. He/she will serve as an important conduit connecting the Dallas, TX Occupational Therapy Program with other University departments, communicating information and contributing to the growth and improvement of the OTD Program and the University.

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;

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, service and administration, in an institution of higher education
• Expertise in developing managing and overseeing a program budget
• 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, faculty members and students, as well as external constituencies
• Demonstrated aptitude in accreditation procedures
• Five or more years’ progressive levels of leadership, responsibility and expertise in teaching, preferably in higher education;
• Credentialed and licensed Occupational Therapist;
• Terminal degree required;
• At least five years of experience in higher education.
• Academic administration experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
• Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at least minimum liability insurance required by State.

ref: (SB_7484)
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