Columbia Southern University
Job Title: Program Director, Criminal Justice
Department: Academic Affairs
Reports To: Provost and Chief Academic Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (extended hours when requested)
The Program Director is responsible for leading and coordinating program strategic planning, program maintenance and assessment, and curriculum development. The Program Director is responsible for working with faculty to resolve academic issues and build a community among faculty and staff. Position reports to Provost and Chief Academic Officer and is based on a one-year renewable contract.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages programs (Leading and coordinating program strategic planning, program maintenance and assessment, program advisory board, and curriculum development)
Serves as program curriculum content expert and coordinator (Authors courses in expertise area, directs
course SME/writer/reviewer assignment(s) to Curriculum Development)
Resolves academic issues (Working with program faculty to resolve academic issues including, but not limited to, Academic Integrity cases, Academic Grievances, and Grade Inflation)
Develop community among faculty and staff (Standing meeting schedule with program Lead Faculty and staff; standing program/curriculum update communication)
Responsible to complete annual evaluations for program faculty
Serve on committees, council, and task forces.
Hires full-time and adjunct faculty in assigned program (With oversight of Provost and Chief Academic
Teaching assigned courses (Fulfill teaching responsibilities as described in contract and faculty handbook)
Collaborate with Faculty Services to determine forward action related to faculty compliance and adjunct contract renewal
Directly supervises employees in the Academic Affairs department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Doctoral degree required and more than 10 years related experience and/or training preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret
an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Outlook Contact Management systems; Internet software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.