The Director of Faculty Operations, Ground reports to the campus Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for all ground faculty development programs in accordance with University standards and policies. Close coordination and teamwork are required with the VPAA reporting staff, other university departments and all faculty members. Promoting a positive University image this position supports excellence in teaching through faculty development as the essential objective. By supporting Program Chairs with development activities the goal is to increase academic quality while enhancing the learning environment. The Director of Faculty Operations, Ground will lead two faculty development coaches in enhancing the skills of the current faculty, act as a resource for orientating and enhancing skills of new faculty, create a mechanism for recognizing teaching excellence and perform other related duties as deemed appropriate or when time permits. Lead the faculty development coaches and teams on the ground campuses for faculty quality assurance, credentialing, and scheduling.
Skills & Abilities:
- Innovate faculty development for ground faculty
- Collaborate with Shared Services and Online Director of Faculty Operations in implementation of the Faculty Success Score process.
- Collaboratively develop and revise process related to ground faculty including but not limited to hiring, on boarding, evaluation, and development.
- Collaboration in the development and implementation of faculty development programs including meetings, workshops, mentoring programs, and other activities.
- Attend required professional development sessions, faculty meetings, and faculty summits.
- Present at conferences, summits, trainings, professional development sessions and meetings to remain current, to demonstrate leadership, and to represent CTU and CEC.
- Lead the faculty development coaches at ground locations.
- Serve on University committees as related to faculty development.
- Support management of faculty in coordination with Program Chairs.
- Individual coaching of faculty in cooperation with Program Chairs.
- Assist Program Chairs and academic team in hiring/recruitment process as needed.
- Engage in scholarly and/or professional activities applicable to the teaching discipline.
- Assist with accreditation efforts as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must possess knowledge of educational measurement.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service to coworkers, staff, students and faculty.
- Proactive management and supervisory experience desired, preferably in a higher education setting.
- Must have computer skills (Microsoft word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and database software) and ability to operate standard office equipment.
- Requires knowledge of Email systems.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, students and faculty.
- Work effectively with senior members of the University administration, faculty, executive officials of regional accrediting agencies, other government agencies and corporate organizations.
- Possess and maintain good organizational skills.
- Ability to recognize and deal with priorities; recognize and perform duties not directly assigned and assists other as needed.
Typical school/office environment fast paced, high customer service demand with a great deal of people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching, bending and stooping
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise; employment in this job is an “at will” employment relationship.
Education & Knowledge:
- A relevant Master’s degree is required preferably in business administration/management, a relevant Doctorate is preferred.
- Must have experience in training instructional staff on the college level or industry executive management experience.
- Must have a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in classroom teaching at the college level.
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