Classification Title: FT Administrator - Major Director
City/Campus: Detroit - McNichols
Department: VP of Academic Affairs
Position Status: Full Time
The Associate VP for Academic Administration reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for managing and supporting major academic functions of the University. The Associate Vice President has major responsibility for assessment, monitoring of academic personnel matters such as promotion and tenure, sabbaticals and leaves of absence and shared governance and UDMPU related matters. In addition, this individual will be responsible for monitoring faculty and student retention and when appropriate designing and implementing new training and development programs. In addition, the AVP supports the Provost in various initiatives and projects and works with key personnel associated with the Office of Academic Affairs including the Office of Institutional Research, Office of Sponsored Research Activities and Office of Compliance and Equity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Assists the Provost/VPAA in the review of faculty including McNichols faculty annual reports, probationary, mid-tenure review and McNichols, Corktown and Riverfront faculty promotion and tenure evaluation. (2) Monitors and analyzes faculty and student trends including survey results. (3) Supervises TRIO, Upward Bound and Student Success Center. (4) Monitors university wide assessment activities for the Office of Academic Affairs including but not limited to: liaison to the Assessment Team and Core Curriculum Committee, and member of the other assessment related activities included within the purview of the Office. (5) Assists when appropriate in developing and subsequently collects, reviews and analyzes information related to program review, co-curricular evaluation and when requested additional assessment activities conducted by the Office of Institutional Research or university wide data collection activities. (6) Assists the Office of Academic Affairs in shared governance matters including familiarity with shared governance documents, policies and procedures. Monitors deadlines and responsibilities of the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs; coordinates with the P/VPAA committee and team appointments as well as providing annual charges to these groups. Assists the Provost in scheduling key meetings required within the Shared Governance model. Provides support and serves as a liaison for projects related to the committees and teams that report to the Provost and VPAA. (7) Familiarity with accreditation processes and procedures. (8) Develops Board of Trustee Academic Affairs Reports, bar and board results reports and College School Profile reports. (9) Supports events and activities sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs including but not limited to Faculty Award for Excellence, Jesuit Stipend Awards , McNichols Faculty Orientation, Scholarly Achievement Day, Colleague Development Days (10) Manages the implementation and continuous monitoring of the Campus Labs project and coordinates with personnel responsible for various aspects of Campus Labs operations. (11) Assists the Office of Academic Affairs in reviewing the Academic Affairs website, McNichols Faculty and Librarian Handbook, Dean’s Handbooks and similar resources. (12) Provides support for Institutional Review Board, Institute for Leadership and Service, Undergraduate Coordinators, Graduate Coordinators and Commission on Women in the University. (13) Serves as ex officio on the Academic Leadership Team. (14) Serve on appropriate institutional and academic committees. (15) Provides research, support and/or analyses for ad hoc projects as designated by the Provost
All other duties as assigned.
A terminal academic degree and at least five years of university/college level teaching and/or academic administrative experience is necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expertise in assessment, data collection and educational outcomes. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse members in the university community including students, faculty, staff, administrators and accreditors. Strong management, analytic and organizational skills Excellent writing and presentation skills. Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of an organization, ability to act confidentially and to make decisions independently. Ability to successfully manage shifting priorities and to multi-task successfully. Knowledge of a collective bargaining environment preferred.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Commensurate with Experience
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Internal Number: MJ9944-MJ002-1001-1060
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.