Department/Organization: 206101 - Dean's Office-Clvrhse College of Bu
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Director of Undergraduate Programs at Culverhouse will be responsible for working with all relevant constituents in leading the appraisal, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives relating to all aspects of the undergraduate curriculum.
Additional Department Summary: The Director of Professional Development and Engagement (PDE) in the Culverhouse College of Business will be responsible for working with all relevant constituents in leading the appraisal, development, implementation, and assessment, of strategic initiatives relating to all aspects of undergraduate professional development and engagement. Broadly, this position will (a) build and lead Culverhouse College of Business new Office of Professional Development and Engagement housed within the Office of Undergraduate Programs, to include unit staffing, supervision, budgeting, and day-to-day operations, (b) engage in strategic planning for the unit and write grant and funding proposals to support key unit initiatives, (c) build and manage all aspects of Culverhouse College of Business required undergraduate Professional Development and Engagement platform (UA Business LEAD) that includes curricular and co-curricular PDE learning pathways and approaches adaptable to the needs of our various learner populations and designed to be developmentally appropriate for building student PDE competencies from basic understanding to mastery, (d) build and execute PDE assessment tools, multivariate statistical models, and sophisticated methodologies for continuous assessment and improvement of PDE efforts, to maximizing key student success outcomes (e.g., retention, graduation, career placement) in line with unit, college and university strategic priorities, evolving industry demands, and the new AACSB accreditation standards surrounding PDE, (e) create PDE resource materials for each of our 10 PDE competencies to guide faculty and staff in creating developmentally appropriate learning materials, and (f) create PDE resource materials for staff to guide them in coaching and mentoring our students regarding appropriate developmental pathways and the use of e-portfolios in maximizing career outcomes, (g) serve as a Dean’s Office representative on the Culverhouse College of Business Core Curriculum Committee to provide this faculty committee with ongoing guidance as to the integration of effective new PDE elements into traditional “academic-style” courses, (h) serve as the overall coordinator of Culverhouse College of Business new 3-course professional and leadership development sequence, including curriculum development and revision, cross-course coordination, and assessment, (i) serve as a senior advisor to senior leadership in the college and to units across campus (Office of Institutional Effectiveness, UA Registrar, UA Taskforce on Measures of Student Success) on PDE related issues and initiatives as appropriate.
The Culverhouse College of Business is home to over 8,500 undergraduate students across 5 academic departments, 8 majors, and numerous minors and concentrations. The Office of Undergraduate and International Programs (OUIP) works in concert with internal entities (career center, student academic advising) as well as with external constituents including companies and the Culverhouse College of Business advisory board. OUIP broadly deals with (a) Curriculum, (b) Professional Development, Engagement, and the Co-Curriculum, (c) Recruiting and Retention, (d) Assurance of Learning and Accreditation, and (e) International Programs.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree and two (2) years of experience in college or university administration (e.g., academic advising, curriculum development and management, career center, student advising, student teaching, training and development, student success, engagement, and/or development programs or centers); OR Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of experience in college or university administration (e.g., academic advising, curriculum development and management, career center, student advising, student teaching, training and development, student success, engagement, and/or development programs or centers).
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Travel is required. Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Effective leadership and management, communication and consulting skills and the ability to collaborate with campus leadership in a highly complex environment. Ability to “build a unit and program” from the ground up. Ability to effectively hire, train, and supervise and lead a team of professional and student staff. Knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) best practices in student PDE, key professional competencies, and standards for developmentally appropriate learning materials. Experience (or desire and ability to learn) in working with diverse student groups in fostering student success through PDE initiatives. Ability to proactively and independently strategically plan and execute on plan at the unit level. Ability to work with and gain support for key initiatives from faculty, staff, administration, students, and industry. Ability to work with and lead cross-unit teams to accomplish unit goals. Effective communication skills including the ability to draft funding proposals and grants for key unit initiatives. Ability to engage in high level data analytics and sophisticated assessment methodologies to assess, report, and continuously improve PDE impact on student success outcomes. Work effectively under deadline.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a Masters degree in education with a focus in higher education administration or related area, with at least two years of work experience in college or university administration (e.g., career center, student advising, student teaching, training and development, student success, engagement, and development programs or centers, or related experience; OR Ed.D. (or Ph.D.) in education with a focus in higher education administration or related area and some experience in one or more of the following areas – namely, student development or student engagement and success programs, creating and delivering professional or student development programs, program assessment/accreditation experience; OR Masters degree in business or related field with at least two years of work experience in management education or related experience in industry or government. Supervisory experience preferred as is a strong understanding of student development theory, student engagement literature, high impact practices, and co-curricular learning experiences.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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