Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies and Innovative Exc|
The School of Education has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Executive Director of Undergraduate Studies and Innovative Excellence to work in the Coral Gables Campus.
The Executive Director serves as part of a team of professionals and reports to the Vice Dean of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). The Executive Director is responsible for the overall mission of the undergraduate advising office, interfaces with the Office of Orientation, Student Life, and Admissions; advises the Foote Fellows, provides professional advice on student issues, works with the office of Advancement and supports fund raising events; oversees academic policies and develops procedures that support the mission of the SEHD and the University. The Executive Director, as the Director of the SEHD Honors Program, oversees the coordination of all aspects of the program including recruitment, faculty mentorship, honors course enrollment and is the instructor of record for the senior research seminar.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Develops and cultivates relationships with other departments to coordinate program activities.
i>Works closely with faculty and senior program staff to help create long-term goals for existing programs.
Coordinates and directs seminars, conferences, workshops, and other events for the program.
Performs benchmarking studies for applicable programs.
Recruits, mentors, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff members.
Advances and supervises the annual budgets for all assigned program areas.
Interprets and shares the impact of federal and state legislation on institutional programs.
Collects and organizes facts and data, performs analyzes, and prepares reports.
Serves as liaison to external agencies and organizations to further program goals and objectives.
Ensures internal control oversight and compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of assets, compliance with University policies and procedures, reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Creates an effective control environment, conducts risk assessment, implements, and monitors controls.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Qualifications & Requirements
Master’s Degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience
Experience in academic administration, especially dealing with faculty and students; budgeting and fiscal control; experience in advising at the college level
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Knowledge of business and managemen
Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
Department Specific Functions
Provides guidance to the Dean on interpretation of University policies governing students’ success from orientation to graduation.
Interprets policies to find the best solution to petitions for exceptions to policies and procedures.
Responsible for the overall SEHD Undergraduate registration and advising functions.
Supervises the registration and advising staff.
Duties include but not limited to:
Supervising advising of students at all levels as necessary; counsel students with academic problems; responds to appeals; speaks with parents when necessary; hears and works to resolve student grievances.
Serves as the first contact when a report of academic dishonesty is reported by a student or faculty; makes the appropriate recommendation and follows university protocol.
Administers academic standards and policies including supervision of dismissal procedure twice yearly.
This process includes identification of students to be dismissed, posting of their records, preparing letter advising student of dismissal, arranging meeting of the Academic Appeals Committee to read all letters of appeal and determine which students will be permitted to re-enroll.
Often involves personal contact with students and parents.
Student Life and Student Support.
Responsible for the maintenance of
degree progress reports available to students in CaneLink
Work with Faculty/Program Director to identify the winning Graduation Honors’ undergraduate and graduate students award based on the list provided by the Advising Team.
Chairs the SEHD Academic Appeals Committee. Responsible for Undergraduate Scholarship functions to include:
The disbursement of undergraduate scholarships from the SEHD alumni fund – *In coordination with Scholarship Committee?
Fulbright Scholarship Committee coordinator and mentor – Scholarship Committee Rep.
Provide support to Office of Admissions in recruitment efforts. Revises and edits annual Advising Manual/handbook for advisors.
Responsible for preparing and monitoring the budget for the assigned program area. Serves on several University Committees including but not limited to:
Orientation, President’s Campus C
oalition and Task Force on Sexual violence and Education;
Represents the School at the Academic Deans meeting with the Assistant Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academics (ADAC).
Serves on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee as a voting member.
Responsible for the coordinating and management of the Foote Fellow Program for the SEHD.
Identifies Coordinates faculty members to tour the labs for Academic Session of Admission’s Open house and provides names to the Sr. Advisor for coordination with respective faculty. Serves as liaison between Arts and Sciences and other departments within the college when questions of procedure or policy arise. Troubleshooter for the SEHD for the University Ombudsperson. With Department Chairs, coordinates First Year Directions courses and selection of instructors for the SEHD.
Advises the Dean and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs regarding academic and pedagogical
innovation and opportunities for the SEHD.
Responsible for strategic innovation for undergraduate student programming and learning across the school, in conjunction with academic units.