This position supports the Program Director to provide direction and supervision to the off-campus graduate programs in the School of Education. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director provides operational leadership including design and development of the off-campus programs; recruitment and retention of students; assigning and overseeing adjunct faculty; coordinates syllabi and rubric development and redesign with faculty of record for implementation in off-campus courses; coordinates adjunct professional development as it relates to course redesign and/or development; communicates with support service departments within the College; acts as liaison with K12 Teacher Alliance; and develops internal and external advisors and supporters.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Interview, hire and orient Adjuncts, schedule, and review course evaluations for issues regarding instructors and courses.
Identify readers for comp exam, organize calibration (training) for scoring of exams;
Collect and prepare reports on necessary data in collaboration with the Program Director and the Data Manager.
Assist in the design and implementation of student orientations for new cohorts.
Make ongoing updates of all course syllabi; trouble shoot issues, clarify language for instructors; collaborate with the faculty to keep syllabi in line with the on campus version of course.
Visit sites to evaluate teaching performance; meet cohorts and answer questions.
Organize meetings with adjuncts to discuss courses, programs, and facilitate training and implementation of new programs.
Other responsibilities as assigned. These may include such responsibilities as: Attend K12 info meetings as needed, and bi-weekly conference call; collaborate with data manager, book store manager; order, inventory, and distribute materials for course clinicals; Company reps for texts; Registrar’s office.
Create ideas for educating the candidates (in terms of clarifying, making them a part of the solution, giving them a voice, etc.) and the adjuncts (teaching strategies, new programs).
Daily collaboration with Director and Executive Admin Assistant to discuss issues, set calendar of events, etc.
Plan and schedule instructors and off-site supervisors for each 8 week session
Analyze CVs of prospective applicants looking for a “fit” with our program, the USJ Conceptual Framework, as well as their qualifications and locations. Manage a pool of about 150 adjuncts.
Master’s degree in Education.
A minimum of 10 years teaching/administration experience in public school settings.
Supervision experience (3-5 years) in elementary, secondary, or higher education preferred.
Professional development, adult education or higher education teaching experience preferred.
Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, a flexible nature, and the ability to juggle an extensive variety of responsibilities.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management).
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Grade 23; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is a thriving, forward-thinking institution, proud of its historic women’s-college undergraduate program, its co-educational graduate and adult programs, and its ability to successfully meet the needs of an evolving and diverse student body. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 (as Saint Joseph College), USJ has an established reputation for academic excelle...nce and outstanding career preparation. For more than 83 years, USJ has prepared students for personal and professional success by developing leaders who serve and inform their communities. Over the years, the University has retained the best of a Mercy-based, Catholic education, while evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and the current job market.
USJ is home to five Schools: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences, Graduate & Professional Studies, and Pharmacy. In addition, it operates two laboratory schools: The Gengras Center, a state-approved, private, special education facility for 120 children; and the School for Young Children, a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited pre-school program for approximately 130 children. USJ’s main campus consists of 90 acres in the upscale community of West Hartford, Conn. A second campus, home to the School of Pharmacy, is in the heart of downtown Hartford.