The Program Chair is the principal academic officer for a specific program or programs. Responsibilities include: day-to-day operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the college. The Program Chair is co-responsible with the Campus Head of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the department as it relates to education. The Program Chair also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the college and abides by the mandates set by the Board of Trustees, the President, and the Executive Committee. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Key Job Elements:
• Lead the program faculty in the implementation of the assigned degree program(s)
• Manage the academic operations of the program(s)
• Recruit, supervise, develop, and evaluate faculty
• Teach regularly in the managed program(s)
• Conduct annual and comprehensive program reviews and demonstrate continued program improvement
• Assist Admissions with student recruitment and engage in outreach activities on behalf of the program(s), campus or university
• Actively engage in the professional community on behalf of the program(s) and in public relations for the campus
• Participate in the chairs’ meetings held by the College Dean and actively contribute to the work of this group and the College
• Pursue initial or continued programmatic accreditation as appropriate and agreed to by the Campus President, Campus VPAA, and the College Dean, including the writing of all necessary reports
• Oversee field experiences, practica and internships as appropriate
• Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Head of Academic Affairs.
• Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a minimum of 3-5 years related experience.
• Licensed or licensure eligible as a Licensed Professional Counselor
• Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry and/or Academic Affairs.
• Fiscal and personnel management experience.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Strong interpersonal skills with supervisor and staff populations.
• Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
• Strong computer literacy skills with the Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to interact effectively as either a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
• Ability to listen to staff, students and faculty and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
• Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
Campus Head of Academic Affairs