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Director, Academic Programs and Professional Development

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The Director, Academic Programs and Professional Development is a key leadership position within the central office of the Colleges of the Fenway). The Director, Academic Programs and Professional Development works closely with the Executive Director, Director, Programs and Communications, Senior Director, Collaborative Business Services, and Director of the Global Education Opportunities Center to provide strategic leadership and support to the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) collaboration among the five member institutions with particular focus on joint academic and human resources initiatives, including cross registration and training and development.

Notable Responsibilities:

·        Facilitate key committees and their initiatives including Registrars, Teaching and Learning, Academic Advisors, Center for Sustainability and the Environment and Human Resources. Ensure that these groups engage in projects that support the overall goals of COF and have mutual value to the participants and the member colleges. Work in support of committee goals and COF priorities.

·        Assist the Executive Director in facilitating senior leadership committees including Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) and Senior Human Resources Officers providing leadership to and managing specific initiatives in related areas.

·        Work with CAOs, and faculty committees to facilitate the development of joint academic programs and initiatives.

·        Work closely with the five Registrars’ and their staffs to manage the online cross-registration process, including enhancing opportunities for students to access this resource.

·        Work with CAOs to manage faculty-based programming and events including New Faculty Social, Department Chair Training, and Communities of Practice.

·        Work with the Human Resources professionals in the development and management of shared professional development training programs including Leadership Management Program and monthly training and development workshops, and joint vendor contracts.

·        Work with planning committees in the planning and management of the annual MLK Jr. breakfast and facilitating monthly faculty and staff of color networking.

·        Work with the Director of the COF Center for Sustainability and the Environment and engaged faculty to support the work of the Center and the programs they offer including the Minor in Sustainability, Teach-Ins, Earth Day, Muddy River Symposium, and student mini-grants.

·        Supervise the Co-Directors of the Center for Performing Arts to support the work of the Center and the programs they offer including Minor in Performing Arts, Ensembles, and student engagement.

·        Work collaboratively with other COF staff to facilitate joint contracts and services within the functional areas represented by the committees identified above.

·        Represent the COF at events and meetings, including as alternate for Executive Director on occasion.

·        Prepare reports, minutes and other written and verbal communications to the appropriate Colleges of the Fenway Committees including the Board.

·        Maintain data for all Committees and projects, updating core data on regular basis.

·        Manage outside consultants engaged for specific projects, as needed.

·        Supervise staff as required.

·        Perform other duties/projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

·        Master’s degree in education, business management, planning or a related field.

·        Seven to ten years’ experience working with or in college or university administration preferably in academic affairs or training and development. Experience working with faculty.

·        Must be familiar with the administration of academic institutions and have strong project management and communications experience.

·        Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Asana.

·        Demonstrated ability to build consensus and work with diverse campus constituencies.

·        Strong meeting facilitation, project management, organizational, negotiation and interpersonal skills

·        Ability to foster trust and build interpersonal relationships, be energetic, have a high tolerance for ambiguity and nuance and keep a sense of humor.

·        Excellent attention to detail.

·        Excellent diplomatic, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

·        Ability to take initiative, work independently and with groups, and manage several projects simultaneously.

·        Occasional night and weekend hours as needed.

·        Grant writing a plus.

COF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our staff and member institutions. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and results may impact employment. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless an approved exemption is granted. Relocation assistance not available. Principals only please

The Director, Academic Programs and Professional Development is a key leadership position within the central office of the Colleges of the Fenway). The Director, Academic Programs and Professional Development works closely with the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter if interested.

Submit your resume and cover letter if interested.

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