Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Thu Mar 18 2021 Job Description:
Applies quality process improvement techniques to the School of Professional Studies operations by analyzing efforts and implementing process improvements around the areas of (1) student focus (2) leadership (3) engagement of administration, faculty, and partners (4) policy compliance (5) process improvement (6) evidence-based decision making and (7) relationship building.
Oversees the graduate course scheduling process to ensure compliance with the Office of the Registrar and in alignment with program enrollment projections.
Ensure the delivery of quality professional development opportunities for SPS graduate faculty.
Actively participates in the development and implementation of new student orientation programs including management of the SPS Peer Advisor program and other initiative to streamline onboarding of new students and ensuring persistence amongst currently enrolled students.
Act as an advisor to program leads on curriculum issues and academic planning.
Works in concert with the Director Experiential of Learning on outreach to develop and enhance relationships with professional organizations and community partners with the ultimate goal of offering degree and certificate programs to their employees and constituents.
Establishes and reviews the learning outcomes in all graduate level programs.
Serves as a senior member of the Dean's senior team that evaluates programs of the School of Professional Studies, plans for future developments, and helps implements strategic plans.
Responsible for ensuring the academic rigor of international partner schools offering SPS graduate degrees.
Completes special projects as assigned to enhance the academic quality of programs.
Participates in program reviews, prepares monthly activity reports, and offers recommendations for organizational effectiveness.
Oversees faculty performance reviews and teaching evaluations.
Ensures development of new SPS programs and certificates are in compliance with Clark's Governance rules.
Teaches two courses/Master Classes in the School of Professional Studies per academic year.
Master's degree required, doctoral degree in a related field preferred.
Five or more years' experience working in a professional academic or corporate setting.
Five or more years of experience in higher education either in an administrative or teaching role.
Proven familiarity with the educational needs of adult working professionals, international students and other adult learners.
Demonstrated administrative skills in managing, monitoring, and controlling operational processes and policies.
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.