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Academic Program Director: Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Program
City University of Seattle in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted April 18, 2019
Category
Admin-Counseling
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Company Description:

City University of Seattle (CityU) is a distinguished and comprehensive private nonprofit university and an affiliate of the National University System. CityU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). We are dedicated to providing accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. As a pioneer in digital learning, we have been delivering online education for over 40 years. CityU is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top for online bachelor's degree programs, and among the top online programs for veterans in the U.S. CityU prides itself on having a completion rate of twice the national average according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

CityU has over 20 locations in the Northwest and worldwide. Many of our degree, certificate and endorsement programs are offered online, in-person, mixed-mode and in performance-based formats. Aside from its flagship campus and headquarters in Seattle, CityU offers programs in Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam.

 

Job Description:

City University of Seattle is a place where faculty from various walks of life intersect to put students first. CityU's academic model has and will continue to be providing accessible education to the working adult and transfer student. Our faculty play an important role by being practicing professionals who are results-oriented, hands-on and connected to current industry demands.

CityU seeks a qualified Academic Program Director to bring real-life experience to the learning environment. The successful candidate will have a practitioner focus and is encouraged to continue his/her development as a facilitator of learning. Demonstrated experience of connecting academic curriculum to relevance in the workplace is highly desired.

Job Summary:

The Academic Program Director reports to the VP of Academics & Provost and is accountable for a quality student experience by providing visionary leadership and management to ensure success of the MAC program, including program design, assessment, technology integration, and curriculum development. The Academic Program Director leads and manages staff and teaching faculty, fosters student development, and actively engages in academic governance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.   Program Management

Plans, organizes, directs and monitors operations of the MAC program including curriculum assessment, review, and development across all relevant locations.  Maintains program currency and leads the effort to review and revise the program to enhance the student learning experience. 

2.   Teaching Excellence

Teaches 15 credit hours or 3 courses per quarter within compensation to ensure quality of program and student learning experience. Models excellence in teaching and learning and fosters student development. 

3.   Performance of Faculty and Staff

Oversees and monitors the performance of staff and teaching faculty to ensure program quality.  Assumes responsibility for hiring, developing, evaluating, and managing expectations of faculty and staff.  Ensures effective orientation, training, mentoring, and coaching for faculty and staff to foster a respectful, empowering learning environment.

4.   Curriculum Development and Review

Ensures that program curriculum is in alignment with the CityU Academic Model and focuses on application and current practice. Assumes accountability for developing new course offerings and for evaluating and updating existing courses. Ensures alignment of program with accreditation standards.

5.   Student Learning and Development

Oversees and advocates for student learning and engagement. Proactively develops students to become responsible, ethical, self-directed professionals.

6.   Academic and Institutional Governance

Influences academic and institutional governance through leadership and participation on councils and committees.

7.   Currency and Scholarship

Provides visionary leadership to ensure faculty currency. Models, encourages, and promotes scholarship in teaching and learning.

8.   Service and Outreach

Participates in and promotes professional communities in areas of expertise.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • An earned doctoral degree in Counseling Education or related fields from a CACREP accredited institution, preferably expertise in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and Addiction Counseling.

  • Certifications as CDP or Registered Play Therapist are ideal

  • Minimum of five years of proven experience in teaching, preferably in both in-class and online modes of educational delivery.

  • Experience in higher education management and adult education.

  • Ability to address student academic-related issues and concerns in support of retention and student success.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing in a creative and fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work comfortably with and manage virtual teams.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate to and communicate with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external communities.

  • Ability to present a professional image on behalf of the academic school and CityU as appropriate.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and learning management systems in support of quality teaching and learning.

Competencies:

Competencies are the knowledge, skills and abilities of this position and will be used as rating criteria in performance reviews.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Customer Focus

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Quality

  • Results Focus

  • Decision Making/Judgment

  • People Management

  • Planning

  • Project Management

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, grasp or handle, stoop or bend, and reach.

Working Conditions:

The working conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting. 

  • Evening and weekend hours are required in this position.

  • Travel, including overnight travel, may be required.

 

Additional Information:

Salary information:

$100,000/year

Benefits information:

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including Paid time off, Health insurance, Dental insurance, Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs, Other types of voluntary insurance, Retirement benefits or accounts, Education assistance or tuition reimbursement, Commuting/travel assistance, and Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules.

 

Application Instructions:

City University of Seattle accepts applications through this online process only. For consideration,please submit a complete application packet.  A complete application is one that includes:

Completed Electronic Application Form

Cover letter

Resume

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