The Director, Graduate Programs in Public Health plays a key role at the program level in the successful implementation of CGPS’s vision for educational opportunity, attainment, and innovation. The Director develops, assesses and implements innovative online learning initiatives at the program and course level in consultation with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations and supporting units across the college. Responsibilities include the ongoing oversight and management of the online program, ensuring the quality of the academic experience and overseeing the program’s academic and operational performance. The Director is responsible for ensuring program alignment with CGPS’s strategic vision and initiatives. The Director functions as a member of the college’s online program administrative team and is responsible for implementing a system of continuous improvement and innovation at the program level, involving extensive collaboration and communication within the CGPS and across UNE academic units.
Supervise FTEs both directly and indirectly.
Expert curriculum management including new course and program development and curricular innovations.
Manage and administer designated budget lines.
Manage tuition revenue working in close collaboration with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations, Director of Marketing, Director of Research & Strategy, Director of Online Admissions, and Director of Online Student Support.
Meet regularly with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations, the CGPS Academic Program Directors, and the teaching faculty for the program.
Provide academic and operational leadership for and management of the online program, including but not limited to:
Program marketing activities in consultation with the Director of Marketing
Program recruitment activities in consultation with the Director of Online Admissions
Student retention activities in consultation with the Director of Online Student Support
Course management activities in consultation with the Director of Learning Experience
Budget management in consultation with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations and the Assistant Dean, Finance and Strategy
Student management activities in consultation with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations and program and support staff
Instructor supervision and management, in consultation with the Associate Dean, Academic Operations.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) supervision and management, in consultation with the Director of Learning Experience to ensure that course development cycle deadlines are met.
Maintain all accreditation activities including NECHE and program-specific accreditation.
Collect and analyze program level data and identify opportunities for change and/or improvements with corresponding implementation plans.
Implement strategic initiatives to foster student success and improve the learning experience.
Create a positive environment for the program that supports innovation, teamwork, and successful outcomes.
This position works independently as a member of the college’s high-performing multi-disciplinary online program administrative team with oversight and supervision from the Associate Dean, Academic Operations.
This position has supervisory responsibilities for FTE’s and program staff.
Earned doctorate in the academic field of the online program, with three years of relevant program management experience, preferably in higher education or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired.
Demonstrated commitment to student success and educational attainment.
Well-versed in online teaching and learning practices, learning management systems and related course technologies.
Expertise in curriculum development and continuous improvement to ensure relevance to position graduates for the current and future demands of the field.
Experience using analytical information to identify and make changes.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals.
Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
The position is not remote and requires the individual to be located on the Portland campus.
Internal Number: 20160977P
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