Program Director, IT & Security
Category : IT Director
Location/City : MA - Longmeadow
Currently seeking an Information Technology and Security Program Director for a full time, permanent opportunity in the Springfield, MA area. The ideal candidate will possess at least a Master's degree in an information technology field.
Responsibilities of the Program Director, Information Technology and Security
- Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, and/or educational leadership on the main campus in the development, management, and assessment of discipline-specific degree programs.
- Works with Sr. Associate Registrar at the college on course offerings for each session and term for each location.
- Participates in the development, refinement, and enforcement of relevant academic policies and procedures for the college.
- Manages and responds to all discipline specific accreditation requirements.
- Researches academic offerings in respective disciplines offered by other organizations and keeps current on latest trends in field and related labor markets.
- Develops online and on-ground programs and resources accordingly to benefit students in college, careers, and life.
- Responsible for the effective recruitment, hiring, onboarding, supervision, mentoring and evaluation of adjunct faculty and lead faculty in college programs, staffing all course sections within each academic term.
- Reviews faculty-student evaluations and other course metrics each semester.
- Works with the Deputy Chief Learning Officer to conduct ongoing assessment of faculty.
- Stays abreast of teaching/learning innovations and recommends changes for continuous improvement.
- Manages and oversees the Virtual Learning Community of adjunct faculty in his/her discipline.
- Participates in FIPSE and SOUL training as necessary to serve as a knowledgeable consultant and guide to faculty teaching under the study. Resource Generation and Management.
- Provides visionary leadership for the development and revision of online, blended and on-campus courses for the programs housed within
- Identifies and cultivates on-ground and online resources for teaching/learning, such as OER and accessible learning-related content to help students achieve learning outcomes.
- Collaborates with academic technology staff, as necessary, to ensure that faculty have access to and facility with hardware/software necessary to teach effectively.
- Serves as liaison with academic and professional organizations that promote the development of women entering and moving up in the respective field.
- Scans the on-ground and online academic landscape to develop ideas for partnering with academic and other organizations in order to drive enrollment.
- Maintains an active presence on the campus including attendance at major University and student events (e.g. Commencement, Academic Achievement Days, Assessment Day, a standing faculty committee, etc.).
- Provides students with clear pathways to college success within the respective discipline(s) and ensures that students are adequately prepared for graduate school or entry into their professions.
- Directly engages with students enrolled in a discipline(s) by hosting office hours, webinars, open houses, etc.
- Provides opportunities for career counseling or networking.
- Supervises the delivery of accurate and appropriate career and academic advising to students.
- Troubleshoots student complaints, appeals, and disputes according to institutional policies and procedures.
- Analyzes the need for academic support among students and makes recommendations, as appropriate.
- Cooperates with staff and faculty on procedures and standards for operations within the college and University.
- Participates in regular meetings for the ongoing development of respective programs online and on-ground.
- Participates in regularly scheduled faculty and school meetings/events.
- Completes any other assignments as requested by the Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy Chief Learning Officer, and the University.
- Attends training as required.
- Performs any other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.
- Attend meetings and conferences as requested.
Requirements of the Program Director, Information Technology and Security
- Minimum of a Master's degree in an information technology field
- A doctorate or currently enrolled in a doctorate program is preferred
- Must possess excellent organizational management and leadership skills, as well as broad understanding of the academic fields, labor markets, and competitive landscape for the respective discipline
- Must also have the ability to develop new programs and demonstrated familiarity with online teaching pedagogy
- Must have a record of successful administrative leadership, including oversight of adjunct faculty, and a demonstrable record of successfully recruiting and retaining adjunct faculty
- Must have technical skills that facilitate administrative leadership
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administration and a commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion
- Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones; own.
- Understanding and ability to engage in appropriate outcomes assessment practices for the appropriate programs and a willingness to collaborate with peers on meaning-making from assessment data to improve curricula
- Energetic, positive, collaborative leadership style
- Ability and/or willingness to use the University's resources, notably technology and data, to make decisions and promote effective teaching and learning
- Strong desire to enable women to succeed
- Ability to be passionate about the college's history, mission, and hallmark strengths
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in compliance with FERPA and HIPAA regulations
- Ability to travel to other University locations
- Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products including Excel and Word
- Valid U.S. driver's license
- Ability to follow University policies and procedures
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals