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The Assistant Director, Program & Student Support will provide guidance and support for the online Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Master's program, Speech@Emerson. The Assistant Director will coordinate and oversee various aspects of the program and student experiences, including admission, advising, immersion seminars, and placement support. The Assistant Director will have a background in speech-language pathology and will be interested in applying their knowledge with our students.
Interpret and apply academic criteria to determine an applicant's Speech@Emerson admissions eligibility to be admitted to the program.
Understand admission system(s), processes, protocols and academic review portal.
Review and analyze course descriptions and syllabi, and other documents to evaluate educational requirements.
Represent the program at school events, conferences, and serve as a Speech@Emerson representative on student webinars.
Maintain currency on American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines.
Advising & Support:
Meet each semester with students on their assigned advising load to monitor completion of portfolio documents and to discuss SLP related topics.
Consult with the student success team to identify and document student challenges and progress.
Collaborate with institution support offices to ensure a positive and streamlined student experience.
Partner with CSD personnel to advise and provide orientation feedback to ensure policies, program requirements and protocols are current.
Program & Placement Support:
Partner with the Director of Clinical Education to establish and assess placement site qualifications, and attend virtual placement site visits.
Collate and store feedback and evaluations from students and clinical placement sites.
Work with the placement team to evolve and maintain processes and procedures.
Attend all relevant meetings, participate in committee work, maintain records, and manage database systems as required.
Support program needs and participate in ongoing process and operations improvements.
Partner with CSD leadership to inform, develop and implement the program Immersons.
Coordinate and execute the logistics for the multi-day Immersion seminars, and serve as the operational point person.
Participate in campus Immersions by coordinating sessions, facilitating forums and meeting with advisees during their time on campus.
Partner with the Graduate Program Director to evaluate data to advance the Immersion experience for students and faculty.
Master's degree with national certification in speech-language pathology and Massachusetts state licensure preferred.
Three to five years of experience as a clinical instructor or in administrative leadership within an academic setting.
Familiar with Microsoft Office and presentation software.
Able to work occasional nights, weekends, and all program Immersions.
Able to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Able to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability and comfort to handle multiple tasks and projects.
Able to exercise sound judgment and employ decision making skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact with students, administrators, faculty, and other team members.
Familiar with webinar technology (i.e. Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Skype).
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