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Department: BCE Admin. Dept.
Salary/Rate: $109,529 - $116,000 or commensurate with experience.
The Director for the Division of Business, Communication and the Environment reports to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and works closely with the Provost's Office. The Director is responsible for the Division's effective operation by providing leadership for the academic, personnel, financial, and research aspects of the Division and each program within the Division, in alignment with the vision and mission of the University. The Division includes the following majors: Business Administration, Innovation and Leadership, Communication, Digital Cinema, and Environmental Science and Policy; and is represented by approximately 1,000 students. Additionally, the BCE Division includes the Small Business Development Center at SOU and The Farm at SOU. The Director participates in setting the direction for the division, allocating resources to support the goals of the division and evaluating progress towards those goals. The Director provides leadership and oversight in securing funding, consults with the Program Chairs and faculty, with University-wide administrative bodies, and with the Provost.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Terminal degree in Business, Communication, Environmental Science and Policy, or related field from an accredited institution
Current or previous faculty rank of Associate Professor or Professor in Business, Communication, Environmental Science and Policy, or related field from an accredited institution
Higher education leadership experience equivalent to at least 3 years (such as Department Chair or Associate Dean)
Knowledge of current trends and demographic changes in higher education
Strong leadership and management skills
Ability to work in collaborative environments
Strong oral & written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to analyze data and make timely data-informed decisions
Has been awarded tenure at current or previous institution
More than 3 years of higher education leadership experience as Department Chair or higher
Familiar with enrollment management, enrollment practices and procedures
Ability to analyze financial data and effectively manage financial resources
All Listed Duties:
Scheduling, Curriculum Development, and Program Support & Development
Oversee and participate in program proposals & implementation.
Manage program mix including evaluation and academic program review.
Review and approve curricular changes.
Oversee scheduling within the Division; monitor enrollment patterns and make adjustments accordingly.,
Manage personnel issues for staff and faculty within the Division.
Supervise regular evaluation of faculty and staff, both temporary and ongoing, including evaluation of faculty for sabbaticals, colleague evaluations and/or promotion and tenure.
Make hiring recommendations to the Provost.
Provide feedback on annual faculty evaluations.
Convene and consult with Program Chairs.,
Budget and Resource Management
Work directly with Provost's Office to assist with budget and resource management.
Manage and approve expenditures.
Manage faculty loading within the Division.
Initiate and/or respond to requests for budget information.
Develop requests for resources regarding faculty release, hiring, equipment, facilities, etc.
Make timely, data-informed decisions.,
Represent the Division to both internal and external audiences.
Participate in fundraising and grant writing, and in community relations and internship development, as appropriate.,
Special projects and additional assignments as required.
Oversee non-academic units including the Farm at SOU and the Small Business Development Center.
Manage student issues complaints as needed.
Manage assessment and accreditation activities in conjunction with Chair(s) within a Unit, including maintenance and updates of assessment data and completion of required reports.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8321
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.