Summary The Program Director is responsible for the administrative operation and creative leadership of LLARC, a non-credit, non-degree educational program that promotes intellectual stimulation, social interaction, community involvement and personal growth. LLARC is linked directly to Regis College’s array of curricular and co-curricular programs, thereby creating opportunities for cross-campus collaborations. LLARC members are primarily senior adults and the Program depends upon their volunteer service in contributing to leadership, planning and logistical support.
Determine the overall direction and organization of LLARC, in collaboration with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the LLARC Council, a body comprised of nine elected LLARC members.
Function as liaison between LLARC volunteers and the College; identifying, interpreting and/or negotiating policy as pertinent to LLARC operations and ensuring compliance with College policy; continually seek to enhance and strengthen the programmatic ties among LLARC, Regis College and the broader community.
Develop and manage the LLARC budget in conjunction with the LLARC Council and committees and in cooperation with the College’s schedule and procedures for budget planning, monitoring and reporting; in conjunction with Regis College staff, oversee handling of all monies for LLARC, including collection and deposit of revenues, disbursements and contracting for goods and services on behalf of LLARC (conducting business as Regis College).
Work in collaboration with Regis’ Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations to cultivate additional funding sources for LLARC and on Regis College scholarship initiatives.
Identify the infrastructure needs of the LLARC program (e.g., scheduling, administrative services) and arrange to fill those needs primarily through use of the College’s facilities and infrastructure.
Establish and maintain communication between LLARC, the College administration and departments, and with other entities within and outside of the College which are important to the success of LLARC; explore and cultivate relationships to enhance LLARC programs and services and contribute to the Program’s stability and growth.
Provide guidance and support to the LLARC Council and committees in scheduling and organizing the work of volunteers in the following areas: curriculum development, Lunch, Listen and Learn Lecture series, publicity and membership promotion, membership services, volunteer recruitment, co-curricular activities, special events, and other areas including budgetary matters.
Oversee administrative functions such as record-keeping, database maintenance, online course evaluations, and routine financial and membership service transactions.
Uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community in all business communications and personal interactions.
Perform other duties as may be required to fulfill the University’s goals for this program and to ensure the continuity and smooth functioning of the program.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Experience in educational programming or academic counseling, management of volunteers, event planning or similar functions.
Administrative experience in a non-profit, business or corporate setting with the ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks.
Technical competencies including extensive use and knowledge of Zoom videoconferencing and Windows-based computer systems (e.g., Word, Excel, and database software programs).
The ideal Program Director will:
Communicate effectively (both speaking and in writing) to various stakeholders within and outside of the organization.
Manage the daily operations of the program with patience and excellent interpersonal skills and make decisions and solve problems diplomatically in a complex environment.
Identify and analyze issues with sensitivity to the interests of multiple parties.
Collect and analyze data for programming purposes and overall program evaluation.
Rally enthusiasm, recruit and mobilize volunteers by leading with kindness and respect for all and keep people and programs on schedule with humor and a light touch.
Pending funding, a graduate intern may be hired to assist with the daily operations of the Program.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.
May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
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About Regis College
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.