Department: MCC Office of Prof Education Salary/Grade: EXS/7
Associate Director, Office of Professional Education (OPE) Oversees several programs at the McCormick School of Engineering. Provides direction and thought leadership to develop strategic administrative initiatives that meet the mission/objective of the programs and faculty directors.Oversees the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of all operational, financial, & business functions in support of the programs/ & in coordination with McCormick’s Office of Professional Education (OPE), McCormick central offices such as HR, IT, &. Represents programs on internal & external business affairs & is viewed as an expert resource regarding programs administrative affairs.
Please Note: Weekend and evening work, and travel required.
Areas of responsibility:
Oversees & ensures that day-to-day operations are appropriately managed, efficient and effective.
Operationalizes goals & objectives; ensures that resources are created or obtained.
Identifies and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans to meet program/project goals.
Engages in outreach/field relations serving a number of goals, including recruitment, participation, sponsorship, relationship building, etc. to support continued program/project development & improvement.
Interacts with internal/external resources & organizations to identify new markets & opportunities.
Builds relationships with program/project alumni to develop and cultivate professional networks, financial resources, and sense of community among alumni.
Oversees development & implementation of evaluation processes, quantitative & qualitative measurements that ensure that program/project benchmarks are successfully attained and communicated in a timely and efficient manner.
Manages evaluation processes; recommends & implements changes for enhancement; monitors effectiveness through follow-up evaluation studies.
Collaborates with internal/external resources to develop meaningful outcome measurements and methods of program/project evaluation that will lead to enhancement.
Develops a comprehensive program of events such as lectures, symposia, speaker series, workshops, conferences, cultural events etc. in collaboration with internal & external resources. Graduation, Orientation, etc.
Oversees recruitment & selection process; Performance Excellence plan for each employee; & merit increase process. Supports staff professional development.
Manages the ongoing development and refinement of the program's/project's current and future curriculum and course offerings in consultation with subject matter experts.
Provides leadership for planning, scheduling, delivering and maintaining program(s)/project(s) to sustain quality instruction in all educational activity.
Creates & leads a coordinated program of activities designed to increase program/project objectives.
Develops & executes strategies to involve internal/external constituents and cultivate new individual, corporate, institutional &/or foundation collaborations.
Oversees recruitment, application evaluation, interview, selection and notification of students or participants.
Establishes admissions criteria in accordance with associated NU policy.
Manages student orientation, registration, student life, graduation, etc.
Addresses student matters, such as academic probation and other issues escalated from staff.
Ensures that an advising system is in place to support all students, including working directly with prospective and enrolled students on issues ranging from qualifications for enrollment, course and placement planning, as well as career planning.
Oversees academic year course schedule; monitors course registration & enrollments.
Create and maintain student-focused environment and services that allow students to concentrate on school, enjoy the experience, and solve problems quickly. This includes acting as a liaison to other university offices, relaying concerns to the board and instructors, having a strong presence on class days, communicating important issues to students and planning activities and functions that help students feel connected to the program.
Manages classroom activities, including scheduling, room arrangements, developing materials for the Course Management System, and providing for audio-visual and other class needs.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 years program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40929
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