The Director of Academic Support Services (Office of Academic Affairs) is responsible for managing, overseeing, planning and/or collaborating in a variety of academic initiatives that include student academic issues, policies governing adjunct faculty employment and evaluation, strategic planning related to competency-based learning and academic innovation, professional development, and other selected issues that fall under the umbrella of the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Office of Academic Affairs. The incumbent reports directly to the Dean of Academic Affairs who identifies administrative problems and outlines assignments.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ADM-301-06
Salary Range: $57,923 - $66,955
Closing Date: May 20, 2013
Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Director of Academic Support Services (Office of Academic Affairs) addresses student academic issues including but not limited to registration, course holds, grade appeals, grievances, and classroom/faculty issues, assists the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs with the coordination of the First Year Seminar program including hiring of instructors, works collaboratively with the Dean of Student Achievement, as needed, on this program, assists the Dean of Academic Affairs with fulfillment of Human Resources policies related to adjunct hiring and overseeing budget related to adjunct salaries and special projects, coordinates with the UDC Judicial Hearing Officer and Campus Safety on student behavioral issues and the Director of Operations for needs related to faculty workrooms, classroom and academic equipment maintenance. The Director also assists with special projects in Academic Affairs related to new program development, assessment, accreditation, professional development, and academic innovation, supervises administrative staff and student workers to ensure the quality and quantity of projects and support services, contributes to the creation of systems, structures, and policies for academic affairs in UDC-CC, assists in actively seeking grant funding to support the growth of existing academic programs and development of new ones which meet workforce needs of the DC metropolitan region, as well as assist in the development of a comprehensive and robust service-learning program, serves as the center liaison to the Office of Academic Affairs and contributes to the development of the college's student learning outcomes assessment and quality review initiatives.
Master's degree required; background in academic affairs preferred, minimum of five years in higher education administration, demonstrated success working in or with a diverse academic environment, experience of successfully working with faculty members and understanding academic policies and procedures and understanding of the structures, principles and general culture of academic life including the roles of the faculty, board and administration. Knowledge of the organization mission and programs and operating principles of a college-level academic unit, ability to plan, manage and coordinate many concurrent projects without compromising the quality or timeliness of products, planning and organizational skills, and clear and articulate writing and editing skills.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.