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Assistant Chief Academic Officer for Academic Programs
Title:Assistant Chief Academic Officer for Academic Programs
Department:Office of the President
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2B

Salary Range: $97,651.21 - $126,840.38

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Assistant Chief Academic Officer for Academic Programs at the University of the District of Columbia is responsible for planning, managing, overseeing, and directing a variety of academic initiatives that include but are not limited to; program development and review, academic program accreditation, and academic policy analysis and development for the Office of Academic Affairs and the Community College. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides administrative oversight for all undergraduate academic programs.
  2. Implements processes to establish and maintain high quality programs to include: effective instructional delivery and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  3. Coordinates accreditation activities for all academic programs at the university and for the University’s institutional accreditation.
  4. Partners with Institutional Research and Planning and the Office of Student Development and Success to monitor key academic program performance measures to include: enrollment, graduation rates, retention, degrees awarded, avg. class size, student\faculty ratios and other relevant data.
  5. Assists Deans and Directors to use key performance measures data to make data-informed decisions regarding the management of their academic programs.
  6. Develops academic policy regarding primary areas of responsibility and prepares policy statements and reports for the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee.
  7. Attends all University Senate meetings, develops an on-going status report of Senate activities, and assists the Chief Academic Officer in the review of all Senate recommendations.
  8. Manages the development of major Academic Affairs documents including, the academic calendar, the class schedule, and the university catalogue.
  9. Provides oversight for various academic affairs events (e.g. commencement, and opening convocation).
  10. Manages the process for online course/program development and implementation.
  11. Coordinates and monitors the academic program review process.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. Five (5) or more years of work experience as an academic administrator (associate or assistant dean or department chair).
  3. Three (3) years of University teaching experience.
  4. Extensive knowledge and experience with regard to academic program review, program/curriculum development and accreditation processes.
  5. Extensive management/supervisory leadership experience and substantive knowledge of higher education issues are required.
  6. Knowledge about building and delivering courses in Face to Face, Hybrid and Online Modalities.
  7. Expertise in various student development and learning theories.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: 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: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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 veterans 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 may 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) 274-5380.

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: opportunity/.

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