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Associate Program Chair – College to Career (CTC)

Post University is seeking an Associate Program Chair of College to Career (CTC) to join our growing team.

POST UNIVERSITY’S STORY:

Post University is a world class, non-traditional learning institution with over 100 years’ rich tradition in making career goals and aspirations become a reality for countless students from across the United States and over 40 different countries.  Our growth history is based on retaining passionate professionals who treat students and each other with amazing service.  Our business model is simple – “We Make It Personal!” and “We CARE!”

The Post success story is based on our daily journey wherein each associate lives, thinks and behaves “outside the box” of traditional solutions or cultures.  Post University is a family of the best and brightest trail blazers, inspired by our routine way of life – bold, disruptive, and fun!  We are singularly focused difference-makers in the classroom, in the communities we serve, and the non-profit charities we support!

Post University is accepting applications for the Faculty/Associate Program Chair of College to Career. This position will oversee foundation courses in the undergraduate First Year Experience (FYE) that teaches students the fundamental skills and strategies required to support learning in a university environment, including introductory writing skills. This is an on-campus position (Waterbury, CT), but hybrid work is sometimes possible.

Job Summary:

The Associate Program Chair (APC) is a full-time position integral to the University’s mission. The APC’s key functions are to assist the Program Chair (PC) through teaching and oversight of Associate Faculty and courses. In addition, APCs will assist in the course and program development upon the direction of the PC. APCs will ensure that AFs meet engagement expectations and adhere to university and program policies and procedures. APCs will ensure that courses are properly designed, set up correctly for each term, and contain current and engaging content. The APC will work with the PC as support and lead in areas agreed upon by APC and PC.

The Associate Program Chair will work with their respective team to help ensure that the quality and consistency needed in the program is being applied in a particular discipline and in courses determined by the PC. 

Essential Functions:

  • Management
    1. Recruit, train, and mentor Associate Faculty (part-time instructors)
    2. Ensure Associate Faculty are engaged in their courses and meeting university and program expectations
    3. Provide reports on instructor performance to the PC, Director of Academic First Year Experience, and/or Dean as needed
    4. Collaborate with Associate Faculty Leads (AFLs) and Assistant Dean to ensure quality teaching and learning in a manner that supports faculty and preserves the student experience
    5. Monitor courses for student engagement and success
    6. Collaborate with Student Success Advisors (SSAs), advisors, and other departments on promoting student success, retention, and a positive experience
    7. Prepare master courses before the start of academic terms 
    8. Review course evaluation surveys and other feedback for continuous improvement of instructor effectiveness
  • Teaching
    1. APC will be expected to teach ten courses (30 credits) within an academic year, but the teaching load can be reduced with approval from the Dean depending on the nature of other assigned projects.  
  • Program and Curriculum Development
    1. Review course evaluation surveys and other feedback for quality and consistency in assigned courses.
    2. Periodic review of course relevance and instructional resources.
    3. Assist with course development and redevelopment as needed
    4. Assist in researching and implementing new ideas in teaching, content, and technology in first-year undergraduate education.
    5. Assist PC with designing, implementing, and reviewing Assessment of Program and General Education Student Learning Outcomes as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in University Senate governance
  • Participate in weekly program meetings and additional assigned meetings and activities.
  • Assist with accreditation and certification as needed
  • Other duties assigned by the Dean and PC

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s degree required; MFA or doctorate preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs required
  • Professional experience in the fields of English, education, education, student development, business, or related field
  • Ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions required
  • Experience with Blackboard or similar Learning Management Systems required
  • Knowledge of and experience in adult education theory
  • Experience in applying student retention and persistence strategies
  • Ability to problem-solve and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Online undergraduate teaching experience is required
  • English teaching experience is strongly preferred.
  • Prior development of online undergraduate courses strongly preferred
  • Experience using assessments to improve teaching or course programs preferred 
  • Positive attitude and leadership ability
  • Student-focused approach 
  • Ability to perform scholarly activities appropriate for a teaching institution

Post University requires, as a condition of employment, that all new hires and employees have or obtain the Covid-19 vaccination and booster, and provide proof of same unless an exemption or deferral is approved.

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 130-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Associate Experience.

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Associate Experience, Post University.

"Post University a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill."

Donna, Post Employee for 25 years

"You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."

Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor

"The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."

Gina, Post Management