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Program Chair MSHEA (Master of Science in Higher Education Administration)

Post University is seeking a Program Chair MSHEA (Master of Science in Higher Education Administration) to join our team.

Do you want to help others change their lives through education?

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to fully utilize your expertise in a growing and ever evolving organization?

As an associate at Post, you will have an opportunity every day to change lives and be a part of building something truly special.  We are looking for exceptional talent who understand that their purpose is to create a personal, memorable and delightful experience for our students and each other.  

We seek those that:

  • thrive on working things out through collaboration and straight talk,
  • who are willing to find and try creative solutions, and
  • who take on complex challenges with a ‘we will overcome this’ attitude!

If you understand what it takes to be obsessive about service, be part of a team – willing to work toward the team’s priorities, not your own and who can genuinely embrace our culture and our mission…. then we’re interested in you!

JOB SUMMARY
Among its current graduate program offerings, the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education offers a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (MSHEA) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration. The goal of the MSHEA program is to provide our graduates with the specialized knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to lead higher education institutions as scholars and practitioners. The Program Chair of the MSHEA program is responsible for teaching 6-8 courses per year, hiring and managing the part-time teaching faculty members in the MSHEA program, scheduling the program courses being offered each term, as well as developing and implementing retention strategies to increase student persistence and graduation rates.

This is a full-time, main-campus position. Evening and/or weekend hours may be occasionally required.

Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Doctoral degree in education or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in higher education or a related field.
  • Experience teaching in an online degree program, preferable at the graduate level.
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills in order to facilitate programming, interface effectively with Post University faculty and staff, and provide for the evolving needs of the MSHEA program and its students.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college/university level, which should include prior online teaching experience, preferably at the graduate level.
  • Desire and ability to grow the MSHEA program and maintain the effectiveness of the program offerings and their curricula.
  • Must be adept in the use and applications of instructional technology.
  • Passion for education and genuine interest in leading others and having the ability to deploy resources efficiently and effectively.
  • A passion to create and provide an outstanding learning experience that is grounded by an uplifting, supportive student-focused approach. 
  • Experience using assessments to improve teaching or programs is a plus.
  • Ability to accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required; must be a team-focused leader with a positive attitude.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Teaching:

  • The Program Chair will be expected to teach 6-8 courses per year in the MSHEA program.
  • Participate in at least two university committees or other relevant workgroups/initiatives as determined by the Director of Graduate Programs (Director).

Course Development: 

  • Develops curricula to achieve the stated University, School and program goals and outcomes. 
  • Updates and revises course content and teaching methodology to ensure currency and relevance. 
  • Ensures curricula is developed, implemented and revised to reflect relevant professional standards.
  • Actively seeks ways to improve instruction quality.
  • Maintains familiarity with current texts, electronic course materials, teaching aids and techniques relative to courses and recommends their adoption when appropriate.

Management: 

  • Identifies, hires, supervises, and evaluates MSHEA faculty members.
  • Terminates MSHEA faculty, as needed, who do not meet the expectations of Post University.
  • Assists programs with the assessment and evaluation of data to measure program learning outcomes.
  • Works collaboratively with advising and admissions staff to identify qualified applicants for the MSHEA program as well as effectively support and mentor students in order to ensure that personal goals and program requirements are met. 
  • Continuously searches for new and innovative ways to improve quality of the MSHEA program.
  • Supplies the supporting offices with necessary information vital for the program’s maintenance and development such as marketing, admissions, and others.
  • Participates in University governance activities.
  • Assists with addressing and resolving grade appeals, grievances, or other administrative matters as warranted.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Graduate Programs in the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education, the Dean, or the Office of Academic Affairs.

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 127-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