Program Director School Guidance, School Adjustment Counselor, and the 4+1 Program
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
- Creates and maintains dynamic outcomes-assessment strategies, and maintains exemplary Blackboard Shell curriculum for all program-specific courses. Review, Revise and Redesign of all program-specific curriculum in accordance with State Standards for Educator preparation programs. Prepares program assessment data, analysis and recommendations to Dean's Advisory Council; Prepares external and internal reports for program review.
- Maintain consistent and continuous communication with all candidates. Design and facilitate candidate workshops and culminating experiences. Provides advising and guidance to candidates regarding specific program, licensure, and career orientation. Review and approve final transcripts for graduation and program/degree completion.
- Develop and provides professional development activities for Regional Administrators and all faculty; Responsible for formation, tasking, and organization of program-specific work groups. Oversees all program components; Works with Supervisor of Academic Advisors in recommending and providing staff development and training for staff utilizing workshops, technology training, and field-specific communication strategies. Director is expected to champion the creation, development, and implementation of unique strategies that support and prepare today's educators, counselors, and administrators to be responsive to the challenges of 21st century through scholarly endeavors, including traditional research, grant-writing, community-engaged scholarship, and innovative pedagogies.
- Collection and review of faculty supervision and evaluations for decisions related to rehire and assignment. Vet and assign teaching responsibilities/courses to full-time and adjunct faculty.
- Responsible for program growth and expansion of outreach and recruitment in assigned programs. Recommends budgetary recommendations to the Dean. Arrange attendance of faculty at recruiting, grantsmanship, and other events on the behalf of the School of Education. Assist with DESE and CAEP accreditation; Coordinate the completion of academic and governance tasks required of academic area members within the division. Represent the department to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community; and Promote and enhance the image of the School of Education through participation in appropriate professional and academic organizations.
- Supervision and/or over site of all Practicum and Fieldwork Experiences for candidates in assigned programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Required Degree(s): Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teacher Education, or School Psychology.
- Preferred Degree(s): Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Teacher Education, or School Psychology.
- Required Field of Expertise: Teacher Education, Counseling, or School Psychology.
- Preferred Field of Expertise: Teacher Education, Counseling, or School Psychology.
- Required Training/Cert: Licensure in PK-12 school system: Special Education, School Guidance Counseling, or School Adjustment Counseling.
- Required Licensure(s): Successful college/university teaching experience; Strong supervisory skills; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural teaching/learning.
- Successful college/university teaching experience; Strong supervisory skills; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural teaching/learning; Experience with CAP and Candidate Assessment
- Demonstrated content and pedagogical knowledge; will be able to facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to funded research. Experience in curriculum design at the collegiate level.
- Familiarity with the program review and accreditation process at the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Ability to set goals, plan strategies, organize resources and execute work under conditions of excessive stress. Demonstrated ability to administer programs.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including in the writing of curriculum materials at the higher education level.
This is a full time, twelve (12) month, exempt position not limited to 35 hours per week. Normal Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with hours of work flexible to the needs of the department.
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.
AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.