Job Description - Director, First Year Seminar Description View created on 07/23/2014
Director, First Year Seminar
Provost,/Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
Provides curricular leadership, management, and overall coordination for the First Year Seminar across all ACC campuses.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Establish and chair a FYSE Advisory Committee.
Directs operations of First Year Seminar (FYSE) program, including hiring, staffing, training, supervision, and evaluation of FYSE faculty and staff; budget development and monitoring.
Provides leadership in developing, evaluating, and maintaining a curriculum that prepares students for success and meets the stated requirements of the First Year Seminar.
Oversees the presentation, dissemination, and preparation of data, reports, and narratives related to FYSE.
Assists in the preparation of grant proposals for the First Year Seminar program and related initiatives.
Prepares and presents First Year Seminar information sessions to ACC faculty, staff, students, internally and externally.
Oversees development and maintenance of the First Year Seminar website and FYSE course template in the Learning Management System (LMS), and all course materials.
Develops and approves final First Year Seminar course schedule.
As delegated or in conjunction with another level of authority, reviews and resolves on-site FYSE student and faculty issues; serves as contact for FYSE Registration/Add-Drop and Complete/Incomplete issues; approves FYSE class limit overrides in exceptional circumstances; and approves informal FYSE class transfers in exceptional circumstances.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Best practices in support of student persistence and success.
Presenting information and summary reports one-on-one and in groups.
Effective leadership and ethics techniques, including Servant-Leadership principles, and classroom management.
Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development and implementation.
Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
Handling the demands and requirements of management in higher education and across multiple campuses.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Effectively using organizational, planning, and follow-through skills.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.
Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
Planning and managing budgets and human resource needs.
Effective public presentation skills.
Effective classroom management.
Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies.
Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body, faculty, and staff.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.
May be subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing, pushing, and pulling.
Occasional to routine lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Work is routinely performed in an office environment
Two years work experience in an institution of higher education; including one year managerial experience.
Five years work experience in an institution of higher education; including one year of managerial experience and two years of teaching in higher education.
Doctorate degree preferred.
Reliable transportation for local area travel.
Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.