Director of Education (Colorado Springs)

Req #0551617

This is a full-time, M-F position.

Position Purpose: Manage and support the daily operations of the Education Department.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience (required — residential setting — not online).
  • 3-5 years managerial experience (in an educational setting preferred) managing faculty and/or staff
  • Experience working in Higher Education preferred

Essential Duties:

  • Provide leadership and direction to faculty and support staff in the Education Department.
  • Conduct in class observations of faculty meeting ratio requirements.
  • Support new hire orientation at the campus level including assigning and following up with mentors for new hires weekly during the first session of teaching.
  • Conduct ongoing new class faculty orientation each session.
  • Hire and manage faculty. Perform annual evaluations of all faculty establishing goals that promote individual professional development consistent with the job description and executive expectations.
  • Substitute teach approved classes as needed.
  • Calendar, host and schedule meetings as necessary.
  • Teach zero to two classes based on qualifications and campus level expectations every session or every other session (any shift – based on staffing model).
  • Responsible for awareness and reporting of any activities in violation of Equal Employment Opportunity and Title VII guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • In conjunction with Human Resource Department ensure an efficient and effective hiring process.
  • Collaborate with Curriculum Specialist and V.P. of Education to ensure timely completion of curriculum.
  • Assist and support Student Services, Career Services & Student Success Coach with student issues.
  • Responsible for development and oversight of department budget.
  • Attend student related events and activities including assemblies, graduation.
  • Meet with the V.P. of Education monthly for strategic discussions, planning and execution of education department activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all work information.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Knowledge/Skills and Ability:

  • Ability to lead a team of individuals including faculty and staff and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and direct the work of others
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to take initiative and follow procedural guidelines as prescribed by accrediting bodies
  • Ability to work with discretion and confidential matters when dealing with students, instructors and staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedules across shifts including mornings, afternoons and/or some evenings
  • Ability to substitute classes in area of approved expertise as needed across all shifts
  • Strong attention to detail

Working Conditions :

Work is performed in an office environment and classroom/labs within a college campus requiring outdoor driving to commute to other campuses if needed.

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