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Program Director, Math Programs

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Admission, Advancement/ Alumnae Affairs, Career Development Services, Communications/ Marketing, Student Life/ Involvement

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5pm, flexible 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Director of the Mathematics Teaching and Leadership Program oversees the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Mathematics program and the Mathematics Leadership Program, which provides professional learning for educators. The programs are offered as a part of the Professional and Graduate Education division at Mount Holyoke College.

The Director provides vision, strategic oversight and leadership for the programs under their aegis, including developing strategies, plans and processes which contribute to the college mission; cultivating inter and intra-organizational relationships which facilitate program success; and accountability for the fiscal and human resources required to achieve the program objectives. The program director’s scope of responsibilities includes curriculum review and development; promoting and marketing the program; recruitment and admissions; course scheduling and registration; accreditation; faculty recruiting, supervision and development; student advising and services; alumni engagement; and accomplishing the long-term and short-term goals of the institution.

 

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for curriculum development, including identifying and proposing new courses; recruiting, supervising and providing professional development opportunities for faculty; designing courses using online, hybrid, and andragogic best practices; and representing the program, courses, and faculty in forums such as the Graduate Curriculum Review Committee. Develops and enforces relevant academic policies and procedures to maintain quality. Builds the programming creatively, practically and holistically.
  • Initiates and coordinates partnerships and collaborative relationships within the graduate programs, across the college, and with outside partners for ongoing program development. Engages stakeholders and leads formal and informal needs assessment evaluations in order to keep curriculum and offerings relevant and meet the needs of professional organizations in the field. 
  • Leads the marketing and communications planning for the program, in collaboration with program staff, faculty, and key stakeholders. Develops, establishes and implements a system for dissemination of information and media material to promote the program within and outside the college. Ensures that all information is up-to-date and accurate across different platforms and media (e.g., print, web). 
  • Develops quarterly/yearly work plans, enrollment goals, policies, procedures, and budgets to ensure the timely accomplishment of program objectives. Identifies goals and objectives, key resources, relevant stakeholders, operational considerations, actual or potential obstacles, milestones and budget necessary for successful program growth and development. Responsible for implementing and monitoring plan progress, problem solving, and addressing challenges along the way. 
  • Fosters a sense of community among faculty, staff and students. Cultivates an inclusive and diverse faculty and student body. Provides professional guidance and serves as an advocate for students and alumni. 
  • Prepares periodic programmatic and progress and financial reports, as required by the college, NECHE, and other critical stakeholders. Leads accreditation processes and prepares technical reports, concept papers and position papers that promote the goals and objectives of the program. 
  • Engages with the professional community and represents the program at local and national professional meetings, community forums, seminars and conferences.
  • Supervises professional and administrative staff to meet program objectives. 

Qualifications: Masters degree and 5-10 years' relevant/progressive experience or an equivalent combination. Experience with the DMI math pedagogy and professional learning for educators. Program implementation and program management experience, including working collaboratively in an academic setting. Demonstrated leadership experience, and the ability to plan, supervise, coordinate and direct the work of others. Experience with public speaking and in organizing and presenting information clearly in oral and written form. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with both internal and external stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, students, college officials, contractors, organizational partners, the media and the general public). Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of institutional policies and activities. Must be able to work well in a changing environment and practice creative problem solving. Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Ability to market programs, solve problems and interact with individuals at all levels. Basic business math and the ability to develop and manage a budget.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD, EDD, or other Terminal Degree. Experience working in a higher education environment.

Physical Demands: Sedentary/Light work: A majority of this work is sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time unless we are working on a special project or events. The position requires talking, clarity of speech and hearing in person, on video and over the phone, and occasionally public speaking. The computer work requires visual acuity and repetitive motion related to the keyboard.

Working Conditions: The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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