|Job Description :
||Job # 038151
Department Code 21901-5040
Department Information Studies-Dean
Job Title Director of Academic Operations
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Staff Level S5
FLSA Status Exempt
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
This position supports the Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs and leads the Academic Affairs team, which is responsible for supporting the academic programs and Program Directors, including scheduling, assessment, supporting program
revisions and the launch of new programs. Primary activities of the Director of Academic Affairs include: providing team leadership, staff development, influencing the operations and strategy of academic affairs, collaborating with other units within the iSchool and
Job Specific Qualifications
MS Office, Outlook, MS Teams, knowledge of Curriculog is a plus
Academic Affairs administration and operations:
Executes new initiatives and projects as established by iSchool and SU leadership
Proposes strategies and processes for new and ongoing initiatives and programs
Reviews existing processes for effectiveness and quality degree programs and instruction
Participates in routine meetings with iSchool leadership
Collaboration and negotiation across units:
Coordinates and negotiates with other relevant units in the iSchool and across campus on academic affairs-related projects
Coordinates and negotiates with relevant units at other universities on academic affairs-related project
Coordinates and facilitates potential and ongoing partnerships with education, curriculum, and technology vendors
Supervises Academic Affairs staff
Appoints responsibilities for initiatives among the Academic Affairs team
Coaches Academic Affairs staff by providing timely and relevant feedback on work performed
Participates in planning for new program initiatives, coordinates with relevant stakeholders, and establishes processes and
supervision of staff who are executing new program initiatives
Participates in planning of major program revisions and course revisions, coordinates with stakeholders, and supervises staff
who are executing revisions
Program Director Support:
Collaborates with Program Directors on strategic planning
Organizes new initiatives and ongoing projects of Program Directors
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.
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