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Program Director, School of Aviation Studies

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Norman
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

National Scholarship Providers Association Program Director, School of Aviation Studies T Program Director, School of Aviation Studies Description Job Description Take the Next Step Toward a Better Future We aspire to be a leading global force in making OU degrees and programs available to individuals and organizations around the world, transforming them through learning. Come join us OU Extended Campus is pleased to announce our search for the Program Director for the School of Aviation Studies. As the Program Director, you work in partnership with the school's lead faculty member and chief flight instructor to lead, grow, deliver, and evaluate the School of Aviation Studies' undergraduate and graduate degrees, cutting-edge research and non-credit programs. You will serve as the primary point of interface and coordination with other OU Extended Campus program areas and with all the college's support units, managing the flow of operational activity required to support the work of the School of Aviation Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we strategically reposition the School of Aviation to capitalize on the broader changes in the aviation industry. We are developing new programs to offer students that more closely align with the needs of employers and communities, in a way that will give student more autonomy to pursue topics that interest them. The successful candidate will be a high-energy and goal oriented leader with a proven record of accomplishment in managing large-scale and complex organizational enterprises, preferably in an academic context. The incumbent will be flexible in nature, demonstrate sound judgment, possess a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization, have the skills to assure fiscal responsibility, be forward-thinking and wise in pursuit of new opportunities that are in keeping with the unit's mission. Must have a passion for safety, excellent customer service, and commitment to exceptional quality for which OU Extended Campus and the School of Aviation Studies is known. Who we are: For more than 50 years, OU Extended Campus has evolved to meet the academic and professional demands of our students and have become internationally recognized in higher education for nontraditional learners. We are best characterized by the populations we serve, as well as the specialized programming we offer. Primarily focusing on the higher education needs of place-bound working adults, military-connected personnel, and those seeking specialized study in selected professional areas, OU Extended Campus offers a variety of degrees at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including several programs offered collaboratively with other OU colleges. To facilitate understanding of the complex world in which we live and build on its historical roots, the college emphasizes a holistic approach to learning, focuses on the immediate application of learning to one s life and work, promotes lifelong learning opportunities, and encourages the work of active citizenship. What we value: We are STUDENT-CENTERED . Our students are fundamental to all that we do, so every decision and action contributes to our students learning experiences. We are SERVICE-ORIENTED . We provide exceptional service for our students, clients, and each other. We are INCLUSIVE . We are strengthened through diversity and we actively seek to embrace and learn from all. We are QUALITY-DRIVEN . Students learn best when they are engaged, challenged, and supported, and we seek to provide an optimal combination of those factors throughout all our program offerings. We are INNOVATIVE . We constantly search for the most effective ways to serve and engage our unique student populations and to do so, we encourage forward-thinking, creativity, and initiative. We act and relate with INTEGRITY . We operate honestly, ethically, transparently, and respectfully. About the school: Since 1947, the School of Aviation Studies has prided itself on providing students with quality aviation instruction paired with a solid business foundation from a nationally ranked institution. The school offers a bachelor s degree in Aviation with four concentrations for students to consider, each allowing for the development of knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to work in management positions. In addition, the school is active in aviation and aerospace research critical to the safety of the National Airspace System. OU serves as Technical Lead of the FAA's Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance and academic partner for the FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Our program supports research flights for weather, advanced radar, air traffic management, situational awareness, performance based navigation, and safety studies. What you'll accomplish: Actively engages, manages, and fosters the success of the academic programs offered through OU Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies Strengthens and expands existing programs while simultaneously developing new initiatives to broaden the scope of access to aviation studies for all students In coordination with the lead faculty member, ensures the curricula remains current, meets accreditation standards, and is delivered with excellence Promoting and driving a safety first culture through all levels of the organization In coordination with the lead faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Faculty Support; secures and deploys instructional staff; monitors instructor performance; recommends courses for development and/or revision; recommends the scheduling of course sections; assures completion of the University Annual Assessment Report; assures completion of the Academic Program Review process, as prescribed; refers contracting requests to the Faculty Resource Center and/or Centralized Scheduling Office, for the various faculty services required to assure program quality and learner engagement In coordination with the lead faculty member, lead academic adviser, and the Assistant Dean for Student Success: assures compliance with enrollment and academic progression requirements; coordinates success and retention initiatives; provides input on scholarship and financial aid concerns; enhances experiential and prior learning opportunities for the School's students; and assists in providing additional support services for specific learning populations (military, first-generation, etc.) In coordination with the lead faculty member, oversee budgets and management of expenditures ensuring the break-even-plus requirement expected for all OU Extended Campus program and service areas; approve all travel requests in keeping with college policy; coordinate and prioritizes facility needs; oversee operational aspects of flight training, assist in use of IT resources to support work of the School s programs; assist in coordination of HR functions, as needed; leverage the University s available resources for program quality, student success, and overall advancement Ensure the school remains fully compliant with internal standards and all relevant industry, regulatory, and state legislated requirements Job Requirements Required Education: Bachelor's degree in aviation, aerospace, education, business or related field, AND: Minimum of two (2) years experience in program administration Skills : Understanding and knowledge of higher education institutions, administration, and trends across the higher education landscape Entrepreneurial interests and accomplishments, business development Proven supervisor with experience and passion for mentoring and developing leaders and high functioning teams Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English Advanced computer skills with wide knowledge of business software Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines Strong initiative to solve problems Must be able to supervise staff and communicate directions and expectations effectively Certifications: None Departmental Preferences: Master's or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in aviation, aerospace, education, business or related field Five (5) years of experience in program administration Deep knowledge of and experience with specialty accreditation processes, issues unique to the provision of professionally-oriented university programs, higher education faculty concerns and/or issues, shared governance, learning outcome assessment, program review processes, online and/or undergraduate and graduate levels Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission and core values of OU Extended Campus Advertised Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit for extended periods of time doing work on a computer and via the telephone. Must be able to pull, push, lift, engage in repetitive motions, communicate, including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; see, including color, depth perception and clarity; and hear, including receiving detailed information orally. Supervision: Supervisor - Primary Role Special Instructions : If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative officer, administrative staff, administrative support, assist, chief operations officer, front desk, operation, operational assistant, operations director Job Information Job ID: ba5122c0-12919914798 Jobs You May Like C Confidential H NA, Canada U Associate Dean, Research and Scholarship of University of Saskatchewan I Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship Program

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