Manager, Academic Programs & Recruitment | Human Resources

University of Guelph
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Mid-level industry position

Professional and Managerial Group

Hiring #: 2020-0430

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The Manager, Academic Programs and Recruitment works under the direction of the Associate Dean Academic for the College of Arts (COA) to support all academic programs within the College with program quality reviews, curriculum re-development, the development of new programs, and student recruitment.

The College has five academic units and more than 100 faculty members. Undergraduate enrollment consists of approximately 1,500 majors and minors registered in COA programs across the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. The Manager works in partnership with the COA Associate Deans, the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, program committees, department curriculum committees, undergraduate coordinators, and academic unit staff. The Manager also plays a key role in spearheading new initiatives and pilot projects around student recruitment, outreach, and curriculum initiatives. The Manager provides leadership and support in curricular best practices, including the development of experiential learning and high impact teaching practices and in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The Manager serves as the main point of contact and coordination of undergraduate operations in the College and ensures continuity and consistency of these operations in the absence of the Associate Dean, Academic.

Primary responsibilities of the Manager, Academic Programs and Recruitment:

  • Provides strategic advice to the Associate Dean Academic, the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, and the academic unit Chairs and Directors regarding new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs, including program quality assessment and reporting, new program areas, learning outcomes and their measurement, and student recruitment and retention.
  • In collaboration with programs, academic units, curriculum chairs and committees, oversees the development and implementation of new curriculum initiatives and new programs.
  • Manages and coordinates the procedures for curriculum proposals and quality review procedures. This includes the development of documentation for these processes and ensuring correctness and thoroughness of material provided by departments and programs.
  • Develops plans for international and domestic recruitment, liaison and admission into COA programs for every COA undergraduate and graduate program. This includes participation in recruitment activities and collaborating with the COA Communications team on recruitment communication initiatives.
  • Provides leadership and support for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the COA, including the development and promotion of best practices around course delivery platforms, online learning, high impact teaching practices and experiential learning.
  • Initiates and develops tracking and monitoring mechanisms for the measurement of learning outcomes.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (Master’s degree in arts, humanities or education preferred) with a minimum of four (4) years of related experience in the arts and humanities in a post-secondary environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including management of websites and social media
  • Well-developed analytical, creative problem solving and planning skills
  • Demonstrated project management and administrative skills, as well as the ability to negotiate and provide advice
  • Effective leadership skills in understanding of how to supervise staff and provide functional guidance and advice to senior College management
  • Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a variety of diverse professionals, including faculty and university staff
  • Knowledge of Canadian undergraduate programs, especially in the arts and sciences, an understanding of teaching and learning principles, and knowledge of undergraduate policies and degree regulations, including quality assurance processes

This appointment is regularly performed on- campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations

Position Number 251-035

*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 01 04 Closing Date: 2021 01 18

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