Associate Director, Program

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director, Program & Student Support
Target Hire Date
09/28/2020 - 1 month to go
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Emerson College, the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts, is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, curriculum, and the college's intellectual and geographic communities.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) seeks a professional who brings innovation, creativity, and impacts to our student body. We're looking for someone who brings greater depth, breadth, and diversity to our educational and programmatic experiences.

The Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) online Master's program, Speech@Emerson is seeking candidates for the Associate Director, Program & Student Support position. The person in this role will collaborate with program and department leadership to oversee and facilitate the implementation of several program and student functions, including student advising and academic progress, as well as organizing the three-day on-campus Immersion program. The Associate Director will contribute to admissions, comprehensive exams, and placement support. The Associate Director will be a certified Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and will contribute their knowledge to the day-to-day implementation and oversight of the master's program and its students in collaboration with the program leadership team. The Associate Director will be expected to problem-solve, inform and develop policy, and be able to demonstrate thoughtful, strategic, and student-focused decision making.

With the online Master's in Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Speech@Emerson program growth has a new position available. We've proactively developed a model that will help the team continue to scale to meet student demand and this position is the next step in that phased growth.

In collaboration with program and department leadership, this position will oversee and facilitate the implementation of several student functions, focusing on "Immersion" events, student advising, and academic progress.

Essential Functions of the Role:
  • Oversee student advising, academic progress and the Immersion experience.
  • Inform, manage, and participate in student advising, including messaging of program information and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requirements.
  • Develop programmatic goals/strategies and refines program policies and procedures in collaboration with Communication Sciences & Disorders leadership.
  • Manage hiring, training and evaluation of direct staff.
  • Manage recruitment and personnel projections for Immersion.
  • Inform and deliver seminars and sessions as part of Immersion and overall student experience.
  • Develop and oversee data management and filing systems and oversees entry and maintenance of data.
  • Manage and analyze budgets and prepares reports and projections.
  • Write and design program literature.
  • Present information and results to management and stakeholders.
  • Analyze evaluations of immersion student outcomes and experiences
  • Draft reports.

  • Master's degree with national certification in speech-language pathology and state licensure required.
  • At least three years of experience as a clinical educator and/or in an administrative leadership role within an academic setting.
  • Managerial experience overseeing staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with students, administrators, faculty, and other team members.
  • Able to work occasional nights, weekends, and during program Immersions.
  • Able to present effectively to small and large groups and to work productively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
  • Able to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability and comfort to handle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment, work independently and employ decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Fluent with webinar technology (i.e. Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Skype).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and presentation software.

Grade of Position: A17E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $73,550.00 - $77,100.00

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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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