Department Chair - Sports Management
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Synopsis of Role:
- Reports to: Dean
- Department: Academics
- School: Health Sciences
- Program: Sports Management
- Location: Remote
- Date Closing: Open Until Filled
- FLSA Status: Exempt
The Department Chair is a key leadership position within the
university. The Department Chair provides the resources for a
quality learning experience for students by ensuring coherence in
the discipline and relevance to the practice. This leadership
position contributes to a range of activities that support student
learning outcomes, program quality, and discipline integrity, all
of which focus on student learning, teaching quality, and
retention. The Department Chair facilitates the work with other
departments including faculty hiring and development, institutional
research and assessment, instructional design, Library,
assessments, course materials, and marketing/outreach. The
Department Chair oversees the daily operations of a program or
Critical Skills and Job Complexity:
- Responsible for overseeing the operations of program(s),
including the management of faculty.
- Responsible for program, curriculum, and teaching quality.
- Facilitates the long-range development of the unit within the
context of the School's vision, mission, and goals.
- Works with faculty to ensure that the unit's evolution reflects
external changes in the discipline and that the unit maintains a
sense of its place within the School.
- Articulates the unit's goals and needs within the School, and
works with the dean/associate dean to advance the unit's programs
in the School as well as outside the institution.
- Hires faculty and has the responsibility of developing and
- Work with faculty to ensure discipline and program continuity,
currency, and relevance.
- Convene regular meetings with faculty so they are aware of how
their course(s) fit within the overall program progression, and
other APUS requirements.
- Confer with members of educational committees and advisory
groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas, and to relate
curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student
needs, occupational areas, and discipline knowledge.
- Work with Curriculum Assessment to develop course and program
assessments that evaluate student learning and effectiveness of
instructional strategies and methods to achieve learning
- Regularly analyze and report on data to assess student learning
- Manage student academic and conduct appeals processes.
- Engage with external expert reviewers to review program
content; execute reviewer recommendations as applicable.
- Convene Program Industry Advisory Council meetings.
- Prepare and present Program Reviews for the assigned
- Coach/mentor faculty in curriculum development and teaching
quality, as needed, to ensure standards are maintained.
- Support/promote ongoing professional development and
scholarship for faculty.
- Ensure faculty are aware of new classroom procedures and
- Recognize faculty for outstanding performance or
- Provide input for annual performance reviews.
- Participate in the discipline-related professional
- Demonstrate excellence in teaching courses within program (# of
registrations per year, based on program size, faculty population,
registrations responsible for, etc.).
- Support APUS initiatives and departments; specifically
marketing and outreach.
- Enforces academic standards, appropriate quality, and rigor to
ensure programs are in alignment with the university's academic
quality design framework.
- Serves as first line of contact for student grievances.
- Participate in the annual strategic planning and budgeting
- Conduct audits on classrooms on an annual basis.
- Conduct IACs for program(s) as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Coaching and Developing Others — identifying the developmental
needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping
others to improve their knowledge or skills.
- Communications — knowledge of communication and dissemination
techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform
via written, oral, and visual media.
- Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the
strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems.
- Adaptability/Flexibility — Open to change (positive or
negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Attention to Detail — Careful about detail and thorough in
completing work tasks.
- Cooperation - Pleasant with others on the job and displaying a
good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Discipline Expertise - Willing and able to remain current on
- Initiative - Willing and able to take on responsibilities and
- Innovation — Creativity and alternative thinking to develop new
ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
- Leadership - Willing and able to lead; take charge, and offer
opinions and direction.
- Self-Discipline - Maintain composure, keep emotions in check,
control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very
- Stress Tolerance —Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly
and effectively with high stress situations.
Preferred Areas of Expertise:
- Doctoral degree in sports management, athletic administration,
sports leadership, business, or a closely related field from a
regionally accredited institution is required.
- Five or more years of experience in the sports management,
athletic administration, or sports business industry is
- Experience leading specialty accreditation efforts through the
Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA) is
- Five or more years of teaching experience is required.
- Three or more years of college-level teaching experience is
- Online teaching experience is required.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs is required.
- Management experience is preferred.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
- Sports Management
- Athletic Administration
- Sports Marketing
- Sports Finance and Economics
- Sports Law and Agency
- Sports Event Management
- Facility Management
- Coaching and Athlete Development
- Recreation Management
- Sports Information
Compensation and Benefits:
- Sitting, extensive use of keyboard
- Required attendance at meetings (Dean and Chairs meeting) in
Charles Town, WV, Virginia, or D.C.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of American Public University System to afford
equal opportunity to all qualified persons. We treat all qualified
individuals equally as to their recruitment, hiring, assignments,
advancements, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of
employment. American Public University System does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national
origin, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, or sensory
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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