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Executive Director BS in Elementary Education

Employer
Lake-Sumter State College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023


General Summary

This is an exciting time at Lake-Sumter State College! Under the leadership of President Heather Bigard, we are embarking on a bold journey to transform the ways in which we connect and educate our students while embracing our rich history of high-quality education and personalized student support services. We currently serve over 6,500 students each year and plan to grow to over 10,000 in the next several years.

As a Lakehawk, you’ll have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with incredible faculty and staff who are focused on making a real difference in the lives of students in our community. Together, we will continue to create a significant impact to meet the needs of today’s students and prepare for future generations.

We invite you to join us in our commitment to student success!

As the leader for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the academic program, including supervising faculty and the development (at the turnkey level), implementation, and ongoing evaluation of curriculum. The Executive Director will actively build and foster supportive working relationships across the College and in the community to advance the goals of the program, including expanding enrollment, aligning curriculum with industry trends, and ensuring all courses meet expected standards. In addition, the Executive Director will support students in the program by serving as a mentor.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

• Work collaboratively with faculty to ensure academic quality while focusing on student retention and completion.
• Teaching duties up to 9 credits per semester.
• Student recruitment and program promotion at appropriate events.
• Coordinate industry experiences with appropriate partners.
• Collaborate with faculty and community partners on program development, curriculum development (at the turnkey level), and articulation agreements.
• Collaborate with faculty and other administrators in development of an efficient class schedule that meets student needs.
• Ensure that student learning outcomes assessment plans are being followed with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Responsible for meaningful program and service review of assigned areas focusing on continuous improvement.
• Work with leaders of assigned areas on annual budget construction and management.
• Supervise recruitment and evaluation of all personnel in assigned areas.
• Collaborate on faculty and staff development initiatives.
• Serve on College committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

1. A personal and professional commitment to elementary education instruction.

2. Must possess basic computer literacy and be able to provide instruction using computer software programs.

3. Must possess experience in teaching critical thinking, problem solving, and innovative hands-on/practicum activities.

4. Ability to evaluate faculty, staff, and students.

5. Understanding of and commitment to working with a diverse student population.

6. English reading, writing, and speaking silks at the native level of fluency.

ABILITIES/GENERAL:
• Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
• Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
• Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance, and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
• Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
• Present a professional image in word, action, and attire.
• Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
• Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College’s standards of ethical conduct.
• Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
• Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
• Strong service orientation, and ability to effectively work as member, or leader, of a team by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed and considering larger organizational goals rather than individual concerns. Includes the ability to build &/or support a constructive team spirit where members are committed to the goals and objectives of the organization.
• Plan, organize and successfully multitask to meet multiple deadlines and frequently new work tasks within required timeframes. Proven flexibility to successfully work on diversified projects at a fast and accurate pace.
• Effectively manage change and adaptability
• Adheres to all workplace safety rules, safety laws, regulations, standards and practices.
• Ability to work various hours including nights, early morning, and weekends.
• Ability to travel amongst various campuses and attend College events, on or off campus, as required.

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