The Director of Undergraduate Studies oversees all undergraduate-level programming at Gratz College. The College’s BA-level programs include full degree programs in partnership with agencies and in compliance with accreditors; dual enrollment with public and private high schools; and course offerings for non-matriculated students. The Director is responsible for all academic oversight of these offerings, registrar functions, and to coordinate with bursar and other functions that are a part of the College’s Finance Office. Academic oversight includes coordination with program directors, instructional design team, student services, and faculty to ensure the high quality of teaching and learning (assessment) at Gratz’s undergraduate level. The Director will also be responsible for maintaining and updating relevant sections of the academic catalog and supporting students when necessary.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all academic administrative requirements for undergraduate offerings, including registrar functions (currently operated through Blackbaud);
- Monitors undergraduate enrollment and collects and analyzes undergraduate enrollment data
- Monitors the process of academic progress of students and the delivery of instruction;
- Ensures compliance of all undergraduate offerings with the College’s policies and accreditors (e.g., MSCHE, USDOE, PA);
- Works with other members of the Dean’s Office to ensure appropriate faculty credential monitoring and curriculum approval by the faculty Curriculum Committee;
- Supports accreditation work as it relates to undergraduate programming;
- Works with other staff to complete external reporting to outside entities (IPEDS);
- Coordinates with program directors and other faculty/staff, including the recruitment of contingent faculty, who are involved in undergraduate-level offerings;
- Coordinates and manages all assessment collection and analysis of undergraduate offerings;
- Develops the vision and goals for the Undergraduate Studies department alongside the President and the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Recruitment
- Works with Director of Strategic Partnerships and Recruitment to develop new programs and pipelines for undergraduate-level offerings (e.g., degree-seeking and dual enrollment)
- Supports faculty professional development and improves the educational programs and policies related to undergraduate offerings;
- Ensures the integrity and effectiveness of faculty evaluation;
- Temporarily supports the Office of Enrollment Management and the Program Directors of the M.Ed. and Ed.D. with inquiries and admissions for the Graduate Education Programs during the 23-24 school year
Gratz College is seeking a strategic, collaborative Director of Undergraduate Studies. Candidates must have 2-4 years of previous or current experience in undergraduate higher education administration. Candidates should also possess a graduate degree, preferably at the doctoral level. In addition, candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Knowledge of dual enrollment compliance and public-school curricula
- Capacities to understand higher education registrar, financial aid, and bursar functions
- Ability to use technology to effectively manage budgets, enrollments, class schedules and registrar needs
Founded in 1895, Gratz College is the oldest independent and pluralistic Jewish college in North America. Its mission is to advance both education and applied Jewish wisdom for the benefit of a diverse student population, the Jewish community, and all people. The College achieves this mission through accredited degree programs, scholarships, and public engagement. Evolving from its roots as a Hebrew teacher’s college, Gratz today enrolls students of all backgrounds from across the world in a diverse range of online degree and certificate programs. Premier programs include the world’s largest Holocaust and Genocide Studies graduate program and a robust Education Leadership program, each offering master's and doctoral degrees. Gratz also serves the broader community through continuing education, public lectures, and Jewish Studies and language programs for teens.
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