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Head of Program Development

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Full Time

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Head of Program Development

Job Description
The Institute for Genomics at Sarah Lawrence College is searching for a Head of Program Development to lead its efforts in developing innovative and impactful educational programs that advance the integration of genomics and precision medicine into care at scale. The Head of Program Development coordinates the design, development and delivery of educational programs for the Institute for Genomics Education Workforce & Leadership at Sarah Lawrence College. This role works closely with the Institute's Director of Curriculum to understand the portfolio vision, synergies with existing programs and execute on the overall portfolio strategy and reports to the Institute Director. By applying expertise in educational leadership, this role drives the development of learning experiences that concurrently reflect best practices in genetics and genomic education and that focus on humanism, dignity, equity and belonging. The ideal candidate has expertise in genetics and genomics, designing and delivering educational interventions, and working with remote teams; great organizational skills; and comfort communicating with and coordinating the activities of various stakeholders. The right candidate will also have experience and/or training in project management, learning management systems (LMS), curriculum design and cultural competency.

For this position we are considering remote candidates, but candidates residing in the NY metropolitan area or any of the following states will be given preference: MN, MA, PA.

Essential Duties Summary
Duties include:

  • Build coherent and comprehensive educational programs that are aligned to learning objectives and assessments, tailored to specific learner groups, and reflective of the evolving strategic priorities and foundational values of the Institute:
    • Humanism, Dignity & Belonging
    • Health Equity & Diversity
    • Creative Innovation & Collaboration

  • Identify opportunities to utilize existing curricula to drive institutional goals and program growth

  • Develop assessments centered on learner performance to measure the effectiveness and impact of genetics and genomics education programs for varied target audiences

  • Analyze data from existing educational resources, user feedback, and outcomes to refine educational programs

  • Manage the input and collaboration of employee (e.g. staff faculty, IT support etc.) and non-employee contributors (subject matter experts and curriculum designers) within the scope of program development to pre-determined timelines
    • Lead team meetings
    • Create project plans with deliverables and key performance indicators
    • Measure progress
    • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Maintain competence in best practices for education design, instructional strategies, and educational technologies; meet and exceed applicable educational standards, objectives, and benchmarks

Depending on experience, additional responsibilities could include items such as:

  • Track program-specific spending against budgets

  • Generate and organize agreement forms/contracts for instructors, subject matter experts and consultants (e.g. curriculum designers, graphic designers, etc.)

  • Manage data from learning management system for analysis and reporting

  • Collate student survey data for instructors and Institute personnel

Required Qualifications
Experience & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency

  • All candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling and/or Education is strongly preferred

  • Mastery of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

  • Able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed

  • Exceptional eye for detail, creative problem-solving, follow-up skills, and organization

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proactive communication style

  • Strong work ethic and the high EQ required to collaborate effectively with a range of colleagues/stakeholder/learners, including people from all backgrounds and identity groups

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with project management tools, Canvas LMS and Prophix

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: S00368P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $85,000-$120,000

Special Instructions to Applicants
Position open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who submit an application by April 15th.

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Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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