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Program Director BS In Public Health/Health Sciences

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time
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The Program Director is the academic leader of the program and is responsible for its overall development and its academic integrity. Directors are expected to teach 6-9 credits per semester in order to remain current with the needs and concerns of the program faculty. The Director is responsible for recruiting and supervising faculty members, promoting appropriate professional development for faculty, advising students, reviewing and assessing curriculum, developing and managing department goals and budget, developing beneficial relationships within the community and assisting in the marketing of the program under the direction of the appropriate Department Chair. The Program Director manages all program related functions to ensure delivery of curriculum and to promote student success.


Under the guidance of the Dean, the Program Director’s essential functions are to:

  • Understand, support and promote the philosophy and mission of the college, using them as guidelines in decision making
  • Recruit, select, supervise, and evaluate program faculty
  • Develop program master schedule, assign faculty, and schedule specific courses each semester
  • Ensure that instructors’ syllabi follow Goodwin University format
  • Confirm that learning objectives on Goodwin University syllabi are being mastered by students
  • Oversee delivery and assessment of instruction
  • Oversee the student internship program
  • Manage all program related equipment to ensure functional hardware, licensed software and other equipment are in place to deliver instruction
  • Participate in curriculum development by collaborating on curriculum review, evaluation, assessment and revision with program faculty and Dean
  • Develop, implement, and communicate changes in curriculum to faculty, administration, and students
  • Develop and recommend relevant new courses for the program to the Dean
  • Participate in program assessment and evaluation
  • Ensure that program faculty submit grades and other forms/communication to the appropriate department, accurately and on time
  • Analyze Faculty Course Evaluations and discuss results with faculty at the end of each course
  • Observe classroom instruction and confer with instructors following classroom observations
  • Prepare and conduct annual faculty performance reviews in a timely manner and determine annual increase recommendations for Dean
  • Advise and counsel students and faculty and resolve their complaints/concerns in a timely manner
  • Participate in regularly scheduled Dean/Program Director meetings
  • Conduct regularly scheduled departmental faculty meetings and maintain minutes
  • Promote faculty development in appropriate subject area and/or teaching pedagogy
  • Develop and implement yearly program goals and budget
  • Track monthly performance relative to program budget
  • Develop and oversee the program advisory board
  • Prepare and submit required records and reports as required and in a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently and meet response deadlines as required
  • Stay current in both the subject area and instructional methodology
  • Pursue grants that will benefit and enhance the program
  • Perform any other duties, as assigned by the Department Dean
  • Engage in service and scholarship requirements as they evolve.


Program Directors are expected to:

  • Assist in marketing the program to high school students, groups involved with the program, and community organizations
  • Serve on various University committees as assigned
  • Participate in University functions such as graduation, alumni, admission and other events as requested
  • Maintain licenses, certifications and other professional credentials for the profession
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with the local community and other relevant stakeholders


  • Program Directors are salaried employees and are expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • Program Directors are expected to teach 6-9 credits per semester
  • Work schedule will vary based on the needs of students, faculty, the department and the College
  • A specific work schedule will be developed with the appropriate Dean



Program Directors must have:

  • A Master degree in public health, Health Science or related field; doctoral degree preferred
  • Appropriate state licensing and national accrediting criteria if applicable
  • Appropriate professional experience
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in appropriate field
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • The commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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