Academic Affairs
Reports to

Vice President For Academic Affairs

Position Type

Full-Time/Non-Exempt Staff

Job Summary

The Director of CLIMB provides leadership in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, marketing, review and evaluation of the CLIMB Program. This position serves as a key member of the Academic Affairs team and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the department’s curriculum, advising, student recruitment, registration, orientation, graduation, and student activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, coordinate and provide leadership to faculty in the development of adult education curriculum;
  • Ensure that CLIMB curriculum, course outlines, syllabi, and instructional materials are aligned to appropriate state and federal standards (HLC Higher Learning Commission);
  • Regularly use data to make recommendations for how to improve and edit curricula to ensure achievement of department objectives;
  • Actively pursue opportunities to maintain a current knowledge and curricular trends, research, and best practices, reporting findings and making recommendations to the Academic Affairs leadership team as needed;
  • Evaluate and recommend CLIMB programs, standards, policies, and procedures to ensure alignment with college and funder guidelines;
  • Manage all aspects of recruitment, registration, and orientation of new and returning students;
  • Develops, implements, manages and monitors CLIMB academic advising processes;
  • Direct programming services to meet the needs of students;
  • Coordinate textbook adoption activities leading staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student-groups learning needs;
  • Serve on department subcommittees (graduation, student activities), as well as campus committees as needed;
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance and duties of assigned staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment;
  • Knowledge of the Curriculum Standards and Practices in Adult Education as outlined by the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL);
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory;
  • Understanding of HLC requirements.
  • Ability to provide leadership to and stimulate cooperation and collaboration of instructional staff;
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, organizational, and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to hold others to high standards while offering support and maintaining positive relationships;
  • Proficient in analyzing and developing strategic responses to academic data;
  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience (five years minimum) working with adult learners from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience (five years minimum) in instructional leadership;
  • Experience developing standards-based curriculum.
  • Experience developing and implementing programming designed to increase adult student engagement, retention and success
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience with teaching assessment and accreditation
  • Experience in online education and delivery platforms

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Director of CLIMB position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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