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.
- 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
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.