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Assistant Director, Academic Development

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Categories: Managerial / Administration

Job Summary: The Assistant Director for Academic Development, in conjunction with the curricular leaders of the school of medicine, is responsible for facilitating the creation, modification, and maintenance of academic courses for the Medical School. The Assistant Director supervises and provides ongoing training of curriculum coordinators to ensure effective curricular support for courses and course faculty. The Assistant Director also supports relevant school of medicine committees and collaborative processes to ensure timely review, approval, and reporting for courses and quality improvement of the curriculum.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: 1. Participates in the curriculum approval process for school of medicine courses, including initial approval and continuous quality improvement, and ensures adequate staff support for course faculty.
2. Trains and supervises the team of academic coordinators and instructional designer in development, creation, and maintenance of school of medicine courses, including technical skills, instructional technologies, curriculum delivery, and reporting.
3. Confers with and advises faculty, staff and students to provide curricular information, technical advice and problem solving assistance; refers to appropriate department or personnel as necessary.
4. Produces and provides reports relevant to specific curriculum committees and administrative personnel, including reporting from the Curriculum Committee for School of Medicine Continuous Quality Improvement.
5. Monitors and analyzes needs of the program for development and collaborates with school of medicine stakeholders to identify and deliver solutions for these needs.
6. Develops procedures for curriculum development and implementation.
7. Trains course directors and teaching faculty on curricular procedures as necessary.
8. Serves as the primary staff support for the Curriculum Committee and sets agendas to ensure timely achievement of goals and deadlines; oversees staff support for subcommittees of the curriculum committee.
9. Interacts with students, faculty, staff, and outside agencies in facilitating program objectives.
10. Collaborates with faculty and other stakeholders to ensure appropriate and adequate space for courses is secured at both campuses.
11. Assists in evaluating, implementing and training for school of medicine educational technology systems.
12. Trains and assists faculty with interactive teaching modalities in a flipped classroom environment.
13. Serves as a super-user of the Curriculum Management System.
14. Assists in training faculty and students on learning management systems and other relevant course technology.
15. Monitors implementation of academic policy within the school of medicine curriculum.
16. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in higher education, medical education or related field.
• Five years of demonstrated experience in an administrative position, preferably in an academic institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education & Experience: • Master' s Degree in higher education, medical education or related field.
• Experience using curriculum and learning management systems, preferably in undergraduate medical education.
• Two years of supervisory experience.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • None.
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • None.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of academic coordination and programming, , curricular approval processes, admissions processes, degree programs, and student advising.
• Knowledge of school of medicine-specific computer software.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of research techniques.
• Skill in Microsoft Office.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows and/or Apple systems.
• Skill in project management, complex task organization and timelines, and applicable software.
• Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes.
• Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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