Director of Education and Academic Affairs - Office of the Provost

Washington D.C.
Jun 12, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director of Education and Academic Affairs - Office of the Provost

The Director of Education and Academic Affairs is responsible for ongoing work of the Office of the Provost related to academic affairs, as well as special projects and initiatives in this area.  S/he is the principal point of contact and liaison for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), as well as the principal point of contact for the Council of Associate Deans (COAD) and matters related to academic policy at the main campus.   The Director handles a wide range of matters of institutional importance on behalf of the Vice Provost for Education. S/he formulates and manages the schedule and progress of academic program and unit reviews, coordinating the objectives, forward progress, on site visits and document exchanges, exit meetings and exchange of reports leading to final recommendations and action items. S/he works in close coordination with the Designing the Future(s) of the University Red House staff, particularly on curricular projects that transition from innovation hub to university practice.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for Education, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Coordination with Schools, Curricular and Co-curricular University Units, Students and Faculty

  • Co-chairs COAD.
  • Manages the development of policy changes within and beyond COAD.
  • Manages coordination of policy changes and posting in the university - Bulletin, online policy locations, or via special message to students, faculty or staff.
  • Staffs and coordinates the Provost's Student Advisory Committee.
  • Staffs and coordinates the Provost's Committee for Diversity.

Program and Unit Review

  • Maintains and updates annual and long term schedule of reviews.
  • Acts as principal liaison with external reviewers.
  • Coordinates exchange of documents, self-study and review reports.

Accreditation and Compliance

  • Coordinates and maintains final responsibility for yearly Institutional Profile (MSCHE).
  • Coordinates submission of periodic review reports and other reporting related to the university's accreditation.
  • Coordinates with units responsible for state and program-specific accreditations.
  • Manages the submission of required requests for Substantive change and other MSCHE documents.
  • Monitors programs in development for MSCHE compliance.

Curricular projects

  • Oversees implementation of the Diversity requirement and Science in the Core requirement.
  • Supervises the Diversity Requirement Coordinator.
  • Supports Core Curriculum Committee work and Vice Provost's initiatives.


  • Master's degree - preference for doctorate or terminal degree
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in higher education in a role that requires knowledge of the full range of university functions
  • 3 to 5 years of experience managing complex projects
  • Strong communications and writing skills, strong understanding of financial resource management, and advanced time management skills
  • Strong evaluation and problem-solving skills

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