Job Title: Assistant Program Dean – College of Humanities and Sciences
Apollo Education Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 in response to a gradual shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to one in which approximately half the students are adults and over 80 percent of whom work full-time. Apollo's founder, John Sperling, believed -- and events proved him right -- that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replaced by lifelong learning and employment with a variety of employers. Lifelong learning requires an institution dedicated solely to the education of working adults.
Today, Apollo Education Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, and Institute for Professional Development, has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult. Apollo Education Group is the largest education service provider in North America and has the world’s largest educational social network. Apollo is building state of art learning platforms in creating a virtual and highly engaging learning experience. The learning platforms which are built as a cloud based (Education-as-a-Service) bring a more scientific and social approach to the learning experience. We are changing the way people learn and interact via advanced, scalable learning solutions.
The Deans Office provides a variety of support and infrastructure services for faculty and Academic Affairs staff within the College. These responsibilities include program development, programmatic success, policy development and oversight, faculty governance, and training opportunities to help our faculty members and academic staff to be engaged and successful.
Under minimal supervision, plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that all goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Responsible for managing and leading direct reports through the design, development, and presentation of instructor-led materials while coaching and developing direct reports.
• Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on scale and within prescribed budget. This may also include managing the project-related workflow and maintaining consistent communication with department staff regarding project timelines and progression of projects.
• Develops or assists in the development of curriculum, program and/or other related University literature as needed or requested.
• Prepares various project reports for management or external parties by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
• Represents the organization as appropriate in its relationship with the educational and government communities by participating in targeted events, conferences, and workshops.
• Maintains a professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
• Assess and assign instructional development and editing requests.
• Evaluate staff workloads and make staffing proposals, as appropriate.
• Calculate and project task timeframes.
• Manage instructional development and editing processes, and make adjustments as needed.
• Manage department style guidelines.
• Manage and/or conduct quality assurance activities such as service observances, peer reviews, and peer evaluations.
• Coach and develop instructional developers and editors.
• Participate in professional development by attending conferences and workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and/or participating in professional societies.
• Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Must be able to demonstrate a high level of analytical and strategic thinking to plan and direct designated projects to ensure that all goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters as described above.
• Must possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to instruct and direct others as their functions relate to respective projects.
• Proven collaborative work habits.
• Ability to cope with conflicting points of view and demonstrate discretion, integrity, fair-mindedness, persuasiveness, and interpersonal savvy.
• Ability to proactively approach problem-solving.
• Ability to think strategically.
• Ability to participate in several projects simultaneously and produce results.
• Understanding of instructional design principles.
• Ability to effectively communicate and present projects to management and other external parties, as described above.
• Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Adult Education, Education, or related field preferred.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible capacity in an education environment performing in a project management role.
• A minimum of 1 years of experience developing competency based learning models.
• A minimum of 2 years of experience working with adaptive or personalized learning programs within a Higher Education environment.
• Doctorate degree preferred.
• Demonstrated excellence in communication and diplomacy with all levels of staff and leadership.
• Experience working with Personalized Learning Education (PLA) as it pertains to assessment and articulation.
• Must have a high level of proficiency in personal software applications dealing with project management such as spreadsheets, budgeting, document management, and related tools.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume/CV via the Apollo Education Group Careers website
Equal Employment Opportunity
Apollo Education Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.