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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact michal.agosta@acu.edu.

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact michal.agosta@acu.edu.

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Online Business Programs Director

Apply now Job no: 493029
Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Remote
Categories: Faculty

About ACU

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Title of Position

Online Business Programs Director

Posting Location

Remote

Department

COBA

Employee Class

Faculty Full Time

Faculty Position Information

Required Criteria: The Program Director must have an earned PhD, DBA, or other terminal
degree in a closely related discipline. They must demonstrate effective leadership skills.
I. Major Responsibilities
A. Lead and develop online Business programs
B. Deploy and supervise program faculty and facilitators
C. Teach in the Business programs
D. Support budget process and budget allocation
E. Administer the academic, personnel, recruitment, and administrative life of the
programs
F. Advise students toward the completion of their program
II. Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of the job.
A. Lead and develop online Business programs
1. Lead the faculty in developing and evaluating the programs’ purpose,
mission, vision, and other strategic plans
2. Guide program enhancement and development, including review of
current performance and market conditions, as well as plans to enhance
current programs or launch new programs
3. Build a spirit of teamwork and collegiality among the faculty, facilitators,
and students in the programs
4. Serve as an interface between COBA and CGPS
5. Assist the COBA dean in achieving compliance with AACSB standards
B. Deploy and supervise program faculty and facilitators
1. Work closely with the College of Business Administration on scheduling in
order to efficiently and effectively deploy full-time faculty to programs
2. Recruit adjunct faculty and facilitators to complement full-time COBA
faculty
3. Ensure that faculty teaching assignments achieve and exceed AACSB
standards for faculty qualifications and deployment
4. Work with faculty and facilitators to develop annual performance goals.
5. Conduct or provide input for all program faculty and facilitator evaluations
for the satisfaction of accrediting agencies, for salary reviews, and for
contract continuation
C. Teach in the Business Programs
Administer and provide instruction in assigned courses. Duties include, but
are not limited to, placing students in groups for assignments/ discussions,
conducting periodic synchronous interaction sessions, facilitating and grading
all assignments in a timely manner and providing rich and timely feedback on
student work. (This position may require the program director to teach both
graduate and undergraduate courses. Teaching expectations and load across
these levels will be taken into consideration when determining course load.)
Provide timely and helpful answers to students’ inquiries regarding course
material or academic matters.
D. Support budget process and budget allocation
1. Coordinate the development of operational budgets with COBA and
CGPS
2. Assist in determining funding priorities
3. Make decisions regarding budgeted program expenditures
E. Administer the academic, personnel, recruitment, and administrative life of the
programs
1. Serve on the ACU Dallas Academic Council for participation in shared
governance and representation of the programs’ academic concerns
2. Oversee the process of reviewing student applications to the program and
make final decisions regarding admission
3. Oversee the revision and development of curriculum
4. Supervise the collection and analysis of data related to program
outcomes and student learning outcomes for university and AACSB
purposes (Outcome Assessment Reports)
5. Cooperate with ACU Marketing to develop and maintain an ongoing
program of alumni relations through the online alumni community
6. Cooperate with ACU Dallas Marketing to develop and maintain
promotional materials and website content for student recruiting
7. Prepare program publications and other correspondence, as needed
8. Chair regular meetings of faculty, facilitators, and students for the purpose
of conducting the academic and co-curricular affairs of the programs
9. Collaborate with track coordinators, if applicable
10. Provide regular reports on programs to COBA and CGPS, including
periodic reviews of student retention, admissions and graduation
requirements
F. Advise graduate and undergraduate students toward the completion of their
degrees
1. Oversee the degree plans
2. Coordinate with Student Services Advisors in monitoring and addressing
the needs of students
3. Oversee student matters, including grade appeals and Code of Conduct
violations
III. Professional Development Requirements:
A. Skills
1. Attention to detail and follow through.
2. Time management and organizational skills.
3. Maintain confidentiality.
4. Computer proficiency.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities.
6. Provide quality instruction and support to students while maintaining
academic and university standards.
7. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.
8. Effective and appropriate leadership and administration of the program.
9. Develop and maintain working relationships with university administrators,
faculty and staff.

IV. Physical Demands:
A. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must
have the ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of
time
B. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone
C. Limited travel – locations vary and some overnight travel may be necessary
D. Work well under pressure and manage stress well
E. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential
functions

Qualifications

A. Professional
1. PhD, DBA or other terminal degree in Business Administration or a
closely related discipline
2. Teaching experience or administrative experience in higher education
preferred
3. Relevant research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in
peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation
reports, etc.], preferred
4. Experience teaching, designing, and developing online coursework
5. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications


B. Personal
1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral
2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to the
larger mission, goals, and perspective of the University
3. Collaborative nature and excellent interpersonal abilities, with the ability
to build consensus within cross-functional and multi-purposed teams, as
well as diverse groups of people.
4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability
to consistently meet deadlines
5. Highly self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating
solutions as appropriate and reasonable
6. Ability to consistently make sound decisions and exercise good judgment
in a variety of circumstances
7. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications
8. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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