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Loyola Marymount University: Director, Academic Community of Excellence

Requisition Number: 0140066

Position Type: Staff

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Intercultural Affairs

Organizational Unit:

HR Classification Title: Director, Academic Community of Excellence

Work Status: Full-time Regular

Part-Time Hours Per Week:

Days of Week: M-F

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Summary of Essential Job Duties:
  • The Director of the Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) reports to the Vice President for the Office of Intercultural Affairs in the Division of Academic Affairs. The Director plans, implements and evaluate ACE. This position also provides leadership to the Office with respect to daily operations, research, and the promotion of diversity initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and exercise initiative and creativity in developing goals, outcomes, educational experiences, activities and services to achieve the overall objectives of the Academic Community of Excellence;
  • Develop and revise curriculum maps, student learning outcomes, syllabi, and lesson plans on graduate and professional school preparation;
  • Teach and evaluate two courses on graduate and professional school preparation;
  • Develop and implement an effective outreach and strategic recruitment plan and related materials for prospective ACE scholars;
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all personnel within the ACE Program;
  • Supervise professional staff and student employees;
  • Foster collaborative relationships and a shared vision with the faculty and administration of all appropriate units/colleges to ensure the involvement of broad range of constituents in the ACE Program;
  • Provide advising to assist scholars in the development of graduate and professional school plans;
  • Develop opportunities to engage scholars in research and other scholarly activities, including soliciting faculty to act as research sponsors, summer internships, and other educational activities designed to prepare them for graduate and professional school;
  • Collect data to evaluate the program and assess its effectiveness;
  • Coordinate the ACE Undergraduate Research Showcase, the Annual Scholars Recognition Banquet, and Orientation;
  • Collaborate on programmatic ideas and activities for the ACE Living Learning Community with the Office of Residence Life, the Faculty-in-Residence, and the Resident Assistant;
  • Monitor scholars' academic performances and take appropriate action if necessary;
  • Provide information to scholars regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines;
  • Manage the ACE budget;
  • Monitor and maintain the ACE website;
  • Actively serve on the following academic committees:
    University-Wide Research Symposium Committee
    Presidential Citation Selection Committee
  • Conduct research using journals, statistical reports, websites, etc. Interpret and synthesize scholarly literature. Write scholarly articles, proposals, conference papers, reports, newsletters, presentations, and speeches;
  • Assist the Vice President for Intercultural Affairs in planning and implementing special events, handling confidential files, and maintaining regular communication with faculty, staff, students and members of the external community;
  • Represent the Vice President on university committees such as the Committee on the Status of Women and the LMU McNair Program Advisory Committee, Expanding Transfer Pathways and Success Committee (Teagle Foundation);
  • Assist with writing the Annual Report for the Office of the Vice President for Intercultural Affairs;
  • Assist with planning and implementing visits to the campus by other colleges and universities;
  • Assist with planning and implementing the Institute for Academic Leadership;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested;


  • Minimum five years advanced level experience in higher education administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques, evaluation techniques, Qualitative and Quantitative methodology, and the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual.
  • Demonstrated experience with the complete MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and data analysis software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: Critical Theory in Education, diversity in higher education, organizational culture and climate, the culture of colleges and universities, administration, and management.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) as evidenced by experience in analyzing, researching, writing and editing scholarly articles, reports, speeches, newsletters, grants and other types of documents.
  • Highly developed leadership skills.
  • Superior ability to interact with diplomacy and tact in communicating with all levels of faculty and staff in a diverse campus environment.
  • Experience in administering programs designed to ensure student retention and success
  • Experience working with first-generation, low-income and/or ethnic minority students
  • Evidence of leadership skills, including the ability to design, implement, and evaluate programs
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in the management of budgets
  • Experience in the procurement and administration of external grants (i.e., federal grants)
  • Experience advising students about the graduate and professional school application process, including appropriate entrance exams.

Required Education:
  • Typically a Doctoral degree in higher education administration or related field of study.

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Physical Demands (if applicable):

Special Instructions:

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary Grade Minimum: **

Salary Grade Midpoint: **

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Supplemental Documents
Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

Optional Documents



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Website: Loyola Marymount University
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Santa Clara University: Chair, Department of Education, Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology invites applications for Chair of the Department of Education beginning Fall 2014. We seek an innovative, visionary, and energetic leader focused on 21st Century teaching and learning.


• Leadership and management of the Department of Education

• Faculty Hiring, Mentoring, and Evaluation

• Budget Management

• Accreditation Oversight

• New Program Development

• Program Review

• An Active Research Program

Qualifications include:

• a doctoral degree in a field of education or associated discipline

• experience in PreK-12 education

• a teacher/scholar with a demonstrated record of scholarship and ability to mentor pre-tenure faculty

• university administrative experience and a record of successful leadership

• a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and social justice

• an understanding of, and experience with, professional accreditation processes

• experience partnering with school districts

• experience fostering inter-department collaborations

Applicants should email a current vita and a letter of application that addresses leadership philosophy, as well as administrative, teaching, and scholarship skills and experiences to Dean Nicholas Ladany at, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0201. Inquiries and nominations are welcome. Application deadline is January 15, 2014.

Website: Santa Clara University School of Education and Counseling Psychology
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Santa Clara University is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to social justice and to increasing diversity and furthering multicultural engagement among faculty, staff, and students. It seeks to prepare graduates who will be leaders in terms of their competence, conscience and compassion. Santa Clara is located in the Northern California Bay Area, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Santa Clara University offers a generous benefits program. Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically under-represented United States ethnic groups.

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