Faculty Job in Academic & University Equine Science Program Manager – HigherEdJobs


Location:


Nelsonville, OH


Category:


Faculty – Agriculture – Animal Science


Application Due:


Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Under the guidance and direction of the Department Chair, the Program Manager manages the
Equine Science Programs. The Program Manager leads both independent project management and collaborative efforts with the Dean and
Department Chair to create, maintain, and process materials associated with Wilderness Horsemanship, Farrier and Equine Health; teaches
classes each semester of the year; leads program review and accreditation efforts; and supervises adjunct faculty assigned to teach courses
within the programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • PARTICIPATES IN DEPARTMENT
    ACTVITIES:

    • Provide effective day-to-day management and administration of Equine Science courses in the School of Natural
      Resources.
    • Supervises adjunct faculty.
    • Plan and oversee professional development for program faculty.
    • In cooperation
      with the Dean and Chair of the School of Natural Resources, manage curriculum, create course schedules, assist with faculty and student
      issues, coordinate professional development for faculty, coordinate adjunct assignments, complete adjunct faculty evaluations and
      participate in other special projects.
    • Responsible for assuring that university policies are communicated and
      followed.
    • Manage aspects of external accreditation.
    • Serve on committees as assigned by the
      Dean.
  • PERFORMS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & ADVISING ACTIVITIES
    • Maintain required
      credit hours of teaching load per term.
    • Assist with the recruitment and placement of students.
    • Coordinate with student
      groups and admissions team
    • Coordinate textbook selection and review process to reduce overall student cost;
    • Work with
      students and faculty to resolve conflicts and serve as the second step in grade appeals.
    • Encourage students’ involvement in the
      advising process; Maintains sufficient advising hours compatible with student schedules; meet with advisees at least twice per semester and
      as often as needed; advise student having difficulty in class / clinical work; maintain appropriate advisee files; direct students to
      appropriate department and College resources; maintain confidentiality; periodically evaluates graduation progress and
      completions.
    • Duties also include managing student files, including processing of applications, documenting, using spreadsheets (such
      as Excel), and databases (such as Colleague/Web Advisor and Moodle). Keep track of student progress in cross disciplines and updating
      student records. This will involve working closely with many different offices throughout the College, Student Affairs, Financial Aid,
      etc.
    • Reviews graduation applications prior to final approval by the Dean.
    • Coordinate with CCP Liaison for site visits for
      College Credit Plus
  • PROACTIVELY IDENTIFY AND IMPLEMENT METHODS FOR PUBLICIZING AND PROMOTING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE
    SCHOOL OF ARTS, BUSINESS & SCIENCE

    • Assist in the college marketing department in developing program related materials
      (e.g., publications, web page, annual report).
    • Market the program to students, prospective students and other interested
      parties.
    • Facilitate advisory committee involvement in all programs within the unit.
    • Work with Tech Prep coordinator to
      develop articulation agreements with Career Technical, traditional secondary schools and related industry.
    • Represent program(s) at
      recruiting events, on and off campus.
    • Collaborate and provide programming for career/program exploration camps.
    • Participate
      in program relevant community & networking events.
  • PARTICIPATES IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND INSTITUTIONAL
    ACTIVITIES:

    • Is familiar with the mission and philosophy of Hocking College;
    • Follows Hocking College policies and
      procedures;
  • Promote a positive working relationship across technology, department, and community lines;
    • Participate in Academic Affairs and institutional activities and
      committees;
    • Participate in student enrollment activities (recruiting and registration), contribute to the assessment of student
      academic achievement;

Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Minimum of five years of
    experience in the Equine industry and completion of a related Associates Degree (Bachelors preferred).
  • Degree must be from a
    regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education
    Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
  • Evidence of
    relevant industry certifications.
  • Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in
    professional associations, consultative practice; participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and
    research.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong technology skills including usage of Microsoft Office,
    email, student information system, and learning management system
  • Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal
    skills.
  • Knowledge of subject area.
  • Knowledge of educational theory and application preferred.
  • Knowledge of learners
    and individual learning styles preferred.
  • Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational
    process.
  • Educational technology skills.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Caring attitude toward students.
  • Learning and
    self-motivation skills.
  • Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
  • Knowledge of College resources available to
    students.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure.
  • Current knowledge of programs, objectives, and
    requirements.
  • Openness to suggestions for improvement.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility in dealing with
    others.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Behaves in accordance with Hocking College and
    Academic Affairs mission, goals, and values.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of safe working conditions.


Contact:


Anona Wheeler
Human Resources
Hocking College


Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.
When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

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