Job Description:Job Summary:
The Institutional Program Chair is the principal
academic officer for the Counseling department at Argosy
San Diego and Argosy Inland Empire campuses.
managing day-to-day operations
of the institutional group campuses; working with
Assistant Program Chairs and faculty on the home campus
as well as the branch campuses (if applicable) in
assisting students toward successful program completion;
staffing the classroom with instructors who support the
mission of the college, and developing, evaluating, and
revising curricula. The Program Chair is co-responsible
with the Campus or Institutional Head of Academic
Affairs for the fiscal well being of the department as
it relates to education my managing and mentoring the
Assistant Program Chairs of the branch campuses. The
Chair also participates in activities that promote the
stature of the department and the college and abides by
the mandates set by the Board of Trustees, the
President, and the Executive Committee.
Incumbent must assure that the Company philosophy:
quality services to clients; development, growth,
involvement, and recognition of employees; sound
economic principles; and environment which is conducive
to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is
considered in carrying out the duties and
responsibilities of this position.
Key Job Elements:
- Provide academic leadership to the academic
community of the Institutional Group and select,
train, develop, manage, and lead Assistant Chairs
and faculty and staff team members according to the
guidelines provided by the Campus Head of Academic
Affairs for home and branch campuses, if applicable,
- Oversee and manage Assistant Chairs on the branch
campuses of the Institutional Group, including
conducting and monitoring an annual evaluation of
assistant chairs and instructors.
- Co-develop with the Assistant Chairs an annual
faculty development plan and monitoring progress on
meeting the plan for the instructors on all
institutional group campuses.
- Foster student achievement, persistence and success
- Improve the student experience at the program level
by assuring that the program exudes a culture of
learning and excellence
- Proactively work with students who are at risk of
not performing to their potential.
support student success related to the following:
- Work with academic advising and other departments to
attendance, classroom performance, time to
- Provide input into planning and implementation of
annual budget including personnel, program expenses,
and capital needs.
- Support college initiatives designed to achieve
student completion rates, including retention
- Assure that programmatic institutional effectiveness
and student learning outcomes assessment is
conducted across all campuses in the Group and that
the results of the assessment lead to meaningful
school and across schools:
- Collaborate with other Program Chairs within home
faculty, and other.
- Other responsibilities as determined by the Dean of
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Inside contact encompasses the entire
range of personnel. outside contacts may include
community and professional leaders as well as other
Assistant Program Chairs (in Institutional
Group matters) and Faculty
- Doctorate Degree in Counseling Education Services
from a CACREP accredited Institution is required.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of related teaching experience.
- Held positions of increasingly responsible
experience in the industry and/or Academic Affairs.
- Fiscal and personnel management experience.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and
- Strong interpersonal skills with supervisor and
- Superior organization, prioritization, and
- Strong computer literacy skills with the Microsoft
- Ability to interact effectively as either a leader
or as a member of a team and work collaboratively
with other departments, particularly through a
- Ability to listen to others and to understand and
respond positively to their requests.
- Ability to adapt to changing assignments and
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The term "qualified individual with
a disability" means an individual with a disability who,
with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform
the essential functions of the position. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to communicate professionally in
person, over the telephone, through email and other
electronic means, move about the office or school,
handle various types of media and equipment, and
visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The
employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10
pounds unless otherwise specified in the job
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative and level of the types of duties and
responsibilities that will be required of positions
given this title and shall not be construed as a
declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees
may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than
those specifically presented in this description.