Position summary: Interim Graduate Program Director, Master of Professional Studies in User Experience Design & Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Design Leadership; is responsible for overall program management of MICA’s Design Leadership program (MBA/MA dual degree in partnership with Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School) and the MPS in User Experience Design program, including support, review, assessment, refinement, administration, and supervision of both programs.
General purpose: Assure student and faculty success and maintain program quality
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Recruit program faculty • Manage faculty • Manage and refresh curriculum • Manage program budget • Manage program space and assets • Provide academic guidance to faculty on implementing curriculum goals and expectations • Provide guidance to students on meeting academic and individual goals and expectations • Manage program resources as needed (LMS, Classroom purchases, Design Thinking textbook Library) • Serve as liaison within MICA as well as to external partners and institutions regarding the MPS UX and MBA/MA in Design Leadership programs • Work closely with Departments and Offices across MICA’s community to ensure the graduate program experience meets the college’s and students expectations • Archive student work, finalize annual assessment rubrics and complete annual Assessment Reports • Respond to inquiries and communicate with prospective students for recruitment initiatives • Assist with content development for marketing materials and info sessions • Attend committee meetings and any other planning meetings on an as needed and appropriate basis • Oversee annual program events and meetings • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • General knowledge of program subject matter • General knowledge of e-learning tools and teaching • Knowledge of current instructional theories for collaborative, web-based learning
Minimum qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Art/Design/Education or related fields • 2-4 years of program management, curriculum development, or related experience • Experience using online course software • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Must be able to work under strict deadlines while focusing on details and maintaining quality • Ability to communicate effectively with others, promote teamwork, problem solve and be a dynamic thinker • Organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and strong work ethic
Preferred qualifications: • Background in program content areas
Reporting to this position: No direct reports Conditions of Employment: • Conditions: Background Check • Unusual Circumstances related to position: may require some evening and weekend hours.
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. • Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule).
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.