Reporting to the Academic Director, the Associate Director of Administration, Bioethics is responsible for the organization and planning of the day to day administrative activities of all aspects of the Program, including student and faculty engagement, curriculum management, program budget management, operations, marketing & events.
Demonstrates day-to-day leadership and guidance to faculty by proactively managing and providing clear, timely, and University compliant solutions on a wide range of administrative and financial matters; proactively coordinates with Faculty Affairs unit to provide policy and process information to the Program as well as resolve administrative issues related to faculty; working with the Academic Director helps to execute the faculty review process
Liaises with Student Affairs and communicates opportunities for career and professional development, helps coordinate student resources, problem solves, and identifies solutions for student issues; provides guidance to students and faculty on administrative processes; leads efforts to coordinate services between internal and external units (University offices, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Finance, HR, External Affairs) to ensure sufficient allocation of resources and support
Works closely with the Academic Director to develop the Program calendar to ensure Program activities can be completed within timeframes; plans, manages and submits CPS for the Program; schedules classes, events and works closely in conjunction with other internal teams to ensure that Program activities meet established standards, timelines and goals; working in collaboration with Faculty Affairs, supports the onboarding and hiring of faculty for the Program; proactively works with University and SPS partners to drive greater efficiency through recommended process improvements
Supports the Academic Director, Deputy Academic Director, and Program Advisor to administer student's curriculum plan to help project student demand for courses for the coming semester; assists the Academic Director in monitoring course/section registration and waitlists; responsible for data collection and other research needed to complete academic review submissions and other committee related activities
Makes significant contributions to the communication plan for all stages of the Program lifecycle; in close consultation with marketing, assists Academic Director in validating overall Program marketing approach and key activities for the Program; coordinates with the Program Advisor to disseminate program specific information to students about registration, workshops, jobs list, events, and student/alumni networking
Provides leadership for all scheduling and communications for the Program, including faculty, students, and industry contacts and other programmatic needs (e.g. submitting grades for reviews, obtaining books and materials, scheduling, room requests, events, etc.); may supervise junior staff including student workers and part-time administrative support
Provides strategic financial planning and forecasting to the Academic Director by capturing and analyzing data to use to inform financial decisions of the department; advises and performs budgetary analysis and modeling to forecast future financial needs/resources. Responsible for the Program's administrative budget; in conjunction with the Academic Director and Deputy Academic Director, builds and administers the Program budget within SPS's policy framework
Assumes overall responsibility for Program related expenses and provides direct support in gathering, organizing and processing expense related transactions and required documentation; executes expenditure requests and expense reimbursement requests (TBER, Honoraria etc.)
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested
Prior experience managing an academic program of moderate complexity and scale
Project management skills
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required
Strong customer service mentality
Ability to be flexible in a changing environment
Strong communication skills; ability to interface at all levels in the organization
Ability to problem solve, establish priorities, and work under pressure without supervision required
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