POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Graduate Studies plans the development, delivery, marketing and evaluation of the College’s graduate programs. The Director is the administrative officer responsible for all graduate studies services. This position reports to the VP for Academic Affairs. The Director of Graduate Studies holds Administrative Faculty status. The Director’s responsibilities include the following.
Provide vision and leadership for Graduate Studies at Toccoa Falls that are effective, sustainable, and consistent with the College’s mission statement.
Collaborate with faculty, departments, and deans to identify new graduate programs and courses; monitor course and program approval process; implement new courses and programs when approved; and monitor the evaluation of quality and assessment process.
Develop and manage the annual Graduate Studies budget; determine program costs; allocate funds for marketing; and evaluate program income.
Collaborate with the VP for Enrollment Management and the Office of Admissions regarding the marketing, recruitment, and admission of graduate students.
Collaborate with the Director of Online & Dual Enrollment Education regarding the pedagogical use of technology in ways that are effective, sustainable, and consistent with the College’s mission statement.
Oversee the department’s staff resources and activities. Provide opportunities for staff development and effectively pursue continuous improvement for the programs.
Develop policies, practices, and structures related to graduate programs.
Support instructional design for the graduate faculty including development of instructional strategies, course materials, assessment techniques, and appropriate integration of instructional technologies and best practices.
Build and sustain excellent relationships with faculty, chairs, and deans in order to facilitate communication, learning, collaboration, and innovation.
Participate in setting standards for quality and assessment in graduate teaching.
Participate in Curriculum Committee and other committees related to graduate education.
Teach two graduate courses each year.
Ensure compliance with any applicable state and federal requirements, licensing, copyright laws, and accreditation regulations.
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
Broad understanding of higher education teaching and learning, particularly in small classes and with self-directed learners of all ages.
Current knowledge of instructional technologies appropriate to graduate higher education.
Solid understanding of the principles of assessment.
Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent service.
Ability to effectively manage staff and resources.
Proficiency in planning and executing complex projects and managing project portfolios.
A proven track record of effective collaboration.
Strong analytical skills and a history of excellent problem-solving and decision-making.
Demonstrated ability to teach.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in his or her own professional capabilities.
Excellent written and oral interpersonal skills.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Doctoral degree in a management or leadership related education and a minimum of five years experience in higher education required. A minimum of three years experience in online education is mandatory. Experience in project management and supervising is essential.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the staff application (found at www.tfc.edu/employment). All materials remain confidential. Members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
About Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls College is an evangelical, independent, and interdenominational college, affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination. It seeks to maintain the biblical emphasis of a Christian college while offering the broad range of professional studies of a liberal arts college. Toccoa Falls College is located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, 95 miles north of Atlanta, GA and 65 miles south of Greenville, SC. The campus is situated on 1,100 beautiful acres and includes a 186’ high waterfall. The College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).