Head of Education of Non-degreed Technology Programs
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Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a Head of Education of Non-degreed Technology Programs. Responsibilities include program educational planning, faculty recruitment, retention and development, budget development and management, supervision of direct reports and oversight of all staff, student success and the quality of educational programs.
- Aid in the selection and development of new, non-degree technology programs in the areas of network administration, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, as well as coding languages to include HTML5, basic CSS, Java Script essentials, Java, C#, PHP
- Partner with multiple University departments in securing resources to ensure the success of non-degree technical programs
- Assist in the development of non-degree admissions / acceptance processes.
- Make recommendation, gain approval for, and assist in implementing a process to best assess the technical knowledge of prospective students prior to their starting their chosen programs
- In collaboration with existing academic teams, design academic content to remedy any / all pre-program skills deficiencies
- Help drive the development of marketing / recruitment tools to increase awareness in GCU’s non-degree technical offerings
- Assist in the development and tracking of metrics / measures associated with each step of a student’s non-degree progression
- Work in conjunction with academics and the University’s existing Career & Alumni department to provide both classroom-required career prep, and optional post-graduation career prep opportunities for graduates of our non-degree technical program offerings
- Work to develop relationships with local-area businesses, talent acquisition companies, etc. to provide career placement opportunities for graduates of our non-degree technology programs
- Closely monitor our competitors and provide updates / recommendations for ways to keep our programs at the marketing, academic content, and quality forefront.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in computer science or information technology. Master’s degree preferred.
- 3 years of experience in managing educational programming related to technology programs (e.g., coding boot camps, technology certificate programs, cyber security)
- Skilled in a programming language
- Knowledge of adult learning and pedagogical theory (best in class)
- Work experience in developing educational framework for teaching technical skills in multiple learning modalities
- Knowledge of various face-to-face, online, and virtual learning environments that maximize learning
- Knowledge of the coding boot camp movement with ability to articulate strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for GCU.
- Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
For more information on Grand Canyon University please visit us at www.gcu.edu.