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Residency Coordinator - Doctoral Programs (Virtual)

Job ID 19999BR Date posted 02/14/2017 Institution Walden University City Virtual
Position Summary
Walden University is an accredited institution committed to quality higher education, positive social change and broad access through distance learning. Walden offers graduate degrees at a distance, in education, management and technology, health sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences, as well as online master’s and bachelor degree programs. The programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others. Students in these programs attend face-to-face and/or virtual residencies held throughout the year at various locations around the United States and abroad. At residencies, students and faculty work together on educational and scholarly activities.

As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality. Walden’s College of Health Sciences seeks a dynamic, innovative Ph.D. program faculty member, for a full-time 12-month commitment to share your professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world.. This position requires a significant amount of travel and attendance at 8 to 10 face to face residencies per year, a computer and a high-speed internet connection.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Residency Coordinator plays a key role in academic residencies and college programming and strategic planning. Responsibilities of this position include administrative and faculty duties. The Coordinator works with the Associate Director of academic residencies to share responsibilities for staffing and on-site program management at face-to-face and virtual residencies.

The Residency Coordinator reports to the Dean or designee of the School of Health Sciences and has a dotted line report to the Director of Academic Residencies.

Key responsibilities of this position are to:
  • Collaborate with the Program Director(s) and residency leadership to recommend, prepare, support and provide feedback on the selection and performance of faculty serving at Ph.D. residency programs
  • Participate in 8 to 10 residencies per year held domestically, internationally, virtually
    • Act as the Residency Administrator for the School of Health Science – Doctoral Programs.
    • Teach dissertation intensives and colloquia
    • Lead methodology sessions at both face-to-face and virtual residencies.
    • Develop and facilitate school and university-wide discussions
    • Manage on-site issues as needed with faculty and students from their discipline
    • Act as a conduit between residencies and discipline leadership
    • Communicate and debrief faculty performance issues with program director(s).
  • Conduct pre-residency meetings to orient and prepare cohort faculty
  • Other duties assigned by the director of academic residencies and School of Health Science program director(s) to include but not limited to student outreach and tracking of timely residency completion and participation in the promotion of residency activities.
  • Serve on Doctoral Committees as Chair, member and/or URR.
  • Earned doctorate in the field of health, or related field.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in an educational setting with understanding of adult learning theory, curriculum, or program development is preferred.
  • Candidates should possess a significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field, including experience in the practice of leadership, research, and administration.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance-learning environment.
  • Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty; excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Ability to teach research methodology at the doctoral student level.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse faculty, adult students, and staff in varying levels of responsibility and expertise.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in remote locations
  • Detail oriented with solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to residency locations, both nationally and
    internationally, as needed.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint, email, and Internet navigation, Learning Management Systems (preferably Blackboard).
  • Student Information Systems, desktop publishing, financial reporting, and web editing experience is a plus.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Travel at least 5-10 days every six to eight weeks and potentially one international trip per year.
Specific Residencies Responsibilities:
1) Business/Operations
  • Develop and continuously update annual staff assignments of faculty for residencies ensuring specialization representation when possible
  • Collaborate with CFE and Residencies to develop faculty training and an evaluation process for residency participation and performance
  • Serve as faculty administrator, and lead faculty for those School of Health Science faculty participating at residencies
  • Facilitate residency sessions as required by staffing and curriculum needs
  • Represent the doctoral programs for School of Health Science at the Academic Residency Advisory Board related to all residency issues, including policy, curriculum, evaluation
  • Collaborate with other doctoral program Residency Coordinator for the College of Health Science to streamline communications and, where possible, processes related to the college’s residency needs
2) People and Culture
  • Provide faculty with updated information about the staffing process, curriculum needs/changes, and residency program in general
  • Assure that residency faculty for School of Health Science are prepared for participation in residencies
  • Observe and evaluate faculty involvement and performance at residencies, providing constructive and positive feedback to the faculty and as part of the annual CRD process
  • Collaborate with program director(s) to provide students with updated information about residency requirements and opportunities
  • Collaborate with specialization coordinators on choice and assignment of faculty and providing feedback for annual reviews
  • Develop ongoing outreach program to make sure students are attending residencies in a timely manner
3) Student/Customer
  • Collaborate with Residencies office to maintain high level of student satisfaction concerning residency experience
  • Review and respond to student feedback concerning residency curriculum
  • Manage student issues related to residency requirements, attendance, and participation
4) Financial
  • Collaborate with program director and product manager to maximize attendance at required residencies with the goal of improving long-term retention
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