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Director of Academic Administration


Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks a Director of Academic Administration to join a dynamic team in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Trinity emphasizes excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across a full range of liberal arts and professional disciplines in undergraduate and graduate education. Reporting directly to the Provost and supporting other university administrators, the Director of Academic Administration will provide direct support of Trinity’s mission with a particular focus on managing academic affairs across the University.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Director of Academic Administration will support senior colleagues as well as faculty and staff in managing and implementing a variety of projects that directly impact academic affairs.  These projects will include but are not limited to managing the University catalog (in conjunction with the deans, faculty, and Enrollment Services); working with colleagues to develop, support, and maintain Trinity’s virtual presence for Academic Affairs and related services; managing course scheduling and related issues; ensuring ongoing strong management of other academic initiatives such as campus-wide programs and providing support of major academic events such as Convocations and Commencement; working directly with other senior managers to ensure program quality and efficacy in areas directly supporting Academic Affairs; and overseeing other issues vital to ensuring quality academic programming at Trinity.  As part of a dedicated and resourceful team, the successful candidate must be able to take a lead role on specific projects while serving in a supporting capacity in others.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the Director of Academic Administration position must have at least a master’s degree in a discipline taught at Trinity and a minimum of three years in higher education administration with teaching experience at the collegiate level, preferably in a comparable private institution that emphasizes teaching.   The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent management and communication skills (including but not limited to writing proficiency and public speaking skills appropriate for diverse audiences); pay strong attention to detail; have strong and directly relevant experience with academic administration; have a strong familiarity with web-based programs including learning management systems such as Moodle as well as campus databases such as PowerCAMPUS; understand academic programming with a student-centered focus, including advising and academic support services; be able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously; and demonstrate an exceptional capacity for working as part of a team that includes diverse members from a wide range of constituencies.

Candidates should send a letter of application expressing the reasons why their experience is a good fit for this position, along with a current c.v. and contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.

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