Assistant Director, Master’s Programs & Assessment



Position Description:

Assistant Director, Master’s Programs & Assessment
Full-time 12-month, Exempt Position


Under general supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, the Assistant Director, Master’s Programs and Assessment acts as the liaison between Master’s students, the Chief Academic Office, and associated staff. The Assistant Director assists the Chief Academic Officer in the scheduling of graduate courses throughout the academic year, assists in advising Master’s students. The position requires the coordination of meetings and events, and interaction with senior level executives, visitors, and external partners. The position involves a high degree of confidential information.  General administrative tasks are required. 


  • Contributing to the development of university policy in areas affecting Master’s studies;
  • Leading the accreditation process for the IACBE and Middle States;
  • Serving as the lead panelist for the hiring of new Master’s faculty, and recommending candidates to the Chief Academic Officer;
  • Leading in the creation and development of potential new Master’s programs;
  • Attending all virtual graduate Open House meetings for potential Master’s students;
  • Assisting in the strategy for recruiting and marketing the Master’s programs by serving as a liaison between the Office of the Chief Academic Officer and the Office of Admissions;
  • Monitoring and conducting an annual assessment of online Master’s courses, and serving as the point of contact between the Office of the Chief Academic Officer and the Distance Learning Department;
  • Assisting as an academic advisor to Master’s students;
  • Assisting the Chief Academic Officer in developing, monitoring and evaluating the goals of the Master’s programs in line with the University’s Strategic Plan;
  • Conducting an annual audit of all Master’s student records housed in the Registrar’s Office;
  • Participating in Institutional Review Board (IRB) meetings, as needed;
  • Monitoring and providing updates to the Master’s section of the University portal;
  • Supervising and evaluating Master’s faculty as directed by the Chief Academic Officer;
  • Representing the Chief Academic Officer both internally and externally when there is a scheduling conflict and she is unable to attend a meeting, workshop or professional conference.
  • Teaching one class per semester, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned


The Assistant Director must have a master’s degree; however, an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferred.  In addition, the Assistant Director should have at least 3 years of experience in higher education. He/she must have proficiency in oral and written communications including knowledge of APA.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in using general office practices including experience with MS word, and excellent interpersonal skills. The Assistant Director must possess the ability to develop successful partnerships within and outside the confines of the university. The Assistant Director must exhibit an ability to perform administrative duties with speed and accuracy. The Assistant Director must possess the ability to work independently in a fast paced office environment.


There are limited physical demands; however, this position requires sitting occasionally for extended periods of time, and repetitive motions for tasks such as operating a computer mouse and keyboard, and hearing and speaking on the telephone.  The candidate must be able to lift, pull, bend, grasp, and occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.