Director, Program, Criminal Justice Technology

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 8, 2021
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The Program Director in collaboration with the Dean provides the vision and leadership required to realize the mission of the Criminal Justice Technology Program and the college at large. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, budget development/management, maintaining programmatic accreditation/external partnerships and providing operational supervision to full and part time faculty and staff in the department. Instructional responsibilities require a strong Criminal Justice Technology skill set and the ability to teach students effectively in an instructional environment. The Program Director is a member of the full-time faculty and maintains a teaching load with some administrative release time to carry out duties.
Duties/Functions
Administrative Responsibilities
• Maintain knowledge of/compliance with the North Carolina Community College System requirements and external programmatic accreditation standards for assigned academic program.
• Continuously evaluates national, regional, and local workforce trends in the law enforcement field and in accordance with the NC Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission, the NC Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission, and the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).
• Provide leadership to program curriculum development/revision including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods.
• Conduct and document bi-annual academic assessment process requirements in stated timelines.
• Contribute to the development of a data based, student centered schedule in collaboration with the Dean.
• Participate in the college’s hiring process for full and part time faculty; orient new faculty to program policies.
• In coordination with the Dean, provide evaluative feedback to program faculty/staff regarding job performance.
• Develop and recommend teaching assignments for program faculty to the Dean.
• Conduct and document regular faculty meetings to ensure good communication.
• Support students through the academic program promoting retention and graduation.
• Develop and participate in program recruitment activities that promote enrollment.
• Participate in the resolution of student complaints in accordance with college policy.
• Prepare and/or reviews course substitutions for submission to the Dean.
• Contribute to development, implementation and oversight of departmental budgets.
• Participate in the management and support of instructional spaces (i.e., technology needs, inventory control, etc.).
• Identify/promote professional development for faculty to ensure continued program relevancy and excellent teaching.
• Participate in program review and unit planning processes.
• Conduct and document program advisory committee meetings as required.
• Participate in the establishment and coordination of clinical or work based learning sites (if applicable).
• Coordinate outreach and develop/maintain relationships with industry-related personnel and employers; participates in professional organizations promoting advancement of the profession.
• Participate in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies.
• Tracking and facilitate mandatory GTCC trainings.
 
Teaching
Prepare and teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies and instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing, and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency and compliance with accreditation standards
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
• developing, conducting, and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
 
Administration
Provide daily and ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment, and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulations
 
Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• conducting recruiting activities
• providing academic advising
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
 
College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success
• serving on department, division, and college committees
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
• Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in criminal justice from a regionally accredited college/university
Education Preferred
• Doctoral degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
Experience Required
• 5 years of relevant field experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, homeland 
security, etc.) 
• 3 years teaching and/or industry training experience in criminal justice topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars 
• Experience with direct supervision of employees to include performance evaluation. 
• Experience with national accreditation standards for Criminal Justice programs.
Experience Preferred
• Greater than 5 years of relevant field experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, corrections, 
probation/parole, homeland security, etc.) 
• Greater than 3 years teaching and/or industry training experience in criminal justice topics in any of the following 
formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars 
• Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution. 
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.
KSA Required
The Program Director shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Program Director must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed) 
• Reporting Requirements 
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX 
• Safety/Shooter on Campus 
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP) 
• Ethics and Social Responsibility 
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
Physical Demands
1. Daily hours vary 
2. Use technology according to industry standards 
3. Meet the health requirements for clinic participation 
4. Travel may be involved 
5. Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required. 
 
Physical Activity: Primarily Sitting 
Environmental Hazard(s): <15% 
Lifting:<=20 lbs
Posting Type Faculty