Associate Director of West Virginia Programs - Correctional Education
The Associate Director of West Virginia Programs provides day-to-day oversight to all correctional facilities where Ashland University's Correctional Education Department is operating programs, including West Virginia and Washington D.C. The Associate Director of West Virginia Programs reports to the Director of Correctional Education.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as the primary point of contact in the state of West Virginia with correctional institutions and state authorities. Communicate and works closely with campus administration as a liaison of these relationships.
- Provides input to campus administration on budgetary needs for West Virginia program sites.
- Directs the recruitment, admissions, financial aid activities, enrollment and class sizes of all West Virginia sites and site directors. Coordinates these activities with campus administration.
- Coordinates textbooks and tablet inventory with West Virginia site directors and sites.
- Manages the process of attendance, student counseling, transcript evaluation, academic probation/recognition and degree audits with the West Virginia site directors.
- In coordination with the Office of Human Resources and the Director of Operations, hires and trains any new Site Directors, ensuring that the Site Director is competent in how to access AU programs (email, MyAU Portal, WebAdvisor, Kronos, Google docs, etc.), FERPA regulations and AU policies and the processes of student admission and registration.
- Monitors the site's progress through a variety of means, including but not limited to on-site visits and weekly phone calls with stakeholders.
- Provides on-going support, both on-site and through phone calls, to the Site Directors throughout the semester (including, but not limited to, developing a process to troubleshoot instruction, technological, and personnel concerns as they arise throughout the first semester.)
- Attends weekly correctional education department meetings with campus personnel.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree or higher.
- Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.
- Experience working in higher education (and/or K-12 education) and correctional education environments preferred.
- Strong computer and office skills.
- Experience with training and supervision.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to solve problems is critical.
- Organization and management skills with attention to detail.
- Local travel is required. Some non-local travel will be necessary.
A complete position description is on file with Human Resources.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.