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Director, Office of Personalized Professional Success (Micro-credentials, Stackable Credentials, Certifications, & Nontraditional/Innovative Learning)

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Executive - Business Professional
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UTMB Health
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2400150 Requisition #

Job Summary:
The Director of the Office of Personalized Professional Success (“OPPS”) will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the development of nontraditional and innovative approaches to learning while meeting market needs and generating revenue.  The Director will pursue alternative credentials, namely micro-credentials, from sources including faculty, staff, system leaders, industry partners, etc., to leverage new and innovative ways to meet students where they are.  The Director’s responsibilities include the overall development of the OPPS program that will support its strategic goal of becoming a leader in the micro-credential space.  The incumbent will be accountable for program development, marketing, metric development, and tracking and, through collaborations with external partners, implement flexible learning modalities to allow UTMB to serve more students in the ways they prefer to learn aligned with their career trajectory.     

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead the development of policies and procedures.
  • Organize center structure and coordinate strategic program development.
  • Ongoing collaboration with enrollment services, schools, health system, institutional effectiveness, Provost & academic affairs, development, faculty affairs, HR, etc.
  • Develop a repository of current certificates, and co-curricular offerings to assess suitability for - micro-credentials.  Review and approve new micro-credential and determine when to phase out programs.
  • Identify faculty stakeholders and form, lead, and direct a faculty review group to support and advise as to the direction of OPPS.
  • Market, advertise, and communicate about course offerings.
  • Develop and track metrics to measure the success of the micro-credentials being offered, participating students, and industry impact.
  • Develop, oversee, and manage the OPPS budget.
  • Identify, recruit, and manage the appropriate human resources necessary to efficiently operate the OPPS.
  • Consult with Administrative Service Groups (ASGs) for financial integrity and budget oversight.
  • Create an Advisory Board to assist in selecting micro-credentials, consulting with industry partners, and ensuring program and director success.
  • Consult with the advisory board to ensure content matter expertise in relevant areas of growth and opportunities.
  • Understand and coordinate faculty incentives and stipends.
  • Ongoing consultations between stakeholders such as:
    • student services (determine financial aid eligibility)
    • institutional effectiveness (accreditation standards and requirements)
    • administrator (Financial and Budget considerations)
    • health system (assist in determining which micro-credentials to offer that would meet the needs of current health system employees and industry partners)
    • community partner(s) to determine the skills and programs to offer.

     Marginal or Periodic Functions:

    • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
    • Performs related duties as required.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Sr. VP and Dean, School of Nursing.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Creative problem solver with a track record of innovation.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated leadership in team building, team managing, and ability to thrive in a cultural change environment.
    • Proven track record in setting strategic and tactical direction and priorities to lead at the project and line management level.
    • Strong leadership abilities for project teams and line management responsibilities, and an ability to bring together diverse skill sets to form a cohesive team.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • A passion for healthcare and academia and commitment to professionalism. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree and three years of full-time experience in administration, program development, or student programming in higher education.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or Education and specific experience with micro-credentialing, stackable credentials, visiting education programs and conference programs preferred.
    • Additional years of experience and/or type/area of work experience preferred for job (e.g., job duties related to academic-wide programs)

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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