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Honors Program, Associate Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75532
  • Pay Grade: P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior Manager
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Administration


This position provides leadership among the staff for the development, recommendation, and implementation of strategies and policies for academic planning, program assessment, public relations, and alumni relations as well as supporting the Dean of the Honors College.

Level Scope

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years professional relevant experience including 1 year managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of curriculum creation for a broad-based, university wide program
  • Ability and experience working with faculty and academic departments
  • Ability to lead and coach staff
  • Knowledge of effective collaborative learning strategies.  Pedagogy within higher education.
  • Ability to conduct program assessment
  • Effective interpersonal skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Honors Program, Associate Director must:

  • Manage and implement policies for the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Program
  • Manage and oversee the process of awarding and distributing scholarships and serve on university scholarship committees for distribution of university-wide awards
  • Direct institutional research for the Honors College with the aim to better administer and improve Honors College recruitment, services, and programs
  • Supervise, train, and manage Honors support staff related to advising
  • Manage the admission process for incoming Honors students
  • Contact departments and faculty, allocating budget disbursement and scheduling courses
  • Design curriculum and serve as an instructor for a minimum of one upper-division Honors course
  • Collaborate with the Dean in the design of an interdisciplinary, enriched curriculum for the College that facilitates progressive intellectual development of Honors students

35% of Time the Honors Program, Associate Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Honors Program, Associate Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Honors Program, Associate Director

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.