The University of Alabama — Director of Graduate Programming, Graduate School

The Graduate School at The University of Alabama is seeking a highly energetic individual to fill the position of Director of Graduate Programming. The successful candidate will join an ambitious, collaborative, and forward-thinking office that is charged, as a key pillar of the university’s Strategic Plan, with increasing the distinctive excellence of UA’s graduate education opportunities. The programming division, under the direction of the Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, contributes to this vision by designing and implementing professional development and academic support programming to complement students’ graduate plan of study. The successful candidate will have a vision and skillset for maximizing collaborations with other university offices and faculty, to develop effective and engaging programs including, but not limited to, graduate student orientations, research competitions, symposiums, conferences, career-focused workshops, mentoring programs, and programs that meet the needs of diverse students, as well as liaising with the Graduate Student Association and other student groups.

The Director of Graduate Programming will also take the lead and/or serve as primary investigator for career development grants that may support UA’s initiatives, and will oversee the assessment structure around new and existing programming.

The required minimum qualifications include: 1) Master’s Degree in any area (Ph.D. preferred); 2) minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, or demonstrable equivalent, working across multiple and diverse stakeholder groups; 3) a knowledge of the US postgraduate educational system; and 4) excellent written and oral communication skills. Some travel may be required.

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The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.