Regis University — Director, GLOBAL Program

Director, GLOBAL Program
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:Faculty

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Requested Start Date for this Position:06/24/2022 – 1 month to go

Campus Location:Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:Full time

Job Summary:This is an open rank, tenure-track, 12-month appointment. The discipline of appointment is open, but candidates must have a research specialization in an area related to intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). Although the appointment is academic, the responsibilities are mainly administrative. The successful candidate will direct a new wraparound program (academic, co-curricular, residential life) for students (IDD). The director will recruit and help train faculty, create co-curricular programming, run a peer-mentoring program, supervise an administrative coordinator, and liaise with staff from different units charged with supporting the program.

Working at Regis University:
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university's culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Scholarship and Teaching

  • Pursue ongoing research on IDD.
  • Teach periodically in the IDD program and/or in their area of specialization.


Oversee all functions of program operations, including:

  • Recruit and regularly meet with an advisory board (staff, faculty, parents, community members).
  • Recruit faculty to teach in the program.
  • In conjunction with the instructional designer in ID&T, train and support faculty to teach in the program.
  • Create and oversee a peer mentoring program that will train and match undergraduates, outside of the program, with students in the IDD program.
  • Create co-curricular programming for IDD program students.
  • Effectively utilize administrative coordinator for daily operation of IDD program.
  • Provide direction for the Academic Success Coach, Career Services Counselor, and Resident Advisor working with the IDD program students.
  • Apply for Title IV approval as a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program

Staff Supervision

  • Provide oversight, direction, consultation, supervision and support to the program's professional staff.
  • Schedule, plan and conduct regular staff meetings to inform staff of issues and events outside of the department and to discuss internal issues and plans.
  • Provide informal performance evaluations for professional staff and develop individual professional goals and administer corrective action as needed.
  • Recruit, select, and provide for training of all staff with direct reporting relationships.
  • Delegate to a member of the professional staff responsibility for temporary management of the office in the absence of the Director.


  • Oversee and administer the entire budget for the IDD program.
  • Monitor spending allocations from the IDD program budget.
  • Develop budget requests to help meet short and long-term goals of the IDD program.
  • Apply for grants and work with University Advancement to raise additional funding for IDD program.

University Leadership and Collaboration

  • Develop effective relationships with university departments.
  • Integrate IDD programming with other initiatives on campus to support students' personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • Participate as appropriate in university-wide committees and functions.
  • Collaborate with other university departments and schools to provide service and referrals as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with other administrators, faculty, and staff in Regis College.

Continuous professional development

  • Encourage and support participation of staff in appropriate professional development offerings.
  • Represent the university through active involvement and leadership in regional and national associations.
  • Establish and maintain effective network/relationships with business, industry, government, educational and community leaders, as well as other academic institutions.
  • Ensure continuous enhancements to IDD program based on study; local, region and national benchmarking; and training.

Performs related duties as necessary to support the mission of the University and the School for Professional Advancement.


  • Ph.D. in an academic area related to the IDD program.
  • Have a record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with a tenure-track, ranked faculty appointment. Faculty rank will be determined based on academic credentials.
  • Strong record of research in in an area related to IDD.
  • Record of teaching excellence.
  • 5+ years experience in a university setting with some administrative experience necessary.
  • Previous supervision experience.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Jesuit beliefs, education and Regis University in particular.

DECISION-MAKING: (Level of difficulty or intensity of the mental process and if routine or non-routine).

  • Has total responsibility for decisions made for IDD Program.
  • Has autonomy in the daily operation of IDD Program.
  • Makes all decisions- financial, operational, policy, and strategic planning- for the IDD Program.

SCOPE OF AUTHORITY: Financial, program, specific activity (Amount of freedom to establish methods to complete assignments).

  • Has final determination of all financial expenditures for IDD Program.
  • Has authority to determine direction of services given and methods of service delivery.
  • Develops and implements policies for IDD Program.

COMMUNICATION: (Interpersonal level of communication, e.g., factual, interpretative, motivational).

  • Must communicate best practices for IDD student education, program design, and co-curricular support.
  • The interpersonal level of communication includes factual, interpretative, analytical, and motivational.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills necessary to be a liaison for the IDD program with students, faculty, administration, and partners in the Metro Denver, Colorado and national communities.

RESULTS OF ACTIONS: (Impact of results on the department/Regis).

  • Could cause loss of faculty and students if job is done poorly.
  • Could affect rapport with, and support of faculty and administration if job isn't done well; such support is needed. Impacts reputation of Regis University in the community.
  • Could affect quality of services offered.
  • Fiscal repercussions if budget is managed poorly.

Skills: (Psychomotor activities needed to perform tasks).

  • Writing skills-reports, media material, curriculum.
  • Supervision skills.
  • Excellent verbal skills.
  • Management skills.
  • Collaboration skills.
  • Experience with information technology.

Knowledge: (Body of and level of information necessary to perform a duty).

  • Knowledge of IDD student pedagogy, techniques and theories.
  • Knowledge of best practices for IDD program design.
  • Knowledge of management, supervision, training, budget and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of career development, student development, and transition services for IDD population.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Familiar with the uses of technology in IDD student education.

Abilities: (Application of knowledge, i.e., intensity, duration, frequency of mental capabilities needed to perform tasks).

Need analysis, ability to synthesize, critical thinking, decision-making, assessment, leadership, and planning skills.

Also needs the ability to:

  • Effectively recruit faculty.
  • Do presentations and training.
  • Develop curriculum for workshops.
  • Cultivate community/business connections for IDD program graduate placement.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, faculty, administration, students and employers.
  • Analyze career needs of students.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities as needed.

Physical and Mental: (frequency, duration, very easy to very hard, essential to helpful).

Lifting & Carrying:

Minimal lifting and carrying.

Pushing and Pulling:
Push and pull file drawers open and closed daily.

Body Positions:

Walks around office and campus. Sits at desk in office most of the day.

Hand Use:

Typing on keyboard, opening mail, and using a telephone.

Sense of Touch:

Not required.


Listens to students, faculty, and staff, including telephone conversations and verbal instructions.


Able to see body language of students, faculty and staff, but not absolutely required.


Mathematics: (Counting, adding, subtracting, etc.)

Enough math and statistical skills to interpret tests/assessments.

Remembering: (Recalling Information)

Reads a great deal of information on best practices for IDD student populations. Needs to remember and give appropriate information university stakeholders.

Language Ability: (Reading, writing, speaking)

Read materials on IDD student issues and trends. Writes newsletters, articles for school newspapers, and flyers. Does presentations in classes and workshops.

Reasoning: (Judgment and decision making)

Both inductive and deductive reasoning used. Makes important decisions on goals and services and methods to implement both.

WORKING CONDITIONS: (Physical environment)

Normal office working environment.

Pay Rate:Up to $107,000/year commensurate with qualifications

To apply, visit–GLOBAL-Program_R002324.

Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.