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The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Education and Training
Experienced
Full-time

The Program Manager is a key operational role within the University of Fredericton's academic structure, directly supporting the Academic Chair in executing program-specific strategies. This role focuses on the day-to-day management of academic programs, including curriculum implementation, faculty coordination, advisory committee engagements, quality assurance reviews, research exercises, and student success initiatives. Additionally, the Program Manager will have teaching responsibilities, enriching the academic experience with their expertise, and ensuring relevant, cutting-edge content is delivered throughout the learning experience. This position emphasizes operational excellence, quality education delivery, and direct engagement with students and faculty. This position furthermore requires knowledge of academic trends in statistical modelling, data management and programming.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Operational Management & Execution:

  • Implement and manage the day-to-day operational aspects of academic programs, ensuring effective delivery of curriculum and adherence to accreditation standards.
  • Maintain standard dashboard to track course developments, schedules and resources.
  • Facilitate the operationalization of strategic initiatives developed by the Academic Chair and Dean of Academics, translating vision into actionable plans.
  • Work with the Academic Chair, and lab assistants, to ensure all lab environments are correctly provisioned and optimized for student activity and timely grading.

Curriculum Development, Research & Teaching:

  • Participate in curriculum development efforts, ensuring relevance and rigor. Teach courses within the program, bringing practical insights and academic expertise to the classroom.
  • Collaborate with Academic Chair to optimize datasets and tooling required to deliver relevant student exercises.
  • Develop learning and resource database for students to augment classwork.
  • Conduct research on new trends and developments within the field - this work will inform student workshop development and support ongoing curriculum reviews
  • Regularly review and assess course content and delivery methods to align with industry trends and academic standards.
  • Work with academic chair to engage industry partners to develop learning and experiential opportunities for students and faculty.
  • Work with academic chair to participate in industry conferences and workshops - support the delivery of student focused tech talks and workshops.
  • Assist academic chair in development of monthly faculty and student newsletter.

Faculty Coordination & Support:

  • Assist in faculty scheduling, workload distribution, and operational support. Act as a liaison between the faculty and the Academic Chair, facilitating communication and operational alignment.
  • Support faculty development initiatives and participate in the onboarding and mentoring of new instructors.
  • Develop and communicate faculty KPIs and schedule regular assessments.
  • Assist the academic chair with performance evaluations and recommendations.

Student Engagement & Success:

  • Monitor and support student academic progress, providing guidance and resources to enhance their learning journey.
  • Collaborate with student support services to address student needs and contribute to retention and success strategies.
  • Support the delivery of monthly computer science workshop series.
  • Maintain FAQ sheets and check-in sessions for students who need additional supports.

Accreditation & Compliance Support:

  • Assist in maintaining program accreditation through data collection, documentation, and support of accreditation processes.
  • Ensure program compliance with university and accreditation body standards and requirements.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to support program objectives, including student recruitment, industry partnerships, and community engagement.

What you'll need

Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in Computer Science or a related field; teaching experience of a minimum of 2 years in higher education preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in academic program management or related operational roles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry tools - associated certifications are an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement academic programs and initiatives effectively.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in technology use for academic and administrative purposes.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Education Management Research Students Teaching

A little bit about us

University of Fredericton

The University of Fredericton is fully recognized as a degree-granting institution by the Province of New Brunswick. Our mission is to provide our students with an exciting, rewarding and affordable lifelong learning path of professional education, with programs scheduled to accommodate both professional and personal lives.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Compensation Package

In addition to your base compensation, joining the University of Fredericton (UFred) team means you will be part of a rapidly expanding organization. UFred values its employees and ensures they are able to enjoy Wellness and Balance.

Wellness and Balance: UFred employees actively utilize subsidized Health and Vision Care, as well as an RRSP Match program. They spend paid time off with those who are important to them between Christmas and New Years, as well as and on their birthdays. The possibility for flexible work arrangements, an Active Living Benefit, and Wellness days are additional benefits enjoyed by our staff.

Hours of work

This is a full-time position (35 hours), under regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. The position is available in Fredericton, NB with the possibility to work remotely, and attend in-office meetings, as required.

Who are we?

The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully-online university based out of Fredericton, NB. UFred was founded on the notion that education should be driven by the needs of today's learners. The fully-online, no-residency required model of education that UFred offers is designed specifically for online delivery that is applied and relevant. Learners can begin their UFred journey from a range of starting points depending on their interests, level of education, and professional experience, and can continue along a customized path to fulfill their ultimate learning goals.

The University of Fredericton is passionately committed to ensuring a positive and professional working environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and aim to provide a fair and consistent method for filling job openings in support of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity within the company. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

If this sounds like a team that you're ready to be a part of, please apply before July 19, 2024.