Associate Director for the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs
Xavier University of Louisiana
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Internal Number: 2779
Xavier University of Louisiana is accepting applications for the position of Associate Director for the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs. This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Institute of Black Catholic Studies (IBCS).
Responsibilities The Associate Director for the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs serves as its principal administrator. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Institute of Black Catholic Studies (IBCS). S/he works collegially with the Director, the other Associate Directors and Program Coordinators in the general planning and coordination of the IBCS summer sessions. When the schedule and course rotation permit, the Associate Director may teach a course during the summer session. As the principal administrator of the C&E Programs, s/he is responsible for the following: Administration and Curriculum
Provides general administration and management of the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs, with particular attention to curriculum consistency;
Monitors the pastoral/formation needs of Church and community to develop the curriculum of the Continuing Education and Enrichment Program;
Plans the Continuing Education and Enrichment courses to be offered each session;
Identifies and recruits Continuing Education and Enrichment faculty to be recommended to the Director for hiring;
Promotes Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs during the year;
Provides faculty support for effective instruction;
Provides the Director with evaluation of the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs' faculty;
Reviews national, regional, and organizational requirements for certification and accreditation;
Coordinates the organization of student and program files.
Oversees registration and monitors the academic progress of the Continuing Education and Enrichment Program students;
Conducts student evaluation process;
The Associate Director for the Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs is appointed for a term of one year. The appointment is renewable. Provision must be made so that at no time should the Director and Associate Directors all be new to the Institute. AA/EOE
The Associate Director of the C&E Programs should hold a terminal degree (D. Min or Ph.D.) in Pastoral Theology or Religious Studies, Religious Education, or a related field, from an accredited University with some demonstration of previous administrative competency in an educational or similar institution. Credentials should be supported by the proper transcripts, curriculum vitae, references and other supporting evidence.
The Associate Director of the C&E Programs should hold a terminal degree:
Advanced training in D. Min or Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology or Religious Studies, Religious Education, or a related field, from an accredited University.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.