Director, Academic Programs, Cybersecurity in Salt Lake City, UT

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

WGU Indiana   •  

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 60 days ago

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Job Responsibilities

  • Advises on and executes the program-level vision, strategy, key performance indicators, and goals as determined by the academic vice president
  • Conducts ongoing holistic evaluation of program performance, as related to student outcomes, curriculum performance, budget, accreditation requirements, market demand, and external partnerships opportunities
  • Provides clear and effective leadership to the college and cross-functional partners to achieve strategic goals
  • Serves as a member of the college leadership team and provides collaborative support and cooperation to other colleges and departments of the university
  • Leverages employer partnerships and industry data to identify current and future workforce needs
  • Facilitates the college council's input in determining potential new degrees and ensuring existing degrees maintain the highest quality and relevancy and meet industry standards
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure accreditation requirements, program reviews, and other processes are met and performed for the continuous improvement of the college's activities
  • Works closely with the compliance and accreditation department to ensure compliance with national and state accreditation and licensure requirements across all 50 states
  • Partners with internal and cross-functional teams to achieve key performance indicators at the college and program levels for student outcomes and enrollment growth
  • Maintains partnerships at the national, state, and local levels, including with key professional and industry organizations
  • Represents the college on educational matters at the university, state, and national levels
  • Promotes the college and WGU through external engagement and thought leadership, including speeches, articles, interviews, and events

Required Skills

  • Ability to organize and coordinate college activities and results across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed and remote organization
  • Ability to build relationships and influence at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to be an agent of change in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to analyze data to identify trends and drive innovation within the related field
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skill

Required Experience

  • Master's degree in cybersecurity, security, networking, information assurance, information systems, management information systems, or related field (PhD preferred)
  • Content and industry expertise in a degree sub-discipline related to one or more of the following areas: systems analysis and design, network and security, programming, data management, digital forensics, cyber law, mobile technologies, information assurance, risk management, or information systems
  • 5+ years of experience working across multiple levels and departments of a complex organization
  • Working with state or national boards, organizations, governing bodies, regulatory agencies, chambers of commerce, or business partners

Valid Through: 2019-9-13