Director of Learning Into Future Environments (Life) Program
Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by George Mason University
Director of Learning Into Future Environments (LIFE) Program
The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) seeks an experienced educator to become the next Director of the Mason LIFE Program (MLP), with responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the program. Mason LIFE is a program of the School of Education's Division of Special Education and disAbility Research. MLP is an inclusive, supportive, post-secondary program offering a four-year curriculum to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who begin the program between 18-23 years of age. The Director of MLP will supervise all aspects of Mason LIFE, including the Academic, Employment, Housing, and Community Involvement components of the program.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The assigned duties of the position encompass, but are not limited to
Identify innovative trends within the inclusive postsecondary field;
Oversee student recruitment, application, acceptance and review processes;
Communicate and collaborate with university partners and external stakeholders;
Conduct on-going program evaluation, including written reports when requested;
Initiate and write new policies and procedures as needed;
Monitor and approve all research requests;
Participate in public speaking engagements to promote Mason LIFE to interested stakeholders.
Recruit, hire and supervise professional and support staff;
Oversee professional development.
Develop, monitor and provide budget planning and fiscal management;
Identify and prepare grant proposals when funding is available.
Doctoral degree in Special Education or related field, with at least five years of professional level experience in a postsecondary inclusive higher education setting, as well as five or more years of experience in budget management, supervision of professional-level staff, policy development, and crisis management/conflict resolution. Effective interpersonal and collaborative capabilities and written and verbal communication skills are also required. The ability to make sound administrative, procedural, and policy decisions is essential.
Experience in grant writing, grant management, and/or conducting research.