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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51855 

Agency: Florida Board of Governors


Position Number: 48001062 

Salary:  $50,000 - $55,000 

Posting Closing Date: 01/25/2019 





Assistant Director for Academic Affairs





The Assistant Director for Academic Affairs provides direct professional support to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs on matters related to academic degree program coordination and approval.  The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs also provides professional counsel regarding the development, management, and enhancement of key academic databases that support the work of the Board of Governors related to academic and student affairs issues, as well as other higher education issues.  The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs provides ongoing oversight of assigned policy issues and program areas and conducts academic policy research and analysis.  The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs is also expected to provide professional support to academic policy committees and councils through the planning of work processes, chairing/participating in meetings, and effectively communicating findings and recommendations to leadership and the general public.  The Director also provides assistance and support for academic and student affairs issues and processes as needed.


The Assistant Director: 

  • Reviews proposals and makes recommendations regarding academic degree programs in the State universities (e.g., the approval of doctoral and professional programs; baccalaureate credit hours to degree, common prerequisites, limited access status, notification to other institutions of intent to implement, the termination of academic degree programs).
  • Assists in coordinating and conducting program review activities throughout the public universities, providing technical assistance and policy oversight.
  • Reviews and approves data related to areas of responsibility and manages various databases and inventories associated with the unit.
  • Conducts academic and student affairs policy analyses, including the review of legislative bills, administrative regulations, guidelines for standard practice, and special reports.
  • Remains current on issues related to national, accreditation, and specialized accreditation, including monitoring university SACSCOC visits and actions related to reaffirmation and probation.
  • Provides staff support on critical academic policies and procedures, including but not limited to residency, admissions, articulation, and graduation.
  • Provides direct customer service to SUS students, staff, and faculty, as well as parents/family members, other education sector staff members, Legislators and their staff, and members of the general public.


Minimum Qualifications


Master’s degree in higher education or related field with significant experience at a state/system level higher education office, a university, or a college in administration, policy or research.  Knowledge and proficiency in research design and analysis including a solid understanding of analytical research design and statistics.  Demonstrated ability to plan and execute major projects in a timely manner.  Effective organizational skills and problem solving techniques.  Ability and skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing; critical thinking and analysis; motivating, developing, and directing staff; editing and revising written documents for a variety of audiences; and, facility in prepared and extemporaneous public speaking.


Preferred Qualifications



Doctorate degree in higher education or related field.  Experience with state/system–level higher education boards is highly desirable.  Understanding of the legislative process.  Understanding of qualitative research design and analysis.


How to Apply


Submit cover letter, resume through the People First system. This position requires pre-employment background screening.  Applicants selected for interview may be required to submit additional information.   Anticipated hiring range: $50,000 - $55,000, depending upon qualifications. 



As one of the nation’s largest university systems serving more than 330,000 students, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions ranging from a nationally ranked liberal arts college to top ranked comprehensive research universities.   The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17 member Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive officer of the System, providing guidance to the Board and oversight of the Board Office, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida.  The Board of Governors Office:  Is an EEO/AA Employer | Does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace | Only hires U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. | Contact us if you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee