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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

The Director of General Education Programs is responsible for promoting a culture of educational effectiveness and excellence of student learning outcomes in general education. The Program Director will report directly to the Vice President of Instruction and is accountable for all aspects of administration and management of the program including curriculum and assessment, student progression and retention, faculty oversight, and program effectiveness and student satisfaction. A successful candidate will meet the required qualifications and present with a teaching and professional philosophy that is aligned with the university's core values of delivering an accessible, diversified, innovative, and high-quality education.

Employment Status:

full-time, salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

Sep 13th, 2021

Essential Functions:

  • Advances the university's and general education program's mission and objectives through systematic evaluation of student learning and advancement of outcomes.
  • Oversees general education faculty recruitment, qualifications, development, and evaluation according to institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Provides leadership to general education faculty for the development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of the program's curriculum plan in accordance with institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Collaborates with academic programs to provide essential connections between GE and discipline-specific core pathways.
  • Monitors all program publications to ensure compliance with institutional and accreditation guidelines.
  • Generates needed communications, reporting, changes, and representations with accreditation commissions and agencies.
  • Serves as general education faculty in the program's science courses.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • A graduate-level or terminal degree in a science discipline represented in the university's general education program from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience leading a general education program or related discipline.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience as a full-time faculty teaching in a general education program.
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience teaching in an online teaching and learning environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Action oriented, innovative thinking, and flexible.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work within a deadline-oriented environment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • While on-campus faculty, staff, and students will engage in daily self-monitoring which will include COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings when on campus.
  • Telework/ Remote work is available temporarily for non-essential operations due to COVID-19.

Work Environment:

  • Standard healthcare setting.
  • Administrative duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Frequent bending and squatting. Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.

About Stanbridge University

Founded in 1996, Stanbridge University offers specialized degrees at the Master, Bachelor, and Associate levels in the fields of Nursing and Allied Health. Stanbridge is based in Irvine, California with an annual enrollment of over 1,600 students. For each year from 2009 through 2015, Stanbridge has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. In 2017, Stanbridge University was awarded the 2017 School of the Year Award by California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) for outstanding educational practices among higher education institutions. In 2016, Stanbridge University was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Community Service from CAPPS for offering students quality higher education while simultaneously maintaining efforts to assist the local community. Stanbridge University has been selected as a 2014-2015 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and also received its 2015 Excellence in Student Services Award for creating a comprehensive student services program that enhances student achievement outcomes. In 2013, Stanbridge University received the ACCSC Community Service Award for outstanding outreach to the local and global community. Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., has named Stanbridge University one of America’s Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2016. For more information, please visit or call 888-789-6208.