Plans, designs, develops, executes and manages program to ensure successful implementation and continuation of program. Ensures the program follows the guidelines, specifications, policy and procedures are enforced and followed. Provide direct oversight and vision for the programs technological or educational needs and goals. Provides information to and facilitates communication between administrators, faculty, staff, and students concerning program/services. Maintains relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records. Prepare reports summarizing statistical data or describing program objectives and accomplishments. Performs needs-assessment, planning, data collection and analysis in order to make continual improvement to on-going programs. May develop, design, and or coordinate curriculum and requirements for the program. Secures funds through annual budget, grant writing or other means.
This position carries a minimum instructional load of 6 credit hours per semester and a minimum instructional support load of 3 credit hours per semester for service and scholarly activities. The primary responsibility for this role is teaching. This role comprises more than 50% of its time teaching (including prep time) and providing instructional support. Teaches six to nine credit hours each semester. Coordinates placement and evaluation of dietetic interns. Develops curriculum and system assessments. Serves as liaison in developing new internship sites. Fosters partnerships with community entities for experience opportunities across the lifespan, within various population groups and within sustainability programs. Evaluates preceptor effectiveness and provide necessary training. Receives and responds to inquiries about the program (which average around 250 per year). Establishes informational programs for undergraduates seeking internship placement. Administers the application review process from selection of each intern class (1 in January and 1 in July). Attends professional meetings to represent the program. Counsels with students throughout the program. Coordinates the Portfolio Review/Evaluation process for each class. Provides review courses and necessary study programs for the registration examination for dietitians. Administers an exam review course to assist graduates in passing the registration exam to meet the 80% standard set by ADA. Oversees an application workshop to ensure the best interns are accepted into the program at UCO. Establishes partnerships to provide counseling opportunities across the lifespan and involvement with sustainable food programs. Enforces necessary curriculum and a system of assessment and evaluation of competency to meet CADE standards. Plans, organizes, and trains preceptors for onsite experiences for interns. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree in related field plus 7+ years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, and assessment in this field. Extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of functional area. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.
Must be Registered Dietician, eligible for licensure in the state of Oklahoma. Membership required with the American Dietetic Association and minimum of a Master's degree in Nutrition/Dietetics. Background in clinical dietetics as well as teaching experience in higher education. Currently active in state and local dietetics associations. Preferred: Working relationships with Oklahoma City metropolitan area Dieticians.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to make policy and procedure decisions. Must be detail-oriented. Capacity for growth and leadership.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.