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Director of Arkansas Coding Academy

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR 72032
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Minimum Salary or Salary Range $70,000

Position Details

Posting Number NC0202020
Working Title Director of Arkansas Coding Academy
Department Org 435150-OCE-BOTFunds
Position Summary

The Arkansas Coding Academy is housed within the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas. Outreach has been providing innovative programs and services to our diverse community of learners for over 100 years, and the Arkansas Coding Academy is one of our newest programs that support workforce development. The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA), launched in 2016, provides training to individuals seeking new careers in programming and/or information technology.

The Director of the Arkansas Coding Academy reports to the Associate Vice President of Outreach and Community Engagement and is responsible for all management aspects of the program, including personnel, budgeting, marketing, program development, evaluation, and industry partnerships. The Director will also share our commitment to expand and strengthen diversity within ArCA and the technology industry.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Create an inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students that promotes a culture of diversity, belonging, innovation and excellence.
Coordinate all curriculum and training offerings including topics and delivery methods alongside diverse administrative staff and instructors.
Establish and achieve programmatic goals centered on growth of new programs and sustaining current programs.
Supervise creation and implementation of the overall ArCA marketing plan.
Balance campus operations against financial goals through budgeting and adherence to UCA fiscal and purchasing policies.
Manage all full time employees and provide accountability and support for the teams success.
Recruit, manage and support the diverse instructors through scheduling, orientation, curriculum oversight, and evaluation while also exercising the opportunity to teach.
Work closely and continuously with local employers and agencies to determine talent needs and sources of funding in our community.
Develop on-campus partnerships to support program goals and expand ArCA capacity.
Ensure students have a truly impactful educational experience and guide them through personalized career support that prepares them for meaningful and successful software development careers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong communication skills, including the ability to present and write effectively
Demonstrated ability to secure partnerships with local stakeholders
Knowledge of software development programs and trends in the industry
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
Demonstrated ability to be innovative
Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment
Demonstrated success in leading teams

Required Education and/or Experience

Bachelors Degree in computer science, education, business, communication or related area

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Masters Degree in computer science, education, business, communication or related area
Demonstrated success working in higher education or other state agencies
Minimum of three years successful experience in software programming, computer science education, or project management in a related field

University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 11/17/2020
Physical Demands Checklist Sitting, Standing, Lifting/Carrying, Walking
Physical Exertion Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds
Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/14/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3-5 references that can supply a letter of reference.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2020.

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