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Program Director of the Court Reporting Program

MacCormac College, Chicago, Illinois

MacCormac College is searching for a full-time Program Director of the Court Reporting Program to oversee its historic program in court reporting and closed captioning.  Founded in 1904, MacCormac College is Chicago’s first and finest two-year, private, non-profit college offering the nation’s premier business and legal programs.  Located now in historic Heyworth Building in downtown Chicago, MacCormac College established the first court reporting program in the United States in 1912.

The Court Reporting Program Director reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the Court Reporting program.  Specific responsibilities are to:

Instruction

  • Provide a model of teaching excellence in the program that supports the mission, vision, and values of the College;
  • Teach 15 credit hours in each of the Fall and Spring and Summer semesters.

Program Administration

  • Recruit, hire (with the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs), supervise and evaluate adjunct faculty in the program;
  • Assign faculty to specific courses each semester;
  • Provide the College’s syllabus template to each adjunct faculty member;
  • Collect and review syllabi for all program courses, ensuring syllabi conform to academic standards and the template;
  • Map curriculum to program outcomes and College competencies and ensure that course syllabi specify how courses meet outcomes and competencies;
  • Conduct regular assessment of courses and program outcomes, make improvements based on assessment data, and record data-based improvements in annual assessment reports;
  • Make ongoing data-based changes to improve and update curriculum and program offerings to achieve program excellence;
  • Implement the program strategic plans, review the strategic plan annually, and recommend updates as needed based on new data;
  • Participate in student orientation, admissions events, staff meetings and retreats;
  • Work with the Dean of Academic Affairs to update academic policies, provide information for e-catalog, identify and meet student support need; and develop new courses when needed;
  • Maintain standards for HLC accreditation and, when necessary, participate in reaccreditation process;
  • Maintain standards for NCRA approval and, when necessary, prepare and maintain documentation for re-approval process and visit;
  • Remain professionally active in discipline and in teaching and learning;
  • Lead discipline-specific accreditation, if necessary, and implementation of best practices in the program;
  • Develop and maintain an active advisory board and/or community feedback mechanism;
  • Work with the Dean of Academic Affairs to provide on-campus professional development for adjunct faculty;
  • Review program marketing materials;

Student Support and Advising

  • Develop appropriate experiential learning opportunities for students in their area;
  • Meet with students who have academic issues that have not been resolved through discussions with instructors;
  • Provide Court Reporting students with academic advising and career guidance; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Model and serve as a leader within the existing MacCormac College culture of great integrity, innovation, persistence, advancement, hard-work, collaboration, diversity and community.
  • Preference for those candidates who already have experience in academic administration and/or teaching in a higher education setting.
  • Preference for those candidates who have experience with online learning.

About MacCormac College: 

MacCormac College in downtown Chicago has a distinguished history and an exciting future. Founded in 1904, MacCormac has been committed to providing its diverse student population with an exceptional education, while building students' self-confidence and encouraging lifelong learning. We are conveniently located in the historic Heyworth building, just steps away from Millennium Park, and excellent transport links. 

In all programs of study, students receive a comprehensive, practical education unparalleled by any other two-year college. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds numerous program approvals by certified national agencies including the American Bar Association and the National Court Reporters Association. As the nation's third oldest, two-year, private, non-profit institution, MC offers Associate Degrees in: Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, Business Administration (as well as a completely online Business Administration Program), and Paralegal Studies. 

Why MacCormac College is a great place to work: 

MacCormac supports and promotes its staff to grow and develop as life-long learners. Our small yet dynamic team is comprised of passionate individuals that possess a collaborative spirit. We work together to encourage our diverse student population by building their self-confidence, and teaching the skills necessary to excel in our ever-changing, complex society. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team to help fulfill our mission to promote student success and challenge students at all levels of academic and personal preparation to achieve their greatest potential. 

Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary, attractive medical benefits and generous paid vacation. 

Application 

Serious applicants are invited to submit application materials by May 15, 2018.  Applicants MUST submit the below materials in a single pdf file via email to the Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Stephen Murray, at smurray@maccormac.edu , with the subject line: “Court Reporting Program Director Search.”

• Letter of application addressing responsibilities and qualifications listed above

• Curriculum Vitae or Resume

• List of names, titles, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references including the name and contact information of your most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior consent of the applicant.

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2018

MacCormac strives to achieve and maintain a diverse workforce that meets the needs of our students and prospective students. Accordingly MacCormac upholds a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. We are committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. We follow this policy not just because it is the law, but also because we firmly believe it is the right thing to do.

Our equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with MacCormac, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, work assignments, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, job benefits, termination, retirement, and social activities. All employment-related decisions are made without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, status as a recently separated veteran, disabled veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, active wartime or campaign badge veteran, or other legally protected status, as required by law. It is also our policy to provide an environment free from harassment.

MacCormac will reasonably accommodate qualified employees with disabilities, and pregnant employees, to allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. The College also will reasonably accommodate employees’ sincere religious beliefs and practices unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. All requests for reasonable accommodation should be made to Human Resources.

If you have any concerns about discrimination, harassment or retaliation in our workplace, you must report them immediately to your supervisor, any Dean, or Human Resources. You may report these concerns at any time. We will make sure that you are free to raise your concerns without any fear of retaliation. If you have any questions regarding discrimination, or this policy, please contact Human Resources.