Jobs: A Couple in California

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1) Director of Fashion Marketing and Management Program, The Art Institute of California- Sunnyvale

The Art Institute of California- Sunnyvale is seeking an Academic Department Director for Fashion Marketing and Management program. Ideal candidates are professionals in their field who embrace a culture of learning and value ongoing professional development. This exempt level position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises Faculty in the department.  The Academic Department Director (ADD) is the principal academic officer for the Fashion Marketing and Management program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overseeing day-to-day operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the college. The ADD is co-responsible with the Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the department as it relates to education. The Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the college and abides by the mandates set by Corporate Headquarters, the President, and the Executive Committee.

Incumbent must assure that the Art Institute/ EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements include:• Provide academic leadership for the program and select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Head of Academic Affairs.• Provide support to college and community relations activities including planning and implementing a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs.• Support college programs designed to achieve student completion rates.• Advise students in Program• Collaborate with other Academic Department Directors within own school and across schools: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.• Teach up to two classes per quarter.• Other responsibilities as determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years related experience. Advanced certifications or credits towards further study are highly preferred. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be in a related area.• A strong understanding of current professional technologies and programs.• Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry and/or in Education• Fiscal and personnel management experience.• Teaching experience• Excellent communication skills, written and oral as well as strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.• Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.• Strong computer literacy skills.• Ability to interact effectively as either a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.• Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.• Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities, to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

The Art Institute is one of the nation’s leaders in postsecondary career-oriented education for the creative arts. Our mission is to provide excellence in education in a top-quality, learning-centered environment where students can acquire the requisite skills and knowledge to pursue a productive career in their chosen field of study. The Art Institute of California -Sunnyvale is one of our newest, growing schools: a great place to learn and a great place to work.

APPLY:

Hiring Manager
aicasunstaffing@edmc.edu
1120 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA  94086

Include: Diversity Statement or Diversity Philosophy (this may be part of your cover letter or submitted separately)• résumé• transcript from institution awarding highest degree (may be sent separately or submitted at first interview)• links to portfolio or current work (please do not send large e-mail attachments of your work)

2.)  Academic Director Fashion Design, The Art Institute of California – Hollywood

The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a Los Angeles based design college is one of the Art Institutes, America’s leader in postsecondary career-oriented education for the creative arts. Explosive growth at our campus has created an opportunity for a new Academic Director Fashion Design. This program is one of the longest running programs at Ai Hollywood and has one of the two largest student cohorts.An Academic Director (AD) is the principal academic officer for a specific program or programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Day-to-day operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the college. The AD is co-responsible with the Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the department as it relates to education. The Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the college and abides by the mandates set by the Board of Trustees, the AiCAH President, and the Executive Committee.

Assure that the AiCAH/EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.  Provide academic leadership for the program and continue to enhance a community presence for our Fashion Design program.  Select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members according to the guidelines provided by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Plan and implement a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs, including oversight of the annual fashion design show for senior students. Support the college programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan. Collaborate with other Academic Directors within own school and across schools: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other. Identify and lead Professional Advisory Committee on behalf of the program and build professional relationships with key industry employers. Other responsibilities as determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess a master’s degree in fashion design or a closely related field with a minimum of five years fashion industry experience in a managerial position. Additionally she/he must have at least three years teaching or college leadership experience. Appropriate industry credentials.  Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry and/or education.  Demonstrated experience in areas related to fiscal and staff management. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively as a member of a team.  Ability to interact successfully with academic, student as well as business and regulatory stakeholders.

This position acts as the academic program’s chief officer making decisions and operating in a coordinated effort with the Dean of Academic Affairs, program-specific advisory board, and all education department directors. The AD provides support and guidance to students and faculty and maintains a leadership role in all department functions. Inside contact encompasses the entire range of personnel. Outside contacts may include community and professional leaders as well as other educators.

The Art Institute of California – Hollywood offers this position with a competitive compensation package that includes a generous health, dental and vision benefits insurance or opt-out credit, vacation, personal days, and holidays, 401(k) plan with Company match, free parking, and tuition waiver plan for you and your dependents. Education Management and AICAH embrace diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

APPLY:

Human Resources Director
pargo@aii.edu
3440 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90010

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