Director, Health Professions

Remote - Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas Grantham contracts with UAS Services, LLC and Oasis, A Paychex Company, as our exclusive employment partner to provide benefits and payroll services and deliver on our mission for our students. UAS Services, LLC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

Please note, the University of Arkansas Grantham is looking for remote workers in the following states: AR, AL, AZ, DE, FL, GA, KS, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY


The Director, Health Professions leads and actively participates in the development of the programs and curriculum. This role supervises administrative staff and is responsible for strengthening the programs, enhancing the student learning experience, strategically works to gain and maintain accreditation and determines the metrics and processes necessary to manage the programs within the College. The Director is responsible for providing leadership through planning, managing resources, and implementing academically comprehensive programs.  


  • Provide leadership for degree programs in the College
  • Supervise the Chair(s) to ensure program quality and student success are maintained
  • Responsible for departmental strategic planning, supervision and management of curriculum/program quality and development, and academic and instructional improvement
  • Develop professional and relevant program curriculum
  • Perform timely and comprehensive program reviews as scheduled
  • Manage the extraction, evaluation and reporting of the course failure (CF), drop (D) and persistent rate (PR) process
  • Manage the data extraction process noted above, collaborate with the program chair, and provide the appropriate course improvements
  • Prepare quarterly reports that summarize and analyze program-related data for purposes of continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with program chairs to ensure that the program is meeting expectations 
  • Prepare materials for online, state, and other accreditation bodies
  • Manage the appropriate program portal, troubleshoot faculty and student issues, and assist with codes, access, and QA of the process
  • Strategically leverage Anthology and other reporting resources to manage and evaluate course performance for purposes of updating curriculum, improving course performance and/or to enhance the student experience 
  • Faculty engagement: collaborate with the training, development, and evaluation team 
  • Create and deliver program specific information and training for admissions and student advisors
  • Foster collegial working relationships with federal, state, and local constituencies, accrediting bodies, field experience personnel, and maintains current accreditations and agreements
  • Work in conjunction with the training, development and evaluation team on the recruitment, training, and motivation of qualified faculty
  • Manage the selection of the subject matter experts (SMEs) for curriculum development and other academic projects; collaborate with the AVC Curriculum to oversee subject matter experts (SME) performance 
  • Teach each year to maintain academic presence 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree required. Doctorate degree preferred. 
  • 5 years academic leadership experience. Online leadership experience preferred.
  • 5 years online teaching experience
  • Strategic and collaborative leadership abilities 
  • Ability to accept, adapt and effectively communicate on-going change 
  • Ability to make decisions, work collaboratively and problem-solving skills
  • In-depth knowledge of developing curriculum required
  • Demonstrated ability with a proven record of success in working with all levels of leadership, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing organization
  • Knowledge and use of a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction
  • Knowledge and use of student-centered instructional philosophies
  • Close attention to detail, work efficiently in a complex/fast- paced environment and have the ability to adapt to an ever-changing climate
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, oral and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and have the ability/courage to address matters head on
  • Gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically
  • Foster a positive, collaborative, and team-oriented culture 
  • Be proficient in MS Office