department chair resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Motivated and dedicated professional who brings her best every day. Highly innovative and performance-focused leader with a record of building programs, generating strong relationships, designing impactful educational experiences, and coaching individuals to success. Capability of planning, coordinating, and supervising productive educational programs. Expert in delivering quality guidance and direction to students from diverse backgrounds. Articulate communicator equipped with strong interpersonal skills in cultivating productive relationships and supporting cross-functional teams. Technically proficient in utilizing industry standard solutions to deliver education in all modes.

  • Pedagogical Practices
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Program Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Program Development and Assessment
  • Curriculum Planning and Implementation
  • Education Assessments
  • Learning Skills Development
  • Online Teaching
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Learning Modalities
  • Interactive Teaching/Learning
  • Instructional Design
06/2019 to Current Department Chair University Of Kansas Medical Center | Kansas City, KS,
  • Lead execution of three academic majors, six minors and all associated courses by effectively overseeing administrative processes through exemplary leadership and project management
  • Ensure results align with department, school, and college strategic missions by examining programs, conducting annual reviews of curriculum, sequencing, and course evaluations
  • Develop, manage, and promote learning programs through assessment of needs, allocation or resources, communication with stakeholders, and project management.
  • Assess faculty portfolios and performance programs by recommending reappointments, tenure, promotions, and new hires to Dean
  • Provide seamless pathways of study by initiating formalized articulation agreements with external institutions
  • Utilize scheduled and informal recruitment opportunities to onboard students in the company's program
  • Liaise with college communications to develop print and digital department recruitment materials
  • Design or communicate training opportunities to support professional development of faculty and staff
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and appropriate distributions of funds by overseeing department budgets
  • Craft formal reports based on department metrics to communicate program, and institutional level strategic decisions
  • Identify and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support department outcomes
  • Asses program learning outcomes based upon department, institutional, and discipline-relevant standards
06/2015 to Current Clinical Faculty Bryanlgh Medical Center | Grand Island, NE,
  • Achieve optimal course and program level outcomes for face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online course formats through effective utilization of ADDIE model in designing pedagogically sound courses
  • Support course activities, assessments, and goals by utilizing digital technology to include Learning Management System, Web 2.0 resources
  • Leverage knowledge of web-based learning technologies in iterative course design and development to identify issues at initial stages
  • Provide exceptional educational expertise to students for insuring professional development and career progression
  • Formulate individualized degree completion pathways for assigned advises in line with student requirements and emerging trends
  • Support learning outcomes using a learner-centric instructional approach
  • Partner with other instructors to share best practices for optimized student learning.
  • Use individualized instruction techniques to educate students on client observation, assessment, decision-making and health teaching.
06/2015 to 06/2019 Exercise Science Program Coordinator SUNY | City, STATE,
  • Nutrition for Special Populations (3cr); Face-to-Face, Recruited first cohort of students upon program approval to achieve shared vision
  • Designed program curriculum by creating program policies and procedures to meet national discipline standards
  • Developed and improved laboratory space, while recruiting program faculty and purchasing relevant equipment
  • Ensured fruitful placements of students in culminating experiences by generating internship placements
  • Advocated program approval in succession to collating discipline data and evaluating current program offerings for interdisciplinary opportunity to develop degree proposal in collaboration with related departments
  • Secured approval for application submitted to National Strength and Conditioning Associate (NSCA), being an integral component of Education Recognized Program (ERP)
  • Additional Experience as Director of Fitness and Human Performance SUNY Potsdam | Strength and Conditioning Coach, SUNY Potsdam Bears Athletics
12/2006 to 06/2015 Fitness Center Director State University Of New York At Potsdam | City, STATE,
  • Managed fitness and recreation facilities, verifying safe and clean facility and equipment conditions.
  • Developed and maintained excellent member relationships to promote facility offerings and assist with health or exercise questions.
  • Developed marketing campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles and participation in fitness and wellness programs.
  • Showed members how to complete exercises and use machines properly and safely.
  • Conducted needs assessments and surveys to determine interest in wellness and fitness programs, events and services.
  • Prepared and implemented budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing and maintenance plans.
  • Led group wellness and fitness classes.
  • Utilized well-honed decision-making skills to quickly and effectively find solutions to customer issues.
  • Implemented personalized training to each employee, providing guidance and information to strengthen skills needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Initiated group programs to challenge members to make exercise part of daily routines.
  • Developed and implemented department performance guidelines, work instructions and standard operating procedures.
Expected in 08/2009 to to Master of Science | Organizational Leadership and Performance State University of New York College At Potsdam, Potsdam NY, GPA:
Expected in 05/1993 to to Bachelor of Science | Health and Wellness State University of New York College At Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, GPA:
Expected in to to Graduate Certificate | Online Learning And Teaching State University of New York At Albany, Albany, NY, GPA:
Awards & Accomplishments
  • Favorite Professor in Major; Exercise Science (2019, 2020)
  • Lougheed Applied Learning Grant (2019)
  • Athletics Potsdam Appreciates Award (2015)
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School Attended

  • State University of New York College At Potsdam
  • State University of New York College At Buffalo
  • State University of New York At Albany

Job Titles Held:

  • Department Chair
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Exercise Science Program Coordinator
  • Fitness Center Director


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Certificate

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