Director, SSBS Virtual Institute | School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Imagine Yourself at a Higher Degree.

 At Northcentral University (NCU), we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.

 We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.

 If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!

 What We Are Looking For

NCU is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our School of Social and Behavioral Sciences team as the Director, SSBS Virtual Institute. 

This position will serve as a Director of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SSBS) Virtual Institute housed within the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The long-term vision of the Institute is to establish itself as a resource to NCU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the
general public. Areas of focus may include: virtual training site for NCU clinical programs; repository of information, resources, and tools on clinical, mental health, and wellness topics for the NCU and broader community; psycho-educational programs; supporting ongoing research
projects; and other clinical and wellness services & resources. The Director will be an integral part in determining the vision and specific services offered, in collaboration with the SSBS

The Director will be responsible for planning, collecting, curating, and sharing resources from internal and external content experts to assist with virtual programs. This position works closely with other faculty and School leaders. In addition, this position will be highly collaborative with other departments of the institution including, but not limited to, Marketing, Grants Office, Library, and Alumni Services, and develop collaborations with external organizations and groups. Demonstrated experience and excellence in remote cross-team collaboration is essential for this role. The Director will report to the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate Dean.

Essential Functions

  • As the Founding Director of the SSBS Institute the essential functions will be to work collaboratively to identify the long-term vision and take measured steps towards their establishment in order to show desirable outcomes.
  •  Manage and promote multiple behavioral health services in collaboration with school faculty.
  •  Entrepreneurship with the ability to take ideas to fruition.
  • Develop policy, practices, procedures, and incorporate tools necessary to implement and maintain various services and offering.
  • Collaborates with internal and external experts across multiple disciplines.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Northcentral’s vision, mission, and goals and those of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
  • Participates in leadership, faculty and staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Adheres to policies and requirements defined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Tasks and projects as assigned by the Dean, Associate Dean, or other NCU administrators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Innovative Thinker
  • Collaborative Spirit, Team Oriented
  • Strong visionary with collaborative personality that enjoys dreaming of what something can become but also able to put dreams into action.
  • Ability to evaluate information to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact university stakeholders.\
  • Ability to process, analyze, and present qualitative and quantitative data.
  •  Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  •  Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information to both internal and external constituents.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, copier, phone systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  •  Ability to identify problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions,and recommend and implement policies and processes to advance continuous improvement efforts.
  •  Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft Office suite

Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Preferred doctoral degree.
  • Experience with organizational growth, management, and development.
  •  Experience developing or leading a Center at a university or private sector preferred.
  • Clinical Supervision Experience desired with knowledge of organizing an online clinical practice.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  •  Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
  •  All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.


Working Conditions

This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.

  • Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.


NCU will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Who We Are

Northcentral University (NCU) is a private, nonprofit, online University and a proud affiliate of the National University System with its headquarters in California. We are a graduate university, and a global leader in providing access to regionally-accredited higher education.

NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in technology, health sciences and marriage and family therapy. Our collective goal at Northcentral University is to improve the human condition through the provision of high-quality online degree programs.

NCU was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with access to a richly- engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous educational programs. Today, we continue to serve that mission. Many students at NCU are first-generation graduate students seeking to contribute to their communities through their pursuit of academic growth, research, and practice.

Though we support faculty and student research, NCU is a teaching university. Our faculty dedicate themselves to serving students through a pedagogical model of Teaching through Engagement (TTE). The goal is for all NCU students, faculty and team members to be actively engaged within the University community. Engagement is more than just grading and giving feedback, it is an active relationship between faculty and student, a give and take of ideas and information.

NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students. These experiences are enhanced by professors’ real-world, practical experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.

At NCU, we are widening access to education and reducing educational divides. We are proud of the educational opportunities that we provide, and we recognize that providing this kind of access to all students takes work and collaborative effort. We value diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas. Our global reach affords us the opportunity to teach and learn the significance of diversity – and the power it brings to our endeavors.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals.

Apply today!

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