Program Coordinator – Applied Behavior Analysis

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  • Post Date: May 12, 2022
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Category: Psychology
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DescriptionJoin the Team of a Premier Online Graduate-Level University and…

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 the School of Social Behavioral Science- Department of Psychology as the Program Coordinator for the Applied Behavior Aanalysis program(s) and serve as the VCS Coordinator with Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance, oversight and support of the Applied Behavior Analysis program at NCU, including but not limited to: being the contact person to the ABAI for the VCS verification, being the student liaison [for example, holding student orientation meetings] and teaching in the program as well as teaching in other psychology programs. Oversees the accreditation by ABAI. In addition, working closely with the Dean of The School of Social Behavioral Sciences and the Chair of the Psychology Department.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the Applied Behavior Analysis program in accordance with the Verified Course Sequence [VCS], as delineated by ABAI and NCU policies and practices.
  • Pursues and maintains verification and accreditation for the Applied Behavior Analysis program
  • Will function as the VCS coordinator and be the sole contact person with ABAI managing all communications with ABAI
  • Will be the student liaison for students in the Applied Behavior Analysis program.
  • Oversees the process and student placement in practicum sites
  • Oversees the writing and/or development of any self-study materials for the ABAI accreditation board.
  • Teaches in the VCS sequence and other psychology courses
  • Assist and support daily activities related to the Applied Behavior Analysis Degree Programs including working with School faculty, administration, and staff (fulltime and part-time teaching faculty, academic advisors, and/or other team members)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of goals and strategies related to the Applied Behavior Analysis Degree Program that are consistent with School operational needs
  • Participates in the development and managing a quality assessment within the Applied Behavior Analysis Degree
  • Provides training regarding the program curriclum, practicum process, and potentail student issues to Academic Advisors, Enrollment Advisors, and other University staff as needed.
  • Oversees each student’s degree eligibilty for the Applied Behavior Analysis program
  • Responds to student or applicants questions and concerns, when
  • Establishes measurable program outcomes and review programs to evaluate compliance with verification and accreditation standards.
  • Supports a strategic planning cycle for the program
  • Engages in course development and revision
  • Supports the work with the Marketing Department in the preparation of informational materials, events, and other marketing efforts related to promoting the Applied Behavior Analysis programs to ensure that all literature, exhibiting, marketing, etc. is accurate and aligned with strategic planning, values, etc.
  • Maintains professional development through membership and participation with state, regional, and national associations, presentations at professional conferences, and continued involvement in academic and clinical research leading to scholarly publications
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Participates in University committees and completes additional assignments at the discretion of the Dean, the Provost, and the President, as needed
  • Promotes academic excellence and diversity in curriculum and faculty and student recruitment
  • Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service, and practice
  • Complete all required professional development activities as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of educational culture in an online environment.
  • Knowledge of VSC and ABAI accreditation processes.
  • Ability to apply strategic and program planning, program and curriculum planning, development, and evaluation, technology implementation.
  • Ability to organize and direct work efforts and manage several competing priorities.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication, capability to receive and give direction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to communicate online including e-mail, chat rooms, videoconferencing and other technology based on communication media.
  • Ability to make presentations and represent the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Applied Behavior Analysis programs in various media when called upon.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone system.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft office suite.

Education and Experience

  • Must hold a BCBA or BCBA-D certification.
  • Doctoral degree with a focus in psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Masters in psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Experience with the online delivery of higher education and associated support systems.
  • Having experience developing a VCS program preferred.
  • Demonstrated teaching and service record in higher education.
  • Experience with program development and verification and accreditation preferred.
  • Experience with curriculum development preferred.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with all ABAI constitutents (students, faculty, administration, leadership).
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working in the technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • All skills, abilities and eductiaon will be considered for the minimum questlifications.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  The physical requirements for performing the essential functions of this position require the team member to be able to:

  • Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach.
  • Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Hear well enough to communicate with others.
  • Read a computer screen and written material.
  • Write, type, and use phone system.

Working Conditions

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

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.

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