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Program Manager – Architecture

Posted Monday, December 21


Dunwoody College of Technology




The Department of Construction Sciences & Building Technology at Dunwoody College is seeking Program Manager candidates for our Architecture Program with a planned start date of June 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and the initial review is expected to be complete by the end of February 2021.

This position will lead the College’s efforts to grow enrollment in the programs and will work with faculty to ensure excellence in students’ learning, experience, and success. This individual will also represent the College as a thought leader and a valued, passionate advocate for both Dunwoody and architecture education.

At Dunwoody, we strive to match passion with purpose. We do that by employing educated and experienced professional experts to teach our students through a hands-on experience. As the Program Manager of Architecture, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of skilled, passionate faculty. A successful candidate for this position will have a mix of experience in both the profession and academia.

The preferred candidate will have a strong relationship with the profession, leadership, communication, and management skills, and of course, experience in hands-on learning, making, and fabrication, academic administration and teaching, and developing strategic community, professional, and academic partnerships. Architecture offers a NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree program as well as an Architectural Drafting and Design associate degree. Dunwoody boasts a unique 2+3 model.

The first 2 years prepares students to become drafters, and an additional 3 years (optional) prepares students who wish to advance into professional practice. The architecture programs are one of the largest degree areas at Dunwoody and maintain excellent graduate employment rates. Architecture has active student chapters of the American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects, and a ‘Women in Architecture’ student group.

Architecture is housed with a suite of other built environment undergraduate degrees in the Department of Construction Sciences & Building Technology.

Learn more: MAJOR OBJECTIVE The Program Manager is responsible for the administration of the Architecture Program through transparent leadership and direction to faculty ensuring excellence in teaching contributing to the undergraduate educational mission of the College. At Dunwoody, the Program Manager continues to teach at a reduced load.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Creates a positive and supportive teaching and learning environment. Facilitates student learning of course competencies through engaging lectures, varied activities, timely advising, and effective assessment in program courses taught. Supervises and evaluates faculty through support, coaching, and guidance. Manages program curriculum through the annual academic planning process.

Leads and executes programmatic plans, including student advising, retention, equity + diversity + inclusion plan, and short and long term strategic plan. Develops and manages program budget including coordinating program facility and equipment needs and class scheduling and registration. Assists with program recruiting and marketing activities, student internships, and graduate employment. Manages and assesses program relationships with the profession and program alumni. Manages programmatic accreditation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in Architecture Experience in professional practice Higher Education teaching experience ​

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications plus: Ph.D. in Architecture or a closely related field with a Master’s degree in Architecture Strong experience professional practice Higher Education teaching experience, including experience in online teaching Academic Administration or Professional Leadership experience Experience with NAAB accreditation Applicants should provide a cover letter presenting your position on architectural education and practice, curriculum vitae or resume including examples of professional and academic work, and contact information for three professional references.


Craig Heinen