The Graduate Program Director is the academic leader of the graduate program. Working closely with the faculty in the graduate program, the Division Chair, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Graduate Program Director ensures the smooth operation and quality of the program. The Graduate Program Director communicates with the faculty members who teach in the program and members of his/her department and division, and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintaining good communication within the graduate program and between the program and appropriate departments/divisions and division Chairs
  • Engaging in curriculum assessment and program review, and writing related catalog change proposals to present to the graduate committee on curriculum and academic policies (CAP)
  • Maintaining course rotation schedules for the graduate program
  • Developing course schedules for each semester, including summer
  • Teaching five 3-credit courses a year
  • Hiring and mentoring of adjunct instructors in the graduate program
  • Managing the program budget
  • Providing academic advising to students in the program
  • Making admission decisions on applicants to the program
  • Maintaining smooth conduct of the program which might include such things as improvement of library holdings; recommendation of students for further graduate study, jobs, and special programs; coordination and administration of practicums and independent projects as needed
  • Participating in Graduate Council
  • Maintaining existing and developing new relationships with community partners in healthcare
  • Other duties as assigned

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program develops skills and competencies for managerial positions in medical practice and other health services organizations and facilities. The program emphasizes knowledge of healthcare law, regulations, and economics, strong leadership, analytical skills, and ethical decision making. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in several organizations including medical groups, hospitals, HMO’s, pharmaceutical companies, rehabilitation centers, insurance companies, PPO’s, home health care organizations, accountable care organizations, and in consulting.


  • A master’s or doctoral degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional experience related to healthcare preferred
  • Teaching experience in a graduate program including online
  • Experience mentoring students and adjunct faculty
  • Proficiency with MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Exceptional supervisory and communication skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Ohio Dominican University is Central Ohio’s Catholic University. In-demand majors, graduate programs and an outstanding liberal arts foundation prepare students to succeed in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Columbus is one of America’s top collegiate cities, and provides ODU students with access to internships and practical experiences, as well as a thriving job market after graduation.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references through our website. Review of applications will begin immediately.