Academic Director Position

Academic Director

Fashion Marketing & Management Program

Hollywood, CA

Outstanding career opportunity with an established-and-growing educational institution leading academic department in Fashion Marketing and Management degree programs!

Position Overview

An Academic Director (AD) is the principal academic officer for a specific program or programs. Responsibilities include: day-to-day operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the college. The AD shares responsibility with the Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the department as it relates to education. The Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the college and abides by the mandates set by the Board of Trustees, the President, and the Executive Committee. Incumbent must assure that the organizational philosophy – quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered and upheld in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide academic leadership and select, train, develop, manage, and lead faculty and staff team members according to the guidelines provided by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Provide support to college and community relations activities while planning and implementing a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses, and capital needs.
  • Support college programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with other Academic Department Directors within own school and across schools: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Job Requirements


  • Must possess a Master’s degree in fashion marketing and management or a closely related field. Must have minimum 5 years experience in management roles in industry and at least 3 years of teaching or college level educational administration.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry and/or Academic Affairs.
  • Fiscal and personnel management experience.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with supervisor and staff populations.
  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills with the Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Ability to interact effectively as either a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to listen to customers (e.g. staff, etc.) and to understand and respond positively to their requests.
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.


Bryan Benson

Executive Recruiter

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