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Director of Instructional Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2022
Title Director of Instructional Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Educational Opportunity Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Undergraduate Education
    Teaching & Learning

Position Summary

The Director of Instructional Services will provide oversight of the Instructional Services Unit to support instructional and curriculum planning efforts by engaging faculty and staff to develop a culture that fosters professional learning and promote all staff as learners acquiring and building a repertoire of skills to meet the needs of every student.
In this position you will:
    • Ensure that site staff and programmatic activities comply with NYS Department of Education and NYS Department of Labor rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Assist faculty and staff in developing behavior management systems with rewards and interventions to curb negative behaviors.
    • Co-develop various professional development workshops for faculty and staff to focus on things such as the impact of poverty, learning strategies, common core standards, data analysis, instructional best practices, Integrating technology in the classroom, etc.
    • Provide opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning via community service.
    • Support diversity and inclusion training for faculty and staff to understand their students in the classroom and personal backgrounds.
    • Routinely participate in observations of faculty and staff to mentor and support their professional growth.
    • Supervise the faculty and staff in the Instructional Services Unit.


For 40 years, the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC) been in the forefront of providing opportunities through education for economically and educationally disadvantaged citizens in Western New York residents. The BEOC makes real education and real success a tangible possibility for everyone lifting the community one success story at a time. To learn more about the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, visit us online at

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in curriculum, education, or related area.
    • 3 years’ experience (including supervision) at a senior administrative level is required.
    • Experience working directly with programs that serve diverse populations and underserved students in an adult education setting.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Should have demonstrated success in leading and motivating faculty and staff within a changing organizational environment.
  • The successful candidate should have a proven track record of success in meeting or exceeding school improvement plans.
  • A thorough understanding of an instructional services’ organizational models, especially relative to curriculum development and learning strategies for culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged and underserved adult student populations, is highly desirable.

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