* Ensures organizational values serve as the basis for departmental operations. * Provides clear direction and informed decision-making. * Engages in respectful and candid communication while encouraging open expression of ideas and opinions. * Maintain the highest standard of ethics and compliance with federal, state, and accrediting body standards and regulations. * Prioritizes development of departmental faculty and staff. * Guides curriculum development to ensure it meets the needs of students and the profession. * Develops effective strategies for recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty, staff, and students. * Manages fiscal and administrative matters with transparency and integrity. * Aligns departmental goals with institutional goals, in order to effectively advocate for resources. * Promotes collaboration within and outside of the department/institution. PT program curriculum and operations * Provides leadership, direction, and administration of all aspects of the Department activities in collaboration with the faculty and staff. * Responsible for development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of all teaching programs of the department, although specific activities usually are delegated to a curriculum committee and individual faculty. * Supports faculty research and other forms of scholarly activity. * Leads participation in the accreditation process. * Responsible for the development and maintenance of effective department operations including efficient workflow, achieving student learning outcomes; ensuring appropriate faculty numbers; assuring curricular quality. * Ensures Department participation in the recruitment, selection, retention and academic success of students. * Serves on institutional committees and promotes faculty committee service, as well. * Acts as the fiscal agent for the Department; directing annual budget preparation, completing analysis of fiscal status and implementing appropriate actions related to resource utilization, approving expenditures, reviewing reports. * Delegates authority and responsibility consistent with faculty and staff strengths and interests, within the context of the Department needs and available resources. Strategic Planning * Works with departmental faculty to develop the departmental mission, vision, tactical initiatives and metrics that are consistent with the School and University's strategic and quality improvement plan. * Assesses and reports on program metrics, such as faculty workload and scholarly productivity, student satisfaction, graduation rates, enrollments, etc. to assure program goals are being met; Uses data to help teams initiate, manage, and sustain the process. * Offers original solutions to solve problems or develop opportunities. * Shows a drive for and works with a focus on continuous improvement. Faculty Leadership and Development * Leads the recruitment and retention of high caliber faculty and staff in the department. * Coaches, develops, and evaluates faculty (core and adjunct) effectiveness; assigns work with a focus on a resilient workforce that responds effectively to changing programmatic situations and demands. * Mentors and develops employees to maximize individual performance, build future organizational leadership, enhance teamwork and strengthen support of the organization's core values. * Recommends to the Dean faculty members for appointment, promotion and tenure, and special assignments of workload consistent with the department, college, and university policies.