Department Head Job Description

Department Head Job Description

September 19th, 2019

Department Heads take charge of departments. They monitor, lead, train, and manage staff. They may also conduct research and set goals. Department Heads ensure that overall day-to-day operations run smoothly.

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We are searching for a well-organized, detail-orientated Department Head to join our excellent organization. The Department Head's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing existing operations and drawing up improvement plans, providing training to new and existing staff, assisting with recruitment and onboarding, drawing up budgets, liaising with clients and other professionals, scheduling meetings, networking with relevant stakeholders, and identifying opportunities for growth. You should be able to engage with a wide range of professionals.

To be successful as a Department Head, you should have an influential personality and stellar leadership qualities. Outstanding Department Heads are able to identify issues and develop innovative solutions.

Department Head Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with existing staff members, managers, supervisors, and clients in order to achieve set goals.
  • Observing, analyzing, and offering suggestions on current operations.
  • Scheduling meetings and training sessions with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Assisting with recruitment, training, and onboarding processes.
  • Establishing professional relationships with clients, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring all health and safety, as well as company regulations are followed by staff at all times.
  • Liaising with staff and organizing teambuilding events that take everyone's needs into account.
  • Conducting research, writing up reports, and presenting findings to staff and other stakeholders.
  • Maintaining relationships with clients and finding creative ways to expand the organization.
  • Attending workshops, lectures, and training sessions wherever possible.

Department Head Requirements:

  • High school diploma.
  • Relevant degrees, certificates, and licenses may be required.
  • A driver's license.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and telephonic communication.
  • Great public speaking skills.
  • Superb interpersonal skills.
  • A positive attitude and professional manner.
  • A growth mindset.
  • Strong networking and management abilities.

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