Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education
Work type: Temporary Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.
Summary: The Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education reports to the Vice President, Division of Global Learning and Partnerships at the main campus. Under the direction of the Vice President, the Director of Professional Development is responsible for working with constituent groups to identify, prioritize, and implement staff development needs among industry, business, nonprofit organizations, and other external constituencies.
About the Division of Global Learning and Partnerships:
Rowan Global is the University's vehicle to reach out and serve the needs of college students, working adults, lifelong learners, and the business community. Students enrolled in our academic programs include college graduates pursuing masters or doctoral programs and returning college students pursuing the completion of a baccalaureate degree or certification. Rowan Global Solutions, a unit within Rowan Global provides a large portfolio of non-credit services and products, including continuing education units, customizable solutions for industry, business, nonprofit organizations, and other key external constituencies.
The Director will be required to work successfully with internal employees and outside entities to translate organizational needs into professional development initiatives and opportunities; oversee the professional development budget, produce financial reports and prioritize multiples projects and initiatives; and maintain currency in the field. The position will also frequently work alone and come into contact with the general public and end users due to the development and assessment of professional development training programs and customized business solutions for industry partners.
Essential Position Responsibilities/Functions:
Under the direction of the Vice President, Division of Global Learning and Partnerships, the Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education is responsible to accomplish the following:
Designs pragmatic and impactful non-credit products to address key organizational development needs from corporations and non-profit organizations
Seek, cultivate and develop new accounts/business.
Develops an annual calendar of professional development events and programs.
Maintains the professional development web page.
Maintains currency in the field through research and participation in regional, state and national professional development activities and memberships
Extensive travel within the tri-state/regional area.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred disciplines include Professional Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management or related field.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressive professional development experience.
Entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to work without supervision and completing under tight timelines
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Budget preparation and control.
Ability to draft contracts/legal agreements.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete various projects within designated deadlines.
Exemplary attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly convey information in person and through electronic communications.
Excellent interpersonal skills, use of tact, patience and courtesy.
Experience in utilizing Microsoft Applications and electronic reporting processes.
Ability to travel is required.
Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Professional Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management or related field.
Internal Number: 493663
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.