Director of Continuing Education & Professional Development
Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core FourArts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.
The Director of Continuing Education & Professional Development is responsible for advancing the Schools successful multi-campus professional development programs. The Director brings advanced knowledge of clinical and interprofessional education and practice and engages national and international experts as presenters and continuing education instructors. The Director partners with practitioners, agency executives, and the broader human service community to design, implement and evaluate continuing education and professional development programs including certificate programs, conferences, workshops, agency training, and online programming. The director is responsible for all aspects of the School's continuing education program including identifying training needs, developing training resources and connecting school and university resources with the professional community in ways that enrich both the institution and the community.
REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Program Development and Administration
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Develop, implement, and market continuing education offerings, including workshops and trainings, conferences, certificate programs, online workshops and courses, and agency-based trainings.
Work with community partners in identifying training needs and developing training models that target agency based and private practitioners.
Design certificate programs to address emerging workforce development needs including development, implementation, and evaluation of certificate programs in Addictions Studies, Post-Graduate Training in Trauma Competency for the 21st Century, Nonprofit Management, Mental Health and Aging; Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals, Nonprofit Leadership, and Social Work Practice Fellow Clinical Supervision.
Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Program Development and the Director of Field Education to plan and implement the annual Alumni and Friends event in Garden City.
Collaborate with the Directors of the extension centers to design and implement continuing education programming at the Centers and to consult on development of certificate programs and Alumni and Friends events.
Respond to inquiries and opportunities from the professional community.
Identify and contract with trainers for continuing education programs.
Evaluate program outcomes and implement continuous improvement strategies.
Prepare and execute performance and consulting agreements including liaison with appropriate School and University Offices.
Liaison with professional credentialing bodies and maintain active credentials to offer CEs for all counseling and mental health professions.
Prepare grant applications to secure training resources which address workforce development needs for the region served by the School's continuing education and professional development.
Supervise hourly administrative (program coordinator) and Local 153 Administrative Assistant.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and agency personnel.
Outstanding management and organizational skills, including budgetary matters.
Extensive and broad knowledge of current and emerging learning needs for advanced clinical professionals across disciplines as well as inter-professional education and practice.
Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
Ability to supervise staff as well as work cooperatively and support team collaboration.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word.
Master's Degree in Social Work with at least 8 years post-master's experience (PhD preferred);
Strong background in social work education as well as advanced knowledge Interprofessional practice, behavioral health fields, best practices, emerging service models, and related training needs;
Experience working in an agency, institute or university-based professional training program;
Experience training professionals in a variety of areas of clinical practice.
Hourly professional administrator (program coordinator)
Adelphi University comprises a small liberal arts college and a cluster of professional schools that have grown up in close relationship to the needs of the region. Our mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank in arts, education, business, clinical psychology, social work, nursing and other health sciences.