The Director of Continuing and Professional Education will provide leadership for non-credit courses and professional development activities, lifelong learning programs, and other related non-curricular educational and enrichment experiences. The primary responsibilities for the position include directing the strategy, planning, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of continuing and professional education programs; supervision of staff and instructors; management and operations for the unit; and relationship building and representation with stakeholder groups, especially those in eastern North Carolina.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Identify strategic opportunities to respond to regional learning needs in industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and communities. - Develop and market programs to meet regional learning needs, in collaboration with the University's academic programs and regional economic development partners
- Conduct market research to identify critical opportunities for program development including evaluating the probability of success for proposed programs including financial projections
- Develop benchmarking strategies and performance measurement tools for Continuing and Professional Education programs
- Assess and refine programs through continuous improvement processes
- Serve as a member of the university's Economic and Community Engagement leadership team
Fiscal and operational oversight:
- Ensure the strategic direction and implementation of Continuing and Professional Education activities are aligned with divisional and institutional performance expectations, financial goals, resources, and policies
- Provide oversight and develop procedures to ensure compliance with university, system, state, and other polices and regulations
- Create and lead a Continuing and Professional Education Advisory Council
- Manage fiscal and human resources effectively and efficiently
- Maintain strong working relationships with ECU academic programs and administration
- Provide training and professional development opportunities for Continuing and Professional Education staff
- Supervise Continuing and Professional Education staff and student assistants
- Develop and maintain relationships with industry, public sector, and campus-based stakeholders with a focus toward strategic alignment of Continuing and Professional Education offerings with the University's regional transformation efforts
- Develop a portfolio of industry partnerships that improve regional workforce development connections to ECU campus stakeholders including academic departments and programs - Work with the ECU Economic and Community Engagement leadership team to align Continuing and Professional Education offerings with adult learning demand across eastern North Carolina
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Post-Baccalaureate degree and 3 years of relevant experience required. For candidates demonstrating comparable continuing education, professional development, academic outreach, or event management, an undergraduate degree and 5 or more years of relevant experience may be substituted. Strong written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated leadership skills are critical to this position.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 941507
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU and leads economic and community engagement initiatives including partnerships with public sector agencies, industry, military, and other organizations in pursuit of scholarly activities, economic development and community engagement. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Community Engagement & Research, Office of Continuing and Professional Education, Office of Human Subjects Protections, Office of Innovation & New Ventures, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Development, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.