Director of Continuing Education
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a Director of Continuing Education in the Center for Community Partnerships. This is a full time, 12 month Academic Staff position with a preferred start date of January 2nd.
The Director of Continuing Education is responsible for the development and management of noncredit activities offered through the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The Continuing Education Director is responsible to generate new, meaningful and fiscally viable noncredit continuing education programs as well as expand existing programs, while ensuring that programs and activities are both sustainable and consistent with the Center for Community Partnership's mission and benchmarks. This individual will have a primary responsibility to develop conferences, workshops, seminars and face-to-face and on-line courses including planning; development, implementation, and evaluation; instructor recruitment, program budget development and departmental fiscal management; and oversight of programmatic promotional activities and related policies.
Essential Job Functions
Continuing Education Programming
- Programmatic management of the non-credit continuing education programs including mini courses.
- Manage, and mentor when appropriate, academic and classified staff, part-time and seasonal employees, and student workers supportive of all aspects of noncredit programs.
- Provide program development and administration of non-credit professional development programs. Prepare individual program plans.
- Develop innovative, progressive programming internally with campus and externally with other public and private organizations, institutions, associations, community groups and individuals.
- Ensure programs provide a meaningful service and are aligned with both the mission of the Center for Community Partnerships and the university’s core values.
- Work with the Executive Director and the Assistant Director to develop and implement annual program goals and objectives and a system of program evaluation and assessment to ensure continuous improvement of services and programs.
- Assist with the development and implementation of financial, personnel, and administrative policies and procedures.
- Work with the staff in the Center for Community Partnerships to support community partnerships which lead to new innovative programs.
- As requested by the Executive Director, provide leadership and community outreach related to various UW-Parkside, UW-Extension, and community initiatives, including activities such as:
- Develop and maintain relationships with relevant UW-Parkside programs, (i.e., Small Business Development Center, Student Center.);
- Serve on UW-Parkside and UW-Extension committees as requested (SEC, etc.);
- Participate in job-related university, community and professional organizations and meetings.
- Represent Executive Director of CCP at regional and state meetings as requested.
Communication and Promotion
- Collaborate with various departments on campus to develop and provide life-long learning opportunities for community members.
- Establish and maintain effective communication with and between the Continuing Education’s program staff, and other UW-Parkside units.
- Maintenance of communication with external stakeholders.
- Programmatic and financial management of the non-credit continuing education programs including mini courses.
- Oversee program budgets and engage in and foster entrepreneurial approaches to noncredit programming for effective cost recovery.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Experience working with diverse populations and constituencies, and, in particular, with adult learners
- Advanced proficiency with computer software used in communication and program development (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, etc.)
- Skilled in developing, implementing, and maintaining adult and continuing education programs in accordance with established best practices
- Understanding of, and experience working with, community-campus partnerships, particularly as they relate to continuing education and community development
- Ability to implement financial policies and procedures in an effective and efficient manner.
- Ability to evaluate and analyze program information and effectively communicate this information via reports.
- Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, be detail orientated, have strong organizational and communications skills and work in a fast paced, high energy environment.
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive data and to build processes to ensure the data is secure.
- Ability to both lead and work as an effective team member.
- Ability to work with a diverse population of staff in a positive manner.
- Provide oversight for budget and financial matters. Provide final approval for all expenditures and contracts for $1,000 or less and provide intermediary approval for all expenditures and contracts for $1,000 or more. Participate in the budget process for the Continuing Education Department.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Demonstrated ability to generate program revenue, including obtaining and/or administering grants and contracts
- Excellent communication skills, particularly regarding written communication and oral presentations.
- Experience with educational curricular development
- Experience working with community groups
- Experience working with instructors
- Experience planning and promoting events and public programs
- Master’s degree in a field related to adult education, public policy or administration
- Understanding of postsecondary environments and demonstrated ability to work with faculty and instructors
- Experience managing multiple projects and developing reports for external funding agencies
- Experience coordinating, supervising and/or working in teams
- Familiarity with workforce development programs and regional employer needs
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by November 11th, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
To Apply: Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you have included:
Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
Names and Contact information for three professional references
If you have application questions call or email:
Phone: (262) 595-2498
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification is required prior to starting employment.
About the University:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master’s degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.
The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.