Executive Director, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Employer
Georgia College & State University
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director, School of Continuing and Professional Studies 

About Us

Welcome to Georgia College’s employment website, and thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director acts as the senior administrative officer of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The Executive Director will lead significant expansion of online graduate certificate programs while increasing and diversifying the School's successful slate of noncredit courses, camps, and conferences. The Executive Director will actively develop partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and businesses and will creatively engage and serve university alumni through the delivery of innovative and responsive educational programs.

This position requires an innovative leader experienced with the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that continuing and professional programs require. Working in collaboration with faculty and university leadership, the successful candidate will help define the role of continuing and professional learning for the future of the university. In doing so, the successful candidate will meet market demands, improve academic quality, and grow enrollment of Georgia College's post baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs.

Responsibilities

Program Development - 30
The Executive Director will lead significant expansion of online graduate certificate programs while increasing and diversifying the School's successful slate of noncredit courses, camps, and conferences. The Executive Director will actively develop partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and businesses and will creatively engage and serve university alumni through the delivery of innovative and responsive educational programs.

Program Development (Continued) - 30
The Executive Director will work closely with the deans and other top academic leaders in the strategic planning, budgeting, branding, marketing, and delivery of relevant and responsive programing to external constituencies. The Executive Director will help define support models for faculty and enhance instructional design and course development expertise for online certificate programs; coordinate the development and delivery of educational services and the processes necessary to support new and existing programs; leverage knowledge of marketing, research, and trends to identify opportunities and plan effective marketing and branding strategies for continuing and professional programs; and oversee budgeting and recruitment activities in support of ambitious enrollment goals and outreach. As needed, the Executive Director will establish external relationships with learning support resources such as OPMs, vendors, and consultants.

Supervision - 40
In addition to shaping and leading the university's continuing and professional education initiatives, the Executive Director will supervise community outreach programs within Continuing and Professional Education, Academic Outreach, Communities In Schools, and Afterschool Achievement (YES and High Achiever programs); oversee prestigious historic house museums including Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, Andalusia-the home of author Flannery O'Connor, and the Sallie Ellis Davis House; and ensure excellent event technology service to the campus community by the Department of Production Services.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Doctorate from a regionally accredited university required

Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that online programs require

Experience designing, developing, and delivering high-quality online credit programs that have superior learner services, facilitate student engagement, and exceed learner value

Significant teaching experience with in-person and online modalities

Required Experience
Five or more years of higher education administrative experience and progressive responsibility related to all parts of the creation of continuing and professional development programs

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Eight or more years of higher education administrative experience and progressive responsibility related to all parts of the creation of continuing and professional development programs

A track record of entrepreneurial growth in programs developed, students served, and revenue generated

Evidence of innovation and creativity

A collaborative nature with a track record of building faculty trust and developing strong working relationships

Experience managing state funds, attracting grant funding, and generating sales and services revenue

Experience in financial and enrollment modeling

Track record of clearly defining goals and accomplishing priorities

Successful marketing experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Experience designing, developing, and delivering high-quality online credit programs that have superior learner services, facilitate student engagement, and exceed learner value

Experience managing state funds, attracting grant funding, and generating sales and services revenue

Experience in financial and enrollment modeling

Experience in program administration, personnel supervision and motivation, and fiscal management, preferably in a college setting

A track record of entrepreneurial growth in programs developed, students served, and revenue generated

Significant teaching experience with in-person and online modalities

Evidence of innovation and creativity

A collaborative nature with a track record of building faculty trust and developing strong working relationships

Successful marketing experience

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that online programs require

Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit