Executive Director of Executive Education

Posting Details

Job # 036945 Department Code 22626-4407 Department University College Job Title Executive Director of Executive Education Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Executive Director of Executive Education is envisioned to be a combination of sales, project management, and program development. The role and office will serve the College and the University as a whole. The College will benefit from revenues generated from custom programs for corporate clients and from all current and future noncredit courses/certificate programs. The Office of Executive Education will also be positioned to offer administrative support to noncredit programs in the various schools/colleges within the University in order to aid in their growth. It is expected that the Director maintains contacts across the University system, articulates the value proposition of the University, works with all parties to develop partnerships that support the mission of each partner, identifies and matches a company’s or professional’s needs with university strengths, and listens to all stakeholders’ helping to identify common goals and design projects and products that create mutually beneficial outcomes.


• Bachelor’s degree. Master’s strongly preferred.

• Seven (7) plus years in corporate learning, career counseling, workforce development, professional development, or similar.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to be a creative, collaborative problem solver.

• Must have strong written and oral communication skills and mature judgment.

• Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.

• Ability to plan, organize, and monitor multiple projects simultaneously.

• Proven ability to integrate ideas and concepts.

• Highly developed organizational skills, and strict attention to details.

• Friendly, flexible, service-oriented manner.

• Proven ability to respond positively to extreme pressures of time and workload.

• Proven ability in public speaking.

• Ability and willingness to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends as needed.

• Experience using Microsoft Office products, CRM software and relational databases.

• Experience in consultative selling and adult learning theory and practices highly desirable.

• A valid driver’s license and passport.


• Cultivate and manage new customer relationships and expand existing relationships; move new prospects through the sales cycle.

• Develop and nurture strong working relationships with faculty, staff, and external
parties to identify and leverage instructional talent and opportunities for collaboration.

• Set strategic direction and lead all partnership initiatives for the Office of Executive Education at University College.

• Oversee and supervise staff. Recruit, hire, train, direct daily activities. Develop team for highest levels of performance and customer service. Manage the work of staff members and provide appropriate feedback and performance reviews.

• Oversee all office operations and develop appropriate processes and procedures to ensure efficient delivery of services.

• Responsible for all client billing and managing department budget.

• Manage all aspects of program development and delivery to ensure highest levels of client satisfaction, including proposal development and negotiation, program design and delivery, and client follow up.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/86557 Job Posting Date 04/16/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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