Director-Professional Programs

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director-Professional Programs

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
This is a full-time, director-level staff opportunity in the Bouve College of Health Sciences in the Office of Experiential and Continuing Professional Education, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This position is 40 hours per week M-F. The director will be responsible for the creation, expansion, management, and implementation of a variety of professional educational programs (continuing education and workforce development).

Responsible for providing strategic and visionary leadership, and administrative oversight of professional programs and continuing education. The Director will be responsible for creation, expansion, management, and implementation of a variety of professional educational programs (continuing education and workforce development), products, and services that enhance the school's portfolio of lifelong learning. The Director will develop and sustain networks with individuals and organizations across pharmacy and health professions education, including global education partners, to create programming.

The Director will develop and promote marketing initiatives through public relations efforts for the growth of the department and specific programs within a self-supporting model. The Director will work collaboratively to achieve mutually agreed upon goals and objectives, build community relationships to promote programs and assess future training needs of the community that support the efforts of continuing education within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and across Bouve that involves working collaboratively with other continuing education programs to share ideas, best practices, and insure consistency in their development, promotion, execution, and systems. This position reports directly to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Dean for Experiential and Continuing Professional Education with an indirect relationship to the Bouve Assistant Dean of Graduate and Workforce Development Programs.

Education and Experience:

  • A MEd, EdD, MS, PhD or equivalent

  • Minimum of four years related experience, to include supervisory experience

    Knowledge of:

  • Integrating learning instructions and assessment research, principles, and theories in educational programs

  • Adult learning and continuing education assessment, theories, and practices

  • A variety of marketing concepts

  • Coursework development

  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications

    Skilled in:

  • Motivating subordinates others within the school to exert the effort necessary to attain organizational and departmental goals
  • Delivering a high level of customer service

  • Attention to detail

  • Planning, forecasting, setting objectives and determining courses of action

    Ability to:

  • Manage, implement and lead the successful development and implementation continuing education and workforce development programs and opportunities

  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse populations and varying education levels of students, faculty, staff, and the public

  • Organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and operational effectiveness

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service with internal and external customers.

  • Manage conflict in an adaptive and agile manner.

  • Accurately manage a budget

  • Assess own strengths and areas needing improvement. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Strives to build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others.

    Preferred Qualifications:


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    Additional Information:

    For more than a century, Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation's leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions. Bouve College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world's most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouve and its graduates.

    Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

    Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

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    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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