Associate Provost for Community Education and Lifelong Learning

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans, Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Associate Provost for Community Education and Lifelong Learning reports to the University Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (UP/SVPAA), who is responsible for all academic affairs of a highly complex University with two domestic campuses and two international campuses. The Associate Provost (AP) will be responsible for collaborating with the academic deans across the colleges and schools for the expansion of continuing education, community programs and lifelong learning including, but not limited to, youth outreach and education programs, high school feeder programs, community college partnerships, continuing education courses, lifelong learning programs, workforce development programs, executive and professional education and other off-campus courses and programs. As part of this role, the AP will serve as the Director of the Petrocelli Center for Community Education and Lifelong Learning.

The AP will lead an analysis of opportunities within the local, regional, national and international markets to determine strategies for success in providing educational opportunities to diverse learners. This includes supporting the needs of these communities while establishing new platforms for growth. The AP will work closely with leadership from across the other units of academic affairs, developing programs in conjunction with the leadership of academic disciplines while integrating them closely with the academic affairs offices, including institutional assessment, instructional technology, global learning. 

The Associate Provost will be a member of the Academic Affairs senior staff, and will liaise with the Academic Deans’ and Directors’ Council on a regular basis, providing leadership and guidance to these units toward the expectation of establishing new programs, engaging in market analyses toward directions of expansion and growth, creating partnerships for new ventures and working on the successful delivery of programs within the community, at off-site locations and online.




  1. Master’s degree required; doctorate preferred.
  2. A minimum of 6-years of ranked, full time faculty status at a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent
  3. Successful track record in the creation and implementation of innovative learning programs at a peer institution
  • Knowledge of current trends in continuing and professional education
  • Experience in establishing partnerships with external community organizations and potential employers
  • Ability to lead a team with a diverse array of backgrounds, expertise and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in the higher education community
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to organize assigned tasks, prioritize heavy workload, delegate, and develop comprehensive timetables and strategies to meet multiple and changing deadlines. Good understanding of internal relationships and workflow. Must be able to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong background in new program development and/or implementation; ability to quickly acquire thorough knowledge of college and University policies. Requires the ability to research, gather and analyze data, compile and synthesize information and draft suggested correspondence, presentations, and reports.
  • Proven ability to navigate ambiguity and complex situations, problem-solve while being innovative, making independent judgments, recommending courses of action, and balancing competing priorities.
  • Experience handling confidential matters with integrity; ability to resolve conflict situations and respond thoughtfully to sensitive situations.
  • Advanced proficiency with standard office equipment and software (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, TEAMs, etc.). Reasonable knowledge of the application of information technology in delivering service and managing data.
  • Experience in budget management with the ability to perform analysis of financial and budgetary data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the ability to foster a positive culture characterized by respect, collaboration, and attention to well-being.
  • Valid driver’s license and accessibility to transportation for travel between campuses and to off-site locations.
  • Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card. 

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