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Director of Non-Credit Programs

Employer
Empire State University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Company Description:

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We build on our students' experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development in New York state and beyond. SUNY Empire's 97,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire. 

SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world. 

Job Description:

Empire State University is currently seeking a Director of Non-Credit Programs (State Title: Staff Associate) in the Center for International and Extended Education. The Director will draw upon Empire State University's history in meeting the unique demands of learners by developing non-credit opportunities for relevant, affordable upskilling and development programs.  The inaugural Director will spearhead the development and implementation of the university's non-credit learning opportunities strategy including online or in-person short courses, intensive seminars, and workshops culminating in an earned credential, such as a certificate of completion, micro credential, or professional certification.  The selected incumbent will work closely with industry and statewide groups to develop a menu of offerings for those seeking skills and qualifications outside traditional degree and certificate pathways.

Working collaboratively across the university, the Director will effectively manage workflows and processes, integrating non-credit learning into the array of educational offerings available to students.  This Director will directly supervise the Coordinator of Non-Credit Programs and will report to the Sr. Executive Director of the Center for International and Extended Education.

Specific job duties include:

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop a non-credit learning opportunity strategy.
  • Evaluate trends and develop relevant non-credit education programs aligned with the Empire State University mission and strategic plan.
  • Work collaboratively with relevant Deans and Department Chairs to develop non-credit opportunities complimentary to credit-bearing courses of study.
  • Work in tandem with the Office of Partnerships to align efforts for successful and strategic outreach.
  • Develop non-credit benchmarks consistent with industry-wide standards and communicate procedures and best-practice for non-credit bearing opportunities with functional offices.
  • Prepare budget forecasts and requests for all non-credit activity of the university.
  • Manage admission, registration, and advisement of non-credit students within Recruit and Banner systems.
  • Manage the hiring and assignment of instructors for all non-credit activity.
  • Publicize and market signature non-credit programming with local, national, and international partners.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accreditation American institution of higher education, or international equivalent.
  • A minimum of four years of relevant academic or administrative work experience.
  • Proven ability to successfully collaborate across an organization to achieve a collective goal.
  • Excellent communication and public presentation skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Education Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant discipline.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience leveraging existing systems to advance new initiatives, within a higher education context.
  • Proven record of developing curricula to meet student demand.
  • Management experience.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a dispersed work environment. University locations that may be considered include Saratoga Springs, Rochester and Selden, NY.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL4 / $80,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Empire State University is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit package which includes; NYS health insurance, free dental and vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.  We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security.

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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Empire State University

SUNY'S LEADING ONLINE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.

SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Our 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.

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