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Deputy Director, Adult and Continuing Education Programs

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for a Deputy Director in the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS).


Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, The Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, the Deputy Director will be responsible for spearheading the development of new credit and non-credit programs in multiple delivery modalities, including in person, hybrid, remote and online, as well as strengthening existing programs. The Deputy Director will work with faculty, CCPS staff, external stakeholders, including local businesses, government agencies, workforce development boards, and non-profits to build strong working relationships and connections that lead to the development of new forward-thinking programs designed to prepare the workforce of the future and meets the professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals and organizations in the region and beyond. The Deputy Director will develop and promote programs for non-degree students. The Deputy Director will develop and seek funding for workforce development initiatives.

Responsible for managing the adult credit and non-credit programs of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS) which is comprised of credit, non-credit, and workforce development offerings. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the programs (instructor hiring, program troubleshooting etc.), creating new courses/programs, seeking new contracts, recruiting and partnering with providers for courses and programs, working with department chairs and industry professionals to create self-support opportunities, and producing schedule for classes (typically 500+ classes ).
  • Responsible for forecasting and growing gross and net revenue in existing and new programs.
  • Responsible for generating revenue, sustain current programs, and grow new programs.
  • Provide planning for growth of programs including goal setting and writing an annual plan that sets up programs for continued growth and increased profitability.
  • Work with Director of CCPS to ensure program operations are efficient and effective, including registration practices, instructor support, student evaluations, and establishing new procedures as needed.
  • Establish new and sustaining partnerships with industry, non-profit, and governmental agencies for the benefit of developing well-informed workforce development and instructional programming.
  • Develop and seek funding for workforce development programs. Manage grant-funded program execution and budgets.
  • Manage an annual schedule of non-credit certificates, and online learning options to meet community and program needs.
  • Collaborate with other campus leaders and community partners to offer new credit and non-credit programming.
  • Responsible for fiscal management including annual budget planning and ongoing revenue and expense tracking.
  • Responsible for Special Projects as required.



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree in Higher Education, Public Administration or appropriate field preferred.
  • 5 years of higher education administrative experience and progressive responsibility in continuing education and related to all parts of the creation of continuing and professional credit and noncredit programs. Experience in developing business strategy and making data-driven decisions. Strong organizational skills and the ability to demonstrate attention to details and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. Strong communication skills and experience presenting information and summary reports internally and to the public. Ability to write grant proposals, implement funded programs, and report to funders.
  • A track record of growing Continuing Education noncredit and credit programs. Evidence of innovation and creativity. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Excellent leadership and organizational abilities, with demonstrated success in managing budgets. 
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