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Executive Director for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Employer
Georgia College
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Mar 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Cooperative & Experiential Education
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Executive Director, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

About Us

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College. Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Director acts as the senior administrative officer of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The Executive Director will lead significant expansion of online graduate certificate programs while increasing and diversifying the School's successful slate of noncredit courses, camps, and conferences. The Executive Director will actively develop partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and businesses and will creatively engage and serve university alumni through the delivery of innovative and responsive educational programs.

This position requires an innovative leader experienced with the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that continuing and professional programs require. Working in collaboration with faculty and university leadership, the successful candidate will help define the role of continuing and professional learning for the future of the university. In doing so, the successful candidate will meet market demands, improve academic quality, and grow enrollment of Georgia College's post baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs.

Responsibilities

Program Development - 30
The Executive Director will lead significant expansion of online graduate certificate programs while increasing and diversifying the School's successful slate of noncredit courses, camps, and conferences. The Executive Director will actively develop partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and businesses and will creatively engage and serve university alumni through the delivery of innovative and responsive educational programs.

Program Development (Continued) - 30
The Executive Director will work closely with the deans and other top academic leaders in the strategic planning, budgeting, branding, marketing, and delivery of relevant and responsive programing to external constituencies. The Executive Director will help define support models for faculty and enhance instructional design and course development expertise for online certificate programs; coordinate the development and delivery of educational services and the processes necessary to support new and existing programs; leverage knowledge of marketing, research, and trends to identify opportunities and plan effective marketing and branding strategies for continuing and professional programs; and oversee budgeting and recruitment activities in support of ambitious enrollment goals and outreach. As needed, the Executive Director will establish external relationships with learning support resources such as OPMs, vendors, and consultants.

Supervision - 40
In addition to shaping and leading the university's continuing and professional education initiatives, the Executive Director will supervise community outreach programs within Continuing and Professional Education, Academic Outreach, Communities In Schools, and Afterschool Achievement (YES and High Achiever programs); oversee prestigious historic house museums including Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, Andalusia-the home of author Flannery O'Connor, and the Sallie Ellis Davis House; and ensure excellent event technology service to the campus community by the Department of Production Services.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's degree from a regionally accredited university required

Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that online programs require

Experience designing, developing, and delivering high-quality online credit programs that have superior learner services, facilitate student engagement, and exceed learner value

Significant teaching experience with in-person and online modalities

Required Experience
Three or more years of higher education administrative experience and progressive responsibility related to all parts of the creation of continuing and professional development programs

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education
Terminal degree from a regionally accredited university

Preferred Experience
Eight or more years of higher education administrative experience and progressive responsibility related to all parts of the creation of continuing and professional development programs
A track record of entrepreneurial growth in programs developed, students served, and revenue generated
Evidence of innovation and creativity
A collaborative nature with a track record of building faculty trust and developing strong working relationships
Experience managing state funds, attracting grant funding, and generating sales and services revenue
Experience in financial and enrollment modeling
Track record of clearly defining goals and accomplishing priorities
Successful marketing experience

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

ABILITIES
Experience designing, developing, and delivering high-quality online credit programs that have superior learner services, facilitate student engagement, and exceed learner value

Experience managing state funds, attracting grant funding, and generating sales and services revenue

Experience in financial and enrollment modeling

Experience in program administration, personnel supervision and motivation, and fiscal management, preferably in a college setting

A track record of entrepreneurial growth in programs developed, students served, and revenue generated

Significant teaching experience with in-person and online modalities

Evidence of innovation and creativity

A collaborative nature with a track record of building faculty trust and developing strong working relationships

Successful marketing experience

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of the many forms of technology-enhanced education and the infrastructure and business models that online programs require

Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit
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