Deadline: Position will remain open until filled
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under the limited leadership of the Associate Vice Provost, the Director provides academic and operational management to degree credit and noncredit educational activities offered through multiple delivery systems (i.e., evening and off-campus courses, certificate programs, conferences, institutes, contract training and distance learning, student services, and customer relationship management).
The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is an academic unit working with the colleges and departments to serve adult and other non-traditional students. With an annual operating budget over $6.0 million, the Division reaches nearly 10,000 learners each year. The Division has 39 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees at locations throughout Delaware.
Provide managerial and curricular leadership to the Division's programming with particular focus on innovation in noncredit and professional development programs, including the application of technology to teaching and learning.
Manage program portfolio, including legal programs and the Governor’s School for Excellence.
Develop and manage activities and financial resources with attention to the application and integration of diverse delivery systems.
Lead, mentor, motivate and evaluate 7 exempt and 2 non-exempt employees.
Provide a liaison between the Division and University academic and administrative departments for program development and administration.
Collaborate with the Associate Vice Provost in developing policies, procedures, and strategic initiatives for the Division.
Serve as a member of the Associate Vice Provost's senior management team and provide leadership in his absence.
Assist the Associate Vice Provost in various projects as needed.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Doctoral degree in adult education, higher education, or an academic discipline with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressive related experience in management and university-based continuing higher education are required.
Preferred requirements include human resource and budgetary management experience, a proven track record in program innovation.
Ability to work effectively with myriad on- and off-campus clients and stakeholders.
Ability to apply technology to improve teaching and learning.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.
How To Apply
When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html