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Executive Director, Center for Professional Development

Job description

Reporting to the Dean of University College, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic vision, leadership, management, financial performance, and direction of the Center for Professional Development, including continuing education and non-degree programs. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with University of Denver partner academic units to develop and deliver market-responsive strategic and innovative programming that meets financial and educational objectives. The Executive Director holds supervisory responsibility, and will manage a team of two or more staff members.

  • With input from a variety to stakeholders, develops annual and long-term strategic plans and goals that grow CPD enrollments and net revenue and create alternative channels to engage existing and new University constituencies.
  • Work collaboratively with University academic units (including Deans and their teams) to identify, create, deliver, and evaluate a comprehensive year-round schedule of relevant, high-quality continuing education programming.
  • Serve as liaison and advisor to academic units regarding delivering alternative credentials, and executive and professional education.
  • Create relationships with external organizations, corporations, and government agencies to secure direct enrollments through partnership agreements and MOU's.
  • Oversee enrollment management and marketing functions and processes.
  • Oversee financial performance and maintain fiscal accountability for all CPD programming.
  • Monitor budgets, and recommend and monitor proposals to seek federal, state, and local funding for specific projects and initiatives.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, managing, and evaluating a staff of full-time employees, ensuring that their efforts result in achievement of CPD, University of Denver, and customer goals.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic marketing campaign to increase CPD market awareness and enrollment.
  • Oversee production of an annual printed course/event schedule.
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to continuously enhance current program offerings and develop new and innovative education models.
  • Respond to current and emerging community needs, regional workplace and employee requirements.
  • Prepare, maintain, and interpret reports and projections for budgets, recruitment, market analysis, and CPD performance data.
  • Establish as needed a pool of highly qualified instructors to meet program/customer needs.
  • Represent CPD as it relates to the delivery of professional development and continuing education services.
  • Serve on various management committees and attend University meetings as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Eight years of experience in academic administration or related setting.
  • Minimum of three years of management/supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree
  • Demonstrated record of leadership in an academic setting, including long-range planning, budgeting, and personnel management.
  • Experience working collaboratively with academic units and enrollment, student services, registrar/bursar, alumni/development, and marketing departments.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, March 20.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 005921
Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 5/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable