Program Development Specialist - Professional & Continuing Education

Location
Cumming, GA
Posted
Oct 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Program Development Specialist - Professional & Continuing Education


Position Number: 10043186

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Cumming

Job Close Date: 11/07/2018

Salary Minimum: $44,094

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a PCE Program Development Specialist. The PCE Program Development Specialist's primary function is to identify and develop cost-effective open enrollment and/or customized training solutions primarily in the fields of Healthcare, but also may include Leadership & Supervision, Computer Software Training, Photography and other professional and personal development areas. The Program Development Specialist serves as a liaison to the community, business and industry by promoting strategic partnerships or alliances, communicating client needs, promoting and piloting new training programs, forecasting trends, and brokering appropriate training resources to satisfy an educational/training opportunity. This position will seek out new business and industry relationships in order to establish workforce development solutions for the North Georgia region. Some evening work will may be required. This position will be based at the Cumming City Hall location. Some travel between campuses will be required.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Program Development Specialist will:
  • In conjunction with the Associate Director, work closely with clients in determining education needs and designing instructional contract training programs.
  • Research, plan, develop and promote Professional and Continuing Education open enrollment classes/programs to respond to emerging trends in lifelong learning.
  • Develop new certificate programs to meet the workforce development needs of the region.
  • Work to establish new business and industry relationships in the Cumming region.
  • Develop and Provide outcome/impact assessments and methodologies to ensure quality programming.
  • Coordinate with external constituents the use of Cumming City Hall and the Cumming Campus for facility rentals.
  • Develop and maintain contact with individuals and groups within the region to foster collaboration between the university and the community.
  • Identify and select appropriate resources (both human and material) for implementing programs.
  • Work closely with marketing specialist to promote classes.
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation, records and reports.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have a basic understanding of the Professional and Continuing Education mission of the institution and the ability to work well with community members, government agencies, regular and contracted faculty, academic departments, and administrative offices.
  • The ability to handle changing priorities and meet deadlines as well as a commitment to a team approach by working cooperatively with clients and others within the department and university
  • Excellent customer service skills, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as written and verbal communication skills / Intermediate computer skills.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize workload and multi-task with little supervision in an ever changing, fast-paced, multiple priority setting as well as the ability to form relationships with corporate and community clients.


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two (2+) years related work experience in Program Planning, Sales, Business or Marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior work in a continuing education, community education, or adult learning environment is preferred.


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. This position will require a background check and a credit check.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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