Assistant Director, Adult Education Center

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Job Description Summary

Under general direction from the Assistant Vice President, this position is responsible for providing leadership for and coordination of activities of Saint Leo University at the Lakeland Education Center. Serves as department head providing leadership and coordination of all activities associated with the Lakeland Education Center.

Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the staff and faculty at the Lakeland Center.
  • Implement the University Strategic Plan and the objectives of the WorldWide Division as it relates to current and future activities within the Education Center.
  • Implement various University academic, fiscal, and human resources policies.
  • Increase the regional prominence of the Lakeland Education Center through program marketing, information sessions, student recruitment and implementation of enrollment management tactics.
  • Represent the University to appropriate public and private constituencies, including overseeing compliance activities with various regulatory agencies such as SACS, the US Military, and others.
  • Seek out new ventures and opportunities in accordance with the University Strategic Plan and the objectives of the WorldWide Division.
  • Maintain continuing flow of quality student applicants to the University by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective; presenting new strategies for the University's recruitment and admission activities.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Conduct all functions related to student recruitment, admissions, advisement, and course registration.
  • Achieve University budget requirements and appropriately expend University budget resources.
  • Serve as the VA certifying official for students with Veterans Affairs eligibility.
  • Meet enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.
  • Gain the respect of diverse individual groups by demonstrating the ability of the University to respond to the concerns and interests of its community stakeholders.
  • Enhance University reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Support the University's mission and core values as a contributing member of the University community
  • Other duties as assigned by the Tampa Region Assistant Vice President.
  • Travel, weekend and evening work is required.


  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or University.
  • Knowledge of higher education.
  • Knowledge of recruiting and marketing practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.
  • Prior recruiting and marketing experience, advising skills, preferably in higher education recruiting adult students.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Skill in speaking effectively to others to convey information.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Skill in complex problem solving including reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Skill in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office Suite, student information systems and other software.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, plan and organize work, prioritize work and manage time
  • Able to develop and maintain effective and productive relationships.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Work is performed in a variety of environments and requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds frequently. Work requires frequent standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion and vision of computer monitors.

About Us

Top Workplace

Each year from 2012 to 2016, Saint Leo University was named one of Tampa Bay's Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times .

The Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay program was created by the Tampa Bay Times and WorkplaceDynamics. The companies in this survey were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity.

One of the Top-Ranked Universities in Florida

One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo is a Catholic, liberal arts school serving learners of all faiths.

We are traditional, but we are cutting edge

Established in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, the university seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of our community. Saint Leo has grown from a peaceful campus in the rolling hills of Central Florida to an institution of international consequence-ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report

Our Tampa-area campus remains committed as ever to student-centered liberal arts education, and is strengthened by the global reach of our regionally accredited online programs and Education Centers in seven states across the U.S., including on many military bases.

We are Catholic, but we are for everyone

Our determination to make higher education more accessible to all has made Saint Leo a world leader in redefining the 21st century university. Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries-ranking us among the five largest Catholic higher education institutions in the United States. Saint Leo is also one of the nation's 10 leading providers of higher education to the U.S. military.

While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society.

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Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/2/2018
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