Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education

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Job Title: Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1464
Job Summary

Clayton State University is seeking an energetic and engaging leader for its continuing education program. The Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education reports to the Provost and is responsible for leading lifelong learning opportunities and non-credit programming for the University. The programming is primarily offered at locations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties and includes the Digital Media Program that prepares students for careers in the film industry.

This Continuing education unit includes open enrollment, online and hybrid non-degree classes and certificate programs that provide professional development and lifelong learning opportunities for the Southern Crescent of metropolitan Atlanta. In addition, the unit provides conference services and customized training for business, industry and government agencies.


The Executive Director is responsible for the needs assessment, development, administration, and marketing of non-degree program and the related recruitment and evaluation of instructors for delivering the programs. In addition, the director has the fiscal responsibility to manage a self-supporting budget for the unit, serves on the leadership team of the University and is integrally involved in community outreach and partnership development. The specific job responsibilities are as follow:

  • Identify new market and program opportunities
  • Identify and onboard instructors and trainers
  • Develop and implement marketing plan for the unit
  • Work collaboratively with credit granting units on campus
  • Develop and manage the budget to ensure that the unit is self-supporting
  • Implement contract review process and ensure compliance
  • Develop industry and company specific programs
  • Troubleshoot issues with learners and/or instructors
  • Ensure quality program offerings
  • Enhance the non-credit digital media program
  • Secure and/or assist with managing external grants
  • Ability to coordinate and implement courses at instructional sites
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

Required Job Specifications:

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Experience in continuing education and/or workforce development is required
  • Experience with budget planning and fiscal management a must
  • Experience in grant writing and administration a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Colleges and other units is critical
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Required Documents to Attach

To apply for this position, submit an application, cover letter, vita/resume and contact information for 3 – 5 references. To ensure full consideration, submit application materials by October 10, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Posted: 1/2/2019
Application Due: 2/12/2019
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