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Dean of Continuing Education

Trinity Washington University
Washington, DC

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Trinity, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, invites applications for a full-time Dean of Continuing Education to lead its growing Continuing Education division. The Dean of Continuing Education will lead development of Trinity’s longstanding continuing education programs for teachers and school leaders, while adding significant new content in Healthcare, Business, Information Technology and Media. The Dean of Continuing Education will design, develop, and supervise initiatives in virtual synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid and face-to-face modalities. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Continuing Education will manage planning, design and delivery of programs and courses in Continuing Education. The Dean of Continuing Education will work with community partners to meet corporate expectations for continuing education and workforce development in key industries in the Washington Region. The Dean of Continuing Education will oversee operations in the unit and ensure that programs are delivered with integrity and that learning experiences’ meet student’s needs. Note this position involves the teamwork, collaboration and personal interaction expected in a campus environment and cannot be achieved remotely; therefore, regular on-site attendance is required.

* Trinity is only accepting applicants who have 2 years or more of experience in a Continuing Education Division.

Specifically, the Dean of Continuing Education will be responsible to:

  • Engage in strategic planning, design, development and delivery of courses and programs in Trinity’s continuing education division;
  • Develop industry partners in high-demand areas in the Washington region, conducting needs assessments, market scans, and designing customized trainings as necessary;
  • Manage unit operations, including course planning and scheduling, registration, tuition and payment systems, and operational troubleshooting;
  • Recruit, supervise, and evaluate an appropriate faculty body, oversee curriculum design and exercise oversight of syllabi, and ensure academic integrity in course experiences;
  • Manage, protect and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Continuing Education data housed in Trinity’s student management and data software application, Power Campus or in other files;
  • Understand that academic institutions are flexible environments and that other duties may emerge in the course of normal business or unit expansion that the Dean of Continuing Education will be expected to fulfill.


  • A minimum of a master’s degree in educational administration, business, or leadership or a directly related field;
  • At least three-years full-time experience in a Continuing Education unit (or similar experience), with entrepreneurial experience in developing new programs a plus;
  • Good knowledge of Trinity’s LMS, Moodle or a similar LMS. and proficiency with a variety of educational tools and technologies;
  • Experience with software, data analysis and database management systems like Power Campus and Tableau;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to conduct and utilize analysis of continuing education trends and data to inform programming.
  • Supervisory experience of professional staff;
  • Synchronicity with Trinity’s educational mission and commitment to workforce development in the region.

Trinity Washington University is a comprehensive institution offering a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic, and family life. Trinity’s core mission, values, and characteristics demonstrate a 125 year-history of commitment to advancing principles of equity, justice and honor in the education of women, and women and men in graduate and professional programs. Trinity’s grounding in the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Catholic tradition welcomes persons of all faiths in order to achieve the larger purposes of learning in the human search for meaning and fulfillment.

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Trinity is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.


trinity_washington_university2.jpgTrinity Washington University is a comprehensive university offering a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic, and family life. The College of Arts and Sciences offers women an interdisciplinary liberal arts education at the undergraduate level. The School of Education provides coeducational graduate programs leading to teacher certification and Master’s degrees. The School of Professional Studies offers business, technology, and liberal arts programs to professional men and women. Trinity Washington University offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package for faculty and staff. Many of these benefits are available on a cafeteria plan (pre-tax) program. This pre-tax program allows employees to choose their benefits and pay for them with pre-tax dollars. For a brief overview of the benefits offered at Trinity Washington University, visit our benefits website.



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