Executive Director - Sanford Education Center
National University is the second largest private non-profit university in California and was founded over forty years ago to serve adult students. Today 17% of its 22,000 FTE students are military personnel. With principal offices in La Jolla, NU offers courses in a one-course-per-month format both onsite and online, making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to allow working adults to attend classes on a full-time basis while remaining employed. The University has 28 regional campuses throughout California and Nevada. Made possible by a generous gift from T. Denny Sanford, the Sanford Education Center will open in September 2014. It will be a state of the art Corporate and Community Education Facility, housing the Nonprofit Management Masters and Certificate programs, the Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire Education programs, the Corporate Education programs, and various Extended Education degree and certificate programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the development, revenue, financial viability and program quality of high quality self-support SEC programs. Establishes and implements entrepreneurial strategic plans for SEC to align growth, operations and outreach with National University's Strategic Plan, campus priorities and community needs; Ensures first-class programs are developed that meet the strategic educational goals of client organizations and create increased opportunities for faculty development. Develops and implements programs that will result in significant growth of matriculated international students. Supports faculty endeavors to develop international opportunities and partnerships; manages all SEC personnel, to include recruiting and supervising qualified course instructors. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: The Executive Director must have an advanced degree and evidence significant administrative experience in higher education with an emphasis in self-support operations. She/he will have demonstrable experience developing and implementing effective marketing and recruitment strategies for undergraduate and graduate programs. Preferred candidates will have experience leading world-class certificate and executive education programs. She/he will also be savvy in the creation of strategic partnerships that lead to revenue opportunities. Experience managing a fast-paced, cost-recovery continuing education model is essential. She/he must have knowledge of sound personnel practices and procedures, and the ability to plan, organize and direct others in the operation of the various activities of Extended Education and International Programs. This person must be an entrepreneurial and innovative leader with expertise in extended education operations and international programs. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application materials must be submitted electronically and should include the following: 1) a letter of interest that highlights specifically how the candidate's experiences, and qualifications meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each of the listed references. For full consideration, application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2014. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The preferred appointment date would be no later than August, 2014.