Reporting to the President, the Executive Director provides vision and leadership for the co-educational Mount Holyoke Extension Program, which is now in its third year. The mission of this division is to extend the reach and brand of the College, bringing educational opportunity and value to diverse communities of learners, while generating significant net revenue in support of the institution.
Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women enrolling approximately 2,200 students from across the United States and more than 70 countries. Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the vibrant Pioneer Valley and a member of the Five College Consortium, the College is recognized worldwide for its rigorous and innovative academic program, its global community, its legacy of women leaders, and its commitment to connecting the work of the academy to the concerns of the world. As Mount Holyoke celebrates its 175th anniversary, the College seeks a new leader to serve as Executive Director of Extension who will continue efforts to expand and strengthen graduate and professional studies, summer and international programs, and consultancies with educational institutions and organizations dedicated to academic and professional excellence.
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director provides vision and leadership for the co-educational Mount Holyoke Extension Program, which is now in its third year. The mission of this division is to extend the reach and brand of the College, bringing educational opportunity and value to diverse communities of learners, while generating significant net revenue in support of the institution. The Executive Director oversees the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation/assessment of continuing education, professional development, and graduate programs that are responsive to market-driven educational needs, meet institutional strategic priorities, and achieve financial objectives. Creating and expanding high quality, sustainable, growth oriented programs that complement the undergraduate program and generate net revenue are key responsibilities. Forging a collaborative working relationship with senior officers, faculty, and key administrative functional leaders from across campus (e.g., Conference Services, Enrollment, Facilities Management, Financial Services, and Residential Life) is essential for success. The Executive Director is responsible for an expense budget of approximately $1.8 million and currently oversees a team of 10 professionals, including four administrative staff and six program directors who administer and facilitate the Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program, Post-baccalaureate Pre-Med Program, international programs and consultancy projects, Mathematics Leadership Programs, and summer course offerings. Considerable opportunity exists for expanding current Extension initiatives and advancing new programs and modalities of instruction based on careful market analysis and sound business principles. The Executive Director will oversee continuous improvement, risk management, compliance with College policies and applicable regulations, marketing, communications, enrollment, and achievement of strategic priorities and financial objectives.
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree and a substantive track record demonstrating success in leading, implementing, and evaluating innovative and profitable continuing/adult education, graduate, and/or summer programs. Documented experience managing staff—leading individuals to collaborate and achieve key organizational goals—is required. Familiarity with residential academic institutions and traditional pedagogy, as well as use of emerging educational delivery models (online, hybrid, and low-residency instruction) is essential for success. Strong administrative, fiscal management, and marketing skills; imaginative and creative thinking; impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity; effective communication skills and ability to be both consultative and collaborative with varied constituencies; and capacity to set goals, develop/implement actionable plans, inspire others, and make decisions in a collegial educational environment will also be important considerations in the selection of the Executive Director of Extension.
Review of applications will begin March 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com  under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie Szymkowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.
SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
Mount Holyoke College – Executive Director of Extension
Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate
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