POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Intergenerational Education is responsible for setting the strategic direction, overseeing and implementing educational courses and related programming for all Lasell Village residents. The Director of Education works with the entire management team, the Lasell Village President, the Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, the Holway Child Study Centers and Lasell College academic team, in addition to supervising the Coordinator of Educational Programs, to ensure a high quality educational experience at Lasell Village. At Lasell Village, education is at our heart, and continuing to innovate and leverage our College relationship is one of the key responsibilities of this role. This role requires a self-starter, with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop a vision and strategy for lifelong learning and intergenerational programming, and coordinate implementation. Develop curricular framework and education plan • Develop five-year education plan including partnerships to expand educational offerings beyond Lasell Village • Establish a schedule and implement Lasell Village courses and lectures sponsored by the Education Department • Working closely with Lasell College, and Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, lead planning committee to develop resident, staff, and student intergenerational courses and programming ; work with faculty to align classes that will appeal to students and to residents. • As member of an Age-Friendly University, organize and schedule Lasell College Intergenerational courses each term • Plan and lead registration process each term working with Coordinator of Educational Programs and resident volunteers; maximize efficiency and effectiveness of registration and learning technologies • Represent the Village in marketing and external events; develop a pipeline of high quality course leaders working with community partners and Lasell College, participate in community and consulting efforts around educational and intergenerational topics • Interview, hire and schedule Lasell Village course leaders; evaluate instructors and provide feedback • Research, develop and schedule special lecture series • Manage course spending budget; apply for grants as needed, evaluating effectiveness • Prepare annual education report for City of Newton • Establish student volunteer program to support education program and resident access and technology needs.
Identify opportunities to enhance courses and intergenerational programming; survey residents and lead an education task force to achieve specific goals, as needed • Conduct learning plan orientation for residents • Work with residents in developing their personal learning plan based on individual needs and advise them of their options • Communicate regularly informally and formally with residents
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook®, Word ®, Excel® and PowerPoint®, using technology to improve and streamline processes; familiarity with Power Campus a plus. • Excellent interpersonal organizational, oral, and written communication skills • Self-starter and entrepreneurial • Demonstrated success in building and growing successful enterprises • Possess creativity, resourcefulness and a positive, upbeat attitude • Ability to handle requests, inquiries, and complaints in a cooperative and constructive manner • Flexibility in responding to changing priorities and high-pressure situations • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships and rapport with colleagues and residents • Sound decision making skills and ability to multi-task • Poised professional demeanor and good organizational skills • Thrive in a team environment and work well with others
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Occasionally visually demanding work • Average physical effort with some handling of light weight such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10-15 pounds) • Will need to move about the Village and College campus to access classrooms • Must have flexible work schedule
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.
Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree required. Other combination of education and experience may be considered • Preferred candidate will have experience with adult learning best practices • Minimum of five years' experience in an educational setting
An innovator in education for over 150 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive coeducational college offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. Our 50-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts-within eight miles of downtown Boston at the heart of the Route 128 high-tech corridor.
We are known for helping students make the connection between c...lassroom lessons and real life through hands-on activities such as internships, practicum, service learning, and meaningful projects.