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Director, Continuing & Professional EducationLeads a dynamic, revenue-generating unit
Reporting to the associate vice president for Engagement, the director leads a dynamic unit of faculty and staff that deliver a portfolio of programs that extend the assets of the university (e.g., short courses, workshops, conferences, & technical assistance programs) for delivery in person or through distance education. The director:
Leads the planning and implementation of conferences and professional education programs
Develops operational strategies for the long-term effectiveness and impact of the CPE unit
Oversees and manages client relationships
Provides leadership for CPE program faculty including the development and implementation of program portfolios
Directs and manages work activities of CPE team leaders, program services manager, enrollment information systems manager, creative services manager and corresponding personnel
Works collaboratively with program planning/delivery team leaders, Commonwealth Campus Center directors, Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement faculty, and other Engagement unit leaders to provide high-quality program support services
Develops and administers the CPE unit budget, business, and communication plans
Develops CPE unit financial forecasts and establishes team and organizational revenue goals
Ensures the effective administration of continuing education units (CEUs), CPE units or equivalent through oversight and enhancement of administrative and organizational structures and processes
Coordinates closely with Engagement Finance personnel to ensure maximum internal financial controls are employed
Conducts annual review of CPE rate schedule
Oversees program evaluation processes and impact assessments
Works collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to ensure short- and long-term business operations and solutions are met
Maintains alliances with university academic and administrative units
Develops and maintains strong lines of communications between CPE, Strategic Partnerships and Program Development, Commonwealth Campus Centers, and other units in Outreach and International Affairs
Ensures that reports required from the department are submitted promptly and accurately, procedures are revised for the effective delivery of programs, and that CPE is in full compliance with SACS accreditation stands, state and federal regulations, and university policies and procedures
Maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish goals and objectives
Contributes to the field of engagement through research, publications, and presentations
Coordinates programming efforts with leaders of university facilities (e.g., Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Executive Briefing Center, Commonwealth Campus Centers)
Works closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Program Development to design diverse, revenue generating programs and projects through instruction, research and technical assistance Promotes the value of CPE services to internal and external stakeholder communities
The Director will lead the regular review and revision of processes related to export control, PCI compliance, criminal background checks, and funds handling. This position is responsible for the successful operation of internal database systems.
The Director is responsible for building team cohesion and program accountability, fosters relationships between work groups, facilitates unit revenue achievement, and focuses on quality improvement.
Works with CPE team leaders, engagement unit directors, and administrative support personnel to identify and implement changes in operating models directed at improving customer service, efficiency, and timeliness of program delivery.
Required Qualifications:Master's degree and significant experience in education program development, planning, implementation, and administration
Demonstrated record of leadership, supervision, program support operations, program delivery, and revenue generation
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Experience managing a comprehensive program portfolio, and in the oversight of administrative functions within higher education
Demonstrated ability to establish close linkages with the academic community and keen understanding of the culture of higher education
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of audiences and to create and maintain collaborative relationships
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:Doctoral degree
Experience in fiscal and human resource management with a proven commitment to diversity and equal opportunity
Experience managing operations, information systems, and program implementation in a Continuing and Professional Education unit
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 03/17/2017