Founded in 1959, York is Canada’s third largest university and is shaping the global thinkers who will define tomorrow. Launched in early 2015, and already one of the largest Schools in Canada, the new School of Continuing Studies has fast become a leader in innovation and design in higher education. The launch of the School represents the largest investment made in continuing professional education at any post-secondary institution in over two decades. With pioneering modern program designs, engagement of industry thought-leaders, and cutting-edge programs that meet our economy’s largest skill gaps, the School has stepped up to meet the needs of international and adult students as well as employers. Exponential growth in the last two years, and the development of a strong brand (recognized in the local, national and international markets), provides a solid base upon which to build.
The University is seeking a dynamic individual to provide leadership for a portfolio of continuing professional education programs. Reporting to the Director, Continuing Professional Education, and working with a team of education, instructional design, market research, student support, and administrative professionals, the Program Manager will lead the creation, design, development, management, and ongoing refinement of new and existing programs in online, blended and/or in-class formats.
As a Program Manager, you will develop relationships with professional associations and industry representatives, form and manage advisory councils to ensure programming addresses top employer needs, provide direction in the development of program curriculum to subject matter experts, instructional developers, and other vendors, hire and manage instructors, work with marketing staff and market the programs, ensure quality control, provide program-specific leadership to cross-functional team members, and develop and manage program budgets and enrolment forecasts.