Associate Vice President for Professional and Continuing Education


DEPARTMENT

Academic Affairs


POSITION SUMMARY

Associate Vice President for Professional and Continuing Education will responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the division’s operations in support of expanding credit and non-credit programs, developing new programs, establishing partnerships, negotiating contracts, marketing professional education, and online programs and providing overall quality assurance. This position directly reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The AVP will lead the expansion of the division by identifying new opportunities for credit and non-credit programs (online, hybrid, or traditional) that provide matriculated and non- matriculated students, life-long learners and practicing professionals with the skills and knowledge required to meet the evolving needs of New Orleans and beyond. The successful candidate will employ diplomacy and advocacy to create mutually beneficial opportunities for the university and industry/business on a regular basis, strengthen the university’s relationship with our new industry partner, DXC and other businesses looking to grow in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and identify job opportunities for students that correspond to their academic and professional goals. The AVP will work with faculty, staff, administrators to ensure the effective delivery of and student support for all on-line, and continuing education programs. The AVP will oversee financial and personnel management associated with delivery of all the division’s programs and ensure the long-time financial health of the division. The person in this position will provide oversight for the development of strategically selected continuing education, online, summer session, course cluster and certificate programs, institutes, and/or degree programs, as needed and appropriate. Specifically, the AVP for Professional and Continuing Education will: • Direct and manage administrative functions of the division, including financial affairs, office management, internal and external program support, staff supervision and student concerns. • In conjunction with the director, staff, and other stakeholders, develop and implement a strategic plan outlining short-term and long-term goals, objectives, action plan, and assessment strategies. Oversee program changes and modifications. Make recommendations for further programs, functions and services. Identify partnership opportunities between the university and industry. • Collaborate with faculty to develop and expand certificate and non-credit program(s). • Coordinate with campus units and administration to improve outreach to adult, veteran, professional and other nontraditional student populations. • Engage in regional and national conversations regarding continuing and professional education to incorporate best practices as appropriate. • Participate in the development of publications that market the services of the division. Direct and approve marketing activities such as advertising, website, student outreach, promotion and publicity both within and outside the University. • Implement sound budget management, including the development of cost estimates and planning for future program needs; analyze and recommend, as well as seek and secure external revenue resources; monitor the financial condition of the unit to maintain fiscal viability. • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with local, regional, national and international organizations. • Develop, foster, and maintain relationships with regional and national employers for the benefit of students’ career development and university opportunities. This includes conducting industry consultations, building and maintaining relations to increase engagement and employment connections for students. • Oversee assessments, data tracking and analysis relative to employer outreach, industry engagement and employment related activities for students and employers. • Act as the liaison between the university and some of its key partners, including DXC. The liaison must maintain accurate organizational charts for all organizations they are assigned to work with, develop viable annual plans that work to strengthen ties to key contacts in each organization, and properly position the university and its programs and initiatives for ongoing and meaningful philanthropic support. • Employ a proactive approach when it comes to problem solving, improving interactions with stakeholders and communications with partners that will result in University of New Orleans students being provided with regular opportunities to obtain jobs and internships. • Additional duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• A master's degree from an accredited institution • At least three years of demonstrated, progressive administrative leadership and business/entrepreneurial success with a proven record of accomplishment in strengthening and expanding self-sustaining continuing and professional education programs. • Demonstrated experience to work independently as well as in a collaborative manner with employee groups, constituents and/or community members. • Experience using program management skills to conduct environmental scans to assess the needs of the region and external populations and develop appropriate programs to expand UNO’s continuing and online education offerings. • Demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence. • Demonstrated experience developing, planning and executing, and measuring outcomes of unit or department-level projects. • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• A doctoral degree from an accredited institution. • Demonstrated ability to create educational partnerships/training programs with private industry, local, state, and federal governments, and professional organizations consistent with the vision and mission of the University. • Significant budget development and implementation ability. • Knowledge of public higher education that includes experience in how self-sustaining programs contribute to the University.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


DATE POSTED

04/20/2018


CLOSING DATE

For full consideration please apply by June 30, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.


POSITION NUMBER

2129

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