The Associate Director of Professional Education is a clinical non-tenure track renewable faculty position supporting the mission of NKU by driving regional economic development and, specifically, by addressing the tech talent gap, as prioritized in the reinvestments initiated for FY19. The Center for Applied Informatics is on the front lines of this effort and this position is pivotal. This Associate Director is primarily responsible for the planning and coordinating of corporate and community courses and workshops, including “Code Academy” style re-training, as well as the fulfillment of content and delivery by outstanding faculty, adjuncts or certified instructors. This position aims to have collaborative responsibility for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of these activities. The program will generate revenue and should become self-sustaining. The Associate Director assists with research and implementation of best practices, policies, procedures and organizational tasks, and will be highly engaged with the business community.
Primary Responsibilities :
The Associate Director of Professional Education supports the mission of the CAI and the College of Informatics by driving the advancement and awareness of Informatics in the region and supporting regional and economic growth.
Vision and Strategy: -Develop and implement CAI outreach strategy and plans to generate a reputable adult professional training program that propels the COI's talent development and lifelong learning objectives. This effort will be aligned with the region's workforce projections and the university's non-credit professional development goals. -Provide vision and strategic direction for the adult professional workshop program and market to the region via social media, website and digital solutions. -Identify new channel opportunities and partnerships via networking with community partners, promoting public engagement activities and exploring entrepreneurial touchpoints. -Identify, attract and secure excellent corporate and community partners and intimately understand their employee development needs. -Recruit, identify, engage and match highly professional, experienced and passionate instructors who excel in their industry or field.
Communication and Coordination: -Advise and maintain communication and connection with campus colleagues, departments, and committees that focus on corporate professional development efforts (i.e. Advancement, Corporate Relations, Marketing & Communications, COI Departments, CIE, SBDC, Career Services, etc.) -Maintain a strong understanding of Informatics offerings and articulate workshop solutions in VIP corporate meetings or broader settings such as the NKY or Cincy Chamber, etc. Perform professional presentations and field questions from key constituents. -Partner with the COI leadership team to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program. -Serve as a conduit to redirect other outreach needs as they arise such as talent acquisition, CAI projects or classroom speaking opportunities.
Execution and Delivery: -Plan, schedule and manage the logistics for on-campus or remote-delivered workshops, code academies or bootcamps. -Onboard instructors to ensure a high-level standard of content delivery and operational details. -Manage administrative items such as invoicing, reporting and satisfaction surveys. -Adhere to budget constraints
Reporting: -Provide analysis and management reports on profit center and workshop/instructor satisfaction as requested. Perform analysis to drive innovation, optimization and improvements.
Master’s Degree and ten years of experience working in the for-profit or non-profit space
Minimum five years of professional experience delivering training programs
Minimum five years of employee supervision experience
Minimum two years of experience managing a budget
Minimum two years of experience in leveraging social media, e-communications and website content for marketing
Works effectively with minimal supervision and guidance
Knowledge of and experience with computer systems and various software applications
Preferred Qualifications: -Prior experience directing a training program -Business development experience -Ability and willingness to work some evenings pending workshop schedules
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.