Associate Director, Continuing Education - University College - (19002037)
University College develops and implements university wide programming intended to generate substantial revenue. It is a fast-paced, nimble environment made of highly-trained professionals who love the higher education environment and are committed to providing world class education in the 21st century to a wide variety of students. Programs under this department today include Pre-College and Open Enrollment (e.g., Summer Session) programs. The department is expected to grow substantially in the future to include Post-Career Adult / Encore Career programs, custom / professional education, Pre-k through 8 programs, and interdisciplinary degrees.
This role specifically serves Tufts University's School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and its Continuing Education (CE) program, and has an indirect report to the Dean of the SMFA. The SMFA's CE program is an integral part of the educational mission of the school. CE programs embrace artists and designers of all ages and backgrounds--high school students, second-career students, art teachers, individuals ready to take their studio practice to the next level and those who are just beginning to explore art-making. SMFA at Tufts' extraordinary faculty, all professional practicing artists or designers, mentor and motivate every student in their practice.
In collaboration with the Director of Continuing Education Programs and the Dean of the SMFA, the Associate Director of Continuing Education is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for open enrollment courses, workshops, certificates and custom programs for the SMFA CE program including Summer and Winter Sessions and Fall / Spring Semesters to support the mission of the school. Conducts research and analysis to determine annual course and program list and sets tuition rates, manages budget and enrollment goals, partners on development and implementation of marketing strategy to support goals, evaluates performance at the end of each term, makes recommendations for improvements, and implements work flows and processes to guide annual performance.
Across all responsibilities, the Associate Director collaborates with school and university-level marketing services and the Director of Continuing Education, and uses existing infrastructure (e.g., websites, course enrollment software). The position also functions as the primary connection between the SMFA and other University College units with SMFA programs, including the SMFA's Pre-College Program (supported by Tufts Pre-College Programs under University College) and the SMFA's Diploma Program (supported in part by Tufts Lifelong Learning Programs under University College), engages with unit as a team player, ready to help where needed, problem solve, and works towards the greater good of the University as a whole. This position is for a mission-oriented individual, someone who gets things done, who has an all-hands-on-deck mentality, and is comfortable having clear performance targets and being measured against them on a regular basis.
Knowledge and experience as typically acquired by Bachelor's degree and 5-10 years' experience in educational (broadly defined) program development and operations.
Ability to articulate the value of the arts to a wide range of constituents and, critically, potential students.
Excellent business skills, relationship management skills and experience working with various internal stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to navigate matrixed organizational structures.
Masters and 8-10 years of program or project management experience or PhD in a related field of study.
Higher education or adult / continuing education experience preferred.
Art- or arts-specific experience preferred.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: Univ College Administration
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 21, 2019, 3:56:28 PM
Internal Number: 19002037
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