Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Master degree from an accredited institution and three years of related experience, or equivalent education and experience to equal eight years.
Ph.D. with five to seven years of experience working in a University environment, with a focus on student engagement and promotion for membership based, non-credit education.
Demonstrated leadership and commitment to supporting older adult learners.
Experience in curriculum design and assessment with substantive background in planning, promoting, and providing services for adult learners.
Experience working with volunteers and creating a collaborative environment.
Experience creating, managing and maintaining budgets including accurately projecting and updating income from funders.
Experience in planning and prioritization of strategic organizational objectives and in developing and executing marketing and communication plans to achieve objectives.
Experience using technology in a learning environment, i.e. operating audio-visual equipment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate efficiently and clearly to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships; connect and interact with empathy and diplomatically with a wide-ranging audience.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to inspire a shared vision and promote a collaborative and supportive working environment within a team of staff and volunteers that maximizes diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills.
Strong analytical, organizational, time management and decision-making skills; detail-orientation.
Ability to establish and maintain uniform procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the program.
Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Working evenings and weekends when needed is required.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in University College at Washington University. The position is located primarily at West Campus- 9 N. Jackson Ave, Clayton, MO 63105.
Traveling to on and off-campus locations is required.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Under the direction of the Senior Director of Administration and Finance, the director in this position will provide leadership for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Washington University, an adult learning membership program for individuals age 50 years plus. Responsibilities include curriculum and program development, recruitment, training, and oversight of volunteer course facilitators, managing day-to-day activities and operations of OLLI, managing the OLLI budget, directing the work of the OLLI administrative coordinator, and working with OLLI committees and the executive board. The director will participate in development efforts and serve as a spokesperson to convey effectively the mission and activities of OLLI while cultivating a vibrant and inclusive community of active learners and engaged partners.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategy, Planning and Leadership for OLLI:
Develop and communicate an inclusive, expansive, creative, and sustainable vision for OLLI that cultivates partnership and enthusiasm among members, executive committee, and staff.
Develop strategic and operational plans that create and maintain a thriving OLLI, value and support current strengths, and foresee future challenges and opportunities.
Conduct market research across national peer institutions to understand and create new programs and services to serve the OLLI community.
Collaborate with WU Office of Advancement in fundraising efforts to help support the core operations of OLLI and fund student scholarships.
Position OLLI as a partner in the mission of the University in providing access and inclusion, both conceptually and physically, with a particular focus on increasing diversity in membership.
Administrative and Operational Oversight:
Lead and direct all administrative and operational aspects of OLLI, working effectively and cooperatively with various University College and other University offices facilitating course scheduling and student registration and accounting, making purchases and submitting required documentation, and performing other administrative tasks.
Oversee the OLLI budget, financial planning and reporting for OLLI; manage and monitor revenue and spending and ensure stewardship of funds are in alignment with the goals of OLLI.
Supervise OLLI administrative coordinator, and additional part-time hires and student workers.
Oversee the OLLI online registration and reporting system; develop and implement procedures that ensure accurate membership and student records; generate data and information needed for planning and external reporting.
Serve as liaison between the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Osher Foundation and Osher NRC, and other affiliates.
Provide program oversight, including curriculum development, course offerings and delivery and assessment; recruitment, training, and oversight of an active group of volunteer facilitators; development and delivery of other non-credit programs and services (e.g. workshops, short courses).
Maintain OLLI’s academic calendar; set registration and administrative deadlines.
Oversee space and facilities; ensure classrooms are scheduled and adequately equipped for course delivery with texts, supplies, and necessary equipment; troubleshoot issues with technology.
Manage delivery of online courses using Zoom and other online platforms.
Collaborate with University College and OLLI members to plan, develop, and distribute course brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials.
Oversee Marketing and Event Planning:
Draft, review, and edit content for marketing materials that promote and build OLLI visibility through web, print, multimedia, and emerging communication vehicles.
Oversee planning, execution and publicity for special events and programs, e.g. annual business meeting, Freedman Fall Address, Lawrence Jasper Lecture Series.
Direct and manage community and media relations, respond to inquiries from various internal and external entities.
Perform oher duties as needed.
The hiring range for this position is $60,801 - $97,363 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.