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Associate Director for Continuing and Professional Education

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director for Continuing and Professional Education
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170089
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), the Associate Director develops and delivers a program portfolio that extends the assets of the university, compliments Virginia Tech’s destination areas (, and research interests in the National Capital Region (NCR). Programs include short courses, workshops, certificate programs, conferences, research symposiums, technical assistance programs, association meetings, and other contract credit and non-credit programs. The Associate Director is responsible for generating program revenues and meeting annual revenue targets through the development of a robust, diverse program portfolio (e.g., Intelligent Infrastructure short courses, Integrated Security certificate programs, Data Analytics and Decision Sciences institutes). The Associate Director serves as the primary Engagement/Continuing and Professional Education contact in the National Capital Region and maintains deep collaborations with the Vice President for the National Capital Region and NCR leadership team. The Associate Director provides supervision for the VTRC-Arlington CPE team and is responsible for building team cohesion and program accountability, fosters relationships between NCR faculty and work groups, facilitates unit revenue achievement, and focuses on continuous assessment and improvement.

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in a related field
•Experience in higher education program development, planning, implementation, and administration
•Demonstrated record of leadership, supervision, program support operations, program delivery, and revenue generation
•Excellent organizational and planning skills, an ability to manage a comprehensive program portfolio, and success in the oversight of administrative functions within higher education
•Demonstrated ability to establish close linkages with the academic community and keen understanding of the culture of higher education
•Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of audiences and to create and maintain collaborative relationships
•Excellent interpersonal, communication, marketing, promotion, and sales skills
•Strong computing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

•Doctoral degree
•Experience in fiscal and human resource management with a proven commitment to diversity and equal opportunity
•Familiarity with university-based academic programs, conferences, and special events
•Experience with university and/or state policies and procedures
•Experience working remotely (in a location different than main business location)

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, resume/CV, cover letter, and list of references to Apply to posting AP0170089. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with experience up to a budget maximum of $93,000
Location: National Capital Region
Department: Continuing Education Administration
Location, if not Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5 (Flex)
Job Posting Date: 03/21/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/18/2017
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Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Letter of Reference #1
  3. Letter of Reference #2
  4. Letter of Reference #3