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Dean for College of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Education

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Job Summary

Responsible for providing opportunities for adult learners to access a variety of credit and non-credit courses both on-site and through virtual means; responsible for creating and monitoring competitive grant proposals for adult education programs with the goal of enhancing WU’s role as the University of Choice; responsible for assisting the Dean of Professional Studies and Graduate School in achieving the goals and objectives of the College.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leadership, management, supervision, and administration of all Adult Education program
    Services within the college, including credit and non-credit programs, classes and test site(s), contractual agreements with company and community-based organizations and other projects that may arise.
  • Monitoring of all existing grant budgets and attention to revenue and expenditures required for the Division.
  • Serve as WU’s representative in the adult education community, including (but not limited
    to) Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Professional Development Centers, Workforce Literacy Collaborative, and other state-wide initiatives that may arise.
  • Maintain proactive and productive relationships with all applicable external entities to ensure their maximum awareness of the role and services of the College Division for PS/CLIMB. Such entities to include state/local government agencies, community-based organizations (CBO), educational institutions, and others as appropriate.
  • Institute contractual agreements with CBO’s and other education service providers and the College.
  • Supervise research, development and implementation of grant programs and special projects that relate to Adult Education.
  • Manage day-to-day operations (including program development, faculty/instructor/staff hiring, evaluation and professional development) of grant and other programs that connects to Adult Education and other special projects that may arise.
  • Manage department budgets, compile data, analyze information, track students into college and careers, and evaluate programs and staff.
  • Manage GED/GRE/LPN/RN/GMAT/PMP etc testing site(s); ensure compliance with all state and national testing regulations.
  • Ensure highest possible level of quality and responsiveness in all CLIMB programs, including community outreach, internal/external communications, grants status reporting, proposals, training, customer services, and all other applicable processes and functions.
  • Maintain contacts, processes, and activities to ensure maximum continual awareness of community needs, potential funding sources, and opportunities for CLIMB services.
  • Work with Dean, Lead faculty, Dean for Student affairs, Academic Affairs, and other related departments to develop non-credit developmental courses and to maximize student success opportunities.
  • Maintain efficient and effective coordination and communication with all College staff and faculty resources.
    Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive University campus.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Other job-related duties and assignments as may be requested

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer



Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience.


  • Experience (five years minimum) working with adult learners from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience (five years minimum) in instructional leadership;
  • Experience developing standards-based curriculum.
  • Experience developing and implementing programming designed to increase adult student engagement, retention and success
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience with teaching assessment and accreditation
  • Experience in online education and delivery platforms


  • Knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment;
  • Knowledge of the Curriculum Standards and Practices in Adult Education as outlined by the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL);
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory;
  • Understanding of HLC requirements.


  • Ability to provide leadership to and stimulate cooperation and collaboration of instructional
  • staff;
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, organizational, and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to hold others to high standards while offering support and maintaining positive relationships;
  • Proficient in analyzing and developing strategic responses to academic data;
  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Director of CLIMB position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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