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
- 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
- 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.
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.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org