Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
This position is responsible for the development and operation of all Professional Development within the Lynch School of Education and Human Development.
The Director is responsible for all functions of Professional Development, which provides non-credit and credit instruction for business and industry training, professional development courses to support licensure attainment and retention, workforce development, personal enrichment, and public service programming. The Director's responsibilities are to develop, market, implement and evaluate training services. The role will develop business, industry, educational, and agency partnerships; and generate revenue above expenditures.
The successful candidate will possess a substantive record of accomplishment in leading, implementing, and evaluating innovative and sustainable professional development programs.
Continuing Education/Professional Development (CE/PD) Course Offerings Work with the Lynch school and their external partners to develop curriculum for individuals and school districts. Develop a key team within the Lynch School to include faculty and staff to help execute the professional development programs. Bring ideas of potential course offerings (through benchmarking and competitor review), proposed timeline for offering courses for the following semester, and proposed budgets by course Determine, in conjunction with the PD Committee the courses to be offered the following semester Hire Faculty to teach the classes. Work with the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning and faculty to create webinars and on-line continuing education classes. Conduct evaluations. Ensure that each program is regularly and formally assessed. Manage all faculty and course evaluations. Share results with the Lynch School Professional Development Committee to use as part of the discussion in course offerings.
Financial Modeling & Daily Operations Responsible for building financial budgets and tracking actuals to budget. Responsible for determining price per course. Benchmark into various pricing models to determine best approach to maximize the financial return. At year-end allocate all central costs to each course to determine overall profitability of each course offered. Responsible for generating enough revenue to cover all costs Work to create a 5-year financial and marketing plan to grow the PD programs and brand in the marketplace. Work with the Provost Office and Budget Office on creating an incentivized budget model where each school and the CE/PD program benefit when revenue exceeds expenses Work to create policies and procedures surrounding the PD programs, logistics, tracking of participants, outreach efforts. Responsible for the overall event and course logistics.
Marketing, Communications, Enrollments, Website Develop effective marketing plans for each program Responsible for writing all content on website and marketing materials Establish a strong relationship with Advancement and partner schools and agencies Work to create networking events to bring Alumni and community partners in various fields together Set enrollment targets Track participants who have attended previous programs. Target the outreach to them based on their interests. Track actuals against enrollment targets for each course offered
This position requires 7-8 years of experience in an educational environment with a focus on course development and financial modeling Master's degree required and doctorate preferred Strong budgeting and marketing experience preferred Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to consistently work closely and effectively with all levels of an organization. Able to lead diverse groups of Faculty and Administrators towards a common goal Solid computer skills, including relational databases. PeopleSoft Financials and CashNet experience is helpful. Experience in curriculum development and program evaluation is helpful Familiarity with residential academic
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.