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Director of Executive Education

Company: University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Executive Education. Location Gulf Park

730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560
United States Division Office of the Provost - GP Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 93,883.00 - 127,019.00 Pay Grade E17 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference for full consideration. Job Summary The Director of Executive Education will lead an executive education center that offers -customized, professional development required for a new generation of diverse individuals who are competent at guiding business, technical, and management operations. Positional priorities include building and delivering programming that supports a knowledge-based economy that fosters a spirit of innovation for local, regional, national, and international markets. Programming could include non-credit and credit offerings that vary in frequency and duration and integrate with academic programming in support of and alignment with the Three Pillars of Coastal Operations. Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and lead alearning and development unit staffed and resources for curriculum andtraining for professional development that will elevate the Blue Economylabor force and continue the continuum of developing the talent pool,emphasizing historically underrepresented populations.
  • Engage a broadnetwork of professional contacts to ensure training and development thatmay include industry leaders, University personnel, community colleges, subjectmatter experts, and others according to needs; partner with academic unitsto align Executive Education programming with academic programming.
  • Create andinteract with a network of leading professionals to design and implement aportfolio of non-degree Executive Education experiences, includingindustry-recognized micro-credentialing, and facilitate the development ofcareer pathways that extend span from entry-level to advanced levels ofemployment. Create and cultivateexperiences that encourage participants to maintain and build enduringrelationships for future programing possibilities.
  • Oversee program design and implementation in partnership through a team of professionals focused on the financial, operational, and administrative aspects of executive education with particular attention to and the responsibility for success in both content delivery and program logistics. Recruit and retain subject matter experts to develop and deliver curriculum content. Programming must be relevant and support and align with Coastal Operations' Vision and Three Pillars.
  • Develop proposals, budgets, and marketing materials to promote programmatic growth with the goal of incorporating a self-sustaining model for continued and sustainable programming that persists beyond the two-year life of the grant. Actively seeks external funding opportunities to sustain and grow operations.
  • Developappropriate mechanisms to identify, collect, and maintain appropriate datato be used to inform decision making and develop curriculum/content in thespirit of continuous improvement.
  • Serve as a keystrategist for launching Executive Education by developing and implementingapproved methods for developing a portfolio of programming for bothin-person and virtual formats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications - A master'sdegree in education, business, or a related field from an accredited institutionof higher learning and at least five years' relevant experience.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Business Strategy & Acumen: Understands higher education and can use industry/professional terminology fluently. Thinks strategically and seeks to align department services and goals with institutional strategic goals. Asks critical questions to delve to root cause to identify solutions. Understands the interconnection of decisions, actions, outcomes, and measures.
    • Professional Knowledge and Application: Takes initiative to develop and apply professional knowledge and skills in order to enhance individual effectiveness and improve organizational performance. Creates opportunities to apply new learnings and best practices into innovative solutions that positively impact results. Seeks opportunities for development for both self and the team.
    • Business Execution: Leverages professional expertise and University knowledge to assess areas of opportunity, identify solutions and effectively execute the plan. Demonstrates a high level of planning and organizational skills and the ability to move projects forward to completion. Self-motivated and accountable for results. Seeks advice and input from others and recognizes when to escalate issues or seek help.
    • Communication: Demonstrates the ability to deliver accurate, concise, and quality communication (verbal and written) in a timely manner. Encourages an open exchange of ideas and differing perspectives. Adapts communication style to meet the needs of diverse audiences and situations. Listens to understand others. Provides quality feedback.
    • Relationship Management: Works to build and manage productive relationships with peers, leaders and customer groups. Effectively engages and interacts with others to collaborate and provide value-added support that enhances department results and team effectiveness. Affects outcomes and direction of customer's decisions through effective relationships, trust, and credibility.
    • Leadership: Demonstrates an openness and flexibility towards new ideas and concepts and effectively influences or facilitates during times of change. Helps others become more effective through development and coaching. Utilizes candid feedback, knowledge, resources, and opportunities to improve the performance of others and to increase their contributions. Sets clear expectations for performance, provides meaningful feedback, holds employees accountable, and recognizes successes. Preferred Qualifications A doctoralor advanced degree in education, business, or a related field from anaccredited institution and ten years' experience. Experienced in theinteraction between higher education and maritime and ocean-related industries. - About The University of Southern Mississippi
      The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit -www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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