Director, Office of Professional and Community Development
D'Youville seeks candidates who will be able to provide vision, dynamic entrepreneurial leadership, and professional management for Office of Professional and Community Development. The Director is part of the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness team and serves as the chief administrative officer and spokesperson of the Office of Professional and Community Development. To this end, the Director is a vital link between the College and community leaders to identify and support emerging workforce needs within WNY, as well as within the global market place. Thus, the Director represents the college and assists in developing partnerships with regional and international entities and initiatives; and coordinates the development and evaluation of instructional program offerings and student support systems.
The Director works closely and collaboratively with Dean of Online Learning and Director of Institute of Teaching Innovations, and D'Youville College faculty and staff. The Director is a College administrative officer and performs these and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and the President.
We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming work environment that positively engages and impacts our diverse workforce and student population. Our goal is to create an inclusive working environment of collaboration, transparency, support, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: faculty, staff, administration, and students. We are looking for candidates who share the D’Youville's vision and willingness to ensure equal employment opportunities, will assist in creating an environment that is welcoming to all, fosters diversity, inclusion, and promotes excellence.
Identify professional and community development needs
Consult with professional and community development committees and various departments to identify professional development needs.
Collaborate in setting professional development priorities and in designing and directing professional development programs for the local and global community.
Collaborate in setting community development priorities especially with the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and the President. Establish work plans and execute objectives as derived.
Develop a comprehensive communications plan to engage campus constituencies in professional development activities.
Research, coordinate, develop and design instructor-led in-person and virtual learning offerings.
Modify and continuously improve program materials in response to feedback, assessment and strategic planning.
Develop annual calendar of professional development events and programs and ensure updating of all internal communications platforms and products as detailed in the communications plan.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Budget preparation and control.
Effective visual, written, verbal, inquiry, and deep listening skills.
Political acumen and interpersonal skills
Professional ability to work with a variety of constituents both internal and external to The College.
Professional oral and written communication skills.
Effective training practices and adult learning approaches and methodologies.
Evaluation and assessment methods and grant writing.
Knowledge of the Western New York marketplace.
Knowledge of trends and challenges in Higher Education and international learning.
D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The College embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability. D’Youville College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
In an effort to accurately represent D’Youville’s student population, candidates of racial and/or ethnic minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
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