Executive Director of the School of Extended Learning

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • May 03, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Deans & Directors

Job Description

The Executive Director of the School of Extended Learning oversees GSU Testing Center, Veteran Affairs, Continuing Education Division, English Language Learning Center, credit-bearing courses at off site locations, Beginning Teacher program, New Leaders Mentoring program, numerous adjunct faculty, and several grant programs.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Partner with all college Deans, Chairs, and faculty members to offer numerous professional development workshops (some offering continuing education units), certification trainings, and conferences; develop opportunities to foster non-credit and credit-bearing coursework and degree programs
  • Work in collaboration with the School of Extended Learning’s Director of Strategic Initiatives for marketing, outreach, new program development and implementation
  • Manage SXL staff – biweekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, continual feedback, and yearly performance evaluations
  • Research and apply for grants to increase departmental revenue and manage grants that are awarded to SXL
  • Direct credit-bearing programming at off-site locations including Triton Community College, Kankakee Community College, Joliet Junior College, and other external sites
  • Supervise English Language Learning Center (ELLC) to ensure compliance with regulations for International students, quality pool of adjunct faculty, growth of community ESL programs on campus, successful implementation of ESL for Parents programming at various school districts in the area, and ESL for employees at businesses
  • Oversee Veteran Resource Center to ensure compliance with Veteran funding allocation to students, student services provided in a timely manner, Veteran workshops and conferences are successfully implemented such as Veterans Day programming, Veteran Cording Ceremony, Veteran Boot Camp, and VA Work Study students are following proctoring protocols in the Test Center
  • Direct Beginning Teacher Program and New Leaders Mentoring Program to strengthen partnerships with school districts in the region and ensure quality programming
  • Supervise GSU Test Center activities including staff, policies and procedures, training of proctors, and adding more testing platforms
  • Collaborate with Worknet Centers throughout Illinois to expand certification training to community members through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Collaborate with college Deans, Chairs and faculty to articulate digital badges earned in SXL to credit-bearing courses in various degree programs in order to increase university enrollment
  • Continual expansion of partnerships with businesses in order to gain customized business and industry training contracts leading to revenue growth
  • Attend weekly Academic Affairs Leadership Committee meetings, Academic Council monthly meetings, SXL Gateway to Enrolment Committee meetings, Illinois Innovation Network Corporate Engagement Committee monthly meetings, ICCHE Board meetings and other committee meetings as appointed
  • Monitor SXL, ESL, and Veteran budgets for proper expenditures, revenue generation, and account transfers
  • Help administer the Knowledge Exchange Program (TKE, a lifelong learning program for retired and semi-retired folks) fostering participant gift-giving, volunteering, attendance at CPA events and sculpture park
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator (SCICBI) to offer many supply chain certification programs
  • Maintain qualified continuing education adjunct pool and hire chosen candidates to teach various SXL programs, employ GSU faculty and independent contractors to teach other courses
Other Responsibilities
  • Keep current on workforce trends and area employer needs
  • Grow community engagement through regional outreach and partnerships

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