Associate Director of Professional Education - Northern Kentucky University

(This job opportunity came to me from Jill Henry, NKU Executive Director)


Associate Director of Professional Education
Center for Applied Informatics
Full Time

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

The Associate Director of Professional Education is a clinical non-tenure track renewable faculty position supporting the mission of NKU by driving regional economic development and, specifically, by addressing the tech talent gap, as prioritized in the reinvestments initiated for FY19. The Center for Applied Informatics is on the front lines of this effort and this position is pivotal. This Associate Director is primarily responsible for the planning and coordinating of corporate and community courses and workshops, including “Code Academy” style re-training, as well as the fulfillment of content and delivery by outstanding faculty, adjuncts or certified instructors. This position aims to have collaborative responsibility for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of these activities. The program will generate revenue and should become self-sustaining. The Associate Director assists with research and implementation of best practices, policies, procedures and organizational tasks, and will be highly engaged with the business community.

The Associate Director of Professional Education supports the mission of the CAI and the College of Informatics by driving the advancement and awareness of Informatics in the region and supporting regional and economic growth.

Vision and Strategy:
- Develop and implement CAI outreach strategy and plans to generate a reputable adult professional training program that propels the COI’s talent development and lifelong learning objectives. This effort will be aligned with the region’s workforce projections and the university’s non-credit professional development goals.
- Provide vision and strategic direction for the adult professional workshop program and market to the region via social media, website and digital solutions.
- Identify new channel opportunities and partnerships via networking with community partners, promoting public engagement activities and exploring entrepreneurial touchpoints.
- Identify, attract and secure excellent corporate and community partners and intimately understand their employee development needs.
- Recruit, identify, engage and match highly professional, experienced and passionate instructors who excel in their industry or field.

Communication and Coordination:
- Advise and maintain communication and connection with campus colleagues, departments, and committees that focus on corporate professional development efforts (i.e. Advancement, Corporate Relations, Marketing & Communications, COI Departments, CIE, SBDC, Career Services, etc.)
- Maintain a strong understanding of Informatics offerings and articulate workshop solutions in VIP corporate meetings or broader settings such as the NKY or Cincy Chamber, etc. Perform professional presentations and field questions from key constituents.
- Partner with the COI leadership team to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.
- Serve as a conduit to redirect other outreach needs as they arise such as talent acquisition, CAI projects or classroom speaking opportunities.

Execution and Delivery:
- Plan, schedule and manage the logistics for on-campus or remote-delivered workshops, code academies or bootcamps.
- Onboard instructors to ensure a high-level standard of content delivery and operational details.
- Manage administrative items such as invoicing, reporting and satisfaction surveys.
- Adhere to budget constraints

- Provide analysis and management reports on profit center and workshop/instructor satisfaction as requested. Perform analysis to drive innovation, optimization and improvements.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree and ten years of experience working in the for-profit or non-profit space
• Minimum five years of professional experience delivering training programs
• Minimum five years of employee supervision experience
• Minimum two years of experience managing a budget
• Minimum two years of experience in leveraging social media, e-communications and website content for marketing
• Works effectively with minimal supervision and guidance
• Knowledge of and experience with computer systems and various software applications

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior experience directing a training program
- Business development experience
- Ability and willingness to work some evenings pending workshop schedules

Education Level Needed - Master's Degree


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