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Director of Continuing Education
Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia
Date Posted 06/30/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Director of Continuing Education



Position Number



Norfolk, VA

Job Summary

This position oversees the development and administration of programs specifically focused on workforce development, military needs, workforce skills gap, and grant administration. This position also ensures fiscal solvency of programs.

Type of Recruitment

General Public

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited university in a business administration, higher education, occupational and technical education or other related field of study. Prior working experience developing and operating a self-supporting revenue generating unit; including open enrollment and contract training. Considerable experience working with business and industry stakeholders. Considerable experience developing, implementing and planning customized training programs and events. Considerable experience developing workforce training for business and industry. Considerable experience with planning, budget management and supervision. Considerable experience in assessing priorities, focusing resources, and maximizing revenue. Considerable experience in generating revenue sources using external funding including grants and gifts. Considerable experience collaborating with faculty and other experts in academic colleges from all disciplines to provide workshops, training, and consulting services to employers, workforce development, and professional groups. Considerable experience developing and implementing innovative educational programs to address the needs of a particular industry, organization, or niche market. Considerable experience developing online programs and use of new educational technologies. Considerable knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to workforce development and executive training market/industry. Considerable knowledge and use of Labor Market information and employment trends. Considerable knowledge of accredited and/or certificate program instruction and delivery methodologies, the organization, market and business strategies. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong entrepreneurial skills. Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to develop business plans, cost and revenue estimates, and risk analysis for current and proposed initiatives. Demonstrated ability to apply basic accounting and develop financial revenue and expenditure projections for a self-sustaining unit. Demonstrated ability to analyze, develop and implement multi-year budgets and business plans. Demonstrated ability to develop and promote marketing initiatives to foster the growth of Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs. Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and procure necessary resources. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects that require demonstrated leadership ability in an environment of rapid growth and change. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree from an accredited university. Considerable experience managing complex budgets and leading personnel in a higher education environment. Some experience with Banner, PeopleSoft or similar systems. Prior experience demonstrating community involvement and leadership. Considerable experience with conference service management and support including developing and managing business practices associated with conference activities and awarding of CEUs. Considerable experience assisting military and their dependents with educational needs.

Conditions of Employment

Completion of Statement of Personal Economic Interests is required upon hire.

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Application Review Date


Job Close Date


Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required


Criminal Background Check

The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

Department Information


Equity Statement

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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