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Open Position:
DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Director of Continuing Education provides creative leadership and vision to Delaware College of Art and Design’s Continuing Education (CE) program and supports its ongoing curricular development and growth. We seek someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who can help develop new programs, evaluate and assess current offerings, and build strong community relationships in Wilmington and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Program Development, Marketing, and Growth

  1. Develop and coordinate events and programs designed to attract and engage a broad audience that ranges from young adults (pre-college) to practicing artists and designers (professional development).
  2. Assist in the development of marketing strategies and plans to drive awareness of the program in appropriate markets.
  3. Evolve existing courses and programs based on academic and industry peers/competitors. 4. Develop new courses and non-degree program offerings with an eye to community and market needs. 5. Coordinate annual CE exhibitition in connection with the Gallery Committee and other relevant departments. 6. Work with local and regional businesses to develop corporate partnerships that inform curriculum offerings. 7. Delivers on-campus and off-campus presentations about DCAD continuing education offerings.

DAILY OPERATIONS AND ASSESSMENT 

  1. Work with the Registrar to coordinate the course schedule and recommend faculty staffing of courses to the Assistant Dean and Dean
  2. Hire and supervise continuing education faculty to ensure quality of instruction and student outcomes within the program
  3. Train continuing education faculty in College policies and procedures and the instructional technology used in classrooms
  4. Serve as a liaison between continuing education faculty and DCAD staff
  5. Participate in campus events important to the institution’s life and students, such as faculty meetings, college-wide committees, and events as appropriate
  6. Coordinate with department program chairs in the maintenance and upkeep of classrooms, equipment, software, and technology
  7. Schedule rooms and studios
  8. Coordinate faculty payroll with the Business Office
  9. Plan and administer budget and resources
  10. Document and monitor progress towards the achievement of area goals, objectives, and timelines 11. Work in collaboration with the Assistant Dean and Dean and key staff to determine department goals, objectives, outcome measurements, and metrics to support ongoing assessment efforts and department growth 12. Maintain compliance standards related to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

ABOUT DCAD
The Delaware College of Art and Design is located at 600 North Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Established in 1997 in a joint venture with Pratt Institute and the Corcoran, the College’s mission is to empower emerging creatives to take artistic risks and engage with inclusive and diverse communities. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized powerhouse of creativity, education, inspiration, and engagement. We offer associate degrees in five majors: Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography and, to date, have over 1000 alumni.

The College’s values statement identifies four core values: Dedication, Creativity, Accomplishment, Diversity. We value our entire community’s contributions and respect the ways that differences in culture, experience, abilities, and background enrich the college environment.

Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Vacation, personal, and sick time are also provided.

DCAD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all educational activities, admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and employment. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or other protected status is prohibited at the Delaware College of Art Design. Acts of discrimination that limit or deny access to the educational process and create a hostile environment are not consistent with Delaware College of Art and Design’s philosophy or mission. EEO/AAE

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred, in a relevant field such as arts administration, art education, visual art or design discipline, or closely related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, ideally in a leadership role
  • Proficient computer skills, i.e., Windows/Mac platforms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems, Adobe Creative Cloud, and WordPress a definite plus
  • Ability to work efficiently with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a position of management or coordinator of educational programming for continued education,  higher education, or related field
  • Demonstrated success in building community programs and/or implementing academic programs • Experience in using and interpreting statistical data for program development, marketing, and assessment • Experience in non-degree program development that meets accreditation standards, particularly the Middle States  Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Application submission details

Review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional portfolio (URL or PDF), and 3 professional references to Krista Rothwell, Assistant Academic Dean, at [email protected]