Director of Program Development, Division of Educational Outreach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Director of Program Development, Division of Educational Outreach

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Program Development, Division of Educational Outreach [18091]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu



UNLV Continuing Education is part of the Division of Educational Outreach and offers a variety of non-credit professional development and personal enrichment courses that are designed to meet the needs of all learners in the greater Las Vegas community, and beyond.  The Director of Program Development oversees the overall administrative, fiscal, and strategic planning for the department’s day-to-day activities and future growth and is responsible for the quality of programs/services, education, and training offered. The position leads the Continuing Education efforts to expand the current course offerings with data-driven long-range and short-term planning that demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of national trends, state and local market analyses. The Director will work to offer cutting-edge, research-informed, and up-to-date professional development offerings and ensure delivery of these courses and certificate programs through committed and passionate instructors. In professional development, there is also the growing need to deliver courses using the most current teaching modalities and blended learning strategies. This position is a highly visible representative of the Division of Educational Outreach and its commitment to the advancement of non-traditional higher education and lifelong learning.  As such, the individual we are seeking is a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader that builds collaborative relationships with internal and external university constituents, economic development boards, workforce development groups, businesses and industries, government entities, and the general public. UNLV is a research university on a path to boost its Carnegie Foundation designation of high research activity to very high. Aligned with this initiative, this position will develop effective relationships to help advance this effort as well as open creative new pathways and onramps for adults and non-traditional learners to reach success in higher education through Continuing Education courses.



This position requires a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  A minimum of ten years of professional experience is required in Continuing Education, or within a corporate or other post-secondary training environment, and a minimum of five years in a management position. The candidate must have expert knowledge of strategic program development and implementation, and solid assessment and evaluation skills.  The ideal candidate must be innovative and responsive to the community needs in developing new continuing education programs and enhancing existing programs.  Demonstrated ability to manage program budgets and experience with fiscal oversight is required. The position requires knowledge of lifelong learning concepts, practices, and recruitment methods; skill in effective leadership and teamwork; and excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  This position requires a self-starter with a very positive, optimistic attitude, who easily and meaningfully engages others and who fully embraces diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Continuing Education courses are offered at various locations around the Las Vegas Valley; the candidate will be expected to travel to these and other partnership sites as well as national conferences and workshops in the field as appropriate. Experience in grant writing and grant management is highly desirable. Record of scholarly and professional publications and presentations preferred.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding.



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 4, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Tami Langohr, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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