Director of Workforce Learning Development

Location
Largo, MD
Posted
Jan 30, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

Director of Workforce Learning Development

Office of the Provost

Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Pay Grade 3.2

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Director for Workforce Learning Development (DWLD), responsible for the leadership, coordination and development of new programs and emerging credentials tailored to meet the needs of our corporate and government partners. Reporting to the VP for the Learner & Faculty Experience, the DWLD is responsible for the leadership, coordination, and development of non-credit programs, certificates, or any form of credit or non-credit credentials identified by a corporate or government partner. In support of this focus, the DWLD will lead cross-functional teams comprised of labor force research specialists, collegiate faculty, subject matter experts, and corporate and government partners in order to develop the latest in-demand credentials focused on employer needs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Partners with Corporate Learning Solutions to identify prospective new credit or non-credit opportunities
  • Coordinates research and design support for all new offerings using online, face-to-face, and hybrid delivery modalities as requested by partners
  • Engages with potential partners to gain a deep understanding of their business and training needs using established needs assessment approaches.”
  • Converts research and expertise into meaningful customer-centered training models or academic programs
  • Works with a team of designers and technologists to create, develop, and deliver new programs and credentials corporate and government partners
  • Develops evaluation process to improve programs

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in a relevant discipline and at least five (5) years of experience at either a) the director level in a higher education institution, or unit within (e.g., continuing education, instructional technology, training & development, curriculum design, or non-credit program administration), that serves the adult or non-traditional learner. OR b) a position at the director level or above within a corporate or government entity's Learning or Training and Development unit.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in a relevant discipline; success leading cross-functional teams and teams both within and outside span of control; experience developing and delivering nontraditional models of education; adept at interacting with both academic and corporate leaders while translating between the two; exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills; experience leading multiple projects and initiatives with ease in a matrixed structure. Ability to work rapidly and with exceptional outcomes.

POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY & WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.