Open Job in Academic & University Program Development Specialist – Professional & Continuing Education


Position Number:   53047887
Benefits Eligible:
Campus Location:   Cumming

Job Close Date:

Salary Minimum:

General Summary:
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a PCE Program Development
Specialist. The PCE Program Development Specialist’s primary function is to identify and develop cost-effective open enrollment and/or
customized training solutions in the fields of Healthcare, Leadership & Supervision, Computer Software Training, Photography and other
professional and personal development areas. The Program Development Specialist serves as a liaison to the community, business and industry
by promoting strategic partnerships or alliances, communicating client needs, promoting and piloting new training programs, forecasting
trends, and brokering appropriate training resources to satisfy an educational/training opportunity. This position will seek out new
business and industry relationships in order to establish workforce development solutions for the North Georgia region. The Program
Development Specialist will also coordinate all facility rentals for the Cumming City Hall and Cumming Campus. A commitment to a team
approach by working cooperatively with clients and others within the department and university and meeting established deadlines is
essential. Some evening work may be required. This position will be based at the Cumming City Hall location. Some travel between campuses
will be required.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over
19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational
excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global
society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional
doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college,
one of the university’s signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The Program Development Specialist will:

  • In
    conjunction with the Associate Director, work closely with clients in determining education needs and designing instructional contract
    training programs. 
  • Research, plan, develop and promote Professional and Continuing Education open enrollment classes/programs
    to respond to emerging trends in lifelong learning.
  • Develop new certificate programs to meet the workforce development needs of the
  • Work to establish new business and industry relationships in the Cumming region.
  • Develop and Provide
    outcome/impact assessments and methodologies to ensure quality programming.
  • Coordinate with external constituents the use of
    Cumming City Hall and the Cumming Campus for facility rentals.
  • Develop and maintain contact with individuals and groups within the
    region to foster collaboration between the university and the community. 
  • Identify and select appropriate resources (both
    human and material) for implementing programs.
  • Work closely with marketing specialist to promote classes.
  • Create and
    maintain appropriate documentation, records and reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • The
    position requires a basic understanding of the Professional and Continuing Education mission of the institution and the ability to work well
    with community members, government agencies, regular and contracted faculty, academic departments, and administrative offices. 
  • The ability to handle changing priorities and meet deadlines as well as a commitment to a team approach by working cooperatively with
    clients and others within the department and university is required.
  • The position requires excellent customer service skills,
    excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as written and verbal communication skills / Intermediate computer skills.
  • The
    ability to organize and prioritize workload and multi-task with little supervision in an ever changing, fast-paced, multiple priority
    setting as well as the ability to form relationships with corporate and community clients is required.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • 2+
    years related work experience, preferably in Sales, Business or Marketing.
  • Prior work in a continuing education, community
    education, or adult learning environment is preferred.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum
Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information:
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation,
as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of
Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national
origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and
desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected

University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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