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Director of Professional Development
Careers In Nonprofits
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
We are currently in search of a Director of Professional Development for a Professional Association. The role is a Full-Time, Direct Hire, Hybridposition (with need to be in office 2-3 times a week) based in New York, NY.
ORGANIZATION TYPE: Professional Association
LOCATION: New York, NY
POSITION TITLE: Director of Professional Development
DURATION: Direct Hire, Permanent
SALARY: $120,000 - $130,000
Is This Your Dream Job? The Director of Professional Development will lead the creation, management, and delivery of a strong curriculum of professional development programs for the Association. The Association offers both in-person and virtual learning opportunities through a variety of platforms. In this multi-faceted role, the Director of Professional Development will work closely with subject matter experts, volunteer member committees, staff content leads and other stakeholders to deliver exceptional quality programs and courses. The Association is committed to public health and to the safety and well being of its colleagues and guests, and has adopted a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption. This position is on site.
How You Will Spend Your Day:
Lead market research and needs assessments to identify membership needs and preferences for future programming, in the context of the current and evolving market landscape.
Oversee the development and execution of new and existing in-person, virtual and hybrid courses, and programs, evaluating and recommending updates or redeployment of existing courses and programs.
Oversee the Continuing Education certification and credit award process.
Recommend, design, and monitor measurements of the effectiveness of learning initiatives and their adoption and success with member audiences. Evaluate and interpret the results of these measures and plan effective responses to them.
Proactively engage in external research, and knowledge sharing to stay current on on-demand, digital learning and development and learning curation trends and best practices.
Work with the Government Relations staff to understand changing laws and regulatory matters and adjust programs to confirm to new requirements.
Work with the Communications and Marketing team to support engagement objectives.
Serve as project manager for all in-person and virtual learning programs.
Review and update invited speaker policies and procedures.
Provide input during budget preparations and managing approved program budgets.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Training & Development, Adult Learning, Project Management, or equivalent practical experience.
8+ years of experience in planning professional development programs in an Association/Non-profit environment and knowledge of effective adult learning and development methods is required.
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing quality customer service to our members, stakeholders, and partners.
Ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent customer service skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiarity with executing a communications strategy across a variety of digital platforms.
Knowledge of or experience in the financial services industry helpful.
Relationship-building and social skills to collaborate with peers, organizational leadership, and membership.
Strong business acumen and best practices to achieve organizational excellence.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects.
Strong Personal Computer (PC) skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom communications and scheduling, Internet research experience, a basic knowledge of any Content Management System (CMS) and basic PC troubleshooting.
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