This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Positions in this family are involved in the administration of a continuing education program at a campus, which may include credit and non-credit evening and other courses, special institutes and workshops, long and short-term courses for professional, business, and labor organizations, alumni and cultural offerings, and general studies for the culturally disadvantaged. A continuing education program reflects a concern with the continuing educational development of the individual, offering counseling to identify experiences and interests by relating them to the academic credit and non-credit offerings of the campus. Such a program may be designed in conjunction with business, industry, and units of state and local government in developing career service programs to meet the needs of employees in these areas.
An Associate for Continuing Education is responsible for the development of external relationships with private and public organizations for purposes of identifying and promoting their continuing education and training needs; designs appropriate programs and ensures proper budgeting, marketing, staffing, financial, equipment and space resources; and evaluation of course offerings. Functional relationships are maintained with colleagues in the Office of Continuing Education, the Research Foundation, the Public Information Office, faculty, support staff, campus administration, and members of the surrounding business community, municipal officers, and social religious organizations.
Other duties, based upon individual campus program needs, may include: coordinating conference services, program design and implementation, publicity, and the fiscal requirements of the Continuing Education Office to ensure that contracted services are provided; establishing contact with intern programs, advising in program development, and assigning and supervising interns to ensure a quality external work experience; supervising Student/Graduate Assistants and classified staff working in support of the Continuing Education mission; disclosing accomplishments of the Office to the media to broaden recognition of such work and further develop a base of support within the community.
A Master's degree in Business Administration, Education Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant discipline. Four years of relevant work experience, preferably in planning, accounting and budgeting.
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