The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Director, Curriculum and Training, reporting to the Vice President, Education.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, government relations, institutional leadership and marketing. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
This position will design and develop a comprehensive training curriculum for unique, in-person, classroom-based trainings and integrated theory and practice while accommodating on-the-job learning.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Works in partnership with conferences/special programs and across the organization to ensure that CASE’s offerings (in-person and digital) are framed by a professional lifecycle, developed around a common curriculum and delivered consistently, cohesively and collaboratively.
Develops a global curriculum that is fundamentally sound and consistently delivered.
Conducts needs and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for new curriculum and for updating existing curricula.
Serves as a curriculum expert, thought leader and trusted resource for CASE volunteers and educational program managers.
Reviews course materials for relevance and accuracy and overall effectiveness.
Engages and updates CASE stakeholders (Board of Trustees, Commission etc.) on training programs and in development of curriculum.
Supports the Curriculum Task Force to maintain momentum and ensure established benchmarks are achieved.
Creates a sequential approach to learning skills.
Creates a full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate) for faculty members and participants.
Develops, delivers and updates the “Train the Trainer” curriculum for all faculty members in a digital learning management system (LMS).
Manages training courses to include instructor-led training (in-person and digital), self-guided trainings.
Applies adult learning theory, principles and techniques for the training and curriculum program.
Creates evaluation and assessment tools for all participants include faculty and conference attendees.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Demonstrates sound fiscal judgment in the utilization of all CASE resources.
Demonstrates exceptional leadership/management, cooperatively and supportively, while working with all volunteers across all levels in the membership.
Represents CASE in a respectable and professional manner as required with the Commissions and other respective volunteer segments.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree with coursework related to learning theory, curriculum development, educational assessment, school leadership, and/or instructional technology highly preferred.
Advancement-related experience highly desirable.
Five to seven (5-7) or more years of experience in work experience in providing program management, training, skills assessments and developing curriculum, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training required.
Experience in the principles of adult learning, education and e-learning platforms preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
A demonstrated interest in advancing education in the not-for-profit sector.
A strong commitment to contributing to an organizational culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
An understanding and interest in engaging with a broad range of cultures and countries.
Must exhibit superior customer service skills and the ability and desire to interact effectively with a variety of constituents, both internal and external.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong project management skills that provide the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Outstanding communications skills, verbal and written, that allow engagement with levels of all stakeholders within an organization.
Strong problem-solving skills for interacting with various levels of constituencies, internally and externally from the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to lead and participate on teams.
Must have technical proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as various software systems and products, including association management systems, speaker management systems and learning management systems.
A pro-active and can-do attitude, even when working under pressure and with all levels of staff.
Qualified applicants should CLICK HEREto upload their résumé and paste their cover letter with salary requirements. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements may not be considered. Preference may be given to applications received before January 6, 2020. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This document represents a description of intended job content and should not be construed in any way to be a contract of employment.
CASE offers a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive health insurance, to include a high-deductible medical plan option with a health savings account, a PPO medical plan option, dental insurance, a generous 10% retirement contribution, an employee assistance plan, employer-paid life and disability insurance with voluntary supplemental life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuting benefits, as well as legal and identity theft protection plans. After one year of service, staff are also eligible for tuition reimbursement.
We offer a collegial and collaborative work environment with many work-life balance programs, such as a 35-hour work week, regular weekly telecommuting for most exempt-level roles, paid parental leave after one year of service and generous accrued leave policies.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professio...nals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more