Director of Educational Programs

[ S/he develops, staffs, and oversees the quarterly cirriculum of classes and workshops offered at the Center.]

Ongoing Responsibilities:
• Creates a plan and budget for the department for the year. Establishes educational goals in cooperation with other department directors and the Board of Directors.
• Develops, staffs, and oversees the quarterly curriculum of classes, seminars, workshops offered at the Center that address the community's interests, needs, and opportunities — academic, talent-building, and aesthetic (aka "fun").
• Works with Facilities Mgr. in reserving Center space for classes in advance and securing additional or optional space when necessary.
• Recruits instructors and negotiates fees and arrangements (including texts, materials, etc).
• Oversees the enrollment, tuition, and attendance records of students (works with the Education Coordinator and the Center's CTO in maintaining a student database for this and outreach). Additionally working on tracking student participation and course evaluation for future planning.
• Liason with local, regional, national and international academic institutions, and appropriate government and community entities.
• Work with the Development Committee to identify and pursue funding opportunities (i.e., grant requirements fulfillment) and classroom space options.

Ad-Hoc Responsibilities:
• Works with Marketing committee to promote/advertise quarterly classes.
• Handles class cancellations.
• Deals with facility schedule conflicts.

Supported By / Reports To:
• The Board of Directors and the Exec. Director

Skills Required:
• A commitment to the mission statement and goals of the Center. Educational programming must follow the spirit and intent of the Celtic Arts Center. Class offerings should be exemplary of the uniqueness of the Center (in other words, "you can't get it anywhere else" and we're not a trade school).
• Great organizational and communication skills
• Knowledge of and personal experience with higher education and the administering of classes desired, but not required.