The Director of Education is responsible for running the business of AGD Education, including directing and managing all aspects of AGD education, the organizations overall education strategy and award activities. This includes but is not limited to successful management the AGD Learning Center, oversight of the educational content for the AGD scientific session, on-line education, program provider approval, speaker development and contracting, AGD Continuing Education (CE) awards, educational partnerships, and exam development. Interaction with the AGD Board, council and committee members, other volunteer leaders and members at large is an important responsibility of this position.  

S/he oversees the quality and the integrity of awards to ensure that AGD maintains its premiere status.

Collaboration is a critical part of this position. This individual will collaborate with colleagues across the AGD, particularly the Director of Meetings.  

Overview (not all inclusive) of job functions:

  • Serve as a mentor and coach to the Education Team and ensure that all work efforts are being directed to achieve the overall goals for the department.  Be a resource for day-to-day activities and ensure that staff is provided with the proper training and resources to be successful, encouraging career opportunities.
  • Strategize and develop a long-range plan for all areas of AGD educational activities with Executive Director, all education Managers and other key internal AGD Team leaders along with consultation with appropriate volunteer groups.  Oversee and manage all educational content offered through AGD. Map education programs to AGD and profession competencies.
  • Research adult education trends, demographics, and new market opportunities to support the AGD strategic plan. Ensure that the activities also facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan and on track with projects/concepts based on the market research.
  • Direct the development of all educational program activities and the coordination of these programs and services at the AGD.  Create and implement new non-dues revenue opportunities.  Oversee the annual meeting education and all other live and online educational initiatives. 
  • Continuously improve operational efficiencies.
  • Direct and lead councils strategically and effectively to ensure meeting productivity. 
  • Assist with organizational activities and special projects as directed.

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Business or related field preferred.

Credentials (years of experience): Six to eight years of experience in association management required, preferably running an education business operation. Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification preferred.

General Understanding and Nature of the Position Description:  In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

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