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Associate Director Continuing Education - University College
Tufts University

Date Posted May 8, 2023
Title Associate Director Continuing Education - University College
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teaching & Learning


This role specifically serves Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and its Continuing Education (CE) program, and has a direct report to the Dean of the SMFA. The SMFA’s CE program is an integral part of the educational mission of the school. CE programs embrace artists and designers of all ages and backgrounds—high school students, second-career students, art teachers, individuals ready to take their studio practice to the next level and those who are just beginning to explore art-making. SMFA at Tufts' extraordinary faculty, all professional practicing artists or designers, mentor and motivate every student in their practice.


The SMFA CE program is run in partnership with University College.

What You'll Do

This role is a 2 year limited term position with an end date of June 30, 2023, with an opportunity for extension. In collaboration with the Dean of the SMFA, the Associate Director of Continuing Education is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for open enrollment courses, workshops, certificates, and custom programs for the SMFA CE program including Summer and Winter Sessions and Fall / Spring Semesters to support the mission of the school. Conducts research and analysis to determine annual course and program list and sets tuition rates, manages budget and enrollment goals, partners on development and implementation of marketing strategy to support goals, evaluates performance at the end of each term, makes recommendations for improvements, and implements work flows and processes to guide annual performance. Across all responsibilities, the Associate Director collaborates with school and university-level marketing services and the Director of Continuing Education, and uses existing infrastructure (e.g., websites, course enrollment software). The position also functions as the primary connection between the SMFA and other University College units with SMFA programs, engages with unit as a team player, ready to help where needed, problem solve, and works towards the greater good of the University as a whole. This position is for a mission-oriented individual, someone who gets things done, who has an all-hands-on-deck mentality, and is comfortable having clear performance targets and being measured against them on a regular basis.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


  • Knowledge and experience as typically acquired by Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years’ experience in educational (broadly defined) program development and operations.
  • Excellent business skills, relationship management skills and experience working with various internal stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to navigate matrixed organizational structures.
  • Ability to articulate the value of the arts to a wide range of constituents and, critically, potential students.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Masters and 8-10 years of program or project management experience or PhD in a related field of study.
  • Higher education or adult / continuing education experience preferred.
  • Art- or arts-specific experience preferred.

Pay Range

Minimum $68,400.00, Midpoint $85,550.00, Maximum $102,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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