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Assistant Director of Professional Development


Position summary

The Assistant Director will focus on special projects, as a primary function, that lead to efficient processes and systems within the PD department. This position has some cross-departmental communication, and assists with the organization and execution of the department as a whole. The Assistant Director works closely with the Vice President and Director on task that accelerate the performance of the department. The Assistant Director acts as Director in his/her absence to continue the work of the Director in a seamless fashion when called upon to do so. Top candidates for this position will demonstrate poise, tact, and diplomacy. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, anticipates needs, has a customer service orientation, and is committed to team success.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Takes on and helps create any and all new projects as they arise which will better the PD department and its function within the organization
  • Lead the planning and implementation of assigned projects; develop project plans; facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, milestones, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Ensures that department processes are working and facilitates improvements when needed
  • Maintains a good working knowledge of all PD software systems and their impact on our business
  • Represents professional development through cross-departmental communication and cross-functional team meetings
  • Facilitates the interviewing, hiring, and facilitates some training processes for new hires
  • Assists the Director in working with authors on professional development product definition documents, obtains appropriate approvals in advance of a new product release
  • Facilitate leadership team meetings, includes agenda preparation, recording of minutes, monitoring and following up for action items to assure meeting desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum requirements

Bachelor’s degree and proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential.  Must be available to work late if needed and do occasional travel when required.



Abilities required

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to write effective business correspondence. An ability to present information effectively to various audiences and stakeholders is needed. Must display a high level of integrity and discretion. Strong decision-making skills are required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential.  Experience in and understanding of the K-12 education industry is a plus.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Potential for some management responsibilities


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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