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Continuing Education Coordinator
Category: Education

Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Continuing Education Coordinator

Longwood Gardens invites applicants for the managerial position of Continuing Education Coordinator in the Education Department.

About Longwood Gardens: Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, inspiring people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts. Our values of excellence, professional leadership, fiscal alignment, stewardship, and community engagement are the principles that guide our priorities, behavior, and decision-making.

Position Description: The Continuing Education Coordinator administers all aspects, including budgetary, of the Continuing Education Division to ensure world-class delivery of our programs. The incumbent of this full-time position leads and administers the development, publication, distribution, and delivery of on-site and online CE courses, tours, workshops, and sponsored events, including their associated curricula, course manuals, instructional materials, and promotional materials. Particular focus over the next five years will be 1) expanding and diversifying our CE audience, 2) identifying and launching new courses and programs, and 3) advancing our online learning initiatives via our learning management system, webcasts, and interactive video conferencing.

The incumbent is responsible for visioning, leading, developing, implementing, and evaluating efficient and effective operations and management of the CE Division. He/She implements and leads the actions of his/her staff to fulfill Longwood’s Strategic Plan and collaborates with staff garden-wide to develop new offerings to meet Longwood’s strategic goals.

Continuing Education Division Description: The CE Division is one of five academic divisions within Longwood’s Education Department. The CE Division includes one full-time CE Associate, one part-time Administrative Assistant, three part-time CE Assistants, ten part-time CE Lab Instructors, and approximately 47 contractual instructors. An Instructional Designer works across all divisions of the Department.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the minimum of a Master’s degree in Education, Horticulture, Museum Studies, or closely related area and have a minimum of three years’ demonstrated excellence in curriculum and course design and delivery (face-to-face, web-enhanced, hybrid, and/or immersive) with focus on adult learners. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be outgoing, well-connected, articulate, and visionary. Experience in horticulture, budget administration, and supervision is desired.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience for this full-time, permanent position. Incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in Longwood’s comprehensive and competitive benefit programs.

To Apply: Search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For full consideration, send a letter addressing pertinent qualifications and interest in the position; curriculum vitae or résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references by August 15, 2013 to:

Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 501 Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501
FAX (610) 388-5495; or e-mail -

Longwood Gardens, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to multicultural diversity.

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