A senior member of staff, the Vice President of Education oversees direction, management and provides strategic oversight for ARMA’s educational resources. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for developing, overseeing implementation, and ensuring ongoing maintenance of ARMA’s educational resources consisting of ARMA’s IGP certification, webinars, in-person workshops, conference education, self-directed learning programs, and all publications. The VP of Education must direct project work as well as execute that work while overseeing the department’s staff and resources. This position is responsible for developing the strategy for delivery using internal staff and external resources for promotion and delivery, with a goal of year over year growth.
A member of the Executive Leadership Team, the VP of Education is a strategic contributor towards the organization’s overall success and must be fluent in all aspects of the Association and its offerings, products, and services. They will work with the Executive Director, the leadership team, direct internal reports, and external contracted resources. The VP of Education will implement strategies for addressing the professional need of its members and is expected to respond to and work effectively with members, customers, and internal stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate as a member of the executive team, supporting the development of long-term strategy and annual organizational goals. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other internal department and external resources as necessary to achieve organizational goals.
Responsible for development and implementation of initiatives to grow and increase awareness of certification, publication, and educational offerings.
Define logical sequence of educational materials based on needs analysis.
Use strategic and tactical planning to design comprehensive education programs and publications for multiple levels of professionals worldwide based on curriculum gap analysis, member needs analysis, competency model, evaluation, and association trend data.
Direct the activities of the internal and external instructional design content development team, ensuring that the team delivers the final product on time and that those products meet departmental and organizational goals.
Provide expertise, coaching and guidance in instructional design, content development and production processes to ensure the highest quality content, resources and materials are integrated and maintained in offerings.
Develop online education production plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring that educational products and materials, are regularly reviewed and updated to meet organizational expectations and direction.
Manage relationships with internal and external subject-matter experts, and manage content authoring or reviews as required, to ensure the content integrity of educational products, certifications, and publications.
Oversee development and maintenance of all necessary documentation, including policy and
procedure manuals, to meet accreditation, and other reporting requirements.
Develop budgets, monitor spending, and create related policies and procedures.
Supervise the education department team, contracted resources, and volunteer committees.
Direct and establish priorities for staff team. Support staff development.
Additional leadership responsibilities:
Lead various special strategic initiatives as assigned.
Develop and provide various reports and statistical analysis for initiatives and strategic objectives.
Collaborate as part of the ARMA Executive Team on annual budgeting, strategic planning, select human resources issues, and thought leadership to achieve the organization’s strategic initiatives.
Identify, evaluate, negotiate, and manage various contracts that align with the strategic direction of the association in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities for subordinate staff in accordance with ARMA’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and managing department budgets.
Americans with Disabilities Specifications
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit, speak, hear, see, and use hands to handle objects.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to listen and speak with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization.
Must be able to concentrate/focus with many interruptions throughout the day.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a Staff Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically be in an office environment.
Ability to travel overnight and work in a non-standard environment for approximately one week per year
Equal Opportunity Employer
ARMA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the following education, experience, competencies, and language skills:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with significant coursework in adult education, professional development, training, instructional design, educational theory, non-profit management, or a related field.
CAE preferred (not required)
Minimum of ten years of experience in educational content development, credentialing, or related disciplines.
Experience with ANSI or Institute for Credentialing Excellence accreditation activities preferable.
Minimum of four years of experience budgeting, strategic planning, and managing and leading a staff.
Experience working in an association or non-profit is preferred.
Experience and education requirements may be satisfied with an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This leadership position requires excellent management capabilities; she or he must lead by example to implement and support management initiatives.
Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and proficiency in dealing with changing priorities.
Must be self-directed and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Must exhibit initiative, good judgment, problem-solving skills, and the ability to take appropriate and proactive action.
Must exhibit the ability to embrace change, innovation, and continuous improvement concepts and to influence others.
Ability to conceptualize, launch, and deliver multiple projects on time and within budget.
Effective skills in cost management, budget, analysis, and control.
Computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office 365 suite; experience with association management software, such as YourMembership, is helpful.
Proven ability to develop successful member acquisition and retention strategies.
Ability to use data to drive strategies.
Language Skills (includes mental, verbal, writing skills)
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with customers and coworkers.
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills. Attention to grammar and writing etiquette is important.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to Association management, Association members and other Staff Members of the Association.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, rules, policies and procedures that may be furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ensures understanding by asking clarifying questions and restates understanding for confirmation.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MEASURES
Complete all responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner to meet customer needs and remain cost effective
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