Executive Director

Excelon Associates

Excelon Associates is seeking an Executive Director for a great opportunity in Chattanooga, TN.

Executive Director

The Executive Director provides leadership and vision to our client's school to reach its goals in the field of continuing education with efficiency and high integrity in concert with the objectives of the corporation. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Team.
  
  
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary duties of the Executive Director are to guide the operations to assess market conditions and develop strategies to ensure that our client achieves its operational and budgetary goals while maintaining high customer and staff satisfaction, adherence to Federal, State, and applicable accreditation requirements, and ethical standards. 

The Executive Director has the following specific responsibilities:
  
Business Management:
  1. Assess market trends and opportunities for growth
  2. Assess and develop competitive strategies in continuing education.
  3. Develop and execute a strategic plan to accomplish its financial goals.
  4. Communicate strategic objectives and direction to staff.
  5. Monitor progress in reaching goals and modify the business plan as appropriate.
Personnel Management:
  1. Ensure employees are well trained/qualified for their positions and are engaged and committed to success. Establish a team environment and employee development plans for direct reports.
  2. Establish performance goals and metrics for leadership positions in accordance with the company's standards. Meet on a scheduled basis with direct reports (one to ones) to provide for direction, support, and accountability.
  3. Assess and maintain high employee morale.
  4. Follow established practices and guidelines for disciplining personnel, including possible termination.
  5. Provide ongoing, regular feedback and complete formal, written reviews at least annually.
  6. Responsible for hiring, retention, and development of all staff employees.
  7. Develop and maintain an open feedback system among employees.
Administration:
  1. Ensure compliance with administrative processes and reporting
  2. Assess administrative functions on a regular basis for efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Set the tone and culture.
Program Initiation:
  1. Initiate and maintain relationships with individuals and entities strategically related to the continuing education business.
  2. Manage and participate in continuing education programs uniquely related to the President’s expertise.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
  • Commercially astute: (understands financial and operational implications on actions of business; understands and adapts to market characteristics).
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethics, leads through open, honest communication; makes decisions with the high ethical standards of the institution in mind.
  • Organized; able to draft project plans and communicate them effectively to various parties.
  • Disciplined yet dynamic; able to focus on quality outcomes across short time scales and adapt quickly to change as necessary.
  • Results-oriented and proactive.
  • Ability to network with outside organizations and individuals.
  • Exhibits a strong sense of urgency.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Three + years of related experience.
  • Four years of management/leadership experience.
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