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HELP WANTED


Vice President of Education and Workforce Development Purpose:


This position serves the $33 billion metalcasting industry by offering education services and prod- ucts that help the industry succeed in the marketplace; and serves the AFS Institute by delivering programs and achieving favorable financial outcomes. May be filled at a Director or Senior Director level based on experience.


Key Accountabilities:


• Assess the current and emerging workforce educational needs of the metalcasting industry. Determine which needs may not currently be met by the Institute or other industry providers.


• Develop, refine, promote and deliver high-quality programs that meet the needs of the industry, including existing and new course titles and content.


• Continually evaluate the formats the Institute uses to deliver education to ensure the most relevant and high-impact formats are used.


• Position the Institute in the marketplace as the premier provider of education services for the metalcasting industry.


• Establish business practices that maximize the efficiency of the Institute. • Develop the Institute’s annual budget in consultation with CEO and Accounting Department. • Execute business plan. • Meet or exceed Institute revenue goals. • Supervise assigned staff, ensuring productivity and achievement of goals. • Prepare program schedules keeping with budget requirements. • Provide annual and semi-annual reports to the AFS Board. • Evaluate grant opportunities and pursue grant funding.


• Implement policies such as certifications, skills paths, or other strategies that encourage students to take multiple classes.


• Speak at AFS chapters, regional conferences, and executive/technical conferences.


• Collaborate with Marketing & Communications Division on newsletters, social media, and pro- motional materials that drive registration and foundry education.


Required Skills or Experience: 1. At least five years of successful experience leading adult education and/or for-profit college programs.


2. Profit-and-loss responsibility in an education setting with track record of favorable financial outcomes.


3. Experience and skill in managing and supervising staff.; setting goals; and evaluating performance.


4. College degree in relevant field (business administration, higher education administration, metal- lurgy, metalcasting) is strongly preferred.


5. Knowledge of manufacturing and/or basic metalcasting technologies and operations is preferred. 6. Graduate level courses in executive finance, accounting and business management helpful. 7. Must be able to read and write in English. 8. Must be able to multitask and be a superb communicator. 9. Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently. 10. Considerable travel required; evening or weekend work often required. 11. Must have valid driver's license.


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For more information, contact Cathy Potts at cpotts@afsinc.org July 2018 MODERN CASTING | 59


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