Employment at ArtCenter

President's Office

Vice President, Executive Education

Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

The Vice President, Executive Education will report to the College President and the Senior Vice President, Development and will be the primary architect behind the launch and development of an Executive Education program for the College that will build upon ArtCenter's 50+ year history of successful partnerships with alumni and leaders in industry. This position will lead the direction and oversight in formulating, interpreting, and administering unique and timely offerings in Executive Education. In addition, the incumbent will oversee the design, development, and execution of a suite of products detailing curriculum, titles, pricing, venues, and talent (faculty for Executive Education).  These may include but not be limited to seminars, workshops, roundtables, executive forums, on and off-site corporate prescribed and custom workshops, as well as advancement and execution of related initiatives described in the College's strategic plan.  All offerings will be designed to serve alumni, members of the corporate sector and, in so doing, generate revenue for ArtCenter.

Reports to: College President with a dotted line to Senior Vice President, Development

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 13

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line "Vice President, Executive Education."

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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This position was posted on: 11/04/2021


  • Bachelor’s degree in art or design, business, education, or other related field from an accredited college or university
  • 10 years of experience in design education, business and leadership
  • 5 or more years of experience in corporate creative industry
  • Possess a substantive track record demonstrating success in leading, implementing and evaluating innovative and sustainable growth in continuing education programs and arts administration
  • Demonstrates strategic problem-solving in parallel with the ability to drive results-oriented execution
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing multiple projects and activities with deadlines, sound judgment, and effective in implementing strategic agendas; ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion where necessary
  • Knowledge of business and technical fields as they relate to design and design education
  • Understanding of curriculum development, learning design, pedagogy
  • Understanding of the competitive executive education landscape
  • Familiarity with trends in higher education as they relate to commerce and emerging markets
  • Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity; the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various constituencies within ArtCenter’s diverse communities, internally and externally
  • Familiarity with a lean, agile approach to creating and standing up new ventures and platforms
  • Excellent management, interpersonal, leadership and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in standard office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office programs) and Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma or similar products
  • Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities; students, alumni, donors, faculty, administrators and employers
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in design, education, business or other related field from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in Higher education
  • Portfolio of industry and individual contacts with interest in art and design
  • Proficiency in donor database/prospect tracking systems. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred

Essential Functions

Program Development and Execution — 90%

  • Plan, execute and supervise Executive Education programming including the development of program content and materials, analyze program mapping and demand; recommend improvements
  • Work collaboratively with SVP Development, VP Strategic Partnerships and Executive Director, Alum Network and Annual Giving, Executive Director Development Operations (“Development”) to deliver seamless interface and relationship management to target companies and executives, and to achieve corporate and alumni engagement, revenue and fundraising goals
  • Create a strategic business plan and proforma for ArtCenter’s Executive Education Program with the goal of increasing the number of offerings and annual revenue for the College
  • Oversee the development of marketing and sales outreach strategy; foster and maintain relationships with alumni and external clients to increase interest and participation in programs
  • Collaborate with Development staff on promotional events for corporations and alumni
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the College, educational, professional, international and community partners in the development and execution of Executive Education; represent the College on decisions related to such initiatives
  • Contribute to the efforts of the Development Department by introducing prospective corporate partners to the College
  • Partner with the College’s administrative leadership, as well as with Trustees
  • Oversee and manage designated budgets for Executive Education projects and initiatives, in collaboration with the President and Finance Offices
  • Work collaboratively with SVP Development, VP Strategic Partnerships and Executive Director, Alum Network and Annual Giving, Executive Director Development Operations (“Development”) to deliver proactive and seamless interface and relationship management to target companies and executives, and to achieve corporate and alumni engagement, revenue and fundraising goals
  • Partner with the Executive Director, Development Operations and representatives of the Marketing and Communications Department on marketing, branding and communication initiatives and positioning
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of information on all corporate, alumni and individual prospects using the College’s donor management system, Raiser’s Edge
  • Optimize resources to serve the distinctive elements of in-person, virtual and blended learning experiences, maximizing flexibility and relevant expertise.
  • Develop and maintain data and analytical systems to define and evaluate program success and track and comply with any reporting requirements and provide monthly status reports to the President

Marginal Functions — 10%

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Serve on institutional committees
  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein 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 the essential job functions.

This is a full-time position. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed remotely, hybrid or required as a condition of employment.  This position may require some weekend and evening hours.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is performed in an office setting. Employees stationary most of the time but may move around the office environment for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 10 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. International and Domestic travel by car and airline and overnight travel is required. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Able to work nights and weekends to attend events.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.