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Title: Professional Development Manager
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Employee
Reports To: Executive Director
Hours: 37.5 per week
The Professional Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the Professional Development opportunities of the organization. This position assesses gaps and developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges training opportunities for professionals in the brain injury sector. This position actively searches, designs and implements effective methods to educate, enhance understanding and recognize professional opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organizes and implements all forms of professional development training, including the Annual Conference, Professional Symposiums, CBIS, Concussion Initiative and Quarterly Webinars.
- Oversees a Speakers Bureau of vetted speakers for Professional Development Outreach.
- Develops Planning Committees to meet all programmatic and budgetary goals of the Professional Development Series.
- Investigates collaborative grant opportunities to provide Professional Development Training.
- Works with the Communications Manager to ensure that outreach is engaging targeted audiences.
- Works in partnership with corporate/state agencies to provide training needs to their employees and/or constituents.
- Develops evaluation tools that will accurately access effectiveness of training.
- Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
- Investigates certified accreditation programs to offer professional credits.
- Proposes training and development programs and objectives.
- Develops and monitors spending against the departmental budget.
- Maintains progress notes, quarterly and expense reports of all activity and engagement.
- Plans, organizes, facilitates and orders supplies for development and training events.
- Attends monthly Program Committee Meetings.
- Must obtain or maintain CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) Credential.
The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Education, Social Work, or another related field
- Minimum 5 years’ professional experience the non-profit sector, including the development and implementation of professional education, public speaking and training.
- Familiarity with industry best practices and standards.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Team motivation skills and the ability to motivate staff and board.
- Ability to work as a team with other departments.
- Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Must possess a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and show proof of insurance.
Typically Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00, however, this position has varying working hours depending on scheduling of presentations and events. Staff travel across New York State is required and requires use of a personal vehicle.