DATE: October 2, 2019

POSITION: Director of Professional Development Institute

REPORTS TO: President

JOB PURPOSE: The Director of the Professional Development Institute provides expertise and leadership for workforce development & continuing education initiatives and operations. This includes responsibility for development, implementation, and control of client projects, both grant funded and client funded. This person provides leadership and support for training programs, specialized certification, and business and industrial training.


  • Serves as the primary contact for outreach programming.
  • Represent the PDI and the College in community, business/industry, and economic development functions.
  • Promote the mission and services of the PDI and the College through presentations, service on committees, and participation in meetings with various
  • Prepare marketing materials for operational activities and special projects in coordination with the marketing personnel.
  • Oversee and manage faculty, staff, and consultants involved in the delivery of PDI training, seminars, and project initiatives.
  • Negotiate with clients and applicable funding agencies to develop project specifications, costs, and contracts for specialized technology transfer, training, and assessment initiatives.
  • Interview and recommend for hire faculty, staff, and consultants for projects as required.
  • Coordinate resources to ensure proper configuration and installation of computer software and hardware and other laboratory equipment for effective delivery of training, projects, and demonstrations.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the budgets, approve budget adjustments and purchase orders, and prepare budget reports as requested.
  • Conduct visits with public officials, industry partners, Chambers of Commerce, Careerlinks and workforce grant funding agencies. Cultivate relationships to build their interest in College projects, develop partnerships for these projects and secure grant support; share results with appropriate on-campus partners.
  • Assure all grant progress and final reports are submitted in full accordance with funder requirements.
  • Assist with grant compliance progress reports and budget monitoring.
  • Maintain contact with clients in business and industry to assess and identify current and future project and educational/training needs.
  • Identify appropriate personnel for the development and delivery of training programs, seminars, and services.
  • Develop the logistics all PDI offerings, e.g., courses, seminars, workshops, colloquies, and demonstrations relative to PDI client needs.
  • Work with appropriate staff and personnel to coordinate programming, faculty, and facilities usage in providing noncredit programming and services in appropriate content areas.
  • Contribute to development of annual achievement of goals for Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, and the Business Office performing additional related duties as needed to meet the needs of the College.
  • Nurture and maintain strong working relationships with funding agencies for continued cooperation and coordination of activities.
  • Maintain an active and continuous search for new and existing corporate, foundation, and government grant programs to support workforce development activities, develop and distribute summary reports of potential grant opportunities, and follow establish procedures for grant application preparation and submission.
  • Develop, prepare, and administer grants related to noncredit training, business and industry projects, technology transfer, and economic development.


Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, or an appropriate technology discipline or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. (Minimum)
  • Master’s degree or evidence of advanced study in business, management, or related discipline. (Desired)
  • Three (3) years industrial/business experience directly related to technology, manufacturing, or economic development. (Minimum)
  • Two (2) years project management experience.
  • One (1) year experience in preparing and administering grant applications to support workforce development initiatives.
  • Advanced technology manufacturing experience.
  • Marketing/advertising experience.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Research and development experience.
  • Teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effective management, supervisory, and leadership skills. (Minimum)
  • Superior interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with staff, faculty, students, and the public. (Minimum)
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Knowledge of business/industrial operations.
  • Ability to develop original solutions and targeted outcomes.
  • Ability to be responsive in a dynamic environment with emerging opportunities.
  • Ability to interact successfully as a team member.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues.
  • Knowledge of automated manufacturing systems.
  • Working knowledge of funding methods and procedures used in reviewing and evaluating grant applications.
  • Knowledge of grant administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong writing skills.
  • Must be resourceful, flexible and comfortable working with deadlines and willing to manage work schedule to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with project design, evaluation, and budgeting methods.
  • High ethical standards, strong collaboration skills.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.


Please send resume, cover letter, and names, addresses & phone numbers of three professional references to:  Human Resources * Keystone College * One College Green * La Plume, PA 18440-1099 * email: