DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND COMMUNICATION #8508



University of Southern Maine
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, National Resource Center (NRC)
100 % time


The Director of Operations and Communication oversees the communication networking functions of the NRC, including the www.osher.net website, OLLI Extranet and AskOLLI blog. The Director also develops new forms of communication and collaboration among and for the national OLLI network; assists the Executive Director in maintaining relationships with other national organizations such as ASA, UCEA and AARP; and responds to media requests for the NRC, coordinating with the University Office of Public Affairs. The Director supervises the NRC administrative staff and the Life Story Center, oversees routine operations of the office, and coordinates as needed with university service departments such as Purchasing, Publications, Finance, Network Services. The position may also include assisting the Executive Director with management of future grant-funded programs of the NRC. The Director of Operations and Communication manages the National Resource Center in the absence of the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Master’s degree. Minimum of five years’ experience in educational administration and adult program planning and management (higher education preferred).
Preferences: Experience managing a lifelong learning institute for older adults. Active intellectual life, lifelong learner.

Send cover letter and resume to Julia Ridge, OLLI, USM, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9500 or email

jridge@usm.maine.edu

.. Interviewees will be expected to provide contact information for three references. Review of resumes will begin October 10, 2008.

 



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