Course Director, Part-time

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Cambridge, MA
Published 8 days ago

About MassBioEd Foundation

Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2001 by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council with the goal of growing and developing talent in the Massachusetts life sciences workforce. In this time, we have evolved into a key link connecting students, educators, and professionals to the exciting opportunities within the life sciences industry. Our mission is to build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs that engage and excite teachers, inspire and propel students, and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers.

Course Director Job Description

The Course Director oversees MassBioEd’s corporate professional develop courses, including oversight of current courses and expansion of new courses. MassBioEd offers a range of professional development courses to incumbent workers in the life sciences. Current courses include introductory, leadership and management trainings such as Business and Science of Biotech 101 and 201, Biotechnology Project Management, presentation skills, and management training.

This is a part-time position with an anticipated work schedule of approximately 10 hours per week. The position could be filled by a part-time employee or consultant.


  • Identify new opportunities to grow the corporate professional development program. Develop ideas for new courses; packaging MassBioEd branded courses; locating sites in multiple regions for course offerings; and sourcing and hiring new instructors.
  • Work with course instructors to ensure content is updated and engaging
  • Research similar courses and determine appropriate pricing
  • Assess profitability of courses to determine which should be more frequently offered and which need improved marketing
  • Supervise Program Coordinator who manages course registration, generates professional service agreements with instructors, develops course schedule, and processes invoices
  • Work with companies to negotiate large group discounts and off-site trainings
  • Create budget for courses and monitor fiscal progress
  • Work with the MassBio & MassBioEd marketing team to promote courses and Workforce Training Fund programs
  • Work with Program Coordinator to develop content for collateral materials, social media and web
  • Oversee the management of course eligibility within the Workforce Training Programs in partnership with Commonwealth Corporation
  • Develop and monitor annual budget for courses

Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in education and/or corporate training
  • Understanding of training needs of life sciences professionals
  • Marketing experience desired
  • Persuasive writing and strong verbal communication, with ability to engage diverse audiences
  • Ability to interact at the executive level
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • High degree of organizational skills, with ability to multi-task and seamlessly organize priorities as necessary
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Bachelor's degree or related experience.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity to work with an organization that is focused on opening the doors to careers in the life sciences for all students.

Interested applicants should submit the following 

  • Resume/CV
  • Detailed cover letter outlining how your qualifications meet those sought in this posting

MassBioEd equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

About MassBioEd Foundation

Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2001 by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council with the goal of growing and developing talent…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA
Associated Location
255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142

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