Coordinator of Professional Development, Student Success Center

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Minimum salary of $50,000 annually with placement above the minimum considered based on education and experience.



Application Deadline



175 South 3rd Street
Suite 560
United States


The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join the organization as Coordinator of Professional Development for the Student Success Center. The Center serves as a statewide hub for efforts to increase student persistence and accelerate degree completion at Ohio’s community colleges. The Coordinator of Professional Development is a new member of the Student Success Center team, reporting to the Executive Director. This position will coordinate events and professional development offerings across the Center initiatives, including the Student Success Leadership Institute.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Professional Development is expected to be an active member of the OACC team and work collaboratively with other staff members. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Coordinate year-round calendar of professional development and leadership activities and training for community college administrators, faculty and staff.  

• Manage all aspects of the event planning process, including collaboration with speakers/trainers, venue identification, menu development, printing and design of materials and budget tracking. 

• Track and monitor timelines, deadlines, responsibilities, and milestones to ensure each event stays on schedule.

• Develop, manage, and administer all aspects of event software systems for registration and other needs relating to meeting and events.

• Assemble and distribute program materials, participant evaluations, attendance rosters, reports, etc. to participants, facilitators, and OACC staff.

• Identify, invite, and confirm appropriate speakers for conferences and meetings.

• Direct and solve a variety of challenges where creative solutions are crucial to improving the outcome or accomplishing the goals of each program or event.

• Negotiate and manage contractual commitments in partnership with the OACC Grants Manager.

• Maintain schedule of professional development and leadership activities and communicate appropriate details to member colleges and partners. 

• Respond to inquiries related to professional development and leadership.

• Conduct outreach to community colleges and other entities interested in Center initiatives through meetings, conferences, networking and presentations.

• Develop and implement online webinars, training programs and courses. 

• Identify new professional development opportunities and make recommendations to Center leadership.

• Compile event participation and outcomes data for reporting to OACC and Center leadership, funders and partners.

Required Education and Experience:

• Associate’s degree required, bachelor's degree preferred; degree in education, business, hospitality management, event planning, marketing, human services, public administration, non-profit management or related field strongly preferred.

• A minimum of three (3) years' work experience in a non-profit organization, government entity, or higher education institution.

• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience coordinating and organizing events of a complex nature with multiple internal and external participants.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the OACC.

• Knowledge of community college student success and completion issues.

• Experience working with community college administrators, faculty, staff, and students preferred.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills. 

• Excellent verbal, written, and web-based communication skills, including creating original correspondence and giving presentations to large groups.

• Able to prioritize assignments while handling multiple projects.

• Proven leadership, strategy, management and organizational skills in a fast-paced organization.

• Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals.

• Ability to frame complex problems, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions.

• Strong contributor in a team environment with ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

• Ability to review, interpret and manage data.

• Self-motivated and able to work independently.

• Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

• Attentive to detail and follow through to prevent inaccuracies or oversights that could damage the credibility of the organization.

• Experience maintaining sensitive and confidential files and documents properly.

• Excellent computer skills including online databases, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. 

• Ability to learn new technology quickly and with ease.

Conditions of Employment: This is a full-time, grant-funded position in a traditional office environment. Physical ability to operate normal office equipment including copier, fax, telephone; extensive use of computer/repetitive motion activities; ability to communicate verbally; ability to see with or without accommodation; extended periods of sitting/standing in order to perform essential functions of the position. Work hours may require meeting with individuals at member colleges, implementing special events, making presentations, etc. Must be available to work designated office hours as well as occasional evenings and/or weekends to assist in the successful planning and execution of OACC events. This requires an ability to drive to offsite locations and transport materials (up to 25 lbs.) to and from vehicle. Valid in-state driver’s license required. Periodic in-state and out-of-state travel may include airline travel and overnight stay.

The Ohio Association of Community College is an equal access and equal opportunity employer. We have a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, people with disabilities and people over 40. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. If your disability requires special accommodations to participate in the application/interview process, contact the OACC at 614-221-6222.


Excellent benefits including health insurance, vacation, paid holidays, retirement, flexible spending account, parking, and more.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to with “Coordinator of Professional Development, Student Success Center” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review will begin September 10 and continue until position is filled.