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Program Development Specialist


Department/Program: Office of Educational Services

Type: Full-time

Location: Pleasant Hill

Program Development Specialist, Office of Educational Services at John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill campus. This is a 40 hours per week position reporting directly to the Executive Director. This non-exempt position offers a flexible benefit plan that includes vacation and sick leave accruals, medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement eligibility. 
The Program Development Specialist is responsible for the effective implementation and management of the department’s operational/logistical areas, including: managing internal planning and implementation among the various units and their staff; develop and maintaining accreditation with approval entities; monitoring financial and accounting reports, facilitating and monitoring enrollment tracking; faculty contracts and payroll; co-managing and coordinating the CE catalog production process; facilitating and supporting departments co-sponsorship agreements; coordinating course offerings at branch campuses; and assisting with CE registration process, as needed.
  • Tracks financial and enrollment data/trends and produces reports at timely intervals 
  • Faculty payroll, deposits, fund transfers, payment of invoices, and faculty contracts
  • Serves as a primary contact for CE co-sponsorship agreements and facilitates each co-sponsorship process.
  • Responsible for student registrations and student records to include awarding program certificates
  • Oversee/implement APA relations and regulations
  • Supervision of proctors
  • Responsible for Continuing Educations catalog production
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in higher education
John F. Kennedy University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. John F. Kennedy University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.
Because of JFK University’s commitment to diversity, we encourage people from historically underrepresented groups in higher education to seek employment at JFK University. This includes women, people of color, LGBT persons, people with disabilities, and veterans. We believe diversity at our campus is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the John F. Kennedy university experience. Thus, we strive to represent this in the composition of our faculty, staff and student body. For applicants with disabilities, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate specific needs you may have in the application and employment process.

To apply send your cover letter, resume and salary history by email to putting PROGDEVSPEC on the subject line, fax to 925.969.3451, or mail to:

Human Resources Department
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523