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Director of Continuing Education/Community Service

Great Basin College
Job Location:
Elko, 89801
Adult and Continuing Education Programs

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Job Description

This is a 12 month "A" Contract, Non-tenure track position. Under the direction of the Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs, the Director of Continuing Education is responsible for the development and operation of the College's Continuing Education program. This includes all noncredit courses and program, community-based education, and customized training for business and industry. This position also coordinates the college's summer school session, which offers for credit courses. The Director serves as a member of the College's leadership team, participates in the College's strategic planning, provides oversight and management of assessment in the department, and works closely with both academic and administrative areas of the College.

This position is located at the main campus in Elko, NV and requires occasional travel, including overnight stays to various locations within the state of Nevada.


  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  • Two years of experience in educational administration.

  • Experience in developing continuing education courses and programs.

  • Superb oral and written communication skills with an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated experience managing fiscal resources.

  • Experience working with a diverse/multicultural student body and/or workforce

  • Prior training and/or teaching experience preferred .


  • Coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of programs to support GBC's continuing education department.

  • Works with business and industry to assess workforce needs and develop customized contract training.

  • Coordinates the college's summer school session, which offers for credit courses.

  • Prepares and implements a comprehensive marketing plan for continuing education.

  • Oversees curriculum design, development and implementation of noncredit courses and programs.

  • Administer Kid's College (a summer program for K-12 students).

  • Administer and market driver's education classes and CDL training program.

  • Manages planning, scheduling, budgeting, and operational efficiency of the department.

  • Maintains effective communication with administration, faculty and staff.

  • Recruits, supervises, and evaluates faculty and personnel in continuing education.

  • Support, implement and promote compliance with institutional equity plans in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum and programs.

  • Supervises and directs required reporting to state and federal agencies.

  • Ensures compliance with the Nevada System of Higher Education guidelines and other state and federal regulations.

  • Collaborates with credit faculty to identify new continuing education courses and programs.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information within the course of business.

  • Participate in college wide committees as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.


The position may require driving to other GBC campuses, with or without reasonable accommodation as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, with possible overnight stays to coordinate students and programs throughout the service area. There must be a commitment to the GBC mission to serve rural Nevada. The successful candidate will participate in several state-wide or national meetings each year that require overnight travel.

Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty - D

The budgeted salary range for this position is $76,000 - $86,000

Salary is based on relatable education and experience, internal equity and budgets.

Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

Perks of Working at Great Basin College

  • Health insurance options including medical, dental and vision

  • Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance

  • No state income tax!

  • Free Parking

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

Great Basin College is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review.

The following must be attached to your application:

  • Resume/CV - List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

  • Cover Letter

  • Three Supervisory References - Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

Additional Information


Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Great Basin College Human Resources Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment. Regionally accredited institutions must have awarded academic degrees.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Any expense related to the evaluation will be the responsibility of the candidate.

Background Check

An online background check will be required of the selected applicant; a third-party administrator will perform this.


GBC is not able to support sponsorship for employment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Open Until Filled

This posting will be posted for a minimum of 30 days from (02/09/2024) or until filled. Applications may be reviewed upon receipt. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents.

NSHE is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Great Basin College

Located in the high desert of rural Nevada, Great Basin College is a Carnegie classified baccalaureate and associates degree granting institution embracing a comprehensive hybrid mission to deliver a full four-year liberal arts and sciences, community college and applied technical learning curricula. With its main campus in Elko, a beautiful site with residential housing and state-of-the-art learning technologies, GBC serves the largest geographic area of Nevada's colleges. Great Basin College serves the citizens residing in ten of Nevada's most rural counties, covering 86,514 square miles and bordering five states. This service area includes centers in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Additionally, satellite locations can be found in twenty other frontier communities.

Our vast geography is known for its spectacular mountain ranges and picturesque valleys, providing a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition, Elko is home to several well-known western museums and the world renown, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, begun 35 years ago to honor and share the traditions of Western storytelling, nurturing the expressive culture of the American West.

GBC provides a "private college" experience with public college affordable access to postsecondary education in an environment that embraces and respects all cultures. It stands among the most innovative colleges in America, integrating many disciplines into single courses and programs, helping students to develop critical thinking and self-directed learning skills. Graduates of Great Basin College are fully prepared to enter their chosen careers with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the global marketplace.

For more information visit GBC or the Area website.

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