Summary of Duties: Washington State University office of Professional Education conducts the annual Sewing & Stitchery Expo (Expo). Expo is seeking an Education Manager for the largest consumer sewing show in the nation, held in Puyallup, Washington. Expo has an average attendance of 23,000 people who come from all over the world to take part in this one of a kind education and vendor exhibition. Attendees can gain hands-on experience with the latest techniques and trends the sewing world has to offer. More than 100 daily seminars are taught by industry experts to enhance the attendees' knowledge, skill, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The Education Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of program and seminar development; and subsequent implementation of the event.
The position involved close contact with multiple key stakeholders within and outside the University including Clothing and Textile Advisors of Washington, volunteers, vendors, local and national businesses and collaboration with Professional Education teammates. This position will be a crucial position leading all education and training for volunteers.
The Education Manager role consists of:
Recruitment and retention of sewing industry related teachers and vendors
Schedule management for 100+ seminars
Volunteer and planning committee management including meeting, training and development of materials
Delivering and evaluating program results
Budget and financial management
Website and database management
Social media planning and execution
Updating and upholding policies and procedures
Expo staff and volunteer supervision
Clothing and Textile Advisor recruitment, training, and planning
The Education Manager works in parallel with the assigned Conference Manager to ensure that planning and budget adjustments are made in accordance with program goals and objectives. The assigned Conference Manager will work directly with the Education Manager to execute the exhibitor side of the seminar instructor expectations.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related experience in the program specialty. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Prefer a Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated teaching experience and evaluating community projects and experience in preparing educational materials for low literacy and diverse populations.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.
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