Executive Director, Institute of Certified Professional Managers

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ;

Position Details

Working Title Executive Director, Institute of Certified Professional Managers
Position Number 6203
Posting Number F1642
Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Business
Department 534520 - Institute of Certified Professional Mgrs
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding.

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is one of the most diverse communities in the State of Virginia.

General Information

The University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, innovation, superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the quality of its academic programs and has been repeatedly identified as a best-buy for students.

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) is a 501©(3) non-profit, educational institute and a business center of James Madison University. Founded in 1974, the Institute is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon the ability to maintain self-funding. This is an Administrative and Professional Faculty position with annual reappointment based on effective performance and the needs of the university.

ICPM specializes in developing and certifying managers and leaders at all levels. Its Certified Manager (CM) certification is recognized globally as a sign of managerial competency and leadership potential that distinguishes managers and leaders for hiring and career advancement.

Seeking experienced executive director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. Executive Director is responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a high-quality vision. Needs to be an influential leader with ability to lead and motivate. Must have great communication skills and take a holistic approach in managing operations. The ideal candidate will be able to lead and manage the organization towards the realization of its goals.

This is a twelve-month, Administrative & Professional Faculty position.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the board of Directors to identify, create and implement strategic plans to actualize business objectives.
• Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization.
• Develop partnerships with company stakeholders, shareholders, industry regulators and other relevant parties.
• Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests.
• Identify potential sources of investment and organize fundraising efforts.
• Represent the company at social and corporate events in ways that strengthen the brand and communicate the company’s message.
• Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions.
• Communicates quarterly to ICPM Board of Regents. Develops and implement strategies aiming to promote the organization’s mission and voice.
• Develop a culture that values diversity, access and inclusion to ensure organizational excellence.
• Communicates monthly update of KPIs (performance goals) to Executive Team and board members.
• Creates complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors.
• Key component of the job is to build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching.



• 10+ years of experience leading, guiding, managing teams and operational process to achieve organizational objectives
• Proven integrity and leadership skills with unquestionable ethics.
• Master’s degree in a business discipline
• Demonstrated management experience with a non-profit organization.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Experience in the following areas: trade association, training & development organization, or a certification body.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Date 06/21/2021
Beginning Review Date 07/22/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/10/2021
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

Minimum Reference(s) Required 3
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9269
Additional Posting Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: To apply, go to https://joblink.jmu.edu, click on Faculty, and reference posting number F1642.

Candidates interested in faculty positions at the University must complete the online employment application in the JMU JobLink system and upload the following documents through the site:
-Cover letter. The cover letter must also answer the following two questions:
1) What experiences have you had that make you a qualified executive leader?
2) How will you grow ICPM internationally through the role of Executive Director?
-Diversity statement discussing the candidate’s approach/attitude to encourage diversity of the program. (Uploaded as “Other Document #1”).
-Contact information for three references.
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is required.
Incomplete applications or applications submitted through postal mail or email will not be considered. The review of applications will begin on July 22, 2021.

Questions should be directed to Mr. Kevin Prescott at scgmysuccess@gmail.com.

JMU’s Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.

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