Continuing Education and Professional Development - Program Coordinator

The Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development invites candidates for the full-time position of Program Coordinator.  

Continuing Education connects the University with the community through educational programs and services for all ages, including youth, professionals, and older adults.  We are committed to excellence in our work and in our relationships, resulting in exceptional customer and employee satisfaction.  Continuing Education develops and implements over 200 educational programs, serving over 11,000 constituents each year.  For additional information about the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development, please visit  

Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include but are not limited to facilitation of all phases of assigned educational activities and programs designed for retirees, youth, and professionals. The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to expand current and implement new educational programs to serve seasoned learners through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).  The Program Coordinator will be expected to regularly drive a multiple passenger van for OLLI Learning Trips. In addition, some evening and weekend work is required for OLLI programming.  The Program Coordinator works with Continuing Education staff, OLLI volunteers, other University units, and reports to the Associate Director of the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

A bachelor’s degree and experience in delivering educational programming are required.

Candidates must possess strong customer service skills; exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (verbal and written); ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural and age diversity; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. The successful candidate must be very detail-oriented, possess excellent problem- solving and analytical skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. The Program Coordinator must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, be capable of driving a multiple passenger van, access non-ADA compliant facilities, participate in active learning experiences (i.e. hiking, biking, canoeing), and be able to lift, carry, and transport program supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications. This position is externally funded and dependent on the continuation of grant funds.  

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, a current resume, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references to:

Jon C. Neidy, Search Chair

Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development

Bradley University

Peoria, IL 61625


Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities.  For additional information about the University visit

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.