The Manager of Education and Training is a valuable partner in growing SIA’s Educational program, which will deliver education, training and certification to advance our members’ objectives and provide the industry with the tools to train as many of its worldwide professionals as possible. The primary goal for this position is to manage, assess and continuously develop educational programming as delivered by SIA and its approved partners. NOTE: This role will include elements of instructional design and training functions as projects dictate.
Contribute new ideas in educational programming through member and industry needs assessment.
Develop and deliver educational programming through several delivery options including instructor-led, e-learning, blended learning, web casts, conferences and expositions.
Provide leadership to member and other volunteer committees.
Contribute to new educational business and proposal development work.
Develop and monitor educational program budgets to ensure adherence to budget guidelines and objectives.
Conduct research on industry issues, including verticals.
KEY AREAS INCLUDE:
Participate in the Effort to Attract Talent to the Physical Security Industry (25%)
Security Systems and Technology—Associate’s Degree in Applied Science
Serve as main staff liaison in dealings with institutional partners including course program evaluation.
Recruit subject matter experts to participate as curriculum developers, instructors and mentors to support the degree program.
Assist Director and industry volunteers to define career and learning paths, with association partners (ASIS, CANASA, CSAA, ESA, ISC² and PSA) and others to duplicate the program to other learning institutions.
Define course competencies for the physical security element of the two-year degree program.
Along with CEO and Education Director, establish SIA as standard-setter for recruiting new talent to the industry through member visits, meetings with community colleges and industry events.
Support logistics for micro-learning webinar sessions and communicate scheduling information with volunteers.
Analyze current e-learning programs and contribute new ideas to the development and promotion of SIA online educational offerings.
Support management in creating new marketing materials and other activities focused on increasing member engagement, including monthly newsletter updates.
Center of Excellence
Assist in the development of an online repository for education and training resources.
Recruit SIA member companies to participant in the Center of Excellence by sharing training course content and other educational resources.
Support Director in the management and ongoing maintenance of learning resources published and promoted on the Center of Excellence of the SIA website.
Security Project Management Education (30%)
Training Seminar Program Management
Support instructor-led course (ILT) of SPM training courses to include scheduling instructors, managing participant registration, monitoring payments, ordering and ensuring the delivery of classroom materials (i.e. student workbooks and instructor manuals), and other activities supporting in-person SPM course delivery such as developing PowerPoint templates and other educational aids with the subject matter expert team.
Support virtual course delivery of SPM training seminars to include scheduling instructors, managing participant registration, monitoring payments, setting-up and testing webinar platform, uploading session recordings and other activities supporting virtual SPM course delivery.
Maintain Security Project Management Common Body of Knowledge with subject matter expert team to support ILT effort.
Develop post-training evaluation of seminar content to adapt content for continuous improvement.
Communicate with instructors, students, hosts, corporate coordinators and others to ensure timely receipt of materials and information including responding to inquiries from prospective students.
Conduct meeting planning and manage logistics, including location selection, production of course materials, audio/visual equipment and catering.
Assist Marketing Department with the development of target messaging to prospective students, hosts, and purchasers of training.
Monitor SPM program budget.
Develop and maintain catalogue of Standard Operating Procedures.
Maintain the web pages related to SPM program and other education-related activities, programs and products as required.
ISC Education Program Development (30%)
Play a lead role with Reed Exhibitions in the development of session content for the ISC West and ISC East conference programs.
Research industry issues, hot topics and recruit speakers for the ISC West and East educational programs.
Develop and articulate criteria to evaluate session submission proposals and prospective speakers.
Review session submissions and provide guidelines to speakers for successful content delivery at ISC Shows.
Conduct session review meetings with speakers to ensure planned presentations deliver on published session descriptions and learning objectives to attendees.
Develop strategies to communicate and demonstrate how the show floor and conference provide value to one another.
Create recognition plan for ISC Education Advisory Board to promote subject matter expert activity and recruit new members as needed.
Partner Development and Volunteer Management (15%)
Provide managerial, administration, and administrative support to partnership efforts.
Engage Education Committee members in program development efforts.
Support management and activities of the ISC Education Advisory Board.
Bachelor’s degree preferred + 3-5 years of experience in education program development.
Knowledge of Instructional Design principles strongly preferred.
Association experience preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
High level of diplomacy and tact to manage diverse member needs and strategic partnerships.
Financial tracking and budget development experience.
Strong proficiency in time and project management (multiple concurrent tasks).
High level of detail orientation.
Solid computer and technical experience and knowledge (Microsoft Office Suite, database management (and e-learning tools, such as learning management systems and web seminar delivery tools).
Additional Salary Information: 401k employer match of 6 percent; 20 days vacation; two-day per week mobile work eligibility
About Security Industry Association
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, nearly 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry.