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Strategy & Leadership

Director of Education

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Executive  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  


Manages and directs the Education department, provides students with a superior education and experience, and ensures UTI is compliant in regard to legal standards and accrediting bodies.


  • Manage and direct the Education department by supervising daily operations; monitoring and controlling operating expense budget; building a strong and effective Education team; working with support department leaders and Admissions to support the campus and UTI vision; collaborating with industry contacts to ensure technically relevant programs; directing curriculum delivery and enhancements; and monitoring department metrics, taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Provide students with a superior experience and education by developing, training, guiding, and coaching Education Director Assistant, Education Managers, Technical Team Leaders, Chief Instructors and/or Instructors; directing staff activities; defining professionalism standards for staff and students; and communicating and counseling with students and parents.
  • Ensures UTI is legitimate in our operations by following the compliance related responsibilities for this position in the supplemental document.
  • Performs the obligations of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) including data collection and reporting under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act”
  • Establish/maintain a high performance team of professional, motivated and engaged staff utilizing effective training, performance management and career-development activities while leading them to achieve established business results and performance metrics. 
  • Recognizes and rewards employee contributions and achievements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Business Administration or Management preferred
  • 5 years leadership or management experience


  • Project Management and strategic thinking skills
  • Communication skills (verbal and written), presentation skills, and computer skills
  • People and leadership skills and abilities
  • Time management and organization skills, can adapt to a changing fast-paced environment
  • Problem solving and decision making skills, using good judgment and professionalism


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 5 pounds or less throughout the workday
  • Must be able stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 5% or less of the workday
  • Must be able to talk, see, hear, concentrate, think, learn and reason for all of the workday
  • Must be able to sit and walk or otherwise move around for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to use a keyboard and do manual tasks for prolonged periods of time throughout the workday.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

Work Environment

  • Work is performed indoors in a climate controlled environment.
  • Work is infrequently performed near moving mechanical parts
  • Short periods of limited exposure to non-hazardous levels of dust, light welding fumes or airborne particles.

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Universal Technical Institute is a proud Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, genetic information, national origin, religion or belief, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration based on merit, qualifications, and business need.

About Organization

Universal Technical Institute, Inc., is a nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, CNC machinists and Welders. We offer specialized technical education programs under the banner of the well-known brands Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). We work with some of the most respected brands in the transportation industry, including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Harley-Davidson, Ford, Toyota, and Peterbilt, to name a few. In all, our students have the opportunity to work with over 30 industry-leading brands.