Serves as the college leader for economic and workforce development and is responsible for the overall development and management of corporate and community workforce development, continuing professional development and personal enrichment education. Develops and manages the college’s entrepreneurial initiatives designed to respond to economic development and training needs of the local, regional, and national workforce. Exercises authority consistent with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures and applicable federal and state mandates in the administration of these programs and services.
Serves as a member of the Leadership Team. Responsible for administering and interpreting the policies and procedures of the College as they relate to workforce and economic development programs.
Provides strategic leadership to the College, guiding the development, implementation, and evaluation of high quality, revenue-supported programs and services based on needs assessments and well-conceived and executed means of meeting the needs of businesses, agencies, and community groups.
Directs and supervises the work of the Workforce Solutions Group division, including directors, managers and other staff providing education services including Corporate Services which provides customized training to companies; Community Services, which offers a variety of training programs to special populations; Continuing Education which provides an array of professional development and personal enrichment opportunities.
Contributes to the coordination of new resources to develop accommodating, industry-recognized workforce development services for students and workers throughout the region.
Represents the College through representation and engagement on key boards and committees of organizations, agencies, and government entities whose primary purpose is addressing regional workforce investment and development issues.
Oversees the development of non-credit courses and on-site customized training programs serving business, industry, government and non-profit organizations; supervises special projects for the division and the college; responsible for personal and professional development programming; provides oversight for the coordination of credit programs delivered directly to business and industry on a contract basis
Provides leadership in securing resources to support industry-recognized workforce development services for students and workers throughout the region. Develops and maintains key partnerships in the community necessary to support the acquisition of these resources.
Leads an assessment and planning process that results in an appropriate array of customized training, non-credit continuing professional education, and community based workforce development programs. Provides direct leadership for non-credit workforce education and coordinates with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the provision of credit workforce education on a contract basis.
Coordinates with Provosts for the provision of community and workforce initiatives to their campuses and centers.
Leads the process of identifying state and federal grant opportunities, coordinating the development of grant applications and monitoring programmatic compliance
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Business, Education, or Public Administration and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience including five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of workforce development, economic/education policy, government affairs, and strategic partnerships.
Direct experience in higher education or the public sector is preferred.
Evidence of commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action goals in staffing and programs.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link: 6212
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Administrative
Affirmative Action Statement:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost 30,000 students. The College is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. The College includes four campuses, three education centers and district administrative offi...ces enrolling 20,000 students. We offer 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff