Director of Workforce Development

Shawnee Community College

SUMMARY

The Director of Workforce Development oversees and manages workforce programs within the Career and Technology department, including the Highway Construction Careers Training Program, Driver’s Safety Program, and Construction Management of Laborers Program, and provides training to small businesses, students, community members, and residents in the five counties served by Shawnee Community College.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree in a construction-related field or 5 years of construction experience
  • 3 years of work experience in the construction industry
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of workplace safety
  • Experience in workforce and business development

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, workforce education or a related field

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

LEADERSHIP

  1. Create and sustain a supportive College culture that engages employees, recognizes diversity, ensures equity, promotes inclusion, and creates a sense of belonging by fostering an environment of teamwork, accountability, communication and vision.
  2. Use tact and courtesy while establishing and maintaining effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work

ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT

  1. Establish, strengthen, and build relationships with business and industry, governmental agencies, and workforce development strategic partners.
  2. Manage and analyze data for program effectiveness; devise a foreseeable action plan for areas requiring program improvements accordingly.
  3. Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP).
  4. Establish working relationships with IDOT, local highway construction contractors, trade union partners, the college department, and other internal and external stakeholders for placement and referrals of HCCTP student trainees.
  5. Coordinate industry involvement and guidance through workforce-specific advisory committee meetings.
  6. Design and update curriculum as needed.
  7. Provide academic and career guidance to students enrolled in workforce programs.
  8. Collaborate with the Saints Foundation and LECET to guarantee comprehensive coverage for eligible students participating in eligible programs.
  9. Provide training to local businesses, students, and community members.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. Collaborate with the Dean and leadership to align workforce programs with departmental and institutional objectives.
  2. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines including grant requirements, IDOT, ICCB, & HLC reporting.
  3. Ensure institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements are met concerning curriculum and program scheduling and creation.
  4. Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual grant performance reports for the College and IDOT.

FISCAL

  1. Prepare, monitor, maintain, and oversee the budget, including salaries, supplies, stipends, and equipment.
  2. Track expenditures, monitors, and reconciles assigned grant budgets.
  3. Complete budget modifications, requisitions, and bid specifications as needed.
  4. Monitor grant activities.

OTHER

  1. Conduct outreach presentations at local high schools and community meetings to promote workforce training opportunities and programs.
  2. Perform other related duties which may be required by the Dean of Career & Technology Programs (i.e. duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but are generally within the occupational series and responsibility level associated with the employee’s class of work).

SKILLS & ABILITIES include the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to work outside of the normally scheduled work day, when necessary.
  • Understanding of the socioeconomic barriers to education and the workforce.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

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CUSTOMER SERVICE STATEMENT

Consistently performs duties with concern, courtesy, and respect for all persons in a prompt and timely manner.  Must work cooperatively with students, employees, and community members and be sensitive to issues of student and employee diversity.  Consistently exhibits responsiveness to others in the organization at all levels and responds to requests for assistance from students, staff, and community members in a helpful and timely manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Lifting items up to 20 pounds in weight.

Sitting for prolonged periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Work in an office/school environment but will include trips to job sites. Noise levels usually are moderate.

SALARY:  $55,000 – $60,000

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Shawnee Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.