For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Our statewide system of 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses and 97,000 students is a critical component to transforming the state’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. KCTCS has more than 11,000 full and part-time employees. The open position, outlined below, is located in Versailles, Kentucky.
The Vice Chancellor, Economic Development and Workforce Solutions, provides leadership to the KCTCS in the planning for and meeting of Kentucky’s workforce, community, and economic development needs. The Vice Chancellor is charged with being the central point of contact for any private or public entity seeking information and assistance with workforce training.
KCTCS offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity. Positions with the KCTCS System Office are term-contract positions, with the expectancy of continuance based on performance.
• Provides leadership and directs, coordinates, and administers all aspects of KCTCS Workforce Solutions and the KCTCS workforce training funds.
• Serves as the primary point of contact for global, national, and regional companies seeking workforce training services in Kentucky.
• Provides leadership, support, and service to KCTCS colleges, as well as to state and local community and economic development leaders, in workforce development and community development for the major purpose of attracting new business/industry and/or expanding current business/industry.
• Collaborates with State government agencies to determine the current demand for occupations within Kentucky’s designated workforce sectors.
• Collaborates with Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Policy Analysis to determine current and future workforce needs and provide input into the creation of new programs or revision of current academic and technical education curricula to meet those needs.
• Creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and strong team orientation.
Master’s degree (in Workforce or Technical education, Business, Educational Leadership or related field of study) plus five (5) years position-related experience; or equivalent.
• Doctorate degree
• 10 years position-related experience
• Proven record of providing leadership to workforce, community, and economic development
• Experience in conducting job and training analysis, developing training plans, and designing performance-based training based on needs assessments and plans
• Global perspective and intercultural protocol skills
• Experience in collecting, analyzing, and reporting complex data
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relationship-building skills
KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.
All materials must be received by close of business on 2/12/2014
Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.
Search may be extended if additional candidates are needed.
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