Director, Strong Workforce and Career Pathways

Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Ohlone College

Director, Strong Workforce and Career Pathways

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:

Ohlone College is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with a passion for developing workforce opportunities and career pathway programs, along with a strong commitment to the diverse mission and ideals of the community college, to assume the position of Director of Strong Workforce and Career Pathways.
We are seeking a Director who can provide excellent leadership guiding our Strong Workforce and Career Pathways initiative through various challenges and opportunities present within our community. The ideal candidate will be skilled in working with a diverse group of faculty, staff and administrators, organizing and prioritizing a variety of projects, able to multiple task in an effective and timely manner, focused on data-driven outcomes, and can meet critical deadlines. The ideal candidate demonstrates strategic thinking, has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and is knowledgeable of best practices for outreach to K-12 and industry partners.

Job Description Summary:
Under administrative direction and reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, plan, organize and supervise the development and implementation of Strong Workforce and Career Pathways Initiatives.

The Director, Strong Workforce and Career Pathways Initiatives works collaboratively with the Academic Deans to develop activities that target increasing CTE enrollments in courses and programs leading to certificates and degrees, and provides leadership and outreach activities in developing pathways that will achieve successful workforce outcomes. The position coordinates assigned activities with other College departments, K-12 and outside workforce and industry partners. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Essential Duties:
• Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs with implementing local and regional Strong Workforce plans and managing the operational efforts of the Strong Workforce Initiative.
• Regularly monitors Strong Workforce funding policies, terms, and conditions.
• Monitor compliance for appropriate utilization of Local and Regional Strong Workforce funds and track expenditures and encumbrances and with the assistance from the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office.
• Prepare reports on progress toward Strong Workforce Plan objectives for the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Deans on a monthly basis.
• In collaboration with Academic Deans, oversee and coordinate efforts to achieve objectives as stated in approved local and regional work plans. Objectives include increasing the number of students in CTE courses, programs, and pathways that will achieve successful workforce outcomes.
• Act as a liaison with regional community colleges, K-12 partners, Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC), industry partners, and local and regional workforce agencies to facilitate planning efforts.
• Attend department meetings, program advisory meetings, regional advisory meetings, and other relevant meetings in support of the Strong Workforce plan.
• Facilitates coordination and alignment of CTE programs with K-12 and Regional Occupational Programs, Adult Education Programs, and other regional college programs identified in the Strong Workforce plan.
• Coordinate career exploration, job readiness and job placement, and work-based learning activities for students. Collaborate with the Tri-Cities One Stop Center to support these activities.
• Research and analyze regional industry needs and labor market information and economic and workforce development trends. Assess labor market data supplied by Center of Excellence, Launch Board and other California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO ) data sources; work with appropriate deans to prepare plans to address current and projected supply gaps for “middle skills” and high demand jobs.
• Develop and disseminate knowledge of best practices and successful program models in CTE and adult education, workforce development, and career technical education pedagogy, as well as curriculum and program development methods.
• Collaborate with the Dean of Counseling and SSSP Outreach Coordinator to recruit students into the College’s CTE programs.

Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
• Approximately two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience as an administrator, manager, or other leadership position.
• Experience working with workforce and industry partners, K-12 partners, Adult Ed, or community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:
$83,436 - $106,487

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number:

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Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 4/30/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee pays for health benefits from salary. Below is a list of some of our offerings:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
8. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
9. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
10. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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