Statewide Career Pathways Director

Location
97280
Posted
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Statewide Career Pathways Director
Portland Community College


Starting Salary Range
$79,885 to $115,832 per year; Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Workforce Development, the Statewide Career Pathways Director provides leadership, advocacy, and research and cultivates strategy on building and sustaining Career Pathways statewide. The director identifies, advocates for and coordinates response on potential funding opportunities to advance Career Pathways in Oregon, including working with key stakeholders for sustainable funding. This position leads the Oregon Pathways Alliance by guiding strategic direction and the work plan, promoting peer learning, strategic impact, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.


PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Responsibilities/Duties

Provide leadership, advocacy, and research and cultivate strategy on building and sustaining Career Pathways statewide.

Identify, advocate and coordinate response on potential funding opportunities to advance Career Pathways in Oregon, including working with key stakeholders for sustainable funding, as well as opportunities for braided funding.

Lead Oregon Pathways Alliance by guiding strategic direction and work plan, promoting peer learning, strategic impact, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. Facilitate or participate in workgroups to address policy and practice implications and innovations.

Assist with the development, implementation, and monitoring of Career Pathways grant contracts and amendments with 17 community colleges. Maintain effective records and documentation for grant contracts and deliverables.

Develop statewide action plan for Career Pathways advancing the community college systemic framework working with state agencies, (i.e. HECC, DHS, Oregon Employment Department), local Workforce Development Boards, K-12, universities, community-based organizations and other WIOA partner agencies. Align career pathways efforts with local and state sector strategies

Conduct presentations to regional, statewide, and national groups on Career Pathways, credentialing, and student success. Serve as liaison for Oregon for national career pathway and stackable credential efforts.

Establish and sustain effective working relationships with community college groups (i.e. Oregon college presidents, Oregon instructional administrators, Oregon adult basic skills directors, career & technical ed deans, student services administrators including financial aid directors), workforce, K-12, and university partners.

Collaborate with HECC Research Director and staff to conduct ongoing research for career pathways. Facilitate local evaluation plan related to career pathways including pertinent data.

Analyze and evaluate data, policies, procedures, statutes, and proposed legislation for career pathways, student success, and student persistence and completion. Prioritize and share this information with appropriate audiences.

Provide technical assistance through a combination of webinars, face-to-face trainings, and onsite monitoring visits to assure successful grant applications, reporting, compliance, deliverables, and outcomes.

Develop reports and presentations that share career pathways impact information with diverse stakeholders and partner agencies.

Minimum Qualifications
In the online application's Education/Employment History sections, include jobs, duties, and dates that support all of the following qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

Master's degree in Public Administration, Business, Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field
and
Six years of progressively responsible management experience in an academic department, business, industry or post-secondary institution;

OR

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field
and
Eight years of progressively responsible management experience in an academic department, business, industry or post-secondary institution.

Positions in Workforce Development require frequent in-district and may require frequent in-state travel. Working hours may vary and occasional evening and weekend work is required.

This position works out of the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development office in Salem, Oregon 2 to 3 days per week.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of:

Leadership principles;
Public relations principles;
Budgeting principles;
Grant development, administration, and management principles;
Community agencies and resources;
Strategic planning principles;
Financial management principles;
Program development and administration principles and practices at a District-wide level;
Policy and procedure development practices;
Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.

Demonstrated Skill in:

Supervising subordinate staff;
Directing a District-wide program;
Reading, comprehending, and reviewing financial information;
Making program decisions based on financial considerations;
Adapting to rapidly changing environments;
Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
Providing public relations;
Preparing and managing grants;
Developing, managing, and administering budgets;
Monitoring and evaluating programs;
Collaborating with external agencies;
Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
Monitoring legal and regulatory changes;
Mediating conflict;
Conducting negotiations;
Maintaining confidentiality;
Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies;
Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis;
Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Special/Preferred Qualifications
Special/Preferred Qualifications:

- Demonstrated experience leading initiatives or programs serving students from diverse racial, cultural, socio-economic, gender, age, and education backgrounds
- Demonstrated success generating revenue or funding for an initiative
- Experience leading or participating in multi-organizational collaborative grants or projects, particularly with higher education partners
- Strong budgeting experience with complex grants or projects
- Demonstrated experience negotiating contracts or grants (i.e. outcomes, deliverables, timelines, funding).
- Experience leading programs or initiatives that support college completion, student success, Career and Technical Education, Adult Basic Skills, workforce development or other sequenced quality education and trainings offerings that lead to jobs.

Additional Posting Information:
- Normally the starting salary for new employees will be at the entry salary for that level, unless approved for advanced salary placement.

To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll down to see "Required Questions" below - (Attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

For full application instructions and position description, visit http://pa181.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=55786

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