Director, Career Pathways Statewide Initiative

Jul 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College


Director, Career Pathways Statewide Initiative

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09105

Location: Southeast Campus

Address: 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Management; Level M; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: Starting Salary Range is $79,885 to the range mid-point of $97,860. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point and is determined based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Job Close Date: Apply by July 17, 2017 for best consideration

Job Summary:
Portland Community College is accepting applicants for the position of Director, Statewide Career Pathways Initiative

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.

- 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.

PCC Benefits

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.

Starting Salary Range is $79,885 to the range mid-point of $97,860. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point and is determined based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Salary Range is $78,885 to $115,832.)

To apply for this position please 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.

Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Identifies, advocates, and coordinates a response to potential funding opportunities to advance Career Pathways in Oregon, including working with key stakeholders for sustainable funding, as well as opportunities for braided funding.
2. Leads Oregon Pathways Alliance by guiding strategic direction and work plan, promoting peer learning, strategic impact, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. Facilitates and/or participates in workgroups to address policy and practice implications and innovations.
3. Collaborates on the development, implementation, and monitoring of Career Pathways grant contracts and amendments with 17 community colleges. Maintains effective records and documentation for grant contracts and deliverables.
4. Develops 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. Aligns career pathways efforts with local and state sector strategies
5. Provides presentations to regional, statewide, and national groups on Career Pathways, credentialing, and student success. Serves as liaison for Oregon for national career pathway and stackable credential efforts.
6. Serves as a liaison between assigned programs, external agencies, and the institution, which includes students, staff, faculty, and administration; represents Career Pathways at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events; establishes and maintains positive collaborative relationships with community groups and establishments.
7. Develops reports and presentations that share Career Pathways impact information with diverse stakeholders and partner agencies.
8. Establishes and sustains 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.
9. Collaborates with HECC Research Director and staff to conduct ongoing research for career pathways. Facilitates local evaluation plan related to career pathways including pertinent data.
10. Analyzes and evaluates data, policies, procedures, statutes, and proposed legislation for career pathways, student success, and student persistence and completion. Prioritizes and shares this information with appropriate audiences.
11. Provides 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.
12. Prepares and administers budget, including grant budgets; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures. Serves as a liaison to provide information on available resources, programs, and/or services.
13. May supervise academic and/or administrative professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support, and/or classified staff. May hire, evaluate, train, discipline and recommend dismissal of staff as necessary.
14. Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all position perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in education administration, adult education, organizational development, business administration, or related field.

- Five years of management experience, or complex program management/program coordination experience related to educational pathways and/or workforce development.

- Must have a valid driver's license for operation of a motor vehicle in Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.

Important Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

- Principles and practices of systemic change and collaboration;
- Principles and practices of communities of practice and facilitation;
- Project management principles and practices;
- Grant/contract development and administration;
- Budget administration principles and fiscal policies;
- Federal and state post-secondary education and workforce policy;
- Reporting of data and outcomes;
- Public relations marketing, and strategic planning principles;
- Principles of data analysis;
- Group dynamics and problem-solving principles;
- Awareness of workforce and employment needs throughout Oregon;
- Understanding of workforce development system structure, procedures, practices, trends.

Demonstrated Skill in:
- Communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing;
- Convening multiple stakeholders to achieve mutual goals;
- Communicating effectively before large and diverse groups;
- Planning and leading professional-level training and technical assistance;
- Developing and implementing guidelines for administering contracts;
- Collaborating in a team environment to achieve goals.

Demonstrated Ability to

- Effectively present complex policy and practice information to multiple audiences;
- Facilitate productive meetings that result in peer learning and advancing collective progress toward goals;
- Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Establish and maintain enduring relationship across multiple organizations and sectors,
advocate for resources while maintaining strong partnerships;
- Analyze data, as well as communicate data results with diverse stakeholder groups;
- Develop and oversee contracts including scope of work, outcomes, and budget;
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with other states, federal agencies, national organization, and related professional associations;
- Conduct environmental scans to identify promising practices;
- Negotiate and monitor multiple contracts and contract amendments;
- Manage multiple projects and priorities;
- Focus on outcomes and accountability;
- Write and edit reports, memos, and informational documents;
- Maintain effective records and documentation for grant contracts and deliverables.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

- 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:
Notes to Applicant

- 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.

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.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.