Director Apprentice Programs

Houston, TX
Oct 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

We are currently seeking a Director, Apprenticeship Programs who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You're a strong manager who understands the value apprenticeship programs offer students as they prepare to step into their ideal careers.

Your mission: We'll rely on you to monitor and evaluate the delivery of apprenticeship training and workforce education, ensuring uniformity, pricing and quality of programs and services.

Your work: The HCC Apprenticeship Program, a partnership between HCC and 11 U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship programs in Houston, provides a 3-5 year job training system for skilled trade and craft workers. In this role, you'll analyze financial, technological and demographic factors to determine markets for continuing education and corporate training. You'll foster relationships with organizations to establish opportunities for apprenticeship training initiatives, and relay relevant information to the appropriate college offices. You'll develop funding proposals and applications, including budgets, requisitions and payroll issues, while serving as liaison between the Central College and the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, unions and trade associations. You'll also conduct and administer student registration, admission and tuition. Finally, you'll assist with the development and coordination of the Corporate Conference Center.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
• 145 languages are spoken here.
• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

A Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, or a related field; Masters in Management preferred.

Five (5) years of experience required, including a certification/accreditation serving an apprenticeship.

Minimum of two (2) years direct experience teaching apprenticeship programs.
Prefer military experience.

Knowledge and experience of budget preparation and management

Proven ability to work collaboratively with business/industry

Familiar with the Department of Labor, trade associations, and union procedures and protocols

Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintains records, generate reports and communicate with others

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills

Ability to be proactive and to solve problems