Regional Director, Community Workforce Development

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Regional Director, Community Workforce Development

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09340

Location: Various Locations

Address: 5600 NE 42nd, 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: Minimum $80,430 to range mid-point of $98,528. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $80,430 to $116,623)

Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by March 14, 2018

Job Summary:
Portland Community College is looking for a Regional Director for Community Workforce Development.

Under direction of the Associate Vice President for Workforce and Community Development, the Regional Director develops and implements community workforce development programs. This position provides leadership, advocacy, and research and cultivates strategy on building and sustaining community workforce development programs and leads efforts to strategically align and integrate PCC community workforce development programs across Multnomah and Washington counties.

PCC serves nearly 75,000 full-time and part-time students, from all walks of life in the Portland area. We are committed to a culture which values human diversity and cultural competency for our students, our employees, and our partners. It is critical that the Regional Director of Community Workforce Development brings a strong focus on intercultural competence, equity and inclusion to the role.

PCC is an organization with a respected record of outreach to local, regional, and national constituents, building strong partnerships with K-12, universities, business and industry, and government.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission of PCC. Equitable student success is our number one priority, no matter your definition of "success". We offer a wide array of student services, resources, and financial assistance.

Some of our most cherished values are Social justice, accountability, and a strong sense of community. PCC is a reflection of the Portland metropolitan area and we strive to make a positive socioeconomic impact within the region.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.

Here is our Intended Recruitment Timeline

- February 14, 2018: Job Announcement Published
- March 14, 2018: Application Deadline for Best Consideration
- Mid-Late March: Semi-finalist Interviews
- Mid-April: Finalist On-Campus Interviews

Job Location: Travels between PCC workforce training centers and campuses in Multnomah and Washington County.
PCC Benefits

Portland Community College offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Salary and other benefits depend upon experience and qualifications, are highly competitive.

PCC's benefit package is designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options (including Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs).

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

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.

Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

- Collaborates with program funders and partners for continuous improvement and resource development to most effectively serve community and job seekers/students. Establishes and implements long term vision for PCC community workforce development programs.

- Identifies, advocates for and coordinates response on potential funding opportunities to advance community workforce development programs, including working with key stakeholders for new and sustainable funding.

- In consultation with the AVP of WDCE and program leadership teams, reviews and assesses departmental structures and programs/services and makes recommendations or adjustments in alignment with college mission and strategic plan towards continuous improvement.

- Aligns community workforce development programs with college and division's strategic plan.

- Analyzes and evaluates data, policies, procedures, statutes, and proposed legislation for workforce development. Provides high level oversight of program outcomes and data, including college division key performance measures.

- Provides strategic leadership and support for the implementation of innovative and effective workforce development initiatives and services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and other funding sources.

- Oversees department budgets and expenditures of department funds; analyzes data, operational, and management reports for the region; prepares, reviews, and submits reports concerning activities, budget, expenses, and other items affecting program services.

- Identifies and leads efforts to integrate and align community workforce development programs and services to other related college campus-based services. Oversees development of skills-based, non-credit education and training programs that effectively prepare community workforce development students for postsecondary education.

- Provides leadership to develop and advance strategic partnerships with business and industry for community workforce development programs.

- Develop reports and presentations that share community workforce development impact information with diverse stakeholders and partner agencies.

- Represents Portland Community College and community workforce development programs 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.

- In conjunction with the AVP of WDCE, partners with administrative leadership to maintain and support a culture of performance accountability throughout the department.

- Leads change management strategies for community workforce development departments.

- Supervises management, academic and/or administrative services professionals, paraprofessionals, technical/support and/or classified staff. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

- May perform other duties as assigned.

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

Note: Experience requirements use full-time equivalent

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

- Six years' progressively responsible management experience in business or industry or workforce development.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please note that you will be asked to attach to your application a description of how you meet each of these qualifications:

Partnerships / Community Building / Funding Stream building
- Demonstrated success generating sustainable revenue streams for an initiative. Strong budgeting experience with complex grants or projects

- Demonstrated experience with community-building and stakeholder management engagement, with the ability to align priorities and values of partnership groups

Cultural Competencies
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and success leading initiatives or programs serving populations from diverse racial, cultural, socio-economic, gender, age, and education backgrounds

Workforce development fluency/knowledge
- Demonstrated experience working in or supporting workforce development partnership programs with public and private stakeholders.

- Strong communication, interpersonal, intercultural and collaborative skills - with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively across multiple complex stakeholder groups including public agencies, community-based organizations, elected officials, etc? on all levels and with all backgrounds including diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, leadership and workforce development partners.

Workforce Development Programming
- Demonstrated experience successfully designing, implementing, evaluating and continuously improving innovative programming for workforce development with an emphasis on skills training leading to economic mobility.

Leadership/Change management/Vision
- Demonstrated visionary leadership and change management skills with the ability to influence others around shared goals for program or initiative.

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum qualifications.
3. Current Resume (attach document)*
4. Responses to Required Questions - Address how you meet the Preferred Qualifications of the position(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.

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

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.

- 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.

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.





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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 3/29/2018
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