Executive Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Job description

Bergen Community College, the No. 1 institution in New Jersey for associate degree graduates four years in a row, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for an Executive Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.  The Executive Director will provide leadership, direction and vision for all Continuing Education programs, corporate and workforce development programs.  Principle duties will include conducting workforce education research and analysis; formulating, recommending, implementing and evaluating policies, procedures, programs, processes and systems for continuing education, including setting goals and objectives for non-credit academic, community and workforce programs; developing, maintaining and enhancing non-credit programs to promote a culture of student learning and development and cultivating creative approaches to teaching and learning; developing and administering division budget. The Executive Director will pursue funding opportunities to expand the College’s workforce development base, in addition to developing partnerships with external organizations, companies, corporations, workforce development boards and chambers of commerce to ensure the College is developing programs to meet labor needs.  The Executive Director will assure that the College’s strategic objectives are met through robust assessment program and review practices.  In collaboration with staff and faculty, the Executive Director will engage in continuous assessment of student success and learning outcomes. In collaboration with the Executive Team, the Executive Director will establish, manage and assess the goals and outcomes for the division and partner with the academic division to identify and develop programs with seamless transition into stackable credentials, certificates and associate degree programs in addition to performing other duties as assigned.  This position reports to the President and will serve as the designee for workforce and economic development activities.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree required; PhD preferred.  Must have minimum of 10 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education workforce administration, preferably in a community college setting.  Experience with labor market analysis and industry growth projections at the local, regional, state and national levels. Experience representing an institution to business and industry, governmental and community representatives.  Technologically proficient in common office desktop software and familiarity with cloud-based collaborative software and platforms. Understanding of the uses of information technology to deliver, monitor and evaluate programs and services for students. Must possess strong management skills, including the ability to develop and administer budgets. Demonstrated effective leadership skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Must have commitment to students and their development, both individually and collectively; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment including a team approach to problem solving; ability to manage multiple departments; knowledge of disciplinary and judicial processes.  Strong knowledge of academic affairs and student affairs and a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.  Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission. Experience in a collective bargaining environment and in a multi-site operation preferred. 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code EXEC-WORKFORCE), curriculum vitae, salary requirements, transcripts and three professional references with current contact information.  Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to [email protected].

Bergen Community College

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400 Paramus Road, Room A-316

Paramus, New Jersey 07652 

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Posted: 4/13/2018
Application Due: 6/12/2018
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