(Full-time) Director of Economic and Workforce Development

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

The Director of Economic and Workforce Development provides leadership in the activities and operations of Economic Development, Workforce Development, and Contract Education through direct involvement in the local community. Additional responsibilities include developing, evaluating, and implementing policies and procedures using an entrepreneurial approach and coordinating and overseeing departmental functions including Economic Development, a portfolio of Grants, Contract Education, and Community Education. Employees in this job class receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures and hire, train, assign, schedule, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of others. This position exercises responsibility for development and implementation of an effective work unit and functions at a department level of classification, which requires strong administrative and leadership skills. This is an administrative, overtime exempt position.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 45 on the Administrative Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Associate Vice President of Economic Workforce and Development or designee.

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
  • In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A. Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability


    • Manages and directs the functions of Economic Development, Workforce Development, and Contract and Community Education.
    • Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises policies and procedures impacting the effective, efficient, and equitable operation of the department.
    • Directs, coordinates, and participates in short-range and long-range work planning and strategic planning; conducts research and surveys to determine current effectiveness and identify future needs; prepares related reports and plans; and communicates findings and activities to executive management.
    • Establishes professional relationships and acts as a liaison with business organizations, community and regional groups, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
    • Promotes economic development activities in the local community.
    • Develops strategic business partnerships locally to share training and equipment resources.
    • Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the Department; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
    • Develops and solicits grants and external funding sources; administers grant funding.
    • Participates in a variety of committee and staff meetings in support of economic development programs and activities; participates in other related committee assignments as required, both on and off campus.
    • Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises procedures and processes to enhance contract education opportunities and workforce preparation programs.
    • Select, assign, train, supervise, evaluate, counsel, and discipline direct reporting staff performance; plan, coordinate, and provide appropriate training for department personnel.
    • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and functions as required.

    Knowledge of:
    • Economic development programs.
    • Workforce development programs.
    • Proper budget development, implementation, and control procedures.
    • District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
    • Research methods related to project policies, procedures, and practices, including data collection and analysis.
    • Business software applications and database programs.
    • Principles and practices of administration, leadership, and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work, performance appraisals, discipline, and employee selection and development.
    • Principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation.
    • Effective oral and written communication techniques.
    • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, and policies relevant to the Economic and Workforce Development department.
    • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
    Ability to:
    • Plan, direct, and manage the activities and operations of economic development, workforce development, contract and community education.
    • Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results.
    • Develop, prepare and administer budgets and special programs.
    • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written and oral reports.
    • Learn, interpret and successfully apply district policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
    • Organize, direct, and formally evaluate the work of others.
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Learn from errors, determine appropriate corrective action, and prevent repeated occurrences.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
    • Work independently with little or no supervision.

    Education/Experience Required:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Business or related field. Master's degree desirable.
    • Experience managing an economic development program or related department.
    • Demonstrated success adopting an entrepreneurial approach to leading a work unit.
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
    • Demonstrated successful interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
    Additional Information

    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:

    • Online Application with the following materials attached:
    • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
    • Current resume and/or placement file
    • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

    Attention Internal Applicants:

    • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
    • Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.

    • Interviews will be by invitation only.
    • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
    • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
    • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/25/2018
    Application Due: 1/28/2019
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