Vice President - Construction, Technology and Workforce Development

Chicago, IL
Apr 09, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and ResponsibilitiesVice President - Construction Technology and Workforce DevelopmentKennedy- King College - Dawson Technical Institute

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)is made up of seven colleges, the largest community college system in Illinoisand one of the largest nationally. We provide more than 80,000 students eachyear access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students inmeeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into oradvance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer toa four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCCseeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a uniqueopportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’lives.

Dawson Technical Instituteof Kennedy-King College is a student-centered, and innovative highereducation institution with a rich and vibrant history in the City ofChicago.  Dawson Institute is committedto teaching excellence that advances the lives of students professionally andis dedicated to meeting community’s and state workforce development needs.

Primary Objective


Reporting to the President ofKennedy-King College, the VicePresident of Construction Technology & Workforce Development providesvision, leadership, management and entrepreneurial guidancefor Dawson Institute’s excellentoccupation job training and construction industry career development programs.


The Vice President works closely with the members of thePresident’s Cabinet, Deans, and division chairs, community leaders, corporate leaders,and public officials to identify and respond to government, business andcommunity educational needs with high quality programs, courses, and trainingmaterials. In addition, the VicePresident of Construction Technology & Workforce Development fostersstrategic partnerships with corporate and community leaders in order toidentify and respond to workforce gaps. Performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aggressivelymonitors, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates workforce and economicdevelopment programs and services.
  • Identifiesand responds to government, business, and industry educational needs withresponsive, high quality programs, courses and training materials.
  • Forgesstrategic partnership with corporate leaders, nonprofits, and governmentalagencies in order to meet community, state, and regional economic and workforcedevelopment needs and demands.
  • Works with construction trade unions andcontracting firms to establish formal agreements that provide training andemployment opportunities to construction students.
  • Creates andmanages academic partnerships with secondary and post-secondary institutionsthat provide access and continued training opportunities to prospective andcontinuing construction students.
  • Develops corporateadvisory committees for the various Construction Technology programs.
  • Represents theCollege in community partnerships that focus on workforce and economicdevelopment.
  • Develops andmanages complex programs, institute procedures, and budgets for maximumefficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manages relevant federal, state, and local workforce funding andgrants.
  • Serves on internal and external committees and task forces (asneeded)
  • Ensures thatprogram advisory committees meet state requirements and provide input forprogram improvement.
  • Engages ineffective management, leadership, and long-range strategic planning.
  • Overseesdevelopment of successful programs and/or curriculum.
  • Develops,implements, markets, and evaluates credit and non-credit training programs forthe institute.
  • Provide overalloperational leadership to the facility.
  • Perform relatedduties as required.

  • Qualifications
    • A Master’s degree from a regionally accreditedinstitution, supplemented with construction, building, utilities or relatedexperience.
    • Experience working within a unionizedsetting preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of federal, state, andlocal workforce development policy, funding, and practice.
    • Experience with administration of alltypes and levels of workforce programs including degree programs, non-creditopen-enrollment, customized training, and grant funded projects.
    • Demonstrate the capacity to beentrepreneurial.
    • Knowledge of occupational job trainingand construction industry programs.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Two or more years of administrativeexperience as Department Chair
    • Active participation or exposure tohigher education accreditation procedures, articulation processes and programreview, is preferred.
    • Ability to analyze and evaluateoperations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.
    • Ability to develop and implement shortand long-term plans to meet Dawson’s needs.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and overseeworkforce development activities, including monitoring work schedules,developing and monitoring budgets, and selecting, training, and evaluatingsubordinates.
    • Commitment to shared governanceprinciples.
    • Commitment to assessment and continuousquality improvement
    • Works to resolve conflict anddifferences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner.
    • Intrinsically motivated and able tocreate innovative ideas to achieve results.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and customerservice orientation.
    • Ability to communicate clearly, anddirectly in all interactions: verbal and written communications, one-on-oneconversations and in groups
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively andskillfully engage others in ways that help resolve differences, manage conflictand build consensus, all with the best interests of the organization in mind.
    • Ability to make decisions in ambiguoussituations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in afast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment in an organized andprofessional manner.

    Job: Administration/Management
    Primary Location: Dawson Technical Institute
    Job Posting: Feb 28, 2019, 4:19:44 PM

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