Executive Director - Workforce Equity Initative - Grant Funded

Malcolm X College
Oct 19, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College
The Executive Director – Workforce Equity Initiative will lead the successful development, implementation and operation of the Workforce Equity grant at Malcolm X College. The Executive Director - Workforce Equity Initiative is responsible for overseeing all components of this grant, including but not limited to student support and development, procurement, outcome reporting, contract management and day-to-day management of the program. 
This position is grant funded through September 2020, with the possibility to be renewed.
  • Launches, operates and continuously manages the grant activities and deliverables at Malcolm X College to ensure outcomes are met in grant. Creates and implements effective performance metrics to measure the success of programs. Leads the implementation and ongoing collection of data to manage performance, understand the needs of the workforce and inform future program design.  
  • Develops targeted outreach, marketing and recruitment plans to attract participants for the grant. Plans and anticipates outreach to recruit applicants.  
  • Manages and supports college staff to deliver on the program's vision. Coordinates efforts across different areas of the college, inside and outside of direct reporting lines, to deliver a unified and comprehensive program.  
  • Oversees operations including participant recruitment, budgeting, service delivery and curriculum delivery. Ensures the high-quality service delivery and tight integration of the academic, wrap around services and mentoring components.  
  • Leads the continuous development and improvement of innovative and practical solutions to address the needs of improving workforce equity in at-risk communities in the realm of trainings, services, technical assistance and job placement.

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, CTE, Workforce Development, Adult Education, Sociology, Education, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university.  
  • Minimum of five years of senior management experience with a track record of progressive responsibility, preferably in the private sector or a community organization.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and training or experience will be taken into consideration as determined by management.  
  • Experience in project management, implementation, performance metrics, and operations.  
  • Demonstrated experience and strong background in building teams and working across departments to deliver on outcomes.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with working with communities of color and with groups of adults who have experienced, historically, barriers to educational attainment.Demonstrated commitment to educational and career equity for communities of color and other underserved people.· Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.  
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.  
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.  
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and a wide range of business, industry, and community partners. 

Malcolm X College was selected as a 2019 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication. MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. 
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Workforce & Economic Development
Primary Location: Malcolm X College
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2019, 2:38:47 PM

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