Executive Director, Career Advanced Technology Center (CATC)

Job description

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill an Executive Director, Career Advanced Technology Center (CATC) position. The Executive Director, Advanced Technology Center is the administrative leader responsible for center operations, including programming and services to ensure student, community, and employee needs are met. Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment & Strategic Communications, this position will lead the College's initiative to develop and run a Career Advanced Technology Center (CATC). The CATC is intended to support the talent pipeline needs of local industry and provide workforce solutions to area manufacturers. This position is responsible for developing, leading, and coordinating the launch of the CATC by working collaboratively with college and division leadership and program faculty. Additionally, the Executive Director will serve as a liaison to industry partners and external stakeholders, monitor program and project outcomes, and supervise ongoing operations of the CATC. In support of center operations, the Executive Director is responsible for the development of consistent processes and application of policy that align with the College's administrative practices and represents the center as a college spokesperson to the community-at-large; while fostering partnerships and relationships within the community.

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at jobs.ccp.edu, or click the “Apply” button.

Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in a related field required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and progressively responsible experience required.

• Previous supervisory experience required.

• Strong team-building, conflict-resolution, and collaboration skills required.

• Strong organizational, management, and leadership skills.

• Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

• Strong business acumen, customer service orientation, and problem-solving skills required.

• Demonstrated success in leading diverse teams and fostering a climate of inclusiveness that values and embraces all forms of human diversity is required.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with a diverse student, faculty, and community is required.

• Must be a proactive, innovative self-starter, capable of independent action without direct supervision in compliance with College policies and procedures.

• Must have the ability to work days, evenings, and weekends, as needed.

• Ability to travel between campuses and to external sites.

• Ability to translate College-wide strategies and priorities into strategic and operational plans required.

• Previous experience managing budgets required.

• Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment required.

• Ability to motivate direct and indirect reports to achieve goals required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, respect, and understanding for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in a related field preferred.

• Experience leading a branch campus, satellite campus, or regional center within higher education preferred.

• Previous supervisory experience in higher education preferred.

• Previous experience in the Career and Technical Education field strongly preferred.

• Experience using an enterprise-wide system, such as Ellucian Banner is preferred.





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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time