Vice President for Workforce Development (Reg FT)

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Vice President for Workforce Development (Reg FT)

Position Title: Vice President for Workforce Development (Reg FT)

Department: Workforce Development

Campus: West Hills Center

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than June 24, 2021. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

Salary Grade: Admin 22 - $118,175

Job Category: Executives

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 5003

Job Open Date: 6/10/2021

Job Close Date:

General Summary: Oversee all aspects of the Workforce Development Division in accordance with the college's Strategic Plan. Primary responsibilities include the generation of revenue to support college-wide initiatives, strategic engagement with business and industry, oversight of community education, the West Hills Center, workforce related program development, and alignment with regional economic and workforce strategies.

Requirements: Master's degree (Doctorate preferred) from an accredited institution and a minimum of eight years of administrative or managerial experience in corporate or higher education settings. Demonstrated track record of identifying and engaging key strategic external partners (individual or institutional) for the purposes of building effective collaborative initiatives to deliver programs, curriculum, industry partnerships, etc; ability to pull together many different constituencies, from both the public and private sectors. Demonstrated experience as a change agent in the redesign and marketing of a workforce division. Demonstrated ability to supervise a professional staff, develop and manage a budget.

High energy with the ability to lead teams toward successful collaboration in the development of workforce training that will meet the present and future needs of the region's economic development and corporate communities. Possess highly developed analytical skills, writing and presentation skills, and communication skills that allow for effective communication with stakeholders. Familiarity with an urban community rich in diversity and history of economic transitions and recoveries similar to Pittsburgh a plus.


1. Lead a creative division that meets the current and projected needs of the regional workforce.

2. Develop a workforce ecosystem that creates synergy among those who need skills for jobs and those who need skilled employees. Nurture a collaboration that identifies prospective employees (rising youth and adults), taps the knowledge and skills of professionals in the region and tracks the workforce needs of business in industry of our region.

3. Initiate and integrate programs (through Prior Learning Assessment, for example) to satisfy expanding labor force needs.

4. Create and operate strategic alliances with economic development entities, corporations, community groups, labor unions and political bodies, etc.

5. Ensure the future of the division as a self-sustaining, revenue-generating wing of the college.

6. Develop and meet measurable performance and revenue outcomes as established by the President of CCAC.

7. Devise innovative educational and training programs in collaboration with internal and external groups in order to provide a well-trained workforce.

8. Develop and carry out activities consistent with college wide strategic priorities.

9. Conduct business enterprise planning, identify funding (i.e., grants and contracts), and coordinate program delivery, resource development).

10. Oversee the planning, production, and publication of educational and marketing materials.

11. Identify and adopt technologies to enhance and expand operations.

12. Ensure that commitment to diversity and inclusion is visible in all aspects of the division's operations.

13. Serve as a leading intermediary to Partner4Work, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and similar entities.

14. Establish and integrate career pathways into occupational training developed within the division.

15. Develop a strong research and development area to seek out new curriculum and occupational training.

16. Oversee the continued restructuring of the workforce division to align with industry benchmarks and best practices.

17. Represent the college at various local, regional, and national functions as needed.

18. Serve as a member of the President's Cabinet and attend meetings as requested.

19. Foster strong engagement with academic and support systems throughout the institution.

20. Other related duties as assigned.

Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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Posted: 6/11/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time