Senior Workforce and Community Education Program Developer

Oakton Community College
Skokie, IL

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Category:: Staff
Department:: Workforce Development and Corporate Training
Locations:: Skokie, IL
Posted:: Aug 31, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full Time Staff
Position ID:: 136155

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education
Great benefits
Paid winter break
FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under administrative supervision, direct and coordinate all aspects of business and community education on-ground and online programming. Plan, develop, implement, market and evaluate programs to meet community interests and local and regional workforce development needs. Hire, supervise, and evaluate instructors/trainers and staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, promote, and deliver workforce and community education on-ground and online programs in accordance with industry demand for business, community, municipal organizations, internal college partners, and professional associations.
  • Provide strategic leadership over workforce and community programming staff.
  • Conduct needs analyses to assess and identify new on-ground and online community and workforce training markets for program development.
  • Assist the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education/Dean of Skokie Campus in long-range planning regarding local and regional business and community development.
  • Coordinate all operational aspects of pre-enrollment, including testing and advising.
  • Research and pursue grant opportunities to fund area initiatives and programs.
  • Initiate, facilitate, maintain liaison with appropriate cooperating, funding and accrediting agencies to ensure compliance with standards and agreement.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate community and workforce development instructors/trainers.
  • Assist the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education/Dean of Skokie Campus with operational budgeting activities including forecasting, monitoring expenditures, and making recommendations for future budget changes.
  • Develop overall marketing plans, strategies and promotional materials relative to Workforce & Community Education activities.
  • Represent the College at appropriate programs, conferences, and meetings as directed.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • Master's degree in a related field such Marketing, Business, Adult Education, Organizational Development, Educational Leadership, and Human Resources is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is required.
  • Previous experience developing workforce or career training programs required.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in the development, design, and delivery of online education required.
  • Experience in recruitment, marketing, curriculum development, program planning/implementation and assessment is required.
  • Two years supervisory experience required.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office and software is required.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in an adult, community, and/or continuing education setting is preferred.
  • Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences, and to exhibit an adequate level of respect to fellow employees and the College community at large.

Physical Demands:

Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus entities. Work is performed in a general office environment and is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

Administrative supervision is received from the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education/Dean of Skokie Campus.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision is exercised over classified staff positions, instructors and student employees.

Monday - Friday - 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Salary $70,399 Salary may change due to the completion of staff negotiations.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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