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Director of Center for Business and Professional Development

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
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This position is responsible for corporate outreach activity that generates sales, development, and implementation of training programs for business and industry within the Triton College district. This position requires excellent organization and communication skills, experience selling and coordinating training programs, and an ability to operate independently with an entrepreneurial philosophy. This position is responsible for contract training sales to meet revenue. Employment is contingent upon continued receipt of training revenues.


1. Identify general or special customized training needs of local businesses and develop and deliver courses, workshops, and complete programs to meet those needs. All activities must generate income or maintain a cost recovery status.

2. Establish customer relationships from existing and new accounts in the contract training area. Maintenance and expansion of accounts required.

3. Conduct face-to-face client presentations and initiate needs assessment instruments to determine training solutions for performance gaps.

4. Apply for and administer federal, state, and local grant funds for training initiatives and program needs of established clients.

5. Identify instructors and work with them to develop and design custom curriculum.

6. Evaluate all instructors and consultants, workshops, programs and other courses established for business.

7. Develop and recommend training budgets and materials to the Dean.

8. Assist in the development and coordination with the office marketing initiatives in the creation of bulletins, brochures, newspaper announcements and other media support for programs associated with business and industry training.

9. Other duties as assigned by the Dean



Reports to Dean of Continuing Education


Hourly Clerical
Program Manager
Trainers/instructional staff under contract
Other resources used to implement specific consulting projects.




A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, preferably in business, marketing, instructional design or training and development. A Master's degree is preferred.


Three to four years of sales and sales management, with new business and account development experience required. Experience responding to employer needs and general labor-market trends is preferred. Demonstrated experience forming successful alliances with companies, community organizations, and governmental entities is helpful.


Demonstrated understanding of marketing/sales techniques and their application in a variety of organizational structures. Successful grant-writing experience is helpful.


Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required. The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment is important. Project management skills and an understanding of current technologies and their applications within the training and development industry are helpful. Must have legal driver's license and working vehicle.  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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River Grove
United States
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