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Director of Apprenticeship Programs

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
District Office - Pleasanton, 5860 Owens Drive, 3rd Floor, Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Job Title:

Director of Apprenticeship Programs

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Pay Rate (or Annual Salary):

$133,764 - $162,624/annual

Job Location:

District Office - Pleasanton, 5860 Owens Drive, 3rd Floor, Pleasanton, CA 94588


Economic Development/Contract Education

Job Summary:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Director of Apprenticeship Programs for the District Office in Dublin, California. This position reports to the District Executive Director of Economic Development and Contract Education.

The Director of Apprenticeship Programs is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD). The incumbent is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board Policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District and college policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions to policies or procedures through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on college and District-wide management councils.


The Director of Apprenticeship Programs performs a wide variety of program and management activities while creating a strategy for recruiting, leading and overseeing the ongoing success and growth of the District’s apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The incumbent will be charged with researching and recruiting apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship partners and meeting state and college regulations and requirements, to either bring in established apprenticeship programs or assist new organizations to create new apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The Director of Apprenticeship Programs will engage businesses to assist with the creation of new apprenticeship programs; hire (from the current instructor pool and outside as required) instructors with the subject matter expertise to deliver the apprenticeship classes; oversee the smooth scheduling and delivery of classes and subsequent follow-up and reporting. The incumbent must be comfortable working with college department personnel when creating or re-creating apprenticeship programs, including those in admissions and records, academic services and curriculum committees when addressing apprenticeship program needs. Additionally, the Director of Apprenticeship Programs must maintain positive partnerships with trade unions and merit-shop organizations, state, county and city governments, and businesses and industry, to deliver high-quality services for our clients and maintain the excellent reputation of the District for this work. This is a District management position under the direct supervision of the District Executive Director of Economic Development and Contract Education.

The Apprenticeship Programs Manager shall be selected by the Governing Board upon the nomination of the District Chancellor.

This administrative class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of duties and responsibilities.

This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

The Director of Apprenticeship Programs shall:

1. Provide oversight and leadership for the apprenticeship programs, and give direction and support to staff performing administrative and coordination support for them.

2. Work with the District Executive Director of Economic Development and Contract Education to review current programs, and develop strategic goals and direction for the apprenticeship programs at CLPCCD.

3. Stay current with existing and new state and federal legislation that impacts apprenticeships in California and maintain compliance with colleges’ course and program guidelines.

4. Work directly with established apprenticeship program sponsors to support ongoing apprenticeship programs. Address program sponsors’ needs as they arise, attend training committee meetings, statewide convenings and other events.

5. Research, market to, and solicit new apprenticeship programs (both traditional and non-traditional) to expand the District’s apprenticeship offerings. Work with community college and governmental agencies to attract and partner with new programs.

6. Support new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship partners through grants and other collaborative efforts with employers, serving as a resource by staying current with information about grants and other support.

7. Work with colleges’ admissions and records departments and curriculum committees, as well as California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office’s apprenticeship liaison, to create and gain approval of new apprenticeship programs. This could include, but is not limited to, working with apprenticeship programs and the colleges to develop curriculum and gain approval at the college level, regional and at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; assure course/program inclusion in the state inventory system; manage the creation and /or assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for curriculum.

8. Oversee staff working with the colleges to schedule classes and instructor assignments as well as assist apprenticeship programs with the enrollment and registration process for related and supplemental instruction and work experience classes for apprentices.

9. Oversee RSI tracking as well as On the Job Training/Work Experience hours reporting. Assure accurate reporting of required information, working directly with apprenticeship program staff, colleges’ admissions and records departments, and State Chancellor’s Office for apprenticeship programs as necessary to maintain reporting integrity.

10. Manage/oversee the vetting and approval process of new apprenticeship program instructors through the colleges; interview, observe sample presentations and hire corporate college instructors to maintain and supplement an effective instructor pipeline meeting community needs.

11. Develop and manage budgets throughout the year for both programs. Work with Economic Development and Contract Education (EDCE) fiscal agency manager to reconcile any discrepancies. Offer recommendations for changes to budget or funding needs to assure quality programming in all areas.

12. Create and direct marketing strategy and communications using multimedia tools to support the expansion of the apprenticeship program at CLPCCD. Work with other EDCE managers for joint marketing, and CLPCCD’s public relations department to maximize visibility.

13. Create and deliver status update reports on financials, comparing budgets and actual expenditures, classes’ evaluation summaries, and new partnerships, leads and opportunities.

14. Effectively represent the department and District at meetings or other gatherings with state and regional officials, faculty, government agencies, businesses and other constituents as required, including on behalf of the executive director.

15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

An equivalent combination of education and experience which indicates possession of knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of this position.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Four years of related work experience with workforce development programs, preferably apprenticeship programs, with at least two years of management or supervisory experience. Personal apprenticeship program experience, either as an apprentice, instructor or at the administrative level.

Minimum Qualifications:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices of program goal planning and development, and process implementation and improvement;
2. Budget development and financial analysis and reporting;
3. California apprenticeship programs, including relevant legislation;
4. Adult training techniques;
5. Management that includes direction, support, supervision and evaluation;
6. Data analysis and program development, able to incorporate programs into the strategies and policies of the Economic Development and Contract Education department and CLPCCD as a whole;
7. Sales and marketing principles and practices for service-oriented products;
8. Effective procedures for providing a high level of customer service;
9. Modern office procedures/methods and comprehensive computer equipment and applications, including contact management;
10. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of apprenticeship program requirements, the nature of work performed and overseeing state governing agency requirements;
2. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques;
3. Serve as an advocate for a program as a means to invite programs and organizations to either use CLPCCD as their local educational agency or contracted training series provider;
4. Provide leadership while effectively giving direction and support to staff performing administrative and coordination support;
5. Communicate effectively with all customer groups, both orally and in writing, including English usage, spelling, vocabulary grammar and punctuation;
6. Implement shared and individual goals, objectives, procedures and policies for the Economic Development and Contract Education department, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Apprenticeship and Corporate College Programs;
7. Perform fiscal research, report preparation, budgeting review and development;
8. Understand instruction and/or creating curriculum for adult learners;
9. Maintain diplomatic neutrality when working with organizations with differing opinions regarding workforce training (e.g. union vs. non-union/merit);
10. Demonstrate successful experience with workforce programs that incorporate education and private or governmental organizations in career technical education;
11. Negotiate and prepare contracts for client organizations, governmental agencies and traditional trade and/or non-traditional career programs;
12. Work with government and educational organizations to further program goals;
13. Travel to other locations to attend meetings and conferences;
14. Be personable and helpful to all customer groups and represent the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in a positive way throughout the community;
15. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
16. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to different sites and locations.

Physical: Primary functions require standing, walking, stooping, reaching and manipulating (lifting, carrying, moving) light to medium weights of 10-30 pounds, sitting for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity for reading numerical figures; good hand-eye coordination; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp; and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read application information. Performance of the duties of this job frequently involves sitting, reaching with hands and arms, talking, and hearing. This position also involves regular travel to various locations.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has updated Board Policy 7330 to incorporate information on COVID vaccination requirements, which are currently suspended. Accordingly, employee(s) must comply with the Board Policy found at

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.


Working at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot and Las Positas Colleges both aim to provide an educational foundation for transfer to the four-year college/university, career and technical education (CTE) certificates, and life-long learning opportunities. The combined student population of more than 29,000 students includes those from throughout the Bay Area, and Central Valley, as well as from other states and more than 40 foreign countries.

• Educational Excellence forms the foundation of our district and governs the planning, implementation, and evaluation of everything we do

• Curriculum Relevancy ensures that our students benefit from the latest and most innovative curriculum available; this requires constant, active improvement

• Community Collaboration with local business, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, community groups, science, and industry partners results in a team effort to provide educational opportunities that best serve our students and our community

• The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) celebrates more than 50 years of educating the San Francisco East Bay

• CLPCCD adds approximately $508.9 million in annual income to its East Bay service area

Chabot College has delivered education opportunity to our communities through excellent transfer, degree, career technical and lifelong learning programs. Chabot is the birthplace of model support services such as the Puente, Daraja, and Early Childhood Mentor-Teacher Programs. Ours is a story of student success and a democratic commitment to equal access to excellence in education for all.

Puente Project

A highly-acclaimed program founded at Chabot College in 1981 which explores the Mexican American/Latino experience and has served thousands of California students. Community colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latino students to the University of California than colleges without Puente.

DARAJA Project

Offers academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American literature, history, and issues. Daraja students do better in school and transfer to four-year universities at a higher rate.

Las Positas’ rich course offerings prepare students for degree and certificate completion, transfer to a four-year university, basic skills for success in college, and job retraining. Students are also able to study in career programs designed by the faculty and the community to meet local workforce demands.

Engineering Tech Partnership

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) established a 24-month academic program to provide a technical education and hands-on training for veterans. The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and training needed for engineering technician careers and establishes a pipeline of qualified candidates for LLNL and other Bay Area employers such as NASA and Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories.

Viticulture and Business Program

The college’s award-winning Viticulture and Winery Technology Program partners with the historic and thriving Livermore Valley wine industry. The Business Program, the college’s most popular major, provides training for area businesses, including an industry-specific Retail Management Program, and sponsors a Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

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