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Director, Career Transitions

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Director, Career Transitions

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12 Month

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General Description:

The person in this position is responsible for the direction, development, and implementation of the Career Transitions Program. The Program provides TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) recipients educational training, job readiness, vocational skills training, life skills, an appropriate work experience, employment assistance, and other activities related to educational attainment and employment ensuring compliance with College, state, and federal guidelines.

This appointment is contingent upon availability of grant or contract funds. If the funds from the grant or contract that provide funding for this appointment are no longer available, this appointment may be terminated without cause upon written notice to the employee.

Reports To:

Senior Director, Community Outreach and Education

What position(s) reports to this position?:

Employment Coach
Division Assistant
Federal Work Study/STEP

Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Education, Business, or related field.

Two years full-time work experience providing services for at-risk populations that includes supervisory experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Positive human relations skills.

Strong written, oral, and public speaking communications skills.

Knowledge of current issues relating to TANF recipients and reform measures.

Knowledge of issues relevant to current careers in the local job market.

Knowledge of academic and career pathways.

Knowledge and understanding of the needs and issues of economically challenged populations.

Knowledge of vocational and technical education with emphasis on new and emerging technologies.

Knowledge in developing program outcomes evaluation systems.

Knowledge of personal computers and various software applications.

Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of program participants.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Office, classroom and community environments

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in working at the college level or in a vocational education setting (additional weight given to community college experience).

Experience in supervision of others

Experience in management of similar programs.

Experience in working with the budgeting process.

Grant writing experience or knowledge of the process and skills to develop state/federal grants.

Required Training:

Annual Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training

Work Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional hours during evenings, weekends as required by grant.


Career Transitions

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Beth Holmes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring highest degree.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
This appointment is contingent upon availability of grant or contract funds. If the funds from the grant or contract that provide funding for this appointment are no longer available, this appointment may be terminated without cause upon written notice to the employee.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

Plan, control, and implement a Career Transitions education, training, and employment program for TANF recipients.

Provide for a system that monitors the progress of participants in the Program.

Monitor all budget expenditures to ensure maximum and appropriate utilization of available resources.

Provide for a record keeping system that tracks all financial transactions and develop a budget for future cycles in compliance with College, state, and federal guidelines and parameters.

Maintain an effective organization through employment of qualified individuals, the supervision and evaluation of personnel, and the motivation of individuals to meet short and long-range objectives.

Provide for a system that evaluates the effectiveness of the program with regards to student success and measures the expected outcomes.

Promote the Career Transitions Program within the College and the Community.

Advise and support the Director of Community Outreach and Education and other members of Community Outreach and Education Program areas in providing services to enhance the educational opportunities of Program participants.

Follow all requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE).

Establish and monitor policies and procedures for the Career Transitions Program that follow appropriate Federal, State, and local rules and regulations.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

This position has been identified as having significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The individual holding this position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to report crimes they become aware of to the Reporting Structure at Oklahoma City Community College. Annual CSA training is required for individuals holding this position.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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