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Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Davenport, Iowa
$143k - $150k

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

The VCWD promotes the college’s mission and vision and provides innovative leadership for training, development and recruitment of services to EICC, including increasing enrollment for credit and noncredit trainings and to assure an array of appropriate offerings to meet community demands. Areas of responsibility include Continuing Ed., Adult Basic Ed., English Language Acquisition, HSED, Small Business Development, and contract training, including oversight of projects in connection with 260E, 260F, WTED, ACE, GAP, and PACE funding. The VCWD works collaboratively as a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Leadership Team to establish and achieve strategic goals in accordance with the EICC Mission. The VCWD is expected to serve on state-wide committees to guide strategic directions and represent the workforce interests of EICC students, faculty, and staff.

Required Qualifications

· Proven record of accomplishment of progressive, successful experience in leading, planning and implementing continuing education and workforce development initiatives, for a minimum of 3-5 years, preferably in a community college or higher learning setting leading to increased revenues & enrollment.

· Master’s Degree in an appropriate field required

· Experience as a financial manager with demonstrated results in revenue generation.

· Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities, both visionary and strategic.

· Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and with business and development leaders.

· Experience in strategic, tactical, and operational planning.

· Knowledge of local, state, and national community college issues; academic and student development programs.

· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

· Excellent computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree preferred.


. Supervise and oversee workforce development staff. Responsible for assuring workload, outcomes, and financials are being met. Encourage enthusiasm and common goals between credit and noncredit areas of the college, placing priority on student success.

2. Oversee and implement programs, operations and marketing for Continuing Ed., Adult Ed., and contracted training.

3. Responsible for oversight and implementation of Workforce Development, Continuing Ed., and Adult Ed. programs, recruitment, and responding to community needs to assure student success.

4. Provide leadership, and oversight on policies and funding for Adult Literacy, HSED and Re-engaged programs. Funding includes Federal, State and various other grants and private funds.

5. Responsible for 260E administration, bonds, policies and procedures including development, implementation, monitoring and compliance for projects.

6. Provide district leadership and fiscal management for the development of 260F and WTED projects.

7. Responsible for working with the IEDA (Iowa Economic Development Authority) on regulations and reporting for 260E and 260F projects, WTED, ACE, and PACE. Includes record keeping, annual reporting and assuring funds are spent according to state code. Manage contracts with the Department of Education and Iowa Economic Development Authority.

8. Act as the college’s point of contact for ACE programs.

9. Works collaboratively with Executive Director of Business Services for projects related to grants implemented within our college. Assure sustainability, monitor funding, and assist with grant writing as required. Project management for a variety of grants for the college.

10. Develop, implement and manage budgets/financial oversight for all programs and areas supervised including SBDC, Adult Literacy, PACE, GAP, Open Enrollment, Contract Training and Grants (as needed by the business office).

11. Actively promote and market business and industry training district wide. Promote and market all training capabilities of the college – noncredit and credit.

12. Provide leadership for innovative programming to meet business and student needs.

13. Work cooperatively with the Community College Economic Developers across the state.

14. Contact and work with city and county developers on local and state projects and the development of community-college partnerships.

15. Maintain positive relationships with other EICC leaders and the College Board of Trustees and have an understanding of how each area fits into the college mission and vision.

16. Prepare materials and information, as needed, for the College Board of Trustees.

17. Represent the college at community functions districtwide and assist with fundraising. As a fundraiser, be aware of the importance of cultivating alternative funding sources as well.

18. Assist with advocating for funding from our local, state and federal legislators. Assist with legislative annual events and outreach.

19. Responsible for the implementation of a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) program to assure that recruitment numbers are met.

20. Responsible for fiscal management, program oversight and implementation of innovative ways to enhance services to small businesses through the Small Business Development Center.

21. Oversee and provide input on curricula development of new non-credit programming that meets local labor demands. Work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to develop College and Career Readiness programs and to strengthen connections between credit and non-credit faculty and credit for prior learning opportunities.

22. Supervise the financial viability and assurance of federal guidelines for the Adult Literacy program.

23. Provide leadership and direction for the college’s strategic planning process. Work collaboratively with the deans and the Chancellor’s Senior Leadership members to develop, implement and monitor the goals of the strategic plan.

24. Advise EICC’s Chancellor and Senior Leadership Team regarding new business opportunities relating to workforce development in the community.

25. Collaborate with Iowa Community Colleges and surrounding out-of-state community colleges to strengthen the whole.

26. Exercise significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation and implementation of college policy.

27. Exemplifies commitment to continuous improvement through professional development.

28. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

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