Director, Business and Education Partnerships

Location
Los Altos, Santa Clara County / Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County
Posted
Apr 14, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants


Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Director, Business and Education Partnerships

Announcement #:
14-133
Campus: Foothill College
Required Documents: Resume
Number of Working Months: 12 Months
Salary: $104,088.74-$114,749.75 annually
Close Date: 5/26/14
Employment Duration: Full-Time

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

POSITION PURPOSE:
Reporting to the Vice President of Workforce Development and Institutional Advancement, Foothill College, the Director of Business and Education Partnerships provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for the Apprenticeship Program, Internship Program, Contract Education Office (District-wide) and Economic Development Office (District-wide). Director serves as the Director of the Center for Training and Solutions at Foothill College. Director manages and supervises college functions to improve student employability in areas outside of the traditional Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Director provides support to college in the pursuit, management, implementation, and reporting of grant programs. Director will coordinate very closely (for purpose of increasing student employability) with employers, businesses, the academic deans, district Community Education office, FHDA Foundation, Middlefield Campus, and grant requesting offices.

NATURE and SCOPE:
The Director of Business and Education Partnerships supervises program coordinators, administrative support staff, part-time instructors, and contractors.

The Director of Business and Education Partnerships is responsible for developing the division’s budget and allocating funds; signing contracts with client organizations for delivery of programs and services; selecting and hiring staff, including instructors to provide customized training and instructional services; and determining salary levels for contract instructors.

The Director of Business and Education Partnerships works with deans, faculty, employers and others to improve the employability of Foothill students.

KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
• Provide leadership for the Apprenticeship Program, Internship Program, Contract Education Office (District-wide) and Economic Development Office (District-wide).
• Manage college functions to improve student employability in areas outside of the traditional Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.
• Coordinate with employers, businesses, the academic deans, district Community Education office, and Middlefield Campus/Education Center to promote a cooperative effort in achieving the goals of workforce development.
• Provide support to college in the pursuit, management; implementation and reporting of grant programs.
• Generate revenue for the Center for Training and Solutions and the college through sales of training and services.
• Provide leadership for the development and delivery of all customized training and instructional services (contract education) for business, industry, and government clients.
• Assess client’s technical and professional training and education needs; create customized training and instructional services to meet identified deficiencies; attend meetings of various business/industry advisory committees and councils.
• Develop new and maintain ongoing contractual relationships with business, industry, and government clients; negotiate with client organizations; modify contracts as necessary; prepare reports for contracting organizations as requested; coordinate the delivery of customized training, instructional, and support services.
• Select, assign, orient, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel and instructors.
• Provide leadership and training for staff to ensure that staff remains aware of and familiar with workforce preparation compliance, contractual requirements, and obligations.
• Provide strategic direction and oversight for new and continuing marketing activities to business, industry, and government clients.
• Prepare and administer budgets; prepare justifications and recommendations; and assure maintenance of documentation.
• Establish working relationships with external groups and organizations to promote workforce development.
• Establish and maintain relationships with business, industry, and government agencies to promote the College’s image and enhance communications to meet the workforce development needs of the community.
• Identify locations for and coordinate the delivery of not for credit, credit or noncredit classes in business, industry, and government.
• Lead or participate in various college, district-wide, regional meetings and/or committees for directors, managers, deans, learning communities, and tasks groups as required.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:
• District policies and procedures.
• California Education Code.
• District safety procedures.
• Budget and finance.
• Federal and State Labor Laws.
• Faculty and classified union contracts.
• Educational institution operation, related laws, regulations, business and administrative practices.
• Computers: commonly used software and communication mediums.

Skills and Abilities:
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including writing complex proposals, producing written market-oriented materials and professional presentations.
Sales / marketing skills.
• Leadership /management / supervisory skills.
• Knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning theory.
• Computer literacy, skilled in the operation of commonly used software, including Internet communication skills.
• Organizational, time management, and problem solving abilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Master’s degree.
• Administrative experience or teaching and/or training experience in an accredited post-secondary institution or business with demonstrated success in an academic or training program.
• Evidence of leadership abilities within an educational, business, or government institution.
• Candidates who claim equivalent qualifications must provide conclusive evidence of their qualifications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Academic administration or community college teaching experience preferred.
• Work experience in industry, business, and/or government.
• Experience working with employers.
• Experience in fiscal management.
• Experience in personnel management.
• Experience negotiating contracts/agreements.
• Experience with apprenticeship and/or internship programs.
• Experience supervising, managing, coordinating, or leading academic and/or training programs or services.
• Experience with writing, obtaining, and managing grants.
• Proficiency with information and communications technology.
• Understanding of workforce issues specific to the Silicon Valley.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:
• Typical office environment; subject to travel to conduct work

Physical Abilities:
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Vision sufficient to read various materials.
• Sitting for extending periods of time.
• Bending at the waist.
• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
• A District on-line application on https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FHDA&cws=1&rid=929. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• A cover letter addressing the preferred qualifications for the position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position:
Full-time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting Date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Hiring Range: $104,088.74-$114,749.75
Full Salary Range: $104,088.74-$132,966.79

Annual salary plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

Excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://www.fhda.edu

*This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.




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