The individual in this position coordinates and directs the college’s activities and programs supporting business instruction, corporate and workforce training and internships, community development collaborations, and activities related to the cultural enrichment of the region. Is responsible for Business Program curriculum development, program evaluation, grant supervision, budget management, program faculty recruitment and development, and coordinating and monitoring the not for credit (fee based) adult and youth based classes as well as contract training and education services offered by the College to business, industry, government, and nonprofit agencies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Provides operational leadership for the division, coordinates strategic planning, administration, and development/revision of business programs, pursues accreditation and collaboration opportunities
Oversees the assessment, delivery, and ongoing evaluation of education and training programs for the community with emphasis on business and industry as well as continuing education initiatives
Conducts regular review of division program offerings, reviews and assesses evaluations, seeks input from faculty and the business advisory committees.
Develops and oversees the division budget, assists in recruiting instructors and recommends employment, ensures high quality, student-centered, effective learning and training environments
Recruits qualified facilitators to provide continuing education and workforce development training to meet the high standards of industry expectations
Selects, trains, and evaluates Kirtland divisional instructors and staff; recommends and monitors contracted training and instructional professionals, meets regularly with instructors and staff to ensure satisfaction and clear communication of expectations, supports professional development activities
Directs curriculum development and evaluation, assures student learning outcomes are clearly defined and addressed for all programs and workforce development training
Develops business and professional relationships, represents the college on relevant committees and boards, performs regular site visits to ensure quality placement of internships, assess potential job placement and workforce development opportunities, assists in job placement
Develops key liaison relationships with area business and community leadership so as to maximize good will for the college as well as fostering an ongoing revenue stream with new program development within the business and workforce development programs
Actively seeks business relationships that expand the outreach of the college, develops training opportunities for workers and employers, and supports student opportunity and success
Cultivates and maintains community relations which give insight and support to the needs of the community in personal interest and cultural development activities, develops and oversees programs which provide community enrichment
Performs other related tasks as required
Attendance – This position requires flexibility in work schedule according to the needs of the division programs, prospective clientele and the requirement to work closely with college support and instructional staff. May at times require evening and/or weekend activity and travel.
Working Conditions – Conditions may vary from a typical office or classroom environment to those of an industrial fabrication facility, outdoor construction site, or other operation. Individuals in this position must be cognizant of student’s understanding and progress, able to communicate effectively with students and associated professionals, and familiar with the operation of technical equipment in a modern classroom or online environment. Individuals must be able to access varied worksites while observing all OSHA safety standards, be able to communicate effectively with a variety of client personnel, and undertake regional travel under occasional late night and/or poor weather conditions.
SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the college president
- Master’s degree in business or related field
- Three to five years’ experience in business or project management, with instructional experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
- Broad knowledge of business and manufacturing including manufacturing processes, knowledge of economic development and community enterprise activities, and a general understanding of contracted employee arrangements
- Ability to conceptualize future trends, opportunities, barriers, and solutions to enable the college’s success and growth in continuing education and corporate training
- Ability to win trust, exert influence, and work effectively with business professionals, community leaders, and citizen advisory groups in the building of community partnerships
JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, delegation, planning and organization, impact, performance results, persuasiveness, self-reliance, negotiation, attention to detail, work standards, sensitivity, stress tolerance, technical/professional self-development, initiative, judgment, analysis, commitment to the college, teamwork, decisiveness, informal communication, written communication, dependability, influence, presentations
Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.