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Director of Industry Partnerships (2 Positions)*

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Director of Industry Partnerships (2 Positions)*
Department Center for Workforce & Community Education (CWCE)
Position Category Staff - NonClassified
Job Summary

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

Responsible for managing employer, industry and community partner relationships focused on 1-3 identified key industries such as Bioscience, Defense, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Hospitality and Tourism. Promote the offerings of CCRI and direct the development of workforce initiatives within those industries. Assist with identifying funding opportunities; coordinating support services for workforce development students; and supporting the Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships and Vice President of Workforce Development to meet the goals of the Center for Workforce and Community Education.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and direct relationships with local employers, government, non-profit agencies, and economic development organizations, between CCRI and business and industry including the following activities:
• Implement employer and industry partnership strategy with the goal of expanding markets and opportunities for workforce development programs.
• Manage employer, industry and community partner relationships, and serve as primary point of contact to these groups.
• Develop new programs and promote established programs to employer, industry and community partners that support workforce development initiatives including grants, contracts and partnerships.
• Achieve individual revenue, partnership and growth goals.
• Work with employer, industry and community partners to identify training needs.
• Negotiate and establish training contracts.
• Develop and write grant proposals to obtain support for training efforts.
• Manage assigned program budgets; assist the Executive Director and Vice President with tracking budget expenditures and adhering to overall department budget.
• Work collaboratively with appropriate CWCE and CCRI staff to ensure all timelines are met and deliverables satisfy employer, industry and community partners.
• Participate in assessments of training programs and curriculum as appropriate.
• Stay current with changes in industry sectors particularly as it relates to workforce development and training needs.
• Promote CCRI’s workforce development and training programs at internal and external meetings/events as requested.
• Recruit participants for noncredit and credit programs; coordinate referral programs and support services available to employees/students.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
• Other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
• Demonstrated experience working with employer, industry and community partners in identifying and delivering workforce training needs; Experience with one or more of the above key industries desired.
• Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing successful workforce training programs.
• Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong writing skills with the ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and accurately.
• Demonstrated experience working in a busy, diverse environment with industry leaders.
• Must be poised, professional and energetic with a positive and confident demeanor.
• Must display drive for innovation and problem-solving.
• Ability to think creatively to leverage the college’s resources in delivery of workforce training needs.
• Computer spreadsheet, database and word processing experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Reports To Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships
Campus Location All Campuses
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week; some evening and weekend work may be required; holidays on occasion.
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Limited
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIPSA
Pay Grade BOE 15
Salary Range Salary range begins at $67,471
Additional Salary Information

Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.

Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Personal computers, telephone, fax and copying machines. Must have access to and use of own transportation

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2
Application Open Date 10/27/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes

*This position is third-party funded until June 30th and subject for possible renewal

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by November 17, 2017.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include name and contact information for three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with one or more of the following key industries: Bioscience, Defense, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Hospitality and Tourism?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience with developing and implementing successful workforce training programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have computer spreadsheet, database and word processing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document