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Executive Director of Workforce Development Partnerships

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Executive Director of Workforce Development Partnerships
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.

The Executive Director of Workforce Development Partnerships supports and assists the Vice President of Workforce Development and provides oversight for the program, partnership and business development activities of CCRI’s workforce development efforts, including: customized training in business and industry; regional workforce development programs; and professional/career training programs.

The Executive Director of Workforce Development Partnerships is responsible for establishing and developing business and industry partnerships with one or more key industries such as Bioscience, Defense, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Hospitality and Tourism, and keeping current with the workforce needs of the region, in order to provide relevant programs and services. He or she will work closely with the Executive Director of Workforce Development Operations to ensure high-quality workforce development programs. The Executive Director will work closely with the Vice President and all divisional staff to achieve the goals of the division in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the college.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Vice President of Workforce Development in the college’s workforce development initiatives related to building and maintaining relationships with local employers, government, non-profit agencies, and economic development organizations, and forming training partnerships and programming to meet the respective needs of these key stakeholders.

Build, manage and sustain a high-functioning and performing workforce development partnerships team.

Work closely with the Executive Director of Workforce Development Operations to ensure high-quality delivery of workforce development programs consistent with the expectations of industry partners and other key stakeholders.

Promote the college’s workforce development programs and services throughout the State; and effectively manage industry partner and stakeholder relationships.

Supervise the Directors of Industry Partnerships and work with them to develop and meet key performance indicators. Effectively communicate expectations to team members and external stakeholders.

Collaborate with partners including CCRI faculty and staff and external stakeholders to identify funding to support workforce development programs including grants, contracts and partnerships. Develop funding proposals.

Undertake projects assigned by the Vice President of Workforce Development, and represent the Vice President and Center for Workforce and Community Education on college-wide initiatives as designated.

Represent the college at various local, regional and national community events.

Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.

Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum of five years’ of work experience in developing workforce development programs and partnerships; Experience with one or more of the above key industries desired.

Minimum five years’ experience with developing or designing training curriculum is preferred

Knowledge of how to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and a wide range of business, industry, and community partners

Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills essential, evidenced with a wide range of business partners

Strong entrepreneurial attitude is essential

Exceptional ability to build relationships with employees at all levels of the organization and perform in a broad range of environments including academic and business

Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Demonstrated team-oriented managerial skills required

High personal and professional ethical standards

Ability to work a flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred

Reports To Vice President of Workforce Development
Campus Location All Campuses
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week (may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements; special events or emergency situations)
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIPSA
Pay Grade BOE 17
Salary Range Salary range begins at $78,432
Additional Salary Information

Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.

Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Ability to use personal computer systems and accompanying software. 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 1
Application Open Date 10/27/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes

This posting has an extended application period to open until filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by 12/15/17.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 a minimum of five years’ of work experience in developing workforce development programs and partnerships?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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
  4. * 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