Open executive Job in Academic & University Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development
The Executive Director develops relationships and establishes linkages with business and industry to meet the needs of the College’s
external stakeholders. The Executive Director (ED) leads, manages and coordinates the College’s continuous improvement of non-credit
educational and training programs for business, industry and organizations in the region. In coordination with academic affairs, the ED
plans, develops and implements innovative partnerships with business, industry, organizations and communities in the region to support
workforce and economic development, in keeping with the College’s mission. Must manage budget and create new revenue for the College.
Reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Executive Council.
Strong organizational and collaborative leadership skills essential; ability to manage relationships with
multiple College departments, coordinate non-credit offerings and grow the programs and services offered to business/industry and the
Proficient in the use of technology, including such as MS Office tools, Excel, customer relationship management ( CRM )
and other software to optimize effectiveness, efficiency, productivity and management of function.
Experience leading and managing
business and industry sector workforce and economic development programs in a community college or business/organizational setting.
Ability to work with and communicate effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students,
business and industry leaders, economic and workforce development leaders, and others.
Ability to speak to individuals and groups
about noncredit programs.
Demonstrated skill in collaborating with and achieving actionable results through direct reports and others
who are not direct reports.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Represent President, as needed, on
and off campus, effectively and among diverse stakeholders.
administration and faculty on the academic side of the College to develop, deliver, manage and evaluate noncredit educational and training
programs that meet the needs of business and industry in the region and in compliance with all state, federal accreditation
Coordinates College outreach to business, industry and organizations to ensure consistent, effective, efficient and
quality delivery of education and training programs and services.
Engages with marketing department to create awareness of credit and
noncredit educational services for business/industry in conjunction with academic affairs.
Engages with Career Services director to
meet regional talent needs by connecting business, industry and organizations to graduates; creating student internships, apprenticeships
and work-based learning opportunities; working closely with the academic side of the College to ensure that credit and noncredit programs
align with changing business and industry needs; sharing business/industry data and information; etc.
Collaborates with area economic
development agencies and staff to meet business and industry talent needs; develops workforce programs and services; and supports business
recruitment, retention and expansion strategies.
Develops and presents program proposals and grant applications by drawing from the
College subject matter experts and in collaboration with the Provost, academic dean, department chair, program coordinator, as appropriate,
to ensure compliance with state, federal, and accreditation requirements.
Negotiates contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and
agreements with college clients to develop and implement education and training initiatives and partnerships. Works collaboratively with the
Grants Office to process grant applications with federal, state, and local funding agencies.
Plans local, statewide and regional
conferences, seminars, and special events related to workforce, professional, and economic development and the global economy.
Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure performance and set goals.
Exercises fiscal accountability and stewardship.
Develops non-credit instructional, operations, and fiscal reports to comply with College and regulatory/funding agency requirements; prepare
annual report of workforce operations and accountability.
Assists President with other business, industry and organizational
Stark State College seeks a candidate with high energy, a collaborative spirit, experience, and the capability of managing
growth, ensuring quality, supporting shared governance, exhibiting a positive demeanor, modeling professionalism, and with a manifest
commitment to the Stark State College mission, vision and values including diversity, social equity, and student access and success.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, education or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree
A minimum of ten years sales and marketing experience preferably in the industrial sales in the technical or business
fields. Must have the ability to work independently with excellent organizational, communication, collaboration and project management
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