Vice President -Construction Technology & Workforce Development

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Feb 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President- Construction Technology & Workforce Development

Dawson Technical Institute

Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) of Kennedy-King College is a job training center offering certificate and degree programs for careers in construction technology, trade, and Vocational Education Programs. Students at DTI receive competency-based instruction that prepares them to compete in construction trade and utility industries in jobs that lead to unionized apprenticeship and other relevant trade and utility worker opportunities. Certificate programs include: bricklayer; combination welder; concrete masonry; construction carpentry; gas utility worker; and overhead electrical line worker. Degree programs include an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management and Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) .


Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of Construction Technology, Trades & Vocational Education Programs provides vision, leadership, and guidance in the management of Dawson Technical Institute’s (DTI) construction industry job training and career development programs.

The Vice President is responsible for the overall operations of DTI, providing management oversight to Deans/Associate Deans and other key stakeholders engaged in the development and implementation of certificate, degree educational and training programs, the enrollment management of students, and the provision of student services to support successful program completion. Performs related duties as required.

  • Directs the implementation and delivery of high quality certificate and degree programs with an emphasis in the construction trade and utility industries designed to provide students with intensive and comprehensive industry validated training.
  • Forges and maintains strategic partnerships with business and industry leaders, nonprofits, and governmental agencies to identify workforce gaps and emerging skills and hiring trends. Serve as the primary DTI ambassador to industry and key stake holders.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with construction trade unions, construction employers, and utility companies, working to establish formal agreements that provide training and employment opportunities to DTI students.
  • Provides management oversight in curriculum and course planning, the review and evaluation of training programs, and the use of industry-relevant equipment to ensure the effective delivery of job skills training and competencies to students.
  • Oversees the evaluation of programs to assess student learning and success and ensure students are prepared for jobs that meet the current and emerging workforce needs of local and regional business communities and the construction industry.
  • Accountable for ensuring the effective recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and professional development of full and part-time faculty, instructors, and staff at DTI. Oversees the evaluation of faculty and instructors to ensure continuity of quality classroom instruction.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Communications Department to plan and implement marketing strategies to effectively promote DTI and its programs and increase enrollment.
  • Directs and oversees the development and management of DTI’s operational budgets and allocation of resources. Monitors budget expenditures and approves major purchases of equipment and technologies for use various training programs.
  • Provides leadership in identifying outside funding opportunities and in the writing of proposals to seek grants andexternal funding for DTI programs in collaboration with the District Office.
  • Represents the College to community organizations and agencies and participates on district-wide committees.

Education, Training and Experience
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Business, Construction Management, Energy Management, Public Administration or related field of study required.
  • Five to ten years of experience in the area of construction management required. Related positions include Construction Manager, Senior Construction Manager, VP of Construction, Energy Management, and Director of Project Management.​
  • Five to ten years of experience in the development and/or administration of occupational/vocational job training programs in the construction industry.
  • Five years as an administrator in a higher education environment preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience maybe taken into consideration based on the applicant’s credentials.
  • Teaching experience in a higher education institution is preferred.
  • Experience working in a unionized setting preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Knowledge of higher education accreditation procedures, articulation process, assessment and program review.
  • Knowledge of CCC policies and procedures; collective bargaining agreements; and employee/faculty/student handbooks.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and student learning outcome assessment methods.
  • Knowledge of local /regional workforce needs and economic development issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong skills in planning, implementing and monitoring program budgets.
  • Ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to maintain an environment that fosters excellence in customer service.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, business industry and the community.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employment within six (6) months of hire

City Colleges is an affirmative action equal opprotunity employer

Thank you for you interest in CCC


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