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Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Howard Community College is hiring a Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation to lead the Continuing Education & Workforce Developments efforts and serve as the leader for apprenticeship programs and a variety of other licensure, certification, workforce development, or continuing education programs in a variety of occupations. Responsible for strategic planning, budget development, and project management of all aspects of these programs in alignment with division and college priorities. Responsible for the development, implementation and management of non-credit, credit, contract and grant courses in the program areas in order to generate revenue and FTE and contribute to financial sustainability of the program area. Supervise instructional, administrative, and support staff in this program area.


  • Expand generation of FTE, revenue, and enrollments for the college through open enrollment, contract, and grant courses.
  • Assess opportunities for and delegates coordination and implementation of apprenticeships, pre-licensure, licensure or certification courses, regional and state-wide conferences.
  • Plan, design, develop, and administer variety of programs leading to occupations.
  • Manage relationships with licensing/certification agencies to assure compliance, obtain approval, and oversee documentation for apprenticeship and workforce development programs requiring approval from external credentialing or governing bodies.
  • Investigate new markets for delivering training that will increase revenue and production of FTE.
  • Conduct research to keep abreast of training and educational trends in area of responsibility.
  • Provide overall supervision for administrative and technical staffing of the program area .
  • Act as liaison with the academic college community in parallel areas to actively pursue cooperative efforts and pathway opportunities.
  • Manage multiple budgets, determine profit margins, and monitor expenses and revenue as well as forecast annual net or loss for self-supporting and grant cost centers.
  • Manage a network of relationships with relevant employers, community groups, professional and business organizations, and local and federal government or oversight agencies to facilitate program development and implementation.
  • Work as a team leader to initiate and facilitate continuous program improvement in area of responsibility.
  • Prepare statistical documents and other reports for the college, local and state agencies in a timely manner following established guidelines and procedures.
  • Serve as a main point of contact for internal and external apprenticeship initiatives and questions.
  • Oversee the marketing objectives and tactics for programs in area of responsibility.
  • Oversee program coordination, including:
  • Assisting students in making appropriate course selections for professional and personal development.
  • Scheduling and locating on-campus and off-site facilities, equipment, materials, books, instructors for courses.
  • Evaluating the viability of programs using metrics and feedback from instructors, students, and company or community representatives.
  • Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training, evaluating, and supervising instructors..
  • Writing CC10s s for MHEC approval.
  • Plan and write objectives and status reports annually.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Bachelor's required in field appropriate to job responsibilities. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a higher education or related workforce industry with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience in developing and overseeing budgets and generating revenue.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, tactical, analytical and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of apprenticeship program models preferred.
  • Proven track record of grant writing, financial and programmatic compliance monitoring and reporting preferred.


  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Exemplary customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and experience required.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Perform all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.


  • Supervise apprenticeship and licensure and certification program area full and part time staff. Work with minimal direction.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm
Compensation: Minimum $69,084 plus excellent medical & dental, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: 17
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: August 27, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.


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