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Director Workforce Partnerships (C2C)

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 29, 2023


The Director, Workforce Partnerships, College to Careers (C2C) supports the Dean of Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) in assuring students secure employment or advance in careers that will make a material economic impact in the life of the student and the future of the city. Responsible for directing outreach and opportunity creation at the College level for a specific Cluster, and responsible for relationship management, relevant correspondence and tracking of progress to assure that programs, partnerships, and strategy align with the shared interests of City Colleges' students and key regional and national employers. The position will be held accountable to a set of quantitative and qualitative metrics that align with the Office of Workforce and Economic Development's strategy.

    • Works with Dean and District Office staff to proactively assist in identifying local, regional, and national opportunities for creating public/private partnerships to support current and future College to Careers students' employment and career advancement efforts and training to enable students to secure the jobs of today and the future.
    • Participates in comprehensive workforce education partnerships and strategic alliances with businesses by promoting CCC's for credit and non-credit offerings.
    • Manages relationships with non-profits (e.g., community-based organizations, other educational institutions, etc.) and government to support the College to Careers program efforts to secure employment or career advancement for students.
    • Researches and analyzes the education, non-profit, and industry landscapes to identify promising practices or other opportunities for the development and introduction of new programs, or changes to existing programs, to improve outcomes.
    • Supports the vision of the College to Careers program impact on regional and national workforce and economic development policy. Supports the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of an integrated and effective workforce and economic development system and articulates City Colleges' role in a seamless system of workforce and economic development.
    • Along with CCC Department of Workforce partners, assists in aligning City Colleges' workforce and economic development strategy with local, regional and City efforts to assure the best outcomes and assure that City Colleges is a national example of excellence in workforce and economic development, consistent with, or in the creation of, best practices.
    • Along with CCC Department of Workforce partners, enhances partnerships with industry, government and community partners to maintain and improve the City Colleges’ position as a significant local resource for state-of-the-art training for businesses in the region.
    • Assists CCC Department of Workforce partners in the development of relationships and manages relationships in the implementation of the long-range plan and strategy for workforce and economic development for a College to Careers program. Works with CCC Department of Workforce partners to develop and support workforce and economic development policies, procedures and standards and monitors outcomes and drivers of success for students in all workforce, occupational, and economic development programs.
    • Monitors and helps develop outcome tracking metrics that confirm the value of programs and partnerships over time to assure that students and partners are achieving the stated goals.
    • Identifies potential local, state, and federal funding sources for existing College to Careers programs and new program development and assesses impact and requirements while facilitating efforts to strategically secure the correct resources.
    • Along with the Executive Director, Workforce Partnerships, supports the VC, Workforce and Economic Development's role as the chief District liaison to business associations and government entities, and represents the college at appropriate meetings, conferences, and events.
    • Collaborates with all College departments and offices for seamless integration of the programs offered through Workforce and Economic Development.
    • Provides periodic assessment of project progress to the Dean, College to Careers and the Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships.
    • Adheres to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Sociology or a closely related field, Master's, Doctorate or J.D. strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in academic/business/industry management.
    • Some industry experience strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience and expertise in job creation through a role in private industry, government, education, or a community-based organization.
    • Deep understanding of private industry structure and staffing needs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in managing projects and programs that enhance economic development and create jobs.
    • Ability to develop, lead and coordinate diverse program services with numerous agencies, business customers, educational institutions and participants simultaneously.
    • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Excellent negotiation and mediation skills.
    • Knowledge of and experience in the use of technology in the workplace.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in prior work experience.
    • Ability to work with a diverse, energetic team in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience working in any aspect of transportation, distribution or logistics is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of student management programs a plus.
    • Special Requirements: Availability to work some evenings and weekends. In and out of District travel may be required.
This position is represented by Local 1600
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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