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Title: Director, Youth Apprenticeship

Employee Classification: 52 Wks Non-Unit

Department: Workforce Solutions

Salary Range: $79,631

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The Youth Apprenticeship Director is responsible for encouraging, supporting, and connecting apprenticeship sponsoring companies to degree, early college programming, or short-term workforce programs with the College. Responsibilities include establishing apprenticeship or paid internship partnerships with employers, aligning apprenticeship opportunities within related College curricula, and working with K-12 districts in coordination with the dual enrollment/early college team as it relates to dual enrollment opportunities aligned to a paid apprenticeship experience. In close coordination with the Chancellor and other key College officials, the Director assists in the execution of apprenticeship agreements that supports career pathways in high need employment sectors. The position exercises authority in all areas consistent with Board Policies, Administrative Procedures and applicable federal and state mandates in the administration of these programs and services.

What you'll do:
  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team.
  • Connects and meets with area business and industry leaders to develop paid internship or apprenticeship partnerships for students who attend the college.
  • Secures registered or unregistered apprenticeship experiences in high need careers, including but not limited to advanced manufacturing, information systems and technology, transportation, financial services and biotechnology.
  • In coordination with Marketing and Communications, markets the advantages of apprenticeship programs to all stakeholders, including employers, counselors, faculty, administrators, potential students and parents. Provides regional outreach and engagement sessions for area employers and K-12 districts to educate them about the benefits of apprenticeship programs.
  • Assist K-12 districts with their needs concerning potential apprentices.
  • Provide assistance and resources to student apprentices during their application and interview processes while applying for apprenticeships with local employers.
  • Supply additional resources, as needed, to the college’s internal staff and current apprentices.
  • Collaborates with related partners such as program advisory committees, employers, government agencies, area workforce development offices, local chambers, and economic development staff regarding apprenticeship opportunities in the region.
  • Works closely with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the US Department of Labor in providing technical assistance to area employers and College employees regarding apprenticeship programs.
  • Assists students registering for apprenticeship or paid internship experiences, including but not limited to early college or dual enrollment programs, that are related to their career pathway.
  • In coordination with Academic, Career and Transfer Advising, prepares students with essential employability skills (i.e., completing job applications, resume building, preparing for employer interactions and interviewing skills).
  • Works closely in coordinating efforts with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs campus leadership, along with other College leadership, to advance apprenticeship programs.
  • Responsible for tracking/reporting the progress of those within apprenticeships.
  • In coordination with the College’s grants and/or foundation office, identify and assist in developing grants to assist in advancing paid internships or apprenticeships for students.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

• A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and three (3) years of experience in developing business relationships with area employers required.


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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