Executive Director of Technology Sector Education
Downtown District Office at 180 N. Wabash
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college
system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite
sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a
quality, affordable education.
Reporting to the Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor for
Academic Programs, the Executive Director of Technology Sector
Education Strategy is responsible for implementing initiatives and
executing projects aimed at promoting and supporting CCC’S vision,
mission, and strategic plans on inclusive technology sector
education and partnership initiatives, with the goal of preparing
students to participate in Chicago’s Tech Economy.
The Executive Director provides leadership, administrative
direction, and oversight of technology sector initiatives in areas
to include academic programs, enrollment, accreditation, work-based
learning, strategic planning, strategic partnerships, and other
areas of operation.
The Executive Director of Technology Sector Education Strategy
focuses on creating systems to engage and train CCC student talent
for competitive technology roles. The position effectively develops
major technology sector program projects, including acquiring
resources and coordinating the efforts of district-wide teams,
district personnel and third-party contractors or consultants in
order to deliver projects according to plan.
This role requires a strategist who is forward thinking, creative
and deeply immersed in the technology ecosystem where they can
represent CCC, both locally and nationally, with the ability to
connect a large vision(s) to ground level strategies. These
strategies will be focused on addressing systemic barriers to
upward economic mobility for diverse tech talent among CCC
EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP MANGEMENT
- Serves as a strategic advisor and key collaborator to the
Chancellor as well as district and college leadership to build
best-practices based technology education and workforce programs
that support the mission and priorities of CCC.
- Manages partner relationships and responds to strategic
partnership opportunities within Chicago’s tech ecosystem.
- Develops strategy for preparing CCC talent to participate in
the technology innovation economy, including initiatives in the
areas of academic programs, work-based learning including
apprenticeships and industry certifications and overall CCC tech
- Establishes model of cross-college collaboration for a
centralized Center of Excellence in Technology.
- Builds out strategies leveraging college Centers of Excellence
intersections with technology. (e.g. automation, data analytics,
- Aligns initiatives with the established strategic plan for the
district and collaborates with district personnel to ensure
alignment between district initiatives and college projects.
- Identifies opportunities to improve student success and
business process implementation via retention and wrap around
- Defines project or initiative scope, goals and deliverables
that support business goals in collaboration with senior leadership
- Develops new projects, builds sponsorship, gains resource
commitments and drives project results. Leads teams to drive
operational, organizational, and financial improvement
- Determines appropriate use of central resources for various
- Manages technology sector initiatives program and student
support staff; shaping a culture of teamwork, establishing
standards of performance, and clearly communicating expectations to
foster high levels of accountability.
- Leads cross-functional teams of faculty and staff from multiple
colleges to develop and launch programming that will support
diverse students in successfully connecting to IT careers.
- Builds, grows and manages CCC Technology Advisory Councils
aimed to influence and support CCC tech initiatives and
relationships vital to the success of the project.
- Represent CCC in external affairs.
- Develops external partnerships with key stakeholders including,
public and private partnerships, technology companies and other
higher education institutions.
- Develops, in partnership with other key internal stakeholders,
CCC tech brand.
- Works with stakeholders and the district office to define
project success criteria and disseminates them to the stakeholders
throughout the project life cycle.
- Develops, codifies, and executes internal and external best
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or
- Five years of work experience in strategic consulting, or in a
strategy department and/or turnaround department
- Experience working in the technology sector
- Experience working in a higher education environment
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with process change and
- Demonstrated ability to advise and influence leaders throughout
the organization on performance improvement opportunities in areas
of academics, finance, and operations
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
WE OFFER: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long
term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b)
Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University
Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal
and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed
overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6
months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank
you for your interest in City College of Chicago!