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Director, Workforce Development

Employer
Santa Fe College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
$0.00 - $59,130.00
Posted date
Oct 4, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline:               Friday, October 15, 2021

Salary & Benefits:                     Starting Salary is 59,130.96. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                            Full-time, Executive Managerial,EM2, Exempt.

Location:                                    3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606

 

Overview:  Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as certificate and non-degree programs.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

 

  The Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Career and Technical Education) and will provide leadership and strategic direction for workforce development and continuing education programs. It is responsible for the planning, delivery, reporting, and evaluation of workforce and continuing education training.  The director also maintains strong relationships with the community, business, and industry partners.

 

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Provides leadership for and management of continuing education and workforce staff.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community and industry partners in order to gain information about workforce needs.
  • Oversees the development of responsive workforce solutions for area business and industry partners
  • Builds and maintains productive relationships with public, private, and non-profit employers to create pathways for future talent.
  • Oversees the development of responsive, customized workforce solutions for area business and industry partners and regional economic development efforts, collaborating closely with academic department chairs to achieve appropriate programmatic alignment.
  • Leads the coordination efforts in the development, implementation, and reporting of workforce and continuing education offerings.
  • Leads efforts to increase the number of business and industry partners participating in contract and/or customized training with the college.
  • Develops content for formal presentations and recruitment of partners and students for workforce and continuing education programs.
  • Obtains labor market information and talent demand information, translating that data into meaningful information to create workforce development and continuing education strategies.
  • Continually research new and innovative ways to market and promote workforce and continuing education offerings.
  • Develop processes for assessing the college’s workforce and continuing education programs.
  • Actively seek funding opportunities to support the college’s workforce and continuing education efforts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Reports to: Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs (CTE)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:  Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of (3) three years of related work experience in workforce development.  

 

Additional Requirements: Applicant must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and be authorized to drive by the college (Driving Requirements). A criminal background check will be conducted.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.
  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader. Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide a high level of interactive service to others, including building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed established targets.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.

 

Application Process:  All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae,  applicable certifications/licensure, as well as academic transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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