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Director, Workforce & Community Development (REPOST)

Lee College

Last Updated: 12/31/21

Job Description

Director, Workforce & Community Development (REPOST)

Posting Number: 0001068

PS Position#: 00001276

Position Status: Full-Time

Salary: Starting salary range of $65,166 - $71,683 is based on the Lee College Administrative/Administrative Support Salary Scale, D62. Initial salary offer is commensurate with education and related work experience.

Department: Workforce & Community Development

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Director of Workforce Development is responsible for the development, promotion, and growth of all programming for Lee College's Center for Workforce and Community Development (CWCD). Programming consists of a comprehensive array of workforce training, continuing education, and lifelong learning. The Director provides guidance and supervision to program managers, consultants, and training vendors as appropriate.

The Director serves as a member of the CWCD Leadership Team responsible for the strategic direction, oversight, and accountability of the CWCD. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Workforce & Community Development.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide leadership, strategic direction, oversight, and accountability for the operational effectiveness and efficiency to achieve the department's mission and goals.
    • Supervise, mentor, and coach assigned staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and developing individual professional development plans.
    • Oversee methods and strategies for assessing the effectiveness of training.
    • Analyze financial, marketing, and enrollment data related to Workforce & Community Development.
    • Develop and monitor departmental budgets.
    • Generate enrollment and financial reports that will be used to measure the Center's performance. Analyze data collected.
    • Establish, manage, update, and assess processes and procedures for the ongoing business of Workforce Development.
    • Monitor student enrollment; work collaboratively to develop marketing, recruitment, and retention strategies.
    • Oversee the functions of program advisory committees.
    • Collaborate with existing and potential clients to cultivate/establish partnerships and networks to advance training and business initiatives for Workforce Development.
    • Perform market analyses for training and other business and industry services.
    • Conduct needs assessment for current and potential clients, quantify the needs, and devise an implementation plan for business development in congruence with Executive Director.
    • Recommend pricing guidelines for training and other services, initiate proposals as necessary, and recommend business agreements.
    • Maintain partnerships with external businesses and appropriate community organizations and identify training needs and other services as necessary.
    • Proactively seek out ways to improve organizational processes and outcomes.
    • Ensure grant compliance, as applicable, in programming design, delivery, and expenditures.
    • Oversee internal compliance audits in accordance with the department's annual plan of work.
    • Partner, as needed, with LC administrators and faculty representing credit programs in order to provide seamless execution of proposals/contracts requiring both credit and non-credit participation and/or requiring usage of shared facilities, equipment, or software.

Program Management Responsibilities:
  • Program management & maintenance of Risk Management Institute programming and various contract training opportunities.
  • Develop schedules and execute course delivery activities in accordance with program need and in compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Maintain course and instructor files as required by applicable credentialing agencies.
  • Recruit, screen, hire, supervise, and evaluate instructors.
  • Develop projections and track course/program budgets, ensure expenditures follow the Center's policies, and ensure activities conducted remain within the approved operating budget.
  • Manage and analyze customer relations data to track program status and produce sales management reports.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Attend professional development opportunities when appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of industry changes and innovation.
  • Serve on campus committees as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • Three (3) years of related work experience with business development activities
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of industrial community served by Lee College
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business management basics
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and able to multitask and meet critical deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Manage, organize, and communicate information of varying technical complexity
  • Knowledge of policies, systems, and operations typical to community college workforce and/or continuing education departments and programs
  • Able to efficiently navigate and effectively use the internet for research and other forms of communication
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX

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Close Date: 9/6/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed course work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

To apply, visit

Lee College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which encourages applications from qualified females, minority groups, veterans, and disabled individuals. It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selections, training, promotion, demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.

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Baytown, Texas, United States
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