Dean of Workforce Devel & Comm Ed - FT, 12-mos Non-unit Prof - Greenfield Community College in Greenfield Massachusetts

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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts

United States
(NUP 16-05)

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Job Description:


  • In consultation with other departments, plans, develops and administers vibrant non-credit workforce development programs and personal enrichment/community education programming
  • Coordinates the scheduling of workshops and activities at the College's Downtown Center and remote locations
  • Builds and maintains working relationships with those seeking training program delivery; Contributes to a positive reputation of the program and college in the community and with regional employers
  • Oversees and/or manages assigned grants
  • Collaborates with the Director of Community Education on the design and scheduling of credit-free educational programming
  • Collaborates effectively across units of the college to facilitate success of learners and unit projects
  • Demonstrates mutual respect and comfort working with multi-cultural groups
  • Coordinates the development and administration of the Division budget
  • Prepares timely reports, data, assessment projects, and grant documentation
  • Uses assessment data for program improvement
  • Facilitates new applications of technology to enhance effectiveness of unit operations;
  • Assists in the marketing of Workforce/Community Education offerings;
  • Serves on the Deans' Staff, President's Staff and participates in shared governance;
  • Trouble-shoots daily operational issues associated with non-credit programming
  • Meets regularly with programming boards, workforce and community partners for non-credit workshops and trainings; 
  • Represents the College to varied community constituencies;
  • With the Director of Community Education and Workforce Development, implements new open enrollment workshops/trainings to achieve divisional goals;
  • Collaborates with Resource Development Office in grant proposal development and implementation
  • Works with community based organizations and academic departments to develop and promote pathways for their students/clients
  • Attends statewide meetings to maintain currency in non-credit competency-based education trends
  • Participates in strategic planning including enrollment management (non-credit) and sustainable budget management
  • Maintains agreements with partner agencies, schools, professional licensure boards and others


Directly and indirectly supervises the activities and performance of assigned staff of Workforce Development and Community Education Division (typically 6-10 staff members, depending on grant sponsored programming being conducted)



  • Master's degree in education, business or related area;
  • Five or more years of supervisory level program management experience, including budget management
  • Experience designing and/or delivering credit-free or for-credit educational activities
  • Evidence of commitment to the community college mission, including access, excellence and social justice;
  • Excellent organizational, management and marketing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain a network of professional and collegial relationships with both college and community members, including potential instructors, technical experts and providers;
  • Ability to work with groups and to facilitate collaborative activities between the College and community agencies;
  • Successful promotion of social diversity and multiculturalism in curriculum, programs and professional development;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and assessment of new and existing programs and the use of assessment data for program improvement;
  • Experience working in the context of collective bargaining agreements and processes.


  • Three (3) to five (5) years providing or leading workforce development or other educational activities in Community College or other Higher Education setting
  • Teaching experience with adult learners;
  • Grant writing and management experience

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving approximately 5,000 credit and credit-free students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Under the general supervision of Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, the Dean is responsible for the overall quality, leadership and administration of the division of Workforce Development and Community Education.  The position plays a key role in the design and delivery of non-credit educational programs to support business, agency, and community development.   The Dean works collaboratively across the college in the design and implementation of unit activities; provides mentoring and supervision of staff, manages the budget; contributes to the development of program marketing; and is responsible for relevant grant development and implementation.  The Dean also engages regularly with regional and statewide partners. The position incumbent participates on the Deans' Staff and the President's Staff.

Keyword Phrases

  • Workforce Devel & Community Educ.
  • Beautiful & Historic Western Massachusetts
  • Intentional and ongoing reflection of diversity
  • Works closely with business and community partners
  • Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Other Administrative
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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