Detailed Job Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Dean for Workforce Development and Community Education and situated within the Department of Student and Academic Affairs, directs the operation, design and implementation of credit-free community education and workforce development programs and develops and maintains educational programming relationships with community, business, industry, agencies, government organizations, educational partners, economic development organizations, including facilitation of program/course development, coordination and delivery. Contributes to grant development and implementation of credit-free programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Develops and administers the daily operations of a vibrant credit-free community education and workforce education program, including contributing to the positive reputation of the college and fostering a collaborative and positive working environment;
- Facilitates achievement of overall unit goals and assists in the general administration of the division through supervision and support of staff as well as coordination and strong collaboration with other college units such as academic departments, admissions and marketing and other regional providers of education/training;
- Serves as a key education and training liaison between the college and community, business, industry, agency and government partners and keeps abreast of their ongoing educational needs and contributes to the development of new personal enrichment and workforce development programming accordingly;
- Tracks and provides budget, enrollment and client satisfaction data and completes related reports;
- Acts as supervisor and manager for select grants;
- Analyzes state and regional employment data to inform partnership development and program design and delivery; implements assessment projects to also help guide program design and delivery;
- Provides information to appropriate college staff about service area needs, trends and concerns to facilitate quality service and program design for blended credit-free and for-credit delivery options;
- Develops, promotes, and supports open enrollment workshops relevant to professional development needs of organizations, their employees and individual workers; obtains CEUs or other professional recognition of training;
- Assists with the development of community education and workforce development marketing and outreach materials including creation of printed, online and social media programs;
- Provides oversight of The Senior Symposia Program, the Pioneer Valley Institute and other programming boards; prepares reports, develops new project proposals, and presents to community groups;
- Frequent travel to and from events, meetings, conferences, etc. to represent GCC at regional and state meetings and to community and workforce partners.
- Three years of supervisory/managerial experience in a higher education or business setting;
- Three years' experience in project management and/or grant management with demonstration of ability to manage many administrative tasks at once and prioritize activities in a fast-paced environment;
- Demonstrated ability to build trusting and collaborative working relationships with external businesses, agencies, the public, and the academic community;
- Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation and written skills that facilitate the advancement of program and departmental goals;
- Evidence of using strong organizational skills, including consensus building, program planning and administration, fiscal management, professional development and support for staff;
- Ability to design educational programming and/or collaborate with specialists to design and deliver training;
- Strong word processing, database, presentation, and desktop publishing and other software skills;
- Bachelor's degree in education, business administration or related field from a regionally-accredited college or university.
- Master's degree in education, business administration or related field from a regionally- accredited college or university;
- College level/adult education teaching or training experience including curriculum development;
- Supervision and development of instructors and trainers;
- Demonstration of strategic thinking, entrepreneurial and innovative leadership skills;
- Coordination of educational or training program delivery;
- Familiarity with the college's service area and community and industry partners.
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 6,000 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.