The Director of Career Education Programs & Workforce Partnerships supports and provides leadership for the initiatives and strategies that strengthen career and technical program pathways across the VCCS. To achieve this goal, the Director works with Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Office staff, community college faculty and administrators from all 23 VCCS colleges, and an array of external organizations and agencies to address shared priorities and to leverage shared resources. Focus areas include academic planning for education and training pathways aligned with high-demand/high-value careers, expanding work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities for students and key industry sectors, leading efforts to advance credit for prior learning best practices across the VCCS, and creating and sustaining the external and internal partnerships needed to ensure career and technical programs meet the needs of students and provide the workforce needed across the Commonwealth while leveraging available Federal, State, and local resources. This position reports to and takes direction from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Programs. The work environment for this position is fast paced with frequently changing priorities.
•Knowledge of academic policies, practices, procedures, and accreditation standards for postsecondary career and technical education programs •Knowledge of and familiarity with post-secondary elements of Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) •Knowledge and familiarity with apprenticeship programs and work-based learning models •Knowledge and demonstrated ability to develop and deliver postsecondary workforce-related programs. •Knowledge of secondary career and technical education programs of study •Knowledge of postsecondary accreditation standards related to credit for prior learning. •Knowledge of student outcomes related to the adoption of credit for learning strategies. •Ability to manage projects effectively from concept development through program implementation. •Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, anticipate and meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities. •Proven ability to conduct research, draw sound conclusions, and report findings. •Proven ability to work as a team player appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude. •Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse constituency including the ability to draft reports and correspondence. •Demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations. •Ability to provide support to diverse constituents including students, college faculty and staff, and external organizations. •Ability to demonstrate attention to detail. •Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of PC-based software including advanced features of word processing, presentation, spread sheet, data base, and communication packages. Required Qualifications: •Master's degree with major coursework in public administration, social or behavioral sciences, educational leadership, business administration or a related field is required for this position. •A minimum of 10 years of experience in a higher education setting, preference given to individuals with community college experience. •Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication and organization skills. •The combination of relevant experience and education that provides the required level of knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the functions of the job.
Internal Number: 27870
About System Office
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.