Northampton Community College: Vice President, Workforce Development/Community Education & Dean, Fowler Southside Center

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Vice President, Workforce Development/Community Education & Dean, Fowler Southside Center


Provides leadership to the Workforce Development/Community Education Division by directing the efforts of the professional staff. Develops and implements annual and forward-looking strategic plans that proactively anticipate and respond to workforce development needs and the needs of the community for lifelong learning opportunities in consultation with stakeholders within the College as well as stakeholders within industry and the community. Serves as the lead management administrator at the College’s Fowler Southside Center.

Job Description      

Responsibilities: (1) Serves as the College’s primary liaison with business and industry and represents the College’s interests with relevant organizations/committees including, but not limited to Workforce Development Board (WDB), Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) and the Manufacturers’ Resource Center. (2) Develops and cultivates relationships with business and community leaders, and forges partnerships as appropriate, that serve in the best interest of the College, and that are aligned with the College’s mission/vision. Plays an active role in community organizations including, but not limited to, serving on Board(s) or in leadership positions as appropriate. (3) Works proactively and collaboratively with Academic Affairs to build and sustain programs and initiatives that serve business/community interests while ensuring a seamless integration of non-credit and credit programs across all College locations e.g. Fowler Center, Main Campus, and Monroe Campus. (4) Meaningfully coordinates with the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Academic Deans on strategies and initiatives. Regularly attends Deans’ meetings to foster dialogue and communication. (5) Provides leadership in the planning and execution of the instructional process: works closely with each director in their programs to ensure instructional quality; provides information for the development of proposals for state, foundation, or federal funding; and assists in the implementation of student services as they relate to the division and its staff. (6) Oversees the leadership and development of the Center for Business and Industry (CBI) and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and associated programming/staff. (7) Ensures that workforce and community education programs for adult and youth learners meet the ongoing needs of the community through appropriate assessment and review. (8) Creates and executes upon strategic plans in alignment with the College’s strategic priorities. Develops a vision for the Fowler Southside Center and aligns staff/stakeholders in support of that vision. (9) Develops and adheres to the divisional budget and works collaboratively in this regard with the President and the Chief Financial Officer. (10) Serves as a member of Presidents’ Cabinet and represents the interests of the Division in a manner that is supportive of broad institutional objectives and that fosters open dialogue. Participates in high level, cross-functional strategic planning, assessment, and quality improvement. Represents the Division and/or cross functional projects at Board of Trustees meetings. (11) Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President.

Organizational Relationships: (1) Responsible to the President for the satisfactory performance of assigned responsibilities. (2) Coordinates work with the administrative team. (3) Relates to the College mission and goals. (4) Serves on President’s Cabinet and regularly attends Deans’ meetings. (5) Represents the College to industry and community organizations.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education: attainment of a master’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited college; Doctorate preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: (a) knowledge of current concepts in the field of administrative management, training, continuing and adult education, community service, community organization, and non-traditional education; there will be In home tutoring available for those who can´t leave home.(b) ability to function effectively as a member of administrative and instructional teams; c) ability to organize and work effectively with small groups; (d) ability to develop programs in cooperation with others; (e) work effectively with diverse populations including students, faculty, administrators and community groups; (f) ability to make decisions which will positively affect the students and customers of the College; (g) skills in interpersonal relationships; (h) entrepreneurial, technical, and managerial skills; (i) knowledge of grant preparation and administration.

Experience: (a) ten (10) years management level experience in business/industry and/or higher education. Experience at a community college is a plus. (b) demonstrated successful experience working with business and industry. c) proven capacity to serve in a senior leadership role.

Open Date    04/06/2017

Close Date    05/05/2017

To Apply        All applications must be made online at https://ncc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3154

More information can be found at our careers site, www.northampton.edu/jobs

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