The Director of Workforce Development, Customized Training and Continuing Education, provides leadership, direction and vision for workforce development, Continuing Training and Continuing Education (CT/CE) activities at Lake Superior College. The Director provides leadership in the design, development, review, articulation, and evaluation of Customized Training and Continuing Education initiatives. The Director develops processes for identifying new and innovative outreach and customized training opportunities as well as other timely market-driven programs. The Director will initiate and build partnerships with other higher education institutions, school districts, business and industry, government agencies and other entities in order to serve the region and state. It is an expectation that the Director identifies financial resources that off-set expenses related to CT/CE activities. The Director will collaborate with Administration, Deans, and faculty to build on existing relationships while striving to development new relationships with regional business and employers, while demonstrating a commitment to working with diverse populations.
3 years' supervisory experience in an education or business environment to include: market research, administration, and/or as a workforce development or customized training program director
Demonstrated progressive management responsibility working with business processes such as strategic planning, financial management, project management, customer service, human resource management.
Evidence of strong leadership, organizational, time-management and human relations skills
Experience building and maintaining public/private partnerships and successful collaborations with various sectors and across departments or organizations.
Able to communicate clearly (written and oral), demonstrate timely follow up on tasks and projects, and high-level proficiency with typical office technology.
Demonstrated financial management skills
Experience working with unionized environments
Demonstrated intercultural competency.
Broad knowledge of teaching and learning.
Master's Degree, plus five years professional experience
Experience with a commitment to working with diverse populations.
Grant writing and administration experience.
Experience in facilitating market research
Leadership experience with CT/CE workforce training programs and economic development initiatives
Knowledge of community and technical college organization, curriculum, goals, vision, system policies and procedures, labor contracts, fiscal regulations
Ability to work with faculty and industry partners to evaluate programs and implement changes and/or new programs
Knowledge of online learning platforms
Experience making presentations to small and large groups.
Experience in implementing an aggressive sales and marketing plan.
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State of Minnesota benefits package to include medical and dental. View complete benefit plan at http://www.mn.gov/mmb/segip
Internal Number: 1550
About Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College provides high quality, affordable higher education that benefits diverse learners, employers, and the community. LSC's academic, technical, continuing education, and workforce development offerings prepare learners for a rapidly changing global community. Our services support learning, and our partnerships connect the college and its learners to a broader spectrum of community life. Our mission is characterized by: A strong sense of community Trust, respect, and integrity Personal attention Accountability Innovation and flexibility Life-long learning and personal growth