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Director of Workforce Services

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Director of Workforce Services

Salary : $68,335.00 - $75,168.00 Annually

Location : Lakewood, CO

Job Type : Full-Time

Division : Academic Affairs

Job Number : 112022 - 401070

Summary of Position

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Position Summary: This position exists to provide program management, leadership and operational support for the Workforce Services program. This position is a key hub of support for the entire Workforce Services team and stakeholders. The Director collaborates with Academic, Student, and Administrative Affairs partners to grow non-credit trainings, develop stackable certifications and credentialing, establish and maintain relationships with businesses and community stakeholders.

The Director of Workforce Services will represent the college on various academic, workforce or community-based workforce subcommittees, taskforces, and special projects. The position manages and oversees the Skill Advance (Colorado First and Existing Industry Grant) with the potential to support future grants or apprenticeships. With the support of the Dean, this position will support employers with workforce needs assessments and non-credit training designs. The Director will help build training proposals, monitor training activities, and manage the operations of the Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) This position may also directly deliver training and support students of all ages and backgrounds (including incumbent workers and justice involved. This position supervises the RMEC Adjunct instructors and contractors.

Description of Position

Program Management and Leadership: Provide operational management, leadership, and support for full- time and instructional staff. Oversee Rocky Mountain Educational Center (Continuing Education) and related trainings, programming, marketing, grant funding, and community outreach. Work with the Dean of Workforce Services to verify and approve employee contracts including part-time contracts and independent contracts related to short-term trainings. Evaluate and assign instructional staff in non-credit trainings, certifications and workshops targeted to adult learners. Collect, monitor, and use data to inform workforce decision making, marketing, training design and program development. Create initiatives that enhance the adult learner educational experience and focus on the needs of the local service region.

Grant Management: Manages the coordination and administration of the Skill Advance (Colorado First and Existing Industry) grant. Communicates with employers across the grant project lifecycle. Works with the employer to prepare the grant application narrative, budget spreadsheet and related documentation for submission. Complete and submit project status reports to CCCS. Monitor grant projects for quality and compliance. Gather supporting grant documentation for project closeout. Serve as the liaison for the RITEI grant. Create grant supported initiatives that enhance the adult learner educational experience and focus on the needs of the local service region.

External Outreach and Development: Initiate and coordinate partnerships with external groups to develop and implement short-term training. Identify and propose adult workforce pipeline programs and services in response to workforce development requests from public and private sources (leveraging RRCC relationships, programs, people, and facilities). Meet with employer, industry, workforce, and community stakeholders to discuss training opportunities. Direct the development of new partnerships with the local EDC, chambers, workforce center and non-profits.

Collegewide Engagement: Build relationships with college faculty, chairs, staff, and other stakeholders to support, incubate and facilitate non-credit trainings across academic departments. Support all initiatives through collaborative efforts with Academic Affairs Program Chairs, instructional faculty and staff, instructional departments and other campus constituencies outside the division. Participate in committee work that promotes the goals of the division and college.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of academic, workforce or industry training experience in the previous five years. Three (3) years of similar organizational­ level leadership, supervisory, fiscal and administrative experience in the previous ten years.
An Associate’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of academic, workforce or industry training experience in the previous five years. Three (3) years of similar organizational­ level leadership, supervisory, fiscal and administrative experience in the previous ten years.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in an academic field related to Business, Management. Leadership, Project Management. Industry Certifications in Workforce Development. Administrative and/or supervisory experience in a community college. Three (3) years of Workforce experience at the community college level. Experience with alternative instructional delivery methods. Experience with non-credit course development, short-term training development, training certification/stackable certifications. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of individuals from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability and experience using technological tools to manage work and create reports. Ability to use data to inform decision making. Proven ability to build successful teams. Ability to interact and communicate effectively in all settings (in-person, remotely, written, and verbal correspondences) with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work from campus (primarily our Lakewood campus with occasional hours at the Arvada campus).

Supplemental Information

Benefits: RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.

Starting Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and experience in accordance with our compensation plan.

The Assessment Process: Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments, as they relate to the position responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications sections of this announcement. Upload additional documents, if necessary, to fully explain your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions and apply by the listed submission deadline, may result in your application not being accepted for this position, and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate at any stage in the search/selection process for this position.

Transcripts Required: If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment. Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.

Important Notes:

Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.

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