Primary Function of the Position Reporting to the President and Chief Academic Officer (CAO), the Director of Education and Workforce Development will serve as a critical member of the leadership team and will collaboratively articulate and implement with the CAO the day-to-day academic operations. The Director of Education and Workforce Development is knowledgeable in higher education governance, academic leadership, administrative leadership, and developing instructor/staff leadership, and workforce development. The Director of Education and Workforce Development will represent the OIC in the community as an entrepreneur, innovator, and identifier of resources to best serve the evolving needs of students, merging programs, and workforce needs.
The Director of Education and Workforce Development will be innovative in planning, developing, and producing quality instruction and student services delivered via technology; have experience in the development of strategic plan for the OIC with input from department leads, instructors, business and industry representatives; can relate well and work effectively with students, instructors, staff, and business and industry representatives of diverse backgrounds to achieve the OIC’s strategic goals.
The Director of Education and Workforce Development will participate with all segment of the OIC and community at large; will be proficient in applying technological applications to daily work; have the ability to lead, implement and manage change; can successfully interpret and uniformly implement policies and procedures; is committed to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, gender, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of all students, instructors, and staff as well as the commitment to integrating diversity in the OIC's instructional program.
Position Responsibilities • Provides leadership and supervision to the instructors and staff. • Promotes a dynamic environment that encourages innovation and excellence. • Explores best practices to improve teaching and learning and promotes professional development and research. • Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in curricula. • Leads a cross-functional team of the OIC and community partners to create new and entrepreneurial opportunities for students in support of workforce development. • Facilitates, leads, and inspires collaboration among instructors and administrators, workforce, and economic advancement, along with local business and industry partners in response to evolving future workforce needs. • Implements partnership agreements with other colleges and/or universities; K-12 school districts in Ramsey and surrounding counties; government agencies; and business/industry. • Resolves conflicts that may arise with respect to the academic divisions and instruction. • Collaborates with faculty to promote curriculum development in response to student, workforce, and community needs, including establishment and use of student learning outcomes. • Designs new opportunities to enhance student success and conducts outreach to K-12, business, and industry to respond to evolving workforce development and community needs. • Make recommendations to the CAO with respect to course offerings, programs, pedagogies, and modalities that maintain the currency of the OIC and meet the rapidly developing needs of the communities served. • Reviews and acts with respect to the academic standing of students; participates in academic counseling; and makes decisions with respect to innovation and best practices within Academic Affairs. • Works with the CAO regarding policies and processes for grade appeals and academic dishonesty cases. • Provides monthly reports on Academic Affairs to the CAO. • Coordinates the implementation of grants concerning academic affairs, and coordinates surveys and reports to DEED, or other agencies, as needed. • Plans, monitors, and administers program budgets and expenditures. Strategically allocates resources to support institutional needs. • Identifies and secures outside funding opportunities for the institution. Coordinates the submission and execution of grants and contract funds by preparing applications, budgets, and reports for local, state, and federal agencies. Prepares and submits all related financial reports for related funds in a timely manner. • Performs additional duties assigned by the CAO, to further the goals of the program and in alignment with HAP’s mission.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities • Knowledge of the mission of HAP Academy OIC, vocational, and workforce development training. • Understanding of the curriculum process and ability to develop and implement credit and not-for-credit programs. • Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies and experience in evaluation of those strategies. • Ability to relate well and work effectively with representatives of diverse backgrounds to achieve HAP Academy OIC’s mission and goals. • Proficiency in applying technological applications to daily work. • Ability to lead, implement, and manage change. • Ability to interpret and uniformly implement policies and procedures. • A commitment and sensitively to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, gender, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of students, instructors, and staff as well as commitment to integrating diversity in HAP Academy OIC’s instructional programs. • Commitment to universal, educational access for all populations. • A heightened sense of integrity, high energy, devotion to collegiality and civility as the accepted mode of discourse, and an exceptional level of creativity and initiative. • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing, and using technology. • A tolerance for ambiguity.
Education and Experience • Master’s degree in education, higher education, or related field; terminal degree in a relevant discipline, higher education administration, or related field is highly preferred. • Community college experience with workforce development is a plus. • 3-5 years of administrative/leadership experience in higher education overseeing institutional operations. Essential Functions The following position requirements are representative of those that will be encountered while performing the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, phone and keyboard. • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for sustained periods of time in an indoor setting. • Ability to tolerate moderate noise levels (i.e., shared open office space with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). • Must have the ability to move about the office to access files and office equipment. • Must have access to reliable transportation for occasional travel for meetings at other HAP office locations, events and offsite meetings. • Occasional moving or lifting of boxes or files up to 20 pounds. • Able to focus on data, analyze the information and draw conclusions. • Frequent interactions with coworkers and participants requiring ability to communicate effectively. • Frequent communication via email requiring ability to fluently read and write in English. • Frequent preparation and analysis of figures