Status: Full-time position
Location: Tacoma WA
Job Summary: Oversee the operations of the Workforce Education Department services and programs. This includes the development, implementation, ongoing support, and supervision of the Worker Retraining (WRT), Work First (WF), Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET), and Opportunity Grant (OG) programs. This position works closely with the Transitional Studies program staff to streamline support services, marketing, coding, recruitment and enrollment. This position coordinates all aspects of marketing, student recruitment, student funding processes and program reporting for all workforce programs in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. This position is a key collaborator for the college with DSHS, Employment Security, dislocated worker programs other government agencies, Pierce County colleges, community-based organizations and employers in Pierce County to ensure the successful implementation of workforce services and programs. The Director will also participate in the development and implementation processes for new grants, allocations and programming. The Director of Workforce Education reports to the Dean of Health, Business & Professional Services.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in education, administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of experience in managing Workforce related programs such as Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, or OG.
Three (3) years supervisory experience developing and directing the work of a team of professional staff.
Budget management and marketing experience.
Intermediate experience with business management software such as word and excel.
Masters degree in education, administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
Five (5) years of experience in managing Workforce Development programs such as Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, or OG.
Five (5) years supervisory experience.
Intermediate knowledge of the I-BEST program.
Duties: Plan, develop, organize, and implement services and processes that are consistent with needs of Workforce Students (WRT, BFET, OG, and IBEST).
Develop and submit grants and reports, necessary for compliance with local, state, and federal mandates.
Under the direction and guidance of the Workforce Advisory Committee develop, monitor, and manage student support budgets for WorkFirst, Worker Retraining, BFET, Opportunity Grant, and other related grants or allocations.
Oversee day-to-day operations and hire, train, manage, supervise and evaluate Workforce staff.
Maintain communication and provide technical assistance to student services and instructional staff and faculty (Advising, Counseling, Enrollment Service, Health, Business and Professional Services, and I-BEST) staff as related to special programs and day-to-day operations.
Analyze, interpret, and implement detailed and complex state and federal guidelines.
Serve as liaison to instructional advisory committees.
Represent college in the community, at local meetings, and on local and state committees relating to employment, training, and/or Workforce Development.
Provide technical assistance to participating agencies; monitor administrative and operational activities to assure contract compliance and recommend corrective action.
Evaluate and recommend to Workforce Advisory Committee additions and reductions of staff, recommend staff changes, evaluate employee performance; recommend disciplinary action, or dismissal for unsatisfactory employees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Complete application packages must include the following:
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.