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Director-Apprenticeship & Workforce Solutions (Temporary)
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.
This is a temporary, full-time position for a six- month period.
Reporting to the Deputy Provost, the Director- Apprenticeship and Workforce Solutions is responsible for leading CCC’s plans for activating its work-based learning agenda, managing and stewarding key relationships with employers across the region and internal stakeholders to develop and implement apprenticeship and internship programs.
Working closely with the Deputy Provost, the position is accountable for directing special initiatives including building a system-wide apprenticeship/internship strategy, implementing practices to sustain effective engagement with industry partners, and cultivating their support for creating work-based learning opportunities including internships and apprenticeships. Performs related duties as required.
Leads District-wide efforts in developing work-based learning and talent pipeline programs, working collaboratively with key college stakeholders including college Presidents, Vice Presidents and Deans.
Coordinates with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Curriculum and Workforce Development Partnerships to support the alignment of credit-based programs and work-based learning goals.
Maintains strong and effective working relationships with current employer partners, working to develop agreements and implement plans for creating apprenticeship and internship opportunities for students.
Acts as a liaison with business associations and government agencies and represents the District on various committees and boards addressing regional workforce investment and development issues.
Develops process for identifying and developing relationships with potential new employer partners in industry focus area in order to execute the District’s employer engagement strategy.
Accountable for working with external partners to acquire targeted employment commitments, work-based learning commitments, and curriculum review participation.
Monitors and helps develop outcome tracking metrics to assess and evaluate the success of students in securing employment or career advancement, and the value of occupational programs and workforce partnerships.
Leads efforts to identify state and federal grant opportunities and build capacity. Monitors program grant compliance.
Works closely with Deputy Provost and other directors to establishes performance and work standards, short- and long- term goals for the division, and process improvements.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration or a field of study relevant to the position. A Master’s degree is highly preferred.
Five years of relevant experience in the areas of workforce development, economic/education policy, or government and strategic partnerships.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior executive staff, academic leaders, industry partners, and business leaders.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Knowledge of best practices in the area of Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
Knowledge of local and regional industries and related economic development issues
Knowledge of effective outreach and resource development practices
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
Ability to manage competing priorities and handle multiple projects
Ability to perform data analysis and assess performance metrics
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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