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Associate Vice President of WorkForce and Economic Development and Continuing Education

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online. Applicants must upload required documents before the closing date. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Associate Vice President - STCC
Position Title Associate Vice President of WorkForce and Economic Development and Continuing Education
Department STCC-CE Admin (WD)
Position Summary

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 5 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

This is a full-time position reporting to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

The Associate Vice-President of Workforce and Economic Development and Continuing Education is responsible for leadership and supervision of all workforce, continuing education, and adult education programs.

The Associate Vice-President provides leadership in responding to local workforce education needs to the extent institutional resources allow, and for developing and maintaining relationships with business sectors of the College Service Areas.

He/she will work closely with the Vice-President of Academic Affaires to develop seamless non-credit to credit career pathways. customized curriculum development and implementation of economic development project along with local businesses and organizations.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

• Strategizes on the development and continuing evolution of a skilled and competitive state workforce system of collaborative partnerships, services and funding streams; to improve and enhance program effectiveness and efficiency and reduce and eliminate program overlaps and duplications; and to assist in building state and local businesses and employment opportunities.

• Serve in a leadership role for CTCE.

• Establish on-going communication with community leaders and employers, and act on and communicate their needs to appropriate college leadership.

• Provides continuous training for staff as the focus changes and organizational needs are assessed. Ensures that cutting edge technology is the rule in terms of providing services, while also considering that the customers focus and concern are addressed.

• Collaborates with top level Company and Industrial administrators as the need arises to assess the opportunities for service. Maintains dialogue and make presentations to interested members and partners in the Industrial readiness training community.

• Provide leadership and training for CTCE staff to ensure strong performance.

• Collaborate with Workforce Development, Tennessee Career Centers, local employers and the local WIN Office.

• Seek sources of funding and partnerships to support unit initiatives.

• Work collaboratively with college departments to coordinate and increase the use of Corporate Training and Continuing Education services, and sharing of assets.

• Fosters a relationship with the Chambers of Commerce and other agencies as it pertains to providing service offered by our college. Establishes business and organizational partnerships that are beneficial to the college.

• Serves as consultant to the President on issues relating to workforce development and its relation to economic development and diversification.

• Direct CTCE and Workforce Development in setting and reaching goals and objectives related to revenue projections.

• Provide appropriate in-service training, as assigned.

• Assist in developing departmental budgets and set revenue goals.

• Provides direction for staff and insures that productivity and activity reports are available for the executive staff as needed.

• May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five(5) years of administrative or managerial experience in cooperate or higher education settings.

Demonstrate record of identifying and engaging key strategic external partners(individuals or institutional) for the purpose of building effective collaborative initiatives to deliver programs, curriculum, industry partnerships, etc.; ability to pull together many different constituencies, from both the public and private sectors.

Demonstrated experience as a change agent in the redesign and marketing of a workforce division.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Knowledge of workforce, education and training policies and programs and economic, employment, industry and occupational trends including community-based and special population programs.

• Knowledge of training aids and assessments used to validate and certify individuals for employment.

• Knowledge of businesses and Industry needs for training and/or Workforce development assessment.

• Knowledge of organizations, agencies and activities that allow the college to remain on the cutting edge of Work Force Development and training.

• Knowledge of computer-based office systems and experience with spreadsheets, word processing, and related software.

• Skill in project development, marketing, and management.

• Skill in exceptional verbal and written communication.

• Ability to provide effective customer service and provide leadership in change management and a commitment to equal opportunity and equity.

• Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills in order to manage a broad range of sensitive and confidential employee and College issues and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.

• Ability to lead partnerships with other educational institutions

• Ability to work with customers, investors, and the public.

• Ability to work independently and exercise judgment as well as participate in a project team.

• Ability to supervise and provide direction to subordinate staff.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 07/20/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online.

Applicants must upload required documents before the closing date.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative / Professional
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005852

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. * Are you currently employed at Southwest Tennessee Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Indicate the highest degree earned from an accredited institution.
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
  5. * Do you have administrative experience in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Additional Document (s)
  6. License/Certification