Workforce Development Director
Gogebic Community College seeks candidates for a full-time Workforce Development Director at our Ironwood, Michigan campus. This position reports to the Dean of Instruction. The Workforce Development Director identifies and develops programs that provide students, alumni, employed and unemployed workers with skills necessary to support the employment needs of the community. The position is responsible for developing programs offered to business, industry, government, citizens, and nonprofit agencies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Actively develops business and professional relationships, represents the college on relevant committees and boards, and performs regular business and industry site visits to ensure quality apprenticeship/internship experiences and promote training opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on community education, educational leadership, business development, or other applicable education.
Broad knowledge of business and manufacturing including manufacturing processes, knowledge of economic development and community enterprise activities, and a general understanding of contracted employee arrangements.
Ability to conceptualize future trends, opportunities, barriers, and solutions to enable the college’s success and growth in continuing education and industry training.
Ability to win trust, exert influence, and work effectively with business professionals, community leaders, and citizen advisory groups in the building of community partnerships.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 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 sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2019.
Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing all of the following:
A letter of interest
A detailed resume
Three references with current contact information
GCC Application for Employment
Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
Other relevant material to:
Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231 ext. 324
Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.