FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Instruction
JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, implements, controls, evaluates and manages the operation of a selfsupporting Skill Center offering job training to unemployed and underemployed residents in cooperation with local businesses, community agencies and vocational education funding programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provides leadership for the development and implementation of all programs and services. Evaluates employment training systems. Maintains ongoing system of business and industry advisory councils, may engage in legislative advocacy. Maintains close contacts with all segments of the community to enhance the image of the center and to identify community education needs. Negotiates contracts, develops grant proposals and administers grant funded programs and services. Develops and monitors budgets. Hires, supervises and evaluates staff. Participates as part of GateWays’s senior management team as well as on district committees and task forces. Makes presentation to business and community groups. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. An example of this would be a college degree in education and experience in vocational education including familiarity with business services and private sector employment practices. Masters' degree required; doctorate preferred. Experience managing vocational education programs or services. Experience with supervision of staff in delivering employment training. Experience with budget management and program development. Valid Arizona Class D Drivers License.
- Plan and direct the activities of a center
- establish and maintain top level relationships within and outside the organization
- assess changing labor market needs and develop responsive programs
- supervise staff in delivering employment training and related administrative services
- coordinate plans and activities with a wide variety of business, community and student groups
- develop and operate programs within funding agency priorities requirements and performance standards and to meet revenue goals as a selfsupporting entity
- oversee construction planning efforts
- develop and implement budgets
- communicate effectively orally and in writing
- establish cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.
- Planning of occupational programs/services,
- Assessing community needs,
- Supervise Directors,
- Conduct short and long-range strategic planning,
- Prepare, recommend, and administer budgets,
- Working with community groups and advisory councils,
- Developing operating policies and procedures,
- Making mathematical calculations and analyzing data to create budgets
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with employee body and the general public, etc. to exchange or convey information
- Assess college operational needs
- Provide leadership and direction for the MSC organization
- Exercise judgment and discretion; prepare comprehensive reports; present ideas clearly and comprehensively, both orally and in writing;
- Working with difficult situations/people in negotiating solutions;
- Valid Arizona class D drivers license.
Maricopa Skill Center | 1245 East Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034 | 602.238.4300