This position shall develop and coordinate partnerships with industry and community partners in the technology sector. The partnerships should connect students and regional employers for the purposes of short-term credentials and degrees, career exploration, work-based learning and employment opportunities. The position will collaborate with faculty and appropriate CTE departments in providing students employment and training opportunities. This role will develop and nurture relationships with regional partners to create and grow work experiences for students, expand training, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities to help meet regional employers’ workforce pipeline needs. The position will also evaluate regional needs to continually improve and effectively grow opportunities for students.
This is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2025.
Multi-year grants are funded based on the fiscal years for the full grant period. However, there is no guarantee that funding is available year after year from the awarding agencies. Employment with the college after each grant funded period is not assured.
Grant funded positions cannot guarantee a payout of leave benefits. Grant funded employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor to schedule and utilize annual leave benefits during each grant period.
Grant funded positions may be eligible for annual increases contingent upon awarded yearly grant budgets and a satisfactory performance evaluation.
Reports TO: Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
- Completed Bachelor’s degree OR completed Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with two years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position OR four years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position.
- Experience with industry or community partners in the technology sector
- Experience with data analysis, tracking outcomes, and reports.
- Experience with non-traditional students.
Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge. Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.
- Completed Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Experience with developing and implementing new programs.
- Experience with data collection methods in relation to program evaluation.
- Experience in the regional technology sector.
- Experience with underrepresented populations.
- Work experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary adult education system.
Salary range is $58,000.00 to $68,500.00 annual gross. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on March 10, 2023. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.
Application Instructions: Application must be submitted online. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration. A complete application will include:
- Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
- Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred. Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.
- Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.
This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits. Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.
Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.
- Analyze any credential opportunities and work-based learning experiences through outreach with regional businesses and organizations.
- Facilitate the development of partnerships and student engagement in the technology sector, creating credential programs, employment and training opportunities through outreach to local and regional businesses and organizations.
- Serve as the centralized point of contact for CTE departments, students, business and community partners.
- Assess student and employer experiences and evaluate data of students’ post-PPSC employment to inform the programs’ continuous improvement.
- Guide students to employment through student coaching.
General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
- Collaborate with CTE program faculty, directors, and PPSC Deans regarding noncredit to credit alignment and college credit opportunities for students.
- Report out to instructional leadership through meetings and email, with an emphasis on sharing feedback from workforce partners regarding opportunities for new PPSC programs.
- Follow-up with students and employers routinely to provide student support and gather employer feedback and determine future hiring needs, utilizing all information to affirm or recommend changes to grow or improve programs.
- Analyze opportunities to allow equitable access for students, particularly to create paid employment pathways for underrepresented students, out-of-work individuals, English language learners, justice-involved individuals, and similar populations.
- Research training and education needs, job requirements, and employment outlook of in-demand certifications, career opportunities, and industry sectors
- Study the landscape of related training programs in the region, identify training gaps, provide recommendations, and note possible training partners.
- Connect with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center business development team to identify job needs in the region and hiring employers, specific to targeted populations.
- Attend appropriate advisory board and stakeholder meetings.
- Collaborate with PPSC and community colleagues to identify potential funding, recruitment strategies, and employment partners for expanded opportunities.
- Recruit for and positively promote PPSC programs at various local and recruiting events, aimed at returning adult workers into the workforce and providing employers with trained employees.
- Help identify and recommend possible prior learning assessment (PLA) opportunities and provide recommendations to PPSC programs.
- Provide data to the departments to help support current initiatives and planning.
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to connect with and influence students and career professionals.
- Demonstrated understanding of technology sector, especially in the Colorado Springs region.
This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.
EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.