TITLE:Program Director of Business Training and Community Education
SUPERVISED BY:Dean of Business, Career, and Technical Programs
DEPARTMENT:Business and Community Education
FUNCTION OF THE JOB:
Responsible for the research, development, implementation, management, budgeting, marketing, and promotion of the adult personal enrichment and professional development non-credit programs and experiences including career training and lifelong learning for the SVCC district community and businesses. Develop positive relationships with local businesses and manufacturers, develop mutually beneficial partnerships for the College, and enrich communication with business leaders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and maintain relationships with area businesses, industry, and local, state, and federal government agencies for the purpose of developing events and classes.
- Create and organize customized training projects by generating leads through face-to-face interaction, electronic, and phone communication with businesses and manufacturers.
- Develop a cost effective schedule of trips, personal enrichment and professional development courses.
- Establish relationships with third party vendors to coordinate local and extended trips, tours, and experiences.
- Coordinate and publish Business and Community Education catalogs.
- Recruit instructors from SVCC, local manufacturers, and businesses for the purpose of teaching professional development, personal enrichment, and business customized training programs.
- Evaluate instructional staff to ensure the quality of course offerings for non-credit and customized training courses.
- Manage the CDL Truck Driving program including acting in the capacity of the CDL Branch Manager and completing state audit paperwork.
- Explore the feasibility and potentially develop a Driver Safety Training Program in Lee and Whiteside Counties.
- Act as a liaison with chambers of commerce, city officials, economic development agencies, community organizations, local, state, and federal agencies, and the University of Illinois Extension Office.
- Develop and provide newsletters for manufacturers and businesses.
- Coordinate with the SVCC marketing department in the development of campaigns for the business and community education schedule, flyers, brochures, and publications for special programming, etc.
- Maintain a log of visits and appropriate records of all business transactions for tracking and recruiting purposes.
- Serve as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador to develop relationships with local businesses.
- Refer career program students who complete programs to Sauk Valley Community College Career Services.
- Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
- Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
- Must have strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to work in a team environment.
- Must be able to work with Microsoft Office products and social media.
- Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations to students, staff, community groups, and potential students.
- Must have the capability to travel as needed.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, the general public and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties and in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over Business and Community Education personnel. Functional supervision is exercised over work-study students.
Bachelor’s degree in education, curriculum development, marketing or related field with five years of experience communicating with public and private entities. Ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: event and class hosting, planning and delivery, organizational skills, office products (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.), strong collaborative skills. An understanding of adult learning and seniors’ education, marketing, sales, employee training and community organization is required.
TORT LIABILITY STATEMENT:
Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)
This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.