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Director of Work Based Learning

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management

General Description of Position:

The Work Based Learning (WBL) Director is responsible for leading the South Bend/Elkhart (SB-E) WBL Hub activity.  WBL is a framework of various pathways, and or solutions, which include practical experiences designed to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of an occupation with on-the-job learning.

The Director of the WBL Hub will work with the Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Consulting (CCEC) and the Chancellor to leverage available existing and planned Ivy Tech resources, (primarily associated with the CCEC organization), to help order, coordinate, document and promote the development and implementation of all regional WBL efforts for employers and applicants.

The Director will be the lead Ivy Tech representative engaged with national, state and regional organizations that are invested in WBL initiatives in the St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall Counties and will work directly with the responsible CCEC Employer Consultants (ECs) in all communications with local businesses and industry organizations (as required by the ECs).

The Director will serve as the primary driver and collection point for all new WBL Hub web function and content (to be developed by ITCC’s System's Office in conjunction with SalesForce) and work with the ITCC leadership and the Notre Dame LIFT organization to define an advisory committee to help support and track regional WBL progress.

Major Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a strategic plan that meets campus and community goals and objectives created in partnership with campus leadership and consistent with and or complementary to Systems Office CCEC direction.

Foster and sustain business and community relationships, attend partnership meetings and other meetings to network and present, and engage, inform and secure post-secondary, business and community support with the goal to centralize communications on work-based learning in an ITCC managed WBL Hub.

Be able to set a positive direction and establish the foundation of the work-based learning agency/Hub.

Attend to community needs and ensure stakeholders satisfaction. Introduce reasonable adjustments to protocols to meet stakeholders needs.

Build and maintain relationships with businesses community partners (in conjunction with ECs), and facilitate their engagement to support the work-based learning agency and pathway development.

Coordinate and collaborate with the CCEC Career Experience Specialists to develop agendas, development processes with respect to new and or restructuring work-based learning opportunities, identify stakeholders and recruit employers/students (with ECs).

Work (in collaboration with Employer Consultants and Career Experiences Specialists) with businesses and community-based organizations to create, promote and maintain partnerships to support opportunities for students to engage in career-related learning.

Develop competencies, best practices and build in learning opportunities to advance competencies through Ivy Tech’s educational programs and work-based learning plans in collaboration with CCEC.

Work closely within ITCC matrix leadership teams such as primary stakeholders, South Bend-Elkhart Chancellor, Executive Director of CCEC, Executive Director of Career Executive Director of Career Experiences and Student Talent Connections (System’s Office), and other leadership teams to develop work-based learning plans, and support implementation of activities in alignment with the program of study that helps to support awareness, exposure, preparation and training.

Document and coordinate job shadowing, student internships, externships, work and learns, and other experiential learning through a data platform to capture, track and report outcomes.

Support the use and implementation of various systems, including but not limited to HireIvy, Salesforce, Contract Management System and any other identified by Systems Office and work with local campus leaders to maintain accurate tracking and reporting measures.

Track key outcomes to monitor progress and reporting on regular bases to multiple levels of leadership or stakeholders.

Support activities to grow the industry work-learn programs.

Collaborates with Career Experiences Specialists/Employer Consultants to identify and cultivate employer/student participation in work and learn engagements and experiences to bridge employer connections with students in both informal and formal settings.”

Work with academic Program Chairs to recruit, select, and orient faculty with appropriate academic credentials for the general education component of the programs.

Coordinate appropriate curriculum needs to accomplish related training goals of company-sponsored work and learn programs.

Coordinate the enrollment of Work-Based Learning Agency students/employers including but not limited to communications with students and organizations, registration, tracking and data entry and coordination for any employer requirements.

Assist in the development of grants, the financial tracking and account management function of any pertinent grants.

May develop grant applications for funding to support training, particularly for related training.

Communicates with industry/company representatives regarding students’ progress to allow for timely supports by stakeholders.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree

Two (2) years related experience in one or more of the following areas: apprenticeship programs or journeyperson status, enrollment and registration, adult education or curriculum and programming.

Candidate must have strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, listening, presentation, and relationship development to identify needs and create strong collaborative partnerships.

Must possess an ability and a willingness to travel in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree

Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)

Other Requirements:

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, and as needed on evenings and weekends.

Hiring Range:

$70,000 - $75,000 based on experience and education

Position classification:

This is a temporary, grant funded, full-time, benefit eligible position that will be funded for three years (December 2023). Continued employment is not guaranteed beyond the end of grant funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin October 14, 2020, with interviews starting on or around November 16, 2020. 

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.



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