• Title

  • Director of Workforce Training Programs

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Job Description
    The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Director of Workforce Training Programs. The position is responsible for directing and overseeing the agency's on-going success of established and evolving in-demand need-based workforce development training programs targeted at revitalizing the regional economy. The Director of Workforce Training Programs works closely with the executive leadership, staff, area/regional industrial and economic development entities, and educational partners as well as workforce stakeholders to achieve the goals of the division in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the SVHEC. The position will focus on preparing citizens with industry-recognized certification(s) as a direct pathway to employment in the Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics/Automation, Welding, Precision Machining, and other identified sectors.  

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Working knowledge of the principles and practices of workforce and economic development, business administration, organizational behavior, organizational development, strategic planning, resource allocation, public relations, and leadership techniques; proven facilitator, trainer, instructor, or effective teaching experiences involving a combination of applied learning/hands-on tactical experiences aligned with technical and adult-learner pedagogy; Demonstrated ability to engage with and achieve on-going positive outreach with employers and various stakeholder groups; Demonstrated successful project management and program/initiative start-up experiences ; Demonstrated ability to develop programs and curricula to meet industry needs; Working knowledge of post-secondary education administration, workforce development, and effective adult learner modalities; Demonstrated ability to manage, guide, and supervise subordinates; Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as well as proven presentation skills; Moderate to advanced computer literacy including proficiency using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications and Experience with successful marketing and recruitment efforts. High school graduate or equivalent.  

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Graduate from an accredited four year college or university with extensive course work in Business, Management, Organizational Development, Educational Administration, Economic Development, Information Technology, Engineering, Technology/Technical or related field; Master's Degree preferred. Industry-recognized credentials in technical areas i.e., IT CompTIA, or other IT credentials; Siemens Level 1, & 2 credential, NCCER, CompTIA, NCRC, NIMS, AWS, or other third-party professional/technical credentials. Industrial or manufacturing work experience.  

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 371-7401. Please include your name and the position number of the fax cover sheet. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. This position may require to travel within and outside of the USA. Southern Virginia Higher Education Center does not accept "See Resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Cover Letter and Resume Required Equal Opportunity Employer  

     

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center does not accept "See Resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Cover Letter and Resume Required

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center 820 Bruce Street/South Boston, VA 24592 (434) 572-5440

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