Director of Skilled Trades and Transportation

Chesapeake College   Wye Mills, MD   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 22, 2022
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Director of Skilled Trades and Transportation
Skilled Trades

The Director for the Skilled Trades Department is a very diverse position that will be directly responsible for the oversight of the department, including budgets, program development and assessment, ongoing process improvements, student advising, outreach and recruitment, and supervision of Skilled Trades program staff.  The Director functions as the college representative in the community, attending meetings and meeting with businesses to determine training needs in the region. The position reports to the Dean of Workforce.

In addition, the director will collaborate with the Skilled Trades Coordinator to advise students in the Skilled Trades programs and organize program assessment and accreditation including instructor professional development; recruit for and market programs; set up open enrollment classes for continuing education; and work with corporate accounts to set up contract training classes.

  • Student Recruitment and Engagement:
    •  Develop and implement annual marketing plan
    • Participate in outreach opportunities to raise awareness of training opportunities in Skilled Trades by visiting schools, businesses, and community organizations as appropriate.
    • Assist with advising students for recruiting, registration, transfer, and employment purposes.
    • Insure course offerings remain relevant
  • Program Development
    • Prepare course schedules and insure timely submission
    • Support research and development of course materials and update as needed.  Prepare book and supply orders for each class as needed.
    • Collaborate with Skilled Trades Program Coordinator to conduct program reviews, coordinate assessment and develop Instructor professional development opportunities.
    • Interview, hire, and supervise faculty and staff.
    • Visit classes and instructors on a regular basis for the purpose of evaluating instructors.
    • Negotiate salary and prepare contracts for instructors.
    • Complete performance evaluations and maintain personnel files
  • Budgeting and Grants
    • Create and implement budgets for trades-based programs
    • Manage multiple funding streams
    • Initiate and support grant-writing activities; implements grant-based projects.
  • Engage with business and industry
    • Coordinate local advisory councils.
    • Visit schools, businesses, and community organizations to research, develop, and market programs.
    • Work with Institutional Research to conduct and interpret survey data.
  • Maintain level of expertise in field or discipline.
    • Attend meetings and conferences for professional development.
    • Attend statewide affinity groups and remain abreast of relevant legislation, MSDE, and MHEC requirements
    • Prepare all documents needed for maintaining program currency at the college and state level.
  • College Governance
    • Engages in campus governance and community
    • Serves as an active member of College committees as assigned by the President and of Program Advisory Committees where applicable.
    • Attends Faculty Assembly meetings, Commencement, and In-Service training sessions.
    • Participate Actively in Department & Division Meetings.

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in one or more trades OR Associate’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience is required.  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to manage time, people, and resources. Understanding of trades and industry, program development, and community college education in Maryland.

  • Most of the job is sedentary, however, occasional periods of light work may be required, lifting up to approximately 35 lbs. occasionally,
  • The worker will be exposed primarily to inside office conditions,
  • Other physical requirements will include, but may not be limited to, the following physical activities:

  • Oral and written communication,

  • The employee must be able to receive, understand, and communicate verbal and written instruction and communicate in the English language.

  •   Visual acuity appropriate for a normal clerical-type position,
  •   Hearing, fingering, grasping,
  •   Pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching, - occasionally
  •   Bending, stooping, kneeling, - occasionally
  •   Climbing stairs - occasionally
  •   Walking – frequently
  •   Valid Driver’s License
  •   Occasional travel may be required (<25% of the time.)
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