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Associate Director – Construction, Transportation, and Green Jobs Training

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Job Title:     Associate Director – Construction, Transportation, and Green Jobs Training
Job ID:         24860
Location:      LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time:        Full-Time
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle "Dare to Do More" reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. For more information about LaGuardia, visit our website - www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Workforce Development, the Construction, Transportation, and Green Jobs Training Associate Director develops, implements, manages, assesses, and improves industry-informed and student-centered workforce development training programs in the construction, transportation, and green jobs sectors. This includes raising tuition revenue and securing grants and contracts to launch and maintain programming across a variety of occupations and skill levels, as well as ensuring that programs meet goals around enrollment, completion, student satisfaction, credential attainment, employment, employer satisfaction, and entry into college. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:

Develop and launch new training programs in the construction, transportation, and green jobs sectors, including both clean energy such as wind and solar, as well as energy efficiency and energy management, with a focus on buildings and facilities management. New programs to develop and launch include Offshore Wind Technician, Building Automation Specialist, Facilities Management, union pre-apprenticeships, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Other possibilities could include Diesel Tech, Commercial Drivers License, Carpentry, Masonry, Welding, or others;

Support the Director of Veterans and Workforce Initiatives and the programs he oversees, including Electrical 1, Plumbing 1, HVAC 1, and the Construction, Skills, Safety, and Sustainability Training Program;

Build relationships with key stakeholders including the developers and sub-contractors of offshore wind power in the NY/NJ region; solar installation companies, manufacturers of building automation systems; building developers in the region; a wide variety of contractors and sub-contractors; New York City Transit; construction trades, facilities, and transportation unions; Building Skills NY; NYSERDA; NYCEDC; GWO; and other relevant government, industry, and community players;

Develop an understanding of industry trends and identify training needs through analysis of both government and real-time labor market data in conjunction with industry surveys and reports as well as direct feedback from industry organizations and employers. Combine this intelligence with best practices in pedagogy and workforce development to design training programs that open up pathways into high-demand careers for low-income communities, communities of color and individuals with barriers to employment;

Work closely with colleagues in Academic Affairs to develop non-credit to credit pathways for students, including the development of articulation to credit agreements, training programs that stack directly into a degree, shared employer partnerships, and other collaborative projects with the Environmental Science, Engineering, and Business Departments;

Work collaboratively with other departments, such as collaborating with Pre-College Programming to deliver bridge programs for students lacking basic skills, with Business Services to connect businesses receiving technical assistance with talent pipelines, and with the Career Development Center to connect students to jobs and college. Work collaboratively with the Grants Office, Fiscal Office, Enrollment Office, and Communications Department to ensure the success of both grant-funded and tuition-based programming;

Raise programmatic funding to support and improve both existing and new programs through market analysis and marketing for tuition-based courses, grant-writing, and proposal and relationship development for employer-sponsored contract training. Raise capital funding to build and improve facilities and labs for hands-on training on campus;

Oversee implementation of training, including development of recruitment strategies, supervision of program staff and instructors, financial and grant management, partner management, inventory and training supply management, and maintenance of accreditation with industry bodies such as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the Global Wind Organization (GWO), and the Association for Controls Professionals (ACP);

Engage in continuous quality improvement of programs through the collection and analysis of key outcome metrics and course evaluations from students, observation of instructors, post-program surveys or focus groups with students and/or employers as needed, and annual program reviews for each program. Develop, implement, assess, and adjust strategies to ensure that program outcomes around enrollment, completion, learning, employment, entry into college, advancement, and student and employer satisfaction are met.

This position is based in Queens, NY.

    Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience.


  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • At least four years related experience in post-secondary education or workforce development, and familiarity with best practices for workforce development
  • At least four years experience in the construction, transportation, or green jobs industries and familiarity with the operations and workforce needs of these industries
  • Proven ability to engage stakeholders across government, industry, education, and community sectors and to effectively manage complex, multi-stakeholder collaborations
  • Experience developing and launching new training programs
  • Relationships with employers and instructors in the relevant industries
  • Experience supervising professional staff and/or instructors
  • Experience writing and managing grants
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and programs with varying timelines and deliverables
  • Student-centered, collaborative, and results-oriented approach
  • Excellent communications and project management skills

Manages the Continuing Education Office and designs, develops, and implements instructional programs and activities, coordinating with other College support systems.

  • Oversees the general operation of the Continuing Education Office; hires and manages staff; oversees registration, payments, and other office activities
  • Designs and makes recommendations to Director for academic, outreach, general training, and certificate programs
  • Develops and writes grant proposals
  • Hires faculty and coordinates teaching schedules
  • Observes classes, analyzes student evaluations, and performs faculty evaluations
  • Orients new faculty and acts as liaison to resolve faculty issues
  • Plans and implements advertising campaigns and designs marketing and other program materials
  • Maintains financial information such as tuition payments, material costs, and faculty payroll
  • Develops mailing lists and analyzes marketing strategies and student profiles
  • Acts as a liaison between the Continuing Education Office and other internal and external units on co-operative and co-sponsored programs.

Job Title Name: Continuing Education Director

CUNY TITLE:  Higher Education Officer
FLSA: Exempt

Salary range $67,784 - $100,329

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV/resume and the contact information for three professional references.

Open until filled. Resume review will begin August 30, 2022.

    CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

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