The Director - PACT provides leadership for all aspects of the Pre-Apprentice Construction Trades (PACT) program at Seattle Central College, including strategic planning, program development and assessment, overall program budget management, annual fundraising, staff supervision and coordination of program faculty. Responsibilities also include supporting the Associate Dean on scheduling of courses, faculty development, facilities and resource management, development and implementation of operational procedures, student support and retention, and special projects. The role provides day-to-day oversight to departmental staff and instructors and sets the tone for overall quality, community involvement, cultural competency, and performance results of the program. This position works closely with the WoodTech and PACT leadership team to support the access and success of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population. This is an exempt position and is dependent on continued grant funding.
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Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Washington and is subject to union shop provisions.
Provide leadership in developing and nurturing partnerships with the Construction Industry, including but not limited to key industry relationships with labor business agents, JATC's and General Contractors as well as the Technical Advisory Committee
Provide leadership, in coordination with faculty, in the modification and development of new curriculum particularly as related to safety, compliance issues and apprenticeship requirements, program and learner outcomes, assessment strategies, program review and new revised course submission
Provide leadership and direction in the development and maintenance of student learning files and compliance to standards, including construction-related certifications
Provide leadership and direction in the planning, development and maintenance of the PACT teaching classrooms and shops research, review and selection process for textbooks and other learning tools, including software and web-based materials
Assist the Dean in the following administrative functions of the PACT program: purchasing, class scheduling, instructional staffing needs, student claims, program handbook development and maintenance, and student recruiting and advising
Develop, forecast, monitor and reconcile department, local and grant budgets, including instructional and supply and equipment orders and input
Attendance to and leadership for duties associated with in-service activities, program advisory meetings, and monthly program faculty meetings
Identifying and scheduling regular education seminars for faculty/staff
Recruitment, participation in interviews, hiring recommendations, and training new instructors in instructional methods and classroom expectations
Monitoring and maintenance of current and accurate course information and academic records, including syllabi, objectives, faculty and student records and reports for the Instructional Dean
Represent the interests and collaborate on behalf of the PACT program in all forums at Seattle Central College, in the Seattle Colleges District, and broadly in the community, as needed
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree and relevant work experience, OR completion of an apprenticeship program and attainment of journey level status, OR four or more years of work experience providing the following: recruitment, employment placement services, instruction, counseling to diverse student populations.
Demonstrated record of successful leadership working with colleagues from a wide range of educational, professional, cultural experiences, and diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated skills in creating and implementing a dynamic vision through effective strategic planning, management and communication
Knowledge and/or experience of culturally responsive practices that serve diverse students, employees, and community groups
Familiarity working in a unionized environment establishing and maintaining relationships in the apprenticeship system.
Demonstrated ability to manage details with the ability to balance a variety of tasks and deadlines
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications
Experience working with individuals with barriers to training and employment
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision
Relevant construction industry experience
Experience with or training in race/social justice, cultural competency, or anti-bias curriculum
Familiarity with the goals and objectives of a technical or community college