||DIRECTOR OF WORKPLACE LEARNING
Management Range 21
Hiring Range: $54,871-57,638
(additional stipend for doctorate)
Full Salary Range: $54,871-85,228
Open until filled
Application review on September 12,2012
Any complete applications received after the Initial Screening
date will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon
October 2012 (approximate)
The Workplace Learning Resource Center is categorically funded; the
position is contingent on future grant funding.
Bachelors degree from an acceptable accredited institution
AND two years of successful experience in a field related to
the administrative assignment
Possession of valid California driver’s license
have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students
- Master's degree from an
acceptable accredited institution in a field related to the administrative
- Experience in and knowledge
of coordinating federal or state-funded projects
- Experience in writing
and coordinating grants
- Strong leadership and
- Strong communication
- Experience working with
and defining needs of business, community-based organizations and government
- Experience in
contextualized basic skills training
- Familiarity with
contract education and its role in the community college system
The Workplace Learning Resource
Center (WpLRC) serves public entities, private businesses, non-profits and
workforce development organizations. The WpLRC provides services to other
California Community Colleges through in-service training and technical
Under the general supervision of the Director of
Business, Industry, and Community Services, the director plans and
coordinates the activities of the WpLRC.
The WpLRC is a statewide economic
and workforce development program designed to provide business and industry
with customized training and education solutions.
The WpLRC supports
essential elements of the California Community College Mission and Goals,
which is to
advance California’s economic growth and global
competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to
continuous work force improvement.
develops and implements innovative, effective, responsive and affordable
training solutions. Services include customized and certificate training in
areas such as Customer Service, Generational Diversity, Career Technical
Education (CTE), vocational and basic skills to ensure California's
workforce has the skills necessary to be successful and that employers have
the highly trained and productive workforce they need to compete.
Center conducts needs assessments and develops on-site programs to retrain
employees or upgrade employees’ skills in a wide variety of subjects.
- Responsible for meeting
the Center's stated goals based upon prescribed objectives and performance
- Supervises clerical,
curriculum development, assessment and instructional staff
- Designs and coordinates
in-services on workplace learning
- Coordinates curriculum
development and markets contract training with businesses, community-based
organizations, and public agencies
- Serves as representative
of WpLRC on the California Economic Development Committee
- Assists with the
coordination of a community college response that meets statewide workforce
needs and helps attract, retain, and expand business
- Prepares contracts for
delivery of Center services and classes
- Chairs business and
industry advisory committee
- Conducts in-service
training sessions for college faculty
- Prepares and implements
grant and partnership proposals to supplement and expand the activities of
- Expands and develops the
Center's resource base of information related to innovative methodologies
which can be used in delivering workplace learning programs
- Develops and distributes
WpLRC promotional materials
- Conducts joint projects
with local community-based organizations
communications and activities with other community college workplace
learning resource centers
- Provides WpLRC technical
assistance and mentoring services to local colleges
- Designing and developing
curriculum and competencies for traditional, soft skills, and/or vocational
- Conducting workshops and
- Ability to work
effectively with businesses, public agencies, employers
- Ability to write and
- Ability to operate a
- Ability to work with a diverse business population that is
both multi-cultural and multi-ethnic
- Ability to gather, sort,
and analyze data and prepare comprehensive, accurate reports
- Ability to work
collegiately with faculty members and administration
How to Apply:
Any complete applications received after the Initial Screening date will be
reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.
The following documents must be on file with the Merced College
Office of Human Resources by the initial screening date.
and Faxes cannot be accepted).
1. Completed Merced College application (available below)
2. Letter of interest expressing your qualifications for the position
4. Three letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2 years)
5. Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. Please send to:
Office of Human Resources
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348-2898
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
Those applicants deemed most qualified for the
position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a
screening committee. A
separate interview with district administrators will follow.
A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.
Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility
of the candidates.
Applications for Download
Academic or Administrative Service Application
Word Document [226k] - This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK. Merced College and the eight other colleges will accept your document as it prints.
PDF Format [62k] - This application may be printed and filled out using pen or a typewriter.
Employee Benefits: The District’s pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
Condition of Employment:
The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for
tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new
employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in
the United States.
Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the
position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by
the Board of Trustees.