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Director, Year-to-Career

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**Please Note: Pueblo Community College is not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who do not currently have the legal right to work in the United States or require transfer of a Visa.**

NOTE: **Must be a resident of the State of Colorado or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.**

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):

The Year to Career Program at Pueblo Community College is federally funded through the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). This grant is designed to advance equitable outcomes for new majority learners by developing micropathways that can serve as models for sustainable systems changes. The micropathways will provide innovative methods of skill attainment for high demand occupations in the healthcare and IT industries. The micropathways also serve as on-ramps to degree pathways for extensive education and training.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description. In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pueblo Community College (PCC) believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. PCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. We are seeking a leader committed to these same ideals.

PCC is seeking an energetic, creative leader to help transform educational offerings by advancing equity, growing accelerated career pathways and creating results-driven project design within curriculum and systems. The position of the Director specifically exists to support the activities outlined in the Year to Career Program grant proposal selected for funding by the US Department of Labor. The primary function of the grant is to increase enrollment and completion rates for new majority learners by building PCC’s capacity to offer sustainable micropathway programs. Key functions include: periodic reporting, oversight of curriculum development and educational delivery methodologies, the development and implementation of outreach/marketing plans targeting new majority learners, securing sustainable tuition assistance options, and partnering with campus leaders and academic units to ensure students are tracked and supported. Continuous communication and collaboration with consortium partners is essential for success. These include: Arapahoe Community College (ACC), Program Lead; the Community College of Denver (CCD); and the Education Design Lab (EDL). The Grant Director is responsible for the development of new collaborative relationships with local employers, workforce centers, the college foundation, community agencies, and internal institutional departments to meet the main objectives of the grant.Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Program Development and Management
    • Develop the job description and hire the position of Curriculum Designer (0.5 FTE). Supervise and evaluate the scope of work to include the development of courses and noncredit trainings. This addresses content as well as modalities of delivery.
    • Facilitate a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Committee at Pueblo Community College to review, revise, and implement policies and procedures. Industry credentials and non credit trainings will be incorporated into the PLA matrix.
    • Partner with PCC academic and non-credit departments to build, launch or redesign micropathways.
    • Provide timely resolutions to issues and concerns from employers, PCC departments, Workforce, students, and other stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Management of U.S. Department of Labor Grant
    • Gather required information from the Navigator/Coordinator, the PCC Grants Compliance Manager, Office of Institutional Research, students, and other stakeholders.
    • Analyze data and conduct assessments of the program to prepare and submit mandatory periodic reports.
    • Maintain necessary documents and records for compliance with USDOL required paperwork and documentation.
    • Coordination and management of grant funds.
  • Enrollment Management and Navigation
    • Develop the job description and hire the position of Navigator/Coordinator (0.5 FTE). Supervise and evaluate scope of work, to include: the development of a student tracking system (demographics, academic progress, employer engagements, barriers, attainment of credentials, job placement, Student Support Service contacts).
    • In collaboration with the Navigator/Coordinator, the college foundation, local workforce centers, community agencies, the Office of Recruitment, and Student Support Services, develop sustainable options for tuition assistance.
  • Communications, Marketing and Outreach
    • In collaboration with the PCC Marketing Department, the Office of Recruitment, Institutional Research, Student Support Services, and other stakeholders, construct and implement an annual outreach and recruitment plan. Periodically meet with team to assess and revise.
    • Coordinate meetings with existing and new employer partners in the healthcare and IT sectors, to co-design and validate the micropathways. A minimum of five (5) new collaborative relationships shall be established during the grant period.
  • Support the Colorado Community College System CCCS and micropathway initiatives
    • Attendance and participation in monthly CCCS PLA Committee meetings.
    • Attend all meetings with the Consortium partners to ensure grant compliance and goal attainment.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree

Licenses or Certificates:

  • None


  • At least two years of experience that includes project or grant implementation, compliance, and report writing.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working in education
  • Demonstrated experience of working with a consortium consisting of partners from education, industry, government, and community.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive strategies to increase access and successful outcomes for students of color.
  • Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well. This includes written, oral, and electronic communications.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree

Licenses or Certificates:

  • None


  • At least three years of experience supervising three or more employees, including performance planning and evaluation
  • Experience working in a Community College.
  • Demonstrated experience working within a USDOL consortium grant.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Proven experience in DEI in the educational setting.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Extensive history of written contributions to the workplace such as reports, grant applications, and publications.
  • Extensive history of oral presentations to diverse groups in varied settings.

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