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Colorado Skills Institute Program Director


The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is hiring a Program Director to join our System Office’s Workforce Development team to lead the Colorado Skills Institute (CSI). The primary goal of the CSI is to provide a consistent and quality approach to non-credit and workforce development that allows CCCS to reach the scale necessary to generate revenue and serve Colorado and beyond. CCCS provides generous leave, excellent benefits, and flexible work schedules, including hybrid-remote work within the state of Colorado.

One way CCCS is reimagining workforce training is through the Colorado Skills Institute (CSI), in which we will create a credential marketplace that will house online courses that are industry-recognized, and include noncredit, short-term, competency-based options. As part of the CSI, CCCS will develop and offer industry-recognized training pathways and will position itself as the partner of choice for statewide employers for noncredit and customized training options.

This is a term-limited role and is funded through June 30, 2026.

Examples of Duties

In this role, you will provide leadership, operational and technical planning and execution expertise, and strategic direction within CCCS to manage the successful implementation of the CSI. You will collaborate with System and college leadership, the CSI committees, and the CSI Project Team to ensure the Colorado Skills Institute is in place by July 2024 with positive revenue within the first three years of operation.

  • Develop and execute three-year detailed strategic and work plans in consultation with the Executive Sponsor and key stakeholders to implement the CSI.
  • Design the student experience, business processes, technology enhancements, cost model, and branding and marketing.
  • Oversee the implementation of the work plan by leading, collaborating, and facilitating the necessary tasks with System and college leadership and the various project committees.
  • Oversee the work of project consultants to ensure their work meets the requirements of the work plan and CSI strategic plan.
  • Research promising practices across the state and nation to inform the implementation of the work plan and CSI strategic plan to improve and achieve equity in student outcomes.
  • Manage budget dedicated to the CSI implementation.
  • Develop budget and financial projections to ensure CSI is generating revenue and self-sustaining in three years.
  • This role supervises two full-time employees.


Required Qualifications

  • Three years of demonstrated experience in managing non-credit, community education, or workforce development education and training initiatives, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • A Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience in addition to that above may substitute for the degree.

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Job Location
9101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, 80230
Job Type
Employment Type
$83,800.00-$85,000.00 Per year
Date posted
January 24, 2024
Valid through
March 22, 2024
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