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Program Manager Workforce Initiatives Partnerships and Research

Managerial & Professional
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  • We are currently seeking a Program Manager, Workforce Initiatives and Partnerships, who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

    The Opportunity
    You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.

    Your mission: In this role, you’ll manage operations for all HISD Dual Credit Accelerated Career Academies, as well as other special Workforce dual credit and partnerships with ISDs and industry.

    Your work: Highlights
    You’ll oversee ISD partnerships and the selection of student dual-credit participants in these special programs, as well as completion of class evaluations; faculty orientation; production of monthly enrollments; site set up; technical support to faculty; and student advising.

    You’ll also serve as liaison to the Office of Resource Development and Grants, and the AVC Workforce Instruction office, in providing oversight of all workforce-related grants management, and you’ll monitor reporting and compliance according to grant specifications.

    In collaboration with the AVC Workforce Instruction, you’ll assist with:
    conducting labor market research related to workforce trends as part of the continual update of the Workforce Houston 2020 research dashboard and website;
    producing newsletter articles, special and annual reports related to workforce programs performance;
    planning, development and training delivery of workforce programs orientation standards, procedures and models for field implementation; and
    marketing and promotion of all workforce programs.
    Professional Development Opportunities
    At HCC, we support job-related professional growth that will enable you to advance your career goals, increase institutional effectiveness and improve the quality of our programs and services. You’ll discuss with your supervisor the training programs, conferences, courses and/or other relevant professional development activities you could participate in throughout the year.

    Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today! 
    Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required.
    Minimum three (3) years related work experience in workforce instructional programs and research required. Experience with labor market analysis and research highly preferred.
    Minimum two (2) years in the development and planning of grants to support instructional initiatives.
    Demonstrated successful experience in managing multiple projects, following timelines, coordinating cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to work with people at different levels of the organization.
    • Computer proficiency in Work Processing.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and make professional presentations.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manger innovative, quality-based instructional courses and programs.
  • The Organization
    Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
    The Team
    Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.

    Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
    • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
    • 145 languages are spoken here.
    • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
    • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
    • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
    • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
    • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
    • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.


    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    EEO Statement
    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies
    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity
    PO Box 667517                                   
    Houston TX, 77266
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.

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