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Director, Workforce Development
Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois
Date Posted 07/03/2020
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Rock Valley College


Rockford, IL


  • Admin - Facilities Management

  • Admin - Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs



Application Due:

Open Until Filled



Position Title: Director, Workforce Development
Dept: Workforce Development
Employee Status: Full-time, Grant-Funded
Type: Professional Staff Association (PSA)
Grade: 16
FLSA: Exempt
Issued: June 1987
Revised: 2-96; 5-98; JA-98; 7-02; 4-03; JA 6-07; 4-09; 6-11, 08-18, 06-20

To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Direction is received from the Vice President, Liberal Arts, Career and Community Ed.
Supervision Exercised: Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over exempt and non-exempt staff.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Vice President, Liberal Arts, Career and Community Ed, the Director of Workforce Development is responsible for directing the planning, development, coordination, and marketing of the Department of Workforce Development. The director is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of all WIOA Title 1B programs (Dislocated Workers, Adult and Youth) and Trade Act Programs (TAA). Work in partnership with the One-Stop Operator consortium to align partner services to fulfill the vision of the One-Stop Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional related duties may be assigned.

1. Develop, maintain and oversee appropriate data collection/analysis to ensure performance metrics are met
2. Develop, maintain and oversee data collection/analysis to inform continuous quality improvement for service delivery to individuals as well as to employers
3. Identify needs, initiate and develop special training, workshops, seminars, and projects for staff, WIOA partners and staff
4. Coordinate professional development for consortium members as well as other WIOA partners as needed.
5. Work with an interagency team comprised of WIOA partners and others to develop, oversee and maintain a system that allow for individual referrals and common intake
6. Assist the One-Stop Center to obtain and maintain the WIOA One-Stop Center Certification standard
7. Serve on designated Workforce Connection committees, including the Operations Management Council
8. Ensure the coordination of an integrated workforce delivery system for Boone, Winnebago and Stephenson counties.
9. Establish and maintain community and business partnerships as they relate to the Department of Workforce Development

a. Serve as coordinator for the Workforce Area 3 Rapid Response Task Force.
b. Interview, recommend hiring, supervise and evaluate performance of support staff and program directors Workforce Development staff.
c. Serve on appropriate community partner board of directors/committees.
d. Attend and participate in conferences as they relate to program administration.
e. Develop budget requests and written narrative.
f. Identify potential sources of grant funding; organize and develop grants as they relate to the Department of Workforce Development.
g. Show flexibility and tolerance in dealing with individuals from disadvantaged social and economic and educational backgrounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business or related field; Master's degree is desirable.
1. Four or more years of experience in administration, management, supervision in a related field is required.
2. Computer experience in word processing and spreadsheets is preferred.
3. Previous experience in working with WIOA Title IB programs and Trade Act Program, especially in managerial capacity, preferred.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Rock Valley College offers SURS pension and optional retirement savings programs. Complimentary use of the Fitness Center for employee, one tuition-free credit or non-credit class per academic semester after completion of one year of successful service for employee.

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