Director, Future of Work/Labor Market Strategy

$75,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • Dallas College
  • Dallas College Richland Campus, Abrams Road, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Dec 03, 2020
Full time   Careers Services & Placement Deans & Directors Workforce Education

Job Description

Job no: 500873
Work type: Full-time
Location: District Office
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)

Working Title
Director, Future of Work/Labor Market Strategy

Job Title Code

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$75,000 - $120,000 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Business Travel
$150 Monthly


Position Type

Position Summary
Dallas College is seeking an experienced, highly collaborative leader with a proven track record of applied labor market analysis for program alignment in higher education. The Director, Future of Work reports to the Senior Director, Labor Market Intelligence Center and will be expected to:
1. Expand and utilize a college-wide Labor Market Intelligence Center, serving Academics, Student Success,
Workforce, Advancement, and Operations functions
2. Oversees future of work and labor market strategy for district-wide analysis of career-connected
opportunities for Dallas College students in Dallas County

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of the purpose of community colleges and the vision of Dallas College
• Experience leading or managing major change initiatives including knowledge and skill in process improvement, project planning, conflict resolution, team building, customer service, and data-based decision-making concepts
• Ability to identify and address opportunities and challenges that arise as a result of Dallas College’s current transition
• Experience identifying new category growth areas, solution concepts, and technical innovation
• Experience with economic development planning and initiatives focused on matching employers with skilled workers
• Knowledge of forward-looking insights on the relationship between workforce and higher education
• Knowledge of the Dallas economy, including employer and workforce needs and challenges
• Ability to analyze multi-layered problems and propose solutions
• Experience in conducting research and synthesizing data to produce in-depth analysis that convey new ideas for Dallas College administration
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity
• Knowledge of compliance with pertinent state and federal laws and regulations
• Knowledge of current research and policy recommendations as well as state and national initiatives related to improving economic mobility and opportunity for underserved populations
• Experience in strategic planning, assessment of program(s) effectiveness, and development of strategy to improve employer engagement
• Employ data-informed decision making and use predictive analytics

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required
• Two (2) years of progressive responsibility in leadership roles
• Two (2) years of experience in economic development-related roles
• Two (2) years of experience working with labor market intelligence to guide educational and workforce initiatives and decisions
• Demonstrated successful experience developing strategic partnerships to support economic growth through employer engagement, data analysis and application
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to working across the community to create economic opportunities and living-wage jobs for underserved/marginalized populations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Design and manage leading-edge strategy around educational structures, workforce talent, technology, and ways of acquiring experience
• Work across industry and education boundaries to develop future of work, labor market strategy
• Understand the impact of technology of the future of work for Dallas College students
• Responsible for evaluating existing or new data documentation for accuracy, effectiveness, and quality
• Responsible for strategic and innovative alignment of operational and strategic goals with future of work priorities
• Apply advanced understanding and application of labor market alignment resources to support district-wide projects
• Collaborate with colleagues in planning and completing labor market projects
• Propose and lead new projects with plans to execute with manageable deadlines
• Act as a key advisor to Senior Director, Labor Market Intelligence Center

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

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