Director, Future of Work/Labor Market Strategy

Dallas College
Dallas, TX
Date Posted:  April 20, 2021
Closing Date:  April 28, 2021

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 interact and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College community network.
• 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