Columbia Basin College

Pasco , WA
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Career and Technical Education Programs Director

Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA Intern/Co-op
Posted on November 19, 2017

Career and Technical Education Programs Director

Full Time Exempt Position

Salary: $54,000 - $58,000 Annually

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First consideration closes 12/17/17 at 11:59 PM)

Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs Director who will provide support for the career and technical education programs. The CTE Programs Director maps comprehensive career path plans for current and prospective students entering career and technical programs including nuclear, automotive, manufacturing and welding technology, workforce programs, as well as additional career and technical programs as they may be developed. This position will assist in the development of new courses and curriculum materials, develop program materials and information sessions, identify and engage qualified adjunct faculty, and assist with admission and scholarship processes. Performance of this position includes ensuring compliance with nuclear industry standards for the nuclear technology program and serve as a liaison to the nuclear industry and the K-12 system.


  • Supervise the successful implementation of Nuclear Technology and Industrial Health and Safety Technology (IHST) programs; assist with other CTE certificate and degree programs;
  • Lead the continuous improvement of the programs and develop and implement strategic plan;
  • Work with Dean for CTE and other college administration to expand the programs and maintain program sustainability;
  • Develop annual and quarterly course schedules for Nuclear Technology and IHST programs;
  • Provide advising and educational plan development to current and prospective students;
  • Ensure effective handling of inquiries concerning prerequisites, curriculum, enrollment procedures, transferability of previous coursework, and/or College services from students;
  • Develop and use advising resources to promote student retention and progression;
  • Work closely with Dean of CTE and Director of Worker Retraining in the advisement of students concerning the choice of extracurricular activities to meet their goals in CTE programs;
  • Track and monitor students' progress and placement into positions of employment;
  • Serve as a main point of contact for students working towards Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) certifications;
  • Plan and implement graduation ceremonies as required; assist students with graduation application and NUCP verification;
  • Maintain accurate updated curriculum database and training records for reporting purposes, assessment activities, and ensure accurate student coding;
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials for the CTE Programs;
  • Develop and conduct informational sessions on the CTE programs to the community, college, and organizational settings;
  • Conduct outreach activities for increasing program applications, with emphasis on under-represented populations;
  • Collaborate with universities to establish transfer opportunities for baccalaureate degrees;
  • Collaborate with industry employers, agencies and organizations to implement job-readiness activities outside of the classroom;
  • Collaborate with industry partners to ensure programs meet industry needs and training standards;
  • Organize program admissions and scholarship processes;
  • Work with the CBC Foundation to identify opportunities for donations to improve and enhance CTE programs;
  • Identify grant opportunities and work with appropriate campus departments to prepare grants and progress reports; monitor grant completion;
  • Facilitate the adjunct recruitment and selection of faculty responsible for teaching the primary courses within the program areas;
  • Assist in the classroom observation and evaluation of adjunct faculty;
  • Work with faculty to ensure equipment and supplies are available for classes; evaluate and make recommendations on training material and methodology;
  • Assist the Dean for CTE in coordination, management, and budget development for the programs;
  • Coordinate and attend program advisory committee meetings and conferences;
  • Present course approval documents at curriculum committee meetings;
  • Provide other support as needed to the Dean for CTE for activities such as assessment, curriculum development, and accreditation; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Two (2) years of experience in academic advising, community workforce development services, career advising or counseling, student support services, or adult education at a higher education institution;
  • Experience with public speaking and group educational presentations;
  • Experience supporting individual student development; and Valid driver's license for transporting or traveling with students and staff.

CBC is an EEO/AA Employer. Protected groups are encouraged to apply.