Director of Workforce Development

November 19, 2013

Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846 620-276-7611

Job Description

Work full-time year-round in a dynamic position at a respected, comprehensive community college in southwest Kansas, leading and establishing collaborative partnerships with business and industry, community-based organizations, public and private agencies and government entities in workforce development and training projects.

Additional Responsibilities

Position also involves oversight for all technical programs, including budgets, faculty and staff as part of the team reporting to the vice president of instructional services; serving as liaison to employers and workforce agencies in career development and workforce preparedness; overseeing state and federal workforce initiatives and grants; related responsibilities. Technical programs range from Automotive Technology, Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration and Welding to John Deere Technology, Animal Science-Agriculture, Food Safety and others, as well as an emerging new program in Oil Technology.


Requires three years of successful workforce development experience or college-level instruction; college hours required; Associate’s degree preferred; demonstrated success in establishing partnerships and collaboration with business, industry and community-based organizations; ability to lead and manage through personal integrity and inclusive style, with emphasis on teamwork and collaboration with faculty; ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing; related requirements.


Salary schedule placement based on qualifications and experience. Extensive benefits.

Starting Date:

As soon as possible after selection

Application Process:

  1. Application letter expressing interest in position
  2. Complete an online application here
  3. Personal resume
  4. Copy of college transcripts and appropriate certificates
  5. Up to three current letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Director of Human Resources by the individual providing the reference


Human Resources Office
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-0362; FAX (620) 276-9573


Equal Opportunity

Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated, in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Sarah Koehn, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.

ADA/Equal Access

Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Melanie Hands, Coordinator of Compliance and Accommodations, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.