The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is seeking a Policy Associate for Workforce Education to join the SBCTC team. This full-time position is based in Olympia (State Board has office locations in Bellevue, Olympia and Spokane) and will be our staff lead on aerospace training in the college system. The position will staff the new Aerospace Pipeline Committee created in statute (2012) the aerospace presidents group and other grants and contracts related to aerospace. This position will be responsible for working with colleges, employers, labor and other stakeholders to identify and implement strategies for closing the skills gap for aerospace industry workers. This is a new position reporting to the Workforce Education Director, within the Education Division. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit SBCTC’s web site (www.sbctc.edu) to gain insight into the agency’s mission and system direction.
SBCTC VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise, and effective communication.
· Provide staff support to the Workforce Director, Education Division Deputy Director, Education Services and the Executive Director, SBCTC on policies related to aerospace training.
· Provide staff support to aerospace Pipeline Committee.
· Work with aerospace presidents group to develop aerospace training strategic plan and colleges and stakeholders to implement plan.
· Work with other grants and/or contracts related to aerospace.
· Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think creatively, act resourcefully, and exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
· A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education, and four years of related professional experience.
· Knowledge of college training programs and aerospace and/or related industry needs.
· Experience building partnerships with employers, labor, external stakeholders, and colleges.
· Experience with budget and/or accounting principles, computer literacy, and analyzing legislation, policy papers or similar documents.
· Master’s degree preferred.
The annual compensation for this position is $77,103. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For health benefit information you may go to www.hca.wa.gov. The position is eligible to participate in the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) and Public Employees Retirement System.
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:
- Letter of interest specifically addressing how your background qualifies you to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
- Current, detailed resume.
- List of three or more professional references with contact information.
Please send application materials to the attention of John Boesenberg, Deputy Executive Director for Human Resources at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Human Resource Office, 1300 Quince Street SE, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495; by email firstname.lastname@example.org; or, by fax (360) 704-4415. Recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2012. First screening of applications will begin on Monday, August 13, 2012.
Questions regarding this position or the State Board for Community and Technical College (SBCTC) recruitment process may be directed to Pam Kelly, Human Resource Consultant at (360) 704-4301. Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.
Please be aware that agency hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing (800) 833-6388 or voice (800) 833-6384.