Director, Construction and Trade Training (HIRED)

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The opportunity:
Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont (GISP) is a social enterprise with a mission to change lives through the Power of Work. For more than 50 years, GISP’s commercial ventures have supported the development of programs and training to help more people see possibilities, seize opportunities to prosper in areas like Technology, Customer Service and Construction. One of our newest initiatives is the opening of our Goodwill® Construction Skills Training Center. The Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center is a state-of-the-art training facility in west Charlotte providing students industry-recognized credentials to start a promising career in the trades – at no cost to the students.

At the Goodwill® Construction Skills Training Center, educational organizations: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Central Piedmont Community College and The ROC (Rebuilding Opportunities in Construction) work together under one roof to train and certify people for in-demand trade skills employers are desperately seeking. The free training programs we offer – focused in specialized areas like construction, masonry, carpentry, computer-aided drafting and design, HVAC and electrical – will help people access high-potential, family-sustaining trade careers. Skills in these specialized areas can lead to in-demand jobs with great earning potential, health and other benefits.

The Director of Construction and Trade Training will focus on the Goodwill adult workforce development, providing adult training programs and adult student’s success support and employment services. By 2020, the center is projected to serve approximately 400 adults students each year. This position plans, implements and directs the activities of the Construction and Trade Training Program across GISP locations (i.e. Trade Training Center, Goodwill Opportunity Campus and Territory Job Connections) in support of Goodwill’s Mission, Vision and Values by performing the following duties personally or through the direction of others.

We are looking for a Director-level leader who:
• Will mold the start-up and stabilization of the adult evening programs.
• Provide senior leadership for the new, 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art training facility.
• Direct adult training programs across GISP locations (i.e., Skills Training Center, Goodwill Opportunity Campus, Gastonia Job Connection).
• Is a masterful relationship-builder.
• Is a visionary and strategic leader who will initiate, build and/or maintain relationships with employers and trade associations. as well as workforce development and education partners in the construction industry.

Responsibilities:
• Provides strategic and operational leadership, oversight, direction, coordination and management of the Construction and Trade Training Program.
• Manages vendors and partner business relationships (employers, trade associations, educational, community and volunteers) to ensure relevant construction industry training and employment opportunities for clients.
• Leads the development and integration of the Construction and Trade training programs to ensure relevant curriculum development and quality content delivery.
• Develops and ensures successful execution of the Construction and Trade Training program’s annual work plan in support of the Goodwill’s strategic plan.
• Represent Goodwill Construction and Trade Adult training at local, regional and national industry partnership meetings.
• Directs the alignment of Construction and Trade Training with industry standards, best practices and government regulations.
• Maintains timely documentation of activities and services in accordance with requirements and compiles and disseminates reports as requested.

Knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in this position:
• Demonstrated outstanding ability to build, maintain and grow partnerships, both internal and external.
• Ability to understand and track relevant industry trends.
• Strategic thinking/analytical thinking skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multifaceted projects and programs
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in Construction Management, Non-Profit Management, Business Administration or related field and/or 5-7 years’ experience in program area and delivering adult education training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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