Highline College Now Hiring | Community & Employment Services Director

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014, as well as the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013 and 2014. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For in 2010 and 2013.

Under general supervision, the Community Employment Services Director reports to the Executive Director of Community Education and Training Services and is responsible for negotiation and oversight of grants and contracts through King County, Washington state Division Disability Administration (DDA) and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and required CARF International Accreditation.

This position works in liaison with the ACHIEVE Transition Program and school districts as students complete one and two year Certificates and are referred to the operational unit for Employment Placement Services. It is further responsible for the supervision of the operational unit that provides Employment and Community Access Services and works with business and industry to develop, support and maintain employment placements.

The salary is $57,000 – $59,000 and the college offers a generous benefit package.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Education, Psychology, Social Science or related field.
  • Five years of experience working with diverse populations in employment/educational settings, including experience with marketing and job development for diverse populations, assessing student needs and coordinating community based employment placements.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership position in a public or community based organization.

To view the full job posting and to apply please go to the college’s Job Opportunity page at http://humanresources.highline.edu/job