Director of Community, Continuing Education and Customized Training

  • Full-Time
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Applications have closed

Website Clark College

Clark College

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Director of Community, Continuing Education and Customized Training position in the Office of Instruction.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction, the Director of Community and Continuing Education and Customized Training is responsible for the development and management of CCE programming, and Customized Training focused on building and expanding classes and partnerships within the college, community, and local businesses.

The CCE and Customized Training Department at Clark College is a vibrant, fast-paced division of the college that works closely with our internal partners and larger Clark community. CCE serves our Clark community by offering more than 400 classes per year and creating Customized Training programs that our business community needs. The department is self-support, which covers funding for the department and serves as a revenue source for the college.  Candidate must have experience developing, managing, and delivering successful Adult and or Community Education and Customized training programs. Prefer demonstrated experience working with local businesses to create customized training programs. This position is ideal for an energetic, self-starter who enjoys working on a team and making a difference in their community.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and antiracism in processes including hiring, orienting, training, scheduling, and evaluating faculty and staff.
    Coordinates the planning, development, implementation and support of the college’s community, continuing education, and customized training department.
    Create and manage positive relationships and build trust internally within Clark and externally, in our Community to grow all classes, programs, and partnerships.
    Work with business and industry to access needs and develop customized training; Review industry standards and best practices for operational excellence and implement new directives for growth and productivity whenever possible and to meet local business needs. Strive to employ Clark faculty as trainers first, thereby expanding our Clark brand and expertise throughout our community.
    Hire, train, manage and support staff responsible for multiple business processes including Program Development, Registration, Customer Support (student and instructor), Course Creation and Implementation, Curriculum Review, EMS Database Management (Campus CE), and our Testing Center.
    Budget responsibility for multiple open enrollment programs more than $500K in revenue and serving over 7,000 students a year.
    Work with Communication and Marketing Department to develop all marketing materials, timelines, and mailings as well as content to promote and market CCE programs and classes.
    Review industry standards and best practices for operational excellence and implement new directives for growth and productivity whenever possible.
    Collaborate with College and CCE team to set strategic goals for the department.
    Oversee student and instructor support processes and organize them to enhance student satisfaction.
    Extensive experience and success in leading and managing people.
    Ability to achieve results without direct supervision.
    Expert written, verbal and presentation skills to communicate effectively to internal and external groups, students, instructors, and the community.
    Basic, or better, understanding of social media.
    Ensures compliance with state regulations, labor agreements, college policies and procedures, and accreditation rules and regulations.
    Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives.
    Promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and antiracism in processes including hiring, orienting, training, scheduling, and evaluating faculty and staff. Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
    Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
    Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
    Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
    Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree and 5 + years of Adult Education and or Community Education program development and management experience or equivalent related work experience.
Commitment to educational equity.
Experience and success leading and managing people.
Experience with direct customer interactions and relationship building.
Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
On-campus childcare.
Gym and recreation facilities.
Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events

SALARY RANGE: $90,933 to $105,291 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
Clark College Online Application
Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., October 25, 2022.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.  The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resources
October 4, 2022

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