Vice President, Workforce Education and Strategic Partnership

Broward College

Willis Holcombe Center, FL

ID: 7197735 (Ref.No. REQ-000041470)
Posted: December 1, 2023

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

Broward College is conducting a search for a new Vice President, Workforce Education and Strategic Partnership. The college is seeking an effective leader to join an exceptional culture, team, and institution. The individual selected for this leadership role will deepen the connections with the college and the local community.

The Vice President, Workforce Education and Strategic Partnership, reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President, is a key leadership role focused on external partnerships and workforce development programs. An essential aspect of this role is building and maintaining external partnerships that align and augment the College's existing services. The Vice President plays a vital role in connecting local employers and the greater community with Broward College. This position ensures that Broward College’s program offerings are meeting the evolving needs of the global workforce as well as creating specialized programs that uniquely connect the community to the college.

The position provides leadership for planning and management of several community outreach workforce development projects designed to positively impact educational attainment in Broward County, Florida. The Vice President, Workforce Education and Strategic Partnership also provides leadership in the engagement of local municipalities, agencies, and employers in collaboration with other college programs.

The role is central to the college's mission, vision, and strategic goals, enhancing its impact on workforce development and community enrichment.


Minimum Education:

  • Master’s degree required; Doctorate preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Fifteen or more years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of career and adult education and/or workforce development, corporate training, and higher education administration. 
  • Experience with grant management and compliance.

Essential Functions:

  • Weekly - 15%: Lead strategic initiatives related to external partnerships, workforce development, including operational and fiscal reporting.
  • Weekly - 15%: Guide internal stakeholders in developing and implementing strategies and programs that align with the College’s goals in workforce development and economic development.
  • Weekly - 10%: Oversee budget planning and administration for the department.
  • Weekly - 15%: Represent the college in local, state, and national community and professional organizations; engage in speaking opportunities and participate in community programs related to workforce development.
  • Weekly - 15%: Leads the development of metric driven accountability and system of tracking data for partnership impact. Provides analysis and reports for tracking, reporting, and measuring enrollment, attainment, and employment outcomes. Reviews and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Weekly - 5%: Collaborate on workforce and economic development contracts, ensuring compliance and adherence to college policies.
  • Weekly - 5%: Establish partnerships with government agencies, regional councils, and local business and industry groups.
  • Weekly - 5%: Collaborate with appropriate academic administrators in program development and evaluation.
  • Weekly - 5%: Assists in the development and support of departmental procedures in support of strategic partnerships when appropriate.
  • Weekly- 5%: Leads the development and implementation of a unified strategic partnership approach for job readiness, work-based learning, and job placement for all students.
  • As Needed - 5%: Perform additional duties as required.

Cultural Attributes:

Competence - Competent leaders use a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment to provide guidance, advice, constructive feedback, and resolutions to team members. Leaders deliver commitments on time and with high quality and take advantage of professional development.

Courage - Courageous leaders cope with change and uncertainty and adjust to unpredictable situations. Leaders spotlight their own fallibility, when necessary, by acknowledging gaps in their knowledge or skills and make decisions as required, even when lacking all the information they would have liked to have.

Character – A leader’s character is expected to be ethical, fair, compassionate, and respectful of others. Demonstrates a willingness to acknowledge their own errors, as well as models equitable and fair decision-making.

Composure - Composed leaders establish and maintain effective relationships with customers; demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges and manage their own stress levels. They also welcome diversity of thought and embrace the messenger – are open to receiving bad news without getting upset at the person delivering the news.

Care for People – Leaders who Care for People are approachable and available to their teams, create an environment of appreciation; provide support and coaching for their team members’ careers and skill development; treat everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of an individual’s position, point of view, or background.

Broward College offers an exceptional benefits package including, but not limited to:

  • Healthcare Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Options – Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan or the FRS Investment Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • Vacation/Paid Time Off
  • Winter and Spring Break College Closures
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Tuition Assistance (available to employees and family members)

About Broward College

Broward College is a nationally ranked institution of higher education in Broward County, Florida, providing residents and non-residents with access to high-quality, affordable education.

The College offers several areas of study, including certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, bachelor's degrees, and continuing education courses.

Broward College is the largest institution of higher education in Broward County, serving approximately 50,000 students annually representing 150 countries of origin and 50 languages. Around half of our students are Pell grant recipients, and approximately half of our students are first generation college students.  With more than 4,000 colleagues, Broward College serves as a critical economic engine for Broward College, generating more than 1.7 billion in economic impact for Broward County, and driving opportunities for economic mobility for all of Broward County. 

Broward College has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 community colleges in America by the Aspen Institute.  The College continues to receive recognition for its transformational work to improve institutional culture and care for its employees as recognized by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2022 National HR Excellence Award.

As an equal access and employment opportunity institution, Broward College is committed to a tradition of increasing and retaining an intellectually, culturally, and ethnically diverse student body and workforce and focusing on the success of our students, faculty, and staff while strengthening our local and global communities.

Job Title

Vice President, Workforce Education and Strategic Partnership


Position Number



Job Status

Full time Regular



Senior Executive Management



Willis Holcombe Center


Pay Grade




$125,000 - $180,000 - Salary commensurate with education and experience


Work Shift

First Shift


Work Schedule



Hours Per Week



Posting End Date

Open Until Filled



To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required.


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Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7449, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.