Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Career Development (Hybrid)

Posted Date 7 days ago(5/25/2023 10:56 AM)
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Knowledge services is actively seeking a Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Career Development for one of our higher education clients in Indianapolis, IN. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity. This person will need to work a hybrid schedule in Indianapolis


The Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Career Development serves as the primary advisor to the Chancellor regarding career development of students and in fulfilling training, education, work-and-learn, and placement needs of employers in the campus service area. This position is responsible for leading all aspects of the Career Link campus organization, including other members of the workforce and career team to advance strategies for a self-sustaining organization with related performance measures. This position is also responsible for implementing the Career Link strategy and overseeing ongoing support of campus team members. The Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Career Development leads training initiatives, provides coaching and consultation to the campus Career Link team members, serving as a strategic partner to develop strategies and plans to assist students and employers.


  • Oversees and manages campus Career Link team and operations.
  • Guides the daily activities of Employer Consultant, Career Coach, and Career Experiences Coordinator to drive outcomes tied to students’ Career Action Plans (CAP), work-and-learn experiences for students and employers, placement of students in jobs upon graduation, and fulfillment of training, education, and talent pipelines for employers.
  • Partners with Systems Office Vice President of Career Coaching and Employer Connections and Executive Directors of Consulting, Career Coaching, and Career Experiences to build out and plan to meet and exceed related campus goals.
  • Partners with campus Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and Enrollment Services in developing strategies and initiatives to successfully implement elements of the Career Link.
  • Develops and maintains a culture for the Career Link campus team that is student- and employer-centric, based upon demand-driven, voice-of-the-customer, data-oriented solutions leveraged at the campus service area level.
  • Acts alongside the Chancellor as a key strategic representative to many external agencies, consortia, partnerships, and workforce groups throughout the campus service area in matters related to student career coaching, work-and-learn constructs, apprenticeships, placement frameworks, and employer workforce needs.
  • Leads the campus as it seeks to fulfill and expand the training, education, and career development partnership opportunities with business, industry, government, and community members.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining strategic alliances and building long-term relationships with economic development entities, corporations, community groups, local agencies, local K-12s, etc.
  • Works alongside the Chancellor and Resource Development staff to identify and attract public and private funding opportunities to support the current and ongoing financial needs of the Career Link.
  • Works collaboratively with the Chancellor and other campus leaders to successfully implement initiatives and meet or exceed metrics tied to the Career Link.
  • EMI, Justice Involved and Apprenticeship
  • Works with Systems Office Career Link team to provide training, tools, and other resources to campus Career Coach(es) to ensure they are working effectively with students in preparation and tracking of CAPs, attainment of work-and-learn experiences, career placement, and other related career preparation needs.
  • Works with Systems Office Career Link team Consulting to provide training, tools, and other resources to campus consultants to ensure they are working effectively with employers in the fulfillment of training, education, work-and-learn, and placement needs.
  • Works with Systems Office Career Link team to ensure work-and-learn, placement, and other career opportunities are available to students and employers.


As a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet:

  • Assures assessment of departmental area needs, investigates and develops alternative academic strategies, establishes priorities and goals, recommends implementation activities, and evaluates progress.
  • Oversees the development and administration of departmental budgets, and determines priorities for expenditures.
  • Serves as a model for strong leadership, develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.
  • Builds and sustains a process-managed organization and culture that delivers measurable value for the organization targeting efficiency and cost optimization in functional areas.
  • Collaborates with other cabinet members to implement the College strategic plan across the campus service area.
  • Executes strategic initiatives and resource allocation at a local level to achieve college-wide and campus-level metrics.
  • Creates and maintains an environment where planning, development, and delivery of services for students occur in a creative and effective manner that fosters cultural and global awareness.



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years related experience required.
  • Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to concurrently manage numerous tasks, some with conflicting priorities required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Commitment to student learning outcomes, staff development, and diversity required.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to and from campuses and professional development activities.


Company Benefits:

  • You will receive a competitive salary with top benefit packages!
  • Extensive vacation time, paid holidays, and winter recess
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits
  • 10% Retirement Plan company match
  • Free Tuition and student loan forgiveness options
  • Professional development is a priority where you'll experience paid conferences, seminars, and meetings to further grow your knowledge and skill set. 





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