Director - Construction Trades

Olympic College

job description

Priority Consideration date is August 5, 2019. this position will remain open until filled

Olympic College is recruiting for a full-time, one-year, temporary Construction Trades Director to lead the planning, development and launch of a new Construction Trades Program for Olympic College in Kitsap and Mason Counties. Initial work location will be in Shelton, at the Olympic College Shelton campus.

OC is developing the new program in Shelton to meet the demands of local employers and students. Reporting to the Business and Technology Division Dean, the Construction Trades Director will bring content expertise and knowledge of the construction community as he or she develops career pathways for students. After planning, developing and implementing the program in Mason County, the program will also be developed in Kitsap County. The position may be extended or converted to a permanent position during the year.


Essential Functions

  • Develop partnerships with local building and trade associations

  • Establish a community construction trades advisory committee

  • Develop partners with the local school districts to provide streamlined construction trades pathways

  • Develop program and course curriculum, including learning assessments  

  • Determine specifications for equipment and shop

  • Promote program in the community

  • Meet with prospective students to provide program information

  • May teach introductory level courses as part of administrative assignment

  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited College or University

  • Three (3) years' experience working in the construction trades.

  • Demonstrated success developing community partnerships

  • Basic level computer competency, including Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University

  • Five (5) years' experience owning or managing a construction business

  • Experience teaching at the high school or college level

Successful candidates will be able to

  • Work closely with constituencies throughout campus, the community, consortium colleges and industry

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and build rapport with with colleagues, staff, and students as part of an educational team.

  • Effectively work with students representing a wide range of diverse cultural, socio-economic and academic backgrounds

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Possess excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, vision and values.

  • Demonstrate ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment

Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time, 12 month temporary exempt professional position contracted for 1 year from September 2, 2019 to August 31, 2020. The salary is $65,650 annually which will be prorated to reflect the remaining contract days during each fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. Olympic College provides an excellent benefits package which includes vacation, holiday & sick leave, medical/dental/vision/life insurance. This position will be based on the satellite campus in Shelton, Washington with occasional travel to Poulsbo and the main campus in Bremerton. 


Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful Completion of a criminal history background check.


Application Procedures

            To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:

  • Olympic College Online Application

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter- In your cover letter describe how your background and experience aligns with this position.

  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.

All application materials become the property of Olympic College.


For technical support, contact NEOGOV at 855-524-5627 between 6am and 6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.

Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted in the Human Resource Services Office and the Olympic College web site.


Olympic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

contact information

business: Olympic College
address: 1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
phone: 360-475-7300 (Call Now)

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