Executive Director for the CLIMB Center

Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Portland Community College is seeking an Executive Director for the CLIMB Center in Portland, Oregon. The Continuing Learning for Individuals, Management & Business (CLIMB) Center is a collaborative environment bringing together diverse programming in support of the emerging needs of business, industry, community partners, and higher education. 

The CLIMB Center works in partnership to deliver Continuing Education learning opportunities for individuals, management, workforce and customized training, small business development, and health professions. Through the Institute for Health Professionals, the Small Business Development Center, the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) PCC Training Center, Customized Training and Professional Development and Training, CLIMB is a central hub at Portland Community College for credit and non-credit courses, workshops and certifications that help elevate individual careers or improve workplace performance, offering specialized training from experts in their fields. From hands-on business mentorship, to professional development training to healthcare training to customized training for businesses and nonprofits, PCC’s Continuing Education programming helps people and businesses reach their professional, personal and organizational goals.

The CLIMB Executive Director position provides an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and visionary leader to guide the successful development of these critical programs in support of the College, the region and the state. 

The Director must bring a strong record of project and program management successes, and a commitment to championing the need for Continuing Education to a broad range of industry and educational partners. It is critical for the Director to bring the desire to innovate and to setting and following through on jointly-developed goals. 

CLIMB programs are highly visible and highly respected, and will require on-going community building and stakeholder management with many private and public partners; from the Oregon Governor's office and legislators, to educators, to community leaders, Federal, State and local partners, and multiple industry sectors including manufacturing and healthcare.  The ability to comprehend the unique needs of each group, and to effectively communicate expectations and partnership with each, will be essential to support the continued success of the CLIMB programs. 

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/management-jobs/dept-dir2/