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Director, IT/Coding Academy

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Sarasota, Florida 34240


Director, IT/Coding Academy


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This grant funded position provides planning, implementation and coordination for regional IT/Coding Academy, producing employer driven training opportunities, career exploration, experiential learning options, and industry partner engagement and participation.

Job Description
Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:
1. Provides oversight and management of all IT/Technology Coding academy training sites, including development of a comprehensive business plan for the academy to ensure self-sustaining operations after grant funding is fully expended.

2. Produces schedule of classes to reflect regional IT/Technology demands in programming, digital marketing, coding, networking, advanced manufacturing and other technology related topics.

3. Develops relationships with business partners to provide internship sites, instructional support, sponsorship options, and advisory committee participation. Maintains extensive industry contacts.

4. Hires instructors to teach short term training programs; coordinates with credit instructors on enhancing credit/noncredit scheduling opportunities; may teach some courses as needed.

5. Recruits students and industry partners and coordinates outreach efforts.

6. Conducts routine orientation sessions across the region to highlight careers in IT/computer science/technology; arranges for periodic tech talks.

7. Serves as a resource in the development of training solutions to employment challenges faced by local job market.

8. Works closely with college career services and CareerSource Suncoast to assist trainees with job placement.

9. Monitors grant progress as it relates to enrollments and completions, and prepares regular reports and management updates.

10. Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and performance of instructors to ensure customer satisfaction, program quality, grant compliance and outcomes achievement.

11. Coordinates training sessions with Workforce Solutions to provide employer driven training options onsite, on campus, and online.

12. Collaborates with academic departments to ensure delivery of integrated courses when appropriate, and opportunities for stackable certificates/certifications/credentials.

13. Recruits, interviews, and makes hiring recommendations for instructors for noncredit classes; teaches classes as needed and as approved by supervisor.

14. Submits monthly reports to internal team on enrollments, completions, upcoming events and classes.

15. Raises awareness of programs and services by collaborating with Communications & Marketing to maintain on-going marketing efforts across various media.

16. Works with economic development stakeholders in creating networking opportunities for IT/Technology professionals in addition to training classes, tech talks, industry tours and other outreach efforts that will assist in filling classes scheduled through the academy as well as credit programs.

17. Works evenings and weekends as required representing college at business and community functions, events, and expos.

18. Collaborates with area EDCs, Chambers of Commerce, CareerSource Suncoast and other workforce partners to promote the Coding/IT Academy and other aspects of the grant.

19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and three or more years related experience and/or training in various aspects of IT such as coding, programming, software development, social media and/or business development; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:
Valid Florida driver’s license. Holds recent industry recognized certifications in Python, JavaScript, and other relevant programming languages.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is grant funded.

All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college.

This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions.

Pre-Employment Screenings
Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name: Corporate & Community Development
Campus: Bradenton, Venice, Lakewood Ranch
Work Schedule: 12 month
Work Hours From:
Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:30 - Some evenings
Work Hours To:
Total Hours Per Week: 37.5
Requested Start Date: August 10, 2020
Job Type: Staff/Administration
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hiring Range: $57,771 - $74,524
FLSA: Exempt
Job Open Date: 07/27/2020
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No

To apply, visit https://employment.scf.edu/postings/3604

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.






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