Director of Off-Campus Operations – Copper Country Center, Houghton, MI

Gogebic Community College

Job Description

Gogebic Community College seeks candidates for a full-time Director of Off-Campus Operations for our Copper Country Center in Houghton, MI. This role requires a dynamic, multifunctional, team-oriented individual who is organized, communicative, and familiar with the community college form, function and philosophy to represent GCC in a positive manner. This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Services. The starting salary for this position is $79,321 with a range of $79,321 to $100,954. The successful candidate will lead and manage the personnel, facility, budget and resources effectively while supporting the mission and vision of the college.

It is important that there is recognition, acceptance, and adherence to the community college mission and philosophy from our candidate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Schedule all aspects of the off-campus academic course schedule in relation to times, days and location while eliminating course conflicts.
• Collaborate scheduling with faculty and staff for zoom, remote and online classes.
• Balance needs of the community, students, faculty and staff in harmony with the college’s main campus in Ironwood, MI.
• Hire and orient new adjunct faculty as needed across all subject areas.
• Ensure the safety and security of the facility including all classrooms, study spaces, labs and office areas (i.e., emergency kits, AED, fire extinguishers, OSHA).
• Ensure accreditation standards are met (i.e., concurrent enrollment, faculty requirements, etc.).
• Ability to prioritize duties and assume responsibility for all center operations. Work with the college’s three Vice Presidents and President to ensure instructional, student, and financial components are consistent among locations and services to students.
• Oversee the progress of all academic courses at the CCC.
• Forecast and provide for short- and long-term course offerings and programs. Expand offerings to other areas of interest and where sufficient enrollment can be obtained.
• Assist Student Services with overall student recruitment, selection and retention.
• Work with all area school districts to promote and guide dual enrollment and early college opportunities, while staying in line with MI Department of Education requirements.
• Develop relationships and serve as the college representative to business, industry, K-12 schools, Copper Country Intermediate School District, government clients including MI Works! and BHK.
• Provide strong fiscal decisions and recommendations. Oversee the off-campus budget and recommend financial changes to improve cost efficiency of the center, obtain quotes for large purchases, and stay up to date on technology needs & contracts.
• Advocate for off-campus staff, faculty and students as well as community needs.
• Participate regularly in department, instructional, and college meetings and committees including but not limited to board meetings, President’s Council, strategic planning, fiscal, and student services.
• Collect data for future projections, review of past data for analyzing changes, continuous analysis of reports for sound decisions. Follow and report on enrollment numbers, trends and recommendations.
• Serve as the off campus contact for student, faculty and staff issues as well as deputy Title IX responsibilities.
• Manage functional aspects of the facility including repairs, upgrades, technology, maintenance.
• Coordinate contracted work, custodial and special projects. Update yearly contracts and/or MOU’s with the Copper Country Intermediate School District, CTE and contracted staff.
• Plan and execute student events in collaboration with staff (i.e., open house, orientation, convocation, etc.).
• Direct supervision of Student Services Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.

Required Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Administration, Management or related field is required.
• A minimum of two years’ experience in college operations or administration.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
• Experience at the community college level.
• Experience with dual enrollment and early college, recruitment and retention.
• Experience with the Higher Learning Commission, Title IX, FERPA, Jenzabar is desirable

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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About Our College:

Gogebic Community College is more than a place to work. It’s a place to be.

As an Aspen Award finalist and the premier provider of quality two-year education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Gogebic employs a community college approach in delivering university-level quality.

Gogebic supports more than 1,000 students with small class sizes and an outcome focused philosophy. Gogebic Community College’s “Go BOLD” motto prescribes a dynamic environment in which students and employees alike are supported as they do great work, live adventurous lives, and build extraordinary futures.

About Our Region:

A few miles north of ordinary lies the Upper Peninsula’s Gogebic region.

Amid nearly a million acres of natural beauty in the Ottawa National Forest, Gogebic is a wonderland for work and a paradise for play. Our dazzling region, known for world-class fishing, hiking, skiing, biking, snowmobiling and outdoor adventuring, represents one of Michigan’s last unspoiled gems.

A Bold Place to Work…

Gogebic is more than a community college… It’s a college community—known for supportive leadership and dynamic, down-to-earth employees.

A community institution at the heart of our region’s workforce, the College and its graduates uplift not only local economies, but those throughout Michigan, and beyond. Combining high standards with a “serving the top 100%” approach, Gogebic Community College is a place to make a stand for your career…and make a difference in the lives of students.

A Bold Place to Ski…

Gogebic Community College is the only college in the United States hosting an on-campus ski resort. Home to GCC’s nationally renowned Ski Area Management program, the Mt. Zion Recreational Complex is a professionally managed and maintained public ski facility featuring a state-of-the-art lift and 300 feet of vertical.

A Bold Place to Be… T

he Gogebic region provides a stunning, million-acre backdrop on which to explore adventure, connect with nature, and discover yourself.

Located four hours from the Twin Cities and six hours from Chicago, Gogebic residents get the best of both worlds: small-town connectedness, with access to big-city culture. Local hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding trails include the North Country Trail and the famed 1,200- mile Iron Belle Trail, as well as routes traversing Black River Harbor, the Porcupine Mountains, Sylvania wilderness, and the Ottawa National Forest. With a persistent economy driven by a mix of construction, manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and retail, the region boasts a stable workforce, with skilled positions paying living wages.

Gogebic’s Mission

Gogebic Community College is a learning community that contributes to academic, cultural, economic, and social success for our students and region.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until May 9, 2022.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing all five of the following in one email or mailed envelope to the President’s Office:

1. Letter of interest

2. Detailed resume

3. Three references with current contact information

4. GCC Application for Employment

5. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)

Email to: careers@gogebic.edu
Or mail to:

President’s Office
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231, ext. 201

Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer

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