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Executive Director of Industrial Development

Company: Rock Valley College
Location: Rockford
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Executive Director of Industrial Development

Department: Business Outreach

Employee Status: Full-time

Group: Professional

Grade: F

Salary: $82,280 - $116,071

FLSA: Exempt

ICCB Classification: Administrative

Issued: 10-21


To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Vice President of Industry Partnership and Community Engagement

Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision may be exercised over exempt and non-exempt staff and student employees.

Job Summary

Responsible for the administration of the Business Outreach Department, including hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating personnel of the area, and the liaison to Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Northern Illinois University (NIU), and other agencies related to this position and Rock Valley College. Responsible for sales and client development activity, and maintaining client relationships and customer development in supervisory skills training, industry and healthcare training, staff development for companies, and all client-to-client and contract training, product sales, and partnerships for the College in these areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional related duties may be assigned.

* Develop, cultivate and maintain effective professional partnerships with organizations and government agencies.
* Direct formation of and participate in advisory committees and councils.
* Design, develop, and implement training and consulting activities.
* Client development, facilitate client and customer relations' activities.
* Maintain a client base and client contacts, and responsibility for sales dollar quotas, for self and for contract sales representatives.
* Develop new initiatives, products to sell, and partnerships to make money and serve the community, with a goal of fiscal self-sufficiency and evaluate and set fee structure.
* Assure timely and accurate reports for all bodies and federal agencies, including fiscal, academic, and administrative reports.
* Work in cooperation with the appropriate individuals to support public programs with the potential of feeding people into the customer base.
* Work with faculty and instructors internally and externally to support their efforts for training in our region.
* Act as liaison with DCEO, ICCB, NIU and other agencies and colleges, and outside entities with a relationship to the department and college.
* Manage Commercial Driver's License (CDL) services.
* Regular attendance is expected.
* Using tact and courtesy, the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business or related field; Master's degree is desirable.

* Four or more years of experience in administration, management, supervision in a related field.
* Computer experience in MS Word and spreadsheets.
* Previous experience in working with Customer Training programs and Specialty Programs, especially in a managerial capacity.
* Project management skills are preferred.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.


The chosen candidate for this position will be offered an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and group life along with AD&D insurance. In addition, optional flexible spending accounts, LTD, supplemental life insurance and AD&D for you and your dependents. State Universities Retirement System (SURS) pension in place of Social Security and optional retirement savings programs. Complimentary use of the Fitness Center for employee and spouse or domestic partner, Educational Assistance, and Tuition Waivers for employee and dependents, paid holidays, 10 vacation days first year, 12 days paid sick leave each year, three personal days each year, which can accumulate up to 9 days. The College has an onsite clinic - RVCare.

Rock Valley College values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment, as we believe that diversity in our organization encourages a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse organization and encourage all qualified applicants to apply today. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (815) 921-4760. Check out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Benefits, job openings, and more at Rock Valley College!

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