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COCC Program Manager - Center for Business, Industry & Professional Development (CBIPD) in Bend, Oregon

Program Manager - Center for Business, Industry & Professional Development (CBIPD)

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Position Title Program Manager - Center for Business, Industry & Professional Development (CBIPD)

Classification Title Administrator

Position Number B235PD

Grade Level P2

Starting Wage/Salary $63,384 - $73,000 plus exceptional benefits

Close Date 07/28/2024

Position Type/Employee Class Administrative

Faculty Status Not applicable

FTE 1.0

Contract Months 12.0

Overtime Eligible Exempt

Location Bend

Hybrid Remote Work Eligible? Yes but no COCC position is fully remote. Hybrid/Remote possibilities to be determined by the supervisor/department and discussed during interview process.

Exceptional COCC Benefits Summary


Primary Purpose

The Program Manager for the Center for Business, Industry and Professional Development is responsible for researching, developing and supporting the delivery of noncredit courses and programs at Central Oregon Community College.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Development and Marketing

  • Plan, design, schedule, and implement various courses and programs within the designated area.

  • Collaborate with internal college partners, including marketing and operational staff, to support efficient practices, processes and systems.

  • Organize, facilitate, and promote courses, including collaboration with community organizations to market programs maintaining positive public support; Responsible for scheduling and developing participation and engaging the community.

  • Collaborate with college academic departments on workforce initiatives, including co-enrolling courses, providing continuing education opportunities for professionals, and partnering on career pathways from noncredit to credit, when appropriate.

Staffing and Budget

  • Analyze and ensure profitability of programs as established by department goals and standards; Lead the planning and implementation of ongoing and future proposals and agreements, forecast budget expenditures, and establish necessary contracts for instructors and services in accordance with College standards.

  • Identify, hire, evaluate, train and coach qualified instructors to deliver relevant course content.

  • Negotiate and execute contracts with instructor, training clients, and vendors in accordance with College standards while ensuring overall financial viability for Community Education and/or Business and Employer Services.

  • Monitor program inventory and labor and supply expenditures to maintain necessary levels for program operation and to prevent over allocation of funds.

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Evaluate overall effectiveness of program efforts, analyze evaluation results, and follow up on deficiency areas in coordination with Community Education/Business & Employer Services staff.

  • Track data, maintain related program records, including schedules and time reporting, updating databases, and developing reports.

  • Research, understand, and abide by state, national, industry, and other governing bodies’ certification, licensure and continuing education requirements.

Administrative Duties

  • Perform various administrative duties and special projects in support of the programs.

  • Perform other essential functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

    Department Specific

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Individual must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  • Ability to be action oriented, self-directed, organized, detail-oriented, and focused with the ability to set priorities and delegate work.

  • Possess a high level of energy and commitment, and demonstrate sound decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to plan, organize and manage continual growth and development for a complex program area.

  • Ability to prioritize internal and external customers by planning and delivering high-quality programs and service.

  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and perform financial and data analysis.

  • Ability to create and maintain strong community collaboration, partnership building and negotiating skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including excellent editing skills.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas and experience.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and facilitate team development in a variety of settings.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and ability to quickly learn additional software applications.

    Ergonomic Requirements

Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. Requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Includes regular transporting of class supplies including ability to lift up to 50lbs. Travel to course programs, branch campuses, community meetings, and be flexible with work hours, including evenings and weekends. All individuals are required to be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Adult Learning, Business Management or related field.


  • Minimum three years of full-time experience with any combination of the following:

  • Program development

  • Program administration

  • Leadership and/or supervision of events


  • Valid Oregon Driver’s license, and the ability to meet the College requirements to drive campus vehicles; or the ability to obtain within 30-days of employment.

    Equivalency Statement

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Education, Adult Learning, Business Management or related field.


  • Experience with Community Education and/or Workforce Development in a Community College setting.

    EEO Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.