Jobs at KCC: KCC accepting applications now for Director, RMTC and Industrial Trades Education

A snowy view of the main entrance to the North Avenue campus in Battle Creek in November 2015.

Kellogg Community College is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong leadership skills to assume the position of the Director, Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) and Industrial Trades Education. This full-time, administrative position will report to the Dean of Workforce Development and will be responsible to lead the activities associated with the RMTC Industrial Trades Programs.

This position includes representing the College with employers and community partners to ensure KCC programs and courses address the needs for a skilled workforce. In addition, the Director will manage the operations of the RMTC facility and provide leadership to faculty and staff.

This regular, full-time administrative position will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours as needed by the College.

Kellogg Community College is located in Battle Creek, Michigan, a community of approximately 54,000 people. Leisure activities, natural resources, and learning opportunities provide a foundation for residents. Located along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek is within 30 minutes of Kalamazoo, 60 minutes to Lansing and Grand Rapids and within three hours of Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s degree (MA, MS) or equivalent in Leadership, Management, Education, Machining, CNC Programming, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field.
  2. Three to five years of experience in leadership, management, and/or education/teaching.
  3. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible and related experience working with employers and community partners to address the needs of developing a skilled workforce, especially in the manufacturing sector.
  4. Leadership ability as evident by employing organizational and systems management, strategic planning, and continuous quality improvement principles in leading a department and/or program.
  5. Evidence of strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills, including professional presentations and report writing.
  6. Experience managing the human resource process of hiring, developing, evaluating, and supporting staff.
  7. Experience with securing, managing, and/or closing federal, state, and local grants ensuring all outcomes are met.

Preferred but not required:

  1. Experience working within a community college environment.
  2. Experience and connections in area manufacturing industries.
  3. Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  4. Experience with curriculum design and teaching in varied formats (traditional and online).
  5. Experience with apprenticeships and other work-based learning models.
  6. Experience with sales and marketing.
  7. Evidence of data-driven decision making, strategic thinking, problem solving, risk taking, and communicating difficult decisions.
  8. Evidence of flexibility and innovation in meeting student and/or customer needs.
  9. Experience working with a diverse population.

At this time, this position is open to internal/external applicants. To be considered, all required materials must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the closing date and time. Only online applications will be accepted. Any paper applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant.

As part of the interview process, applicants will be given a skills test. For further details and to apply, see the job posting at If you have questions regarding our online application process, please call 269-565-2074 or email

Kellogg Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants with all manner of diverse backgrounds to apply.