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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Training Division Director is responsible for providing leadership and overall management of the daily operations of the training

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Typical Functions:

Manages the daily operations and budget functions of the training division. Develops, monitors, and revises the budget by approving contracts, purchase requests, travel requests and reimbursement requests. Coordinates work assignments and monitors projects. Directs the professional development for training division team members by coaching subordinates in goal establishment and development; locating and evaluating professional development training opportunities, performing semi-annual and annual performance reviews; coaching for performance improvement and assisting subordinates with short term and long term career planning. Administers the agency’s Customized Training Incentives through the Business and Industry Training Program by creating and maintaining a process of training contract origination, documentation and review that equitably distributes the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s training resources to all qualifying businesses and industries; Coordinating workforce development activity between the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and other state agencies by serving/representing the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on inter-agency committees and/or boards. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of training program design and development requirements for business and industry workforce. Knowledge of training program presentation techniques. Knowledge of vocational education. Knowledge of state policies and procedures. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional and administrative support staff. Ability to effectively communicate with clients and partners at all levels in their organizations. Ability to effectively set priorities based on specific goals and objectives. Ability to assess educational needs for business and industry and make future needs projections. Ability to research, develop, coordinate, and evaluate training programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in vocational education, secondary education, communications or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in vocational or industrial education development and operations, including four years in a professional managerial capacity.

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