Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)

Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required

Job Description

Innovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial.

These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California's 115 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.

Under the direction of the Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development, the Director provides leadership and managerial oversight for the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT). Develops, coordinates and monitors education and training programs, technical assistance and technology transfer services offered by the CACT to educators and employers in the area. Provides on-going research regarding potential opportunities in new technologies.

College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:

Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)


(Review Date: March 20, 2019

A Classified Management Represented Position


Committed to Student Access and Success.

Takes Strategic Risks.

Builds Strong Teams.

Establishes Urgency for Improvement.

Plans Lasting Internal Change.


Communicates Effectively.

Financial and Operational Ability.

Entrepreneurial Fundraiser.

Develops Effective External Partnerships.


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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on March 20, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
Five (5) years’ experience in program development, performance consulting or project management related to workforce training and education programs. Previous industry experience in manufacturing or advanced technology required.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, education, engineering, industrial technology, or related field is required. Master’s Degree is desirable.