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Executive Director of Workforce Solutions
Versailles, KY

Executive Director of Workforce Solutions

Open Date: 9/10/2020

Close Date: Open Until Filled

KCTCS is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of persons of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals.

To apply, visit https://careers.kctcs.edu

KCTCS is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution serving more than 100,000 students through 16 colleges with more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. Our colleges are united in their commitment to making life better for our students, communities and the citizens of Kentucky. 


Leads, facilitates and supports KCTCS colleges in workforce solutions deliveries and in the development of entrepreneurial and innovative workforce related initiatives by providing collaborative leadership to enhance and expand the workforce solutions division. Supports and encourages the delivery of high-quality and innovative business engagement practices, and for credit and not for credit workforce training by advancing the delivery of business-first models for Kentucky’s Community & Technical College System. Supervises staff and manages over $4,000,000 in annual legislative funding supporting business training. 

KCTCS offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation and creativity. Positions with the KCTCS System Office are term-contract positions, with the expectancy of continuance based on performance.

The open position is located in Versailles, Kentucky.


  • Provide system-level leadership for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of workforce solutions projects, programs, and initiatives. Work with industry, Chamber, and economic development organizations in this effort.
  • Facilitate the development and delivery of workforce solutions policies, procedures, resources, and marketing and communications to meet the workforce training needs of Kentucky’s business and industry. Interact with major statewide business stakeholders.
  • Supervisory responsibility for workforce solutions staff and supports the KCTCS Workforce Solutions Peer Team.
  • Represents KCTCS as the liaison to workforce related organizations and initiatives on the national and state levels.
  • Oversees all tracking and reporting of workforce solutions budgets, college business plans, and other performance metrics as requested by KCTCS constituents.
  • Supports KCTCS and College initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and seven (7) years relevant experience.



  • Master’s degree or equivalent and eight (8) years relevant experience.

  • Should have experience in workforce or economic development and be able to develop and maintain relationships with business and industry partners, economic development, Chamber organizations, other technical field organizations, and government agencies.

    KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

    Initial review of applicants will begin on September 24, 2020.

    Position is open until filled.

    Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

    To apply, visit https://careers.kctcs.edu/

    For questions regarding the above position, contact us by emailing Melinda.Lyons@kctcs.edu 

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