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Posted on: August 30, 2019 • Category: Education, Administration

General Manager

Regional Technical Education Center

Apply By: September 23, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Other
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: N/A
Regional Technical Education Center
1200 West 21st Street
Yankton, Yankton, South Dakota 57078
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The general manager is tasked with providing strong leadership and management for RTEC by working with the board of directors and other industry partners to develop and execute the short- and long-term goals, objectives and strategies to ensure the organization meets its mission. ** General Manager Requirements and Qualifications: • Post-secondary degree required such as technical or Bachelor’s. Master’s Degree preferred. • Strong communication skills. Must be able to effectively coordinate, collaborate and communicate with RTEC staff and instructors, RTEC board members, RTEC stakeholders at all levels: city, county, state, & national levels, RTEC students and parents. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of student and organizational information. Public speaking and presentation skills are helpful. • Excellent leadership and organizational management skills. • Time management skills. Must be able to prioritize tasks to ensure projects are completed by deadlines and must be able to streamline processes to maximize productivity. • Negotiation and mediation skills are necessary in finding opportunities to resolve conflicts efficiently and favorably. • Decision-making skills are key to weighing the costs and benefits of various options and determining the best course of action to achieve RTEC goals and profitability. • Problem-solving skills. These are crucial to analyzing past and current performance and for recommending objectives to improve productivity and RTEC profitability. • Financial and contract management skills. Must be able to develop annual budget, evaluate financial statements, monitor internal accounting, and sustain existing and develop new contracts. • Grant writing skill. Must be able to prepare grant proposals with strong grammar and research skills, providing financials, supporting documentation and compiling data to secure new grants and comply with grant requirements. • Proficient with technology, computers and software. High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. • Working knowledge of manufacturing, skilled trades, apprenticeships, middle school, high school and/or adult education, and production management experience are a plus. Working conditions: • Working environment includes professional office and technical education / manufacturing lab. • Travel will be required. Individual must possess a valid driver’s license and transportation. • Working hours are generally Monday – Friday; however, may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on programming, special events and travel.


General Manager Duties and Responsibilities • Oversee day-to-day non – profit business operations of RTEC, Inc. • Provide leadership at all levels of the organization. • Communicate and embody RTEC’s vision and values. • Build, grow, and sustain RTEC programming by recruiting, interviewing, and mentoring new students. • Works closely with the Board of Directors to develop and implement RTEC policies, performance standards and strategic plan. • Evaluate employee performance and provide additional coaching and support as needed. • Work with RTEC’s treasurer to monitor financial reporting for organization such as profit and loss statements, internal accounting and budget management. • Provide support in the areas of curriculum development and review, faculty development and supplemental instruction. • Develops and implements new programs and services to guide and monitor efforts toward the improvement of student outcomes and employment placements. • Oversees the preparation of reports relating to student outcomes, student progression, employment placements, and additional reports requested by the board of directors and stake holders. • Effectively direct sales and marketing objectives to maximize new student enrollments and successful outcomes. • Uphold and enforce all safety rules to protect students, staff, materials, equipment and facilities. • Maintain a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, supplies and resources. • Uses interpersonal skills and critical thinking to makes sound judgements to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between staff, adjunct faculty, students and industry and educational partners. • Research career, skilled trades, employment and workforce development trends to maintain quality education and training programs for students and industry partners.

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** To Apply - Send your resume and cover letter to RTEC via email: or postal service. The position is open until filled. **** Our History: What began as a vision for a satellite campus of Southeast Technical Institute quickly developed into a unique community-led, customized-training center. RTEC formed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2004. In 2005, RTEC received a $50,000 startup grant form South Dakota’s Future Fund. A further $60,000 grant from the Alcoa foundation in 2006 allowed RTEC to hire its first general manager and start a high school training program. Over the years, RTEC has responded to local training needs by partnering with Northeast Community College, and other technical institutes, to bring their instructors into our community. RTEC has the distinction of operating one of South Dakota’s American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facilities. RTEC is looking to the future with our Skilled Trades Association. Industry partners are encouraged to join with us in home growing Yankton’s future workforce. **** Our Mission: To offer high-quality, accessible, and affordable technical education and training opportunities which can enhance the ability of individuals to obtain and retain employment while also finding creative learning experiences which will serve to "home grow our own workforce”.

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