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Executive Director of Economic Partnerships

The Executive Director of Economic Partnerships position is an opportunity for an individual to develop and build a department with Flint Hills Technical College. This person coordinates and manages noncredit and short-term training opportunities with employer partners in healthcare, manufacturing, business, education, and nonprofits, to include opportunities such as registered apprenticeships, bootcamps, short-term training, CDL training, and other regional, noncredit programming needs to support the workforce.

The Executive Director must work closely with administration, faculty and staff of Flint Hills Technical College and economic and workforce partners, to include KansasWorks Southeast, the Adult Education Center staff, the Regional Development Association of Southeast Kansas (RDA), and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. 

This full-time position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education level, KPERS retirement plan, paid health insurance, as well as options for dental, vision, life, accident, cancer, and disability insurance. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (master's degree preferred), evidence of progressively responsible experience in the private sector AND/OR full-time college teaching experience with relationships to regional economic/workforce partners, and experience with regional public and/or private sector operations (examples such as healthcare, manufacturing, industry, business, or non-profit, etc.). 

To apply, visit or send a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to HR Director, Sandy Weeks, via email at


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