SPSCC is hiring a Director of Craft Brewing and Distilling (is it you?)

South Puget Sound Community College seeks a creative, dynamic, and collaborative individual to fill the position of Director of Craft Brewing and Distilling in the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.

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The Director is responsible for the marketing and development of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program and provides coordination and direction to faculty and students in the program. The Director will work closely with the faculty in the program to successfully meet industry standards and incorporate student competencies and curriculum. The Director will work closely with industry partners to coordinate the production and lab components of the credit program.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Director’s general responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    Recruit, interview, and recommend adjunct faculty hires for the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program; work collaboratively with the Dean of Social Science and Business to provide onboarding and ongoing instructional support to adjunct faculty.
  • Manage national and international program review processes to align programs to industry needs. These partners include IBD, Master Brewers, Heriot-Watt, ACSA, Washington Distillers Guild, CINA, United States Association of Cider Makers, NWCA, NABC, ADI, Brewers Association, and others.
  • Manage the legal requirements for permits and processes related to the Brewing and Distilling program with local agencies including LCB, DOH, and local governments and with the SBCTC.
  • Coordinate internships for students within the program with industry locations including the paperwork associated with granting credit and job outlines and evaluations.
  • Serve as point of contact for students, conduct information sessions, and do outreach.
  • Work with Public Relations to ensure college web page is up to date and roll out marketing strategies around programs through Brewing and Distilling Center.
  • Work with industry partners to coordinate the production and lab components of the credit program.
  • Coordinate off site tours for exposure to industry based on course curriculum needs and schedules.
  • Create self-sustaining program income opportunities that allow the expansion of the programs.
  • Work with college team as part of Design/Build process of Brewing and Distilling Center facility to assure facility meets the needs of the educational outcomes.
  • Work closely with City of Tumwater, TEDC, Chambers, Port of Olympia and other partners as part of the IPZ to create a hub of activity that supports the Brewing, Distilling and Cider making industries.
  • Help identify, coordinate, and manage industry events hosted in the area that support the industry needs for education.
  • Help to identify, coordinate, and manage community-based events that create draws for people to engage with the Brewing, Distilling, and Cider industries and the cross-market opportunities available.
  • Work under general supervision from the Dean of Social Science and Business and Dean for Corporate and Continuing Education to develop outcomes, goals, and timelines for the Brewing and Distilling Center.
  • Develop and manage the Craft Brewing and Distilling program advisory committee.
  • Develop relationships with local, state and regional educational institutions to create pathways for students to continue to pursue education in the field.
  • Help identify and coordinate industry-based training with the CCE office in support of both industry and community in field.

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