Director of Enology & Viticulture
July 19, 2007 - Open Until Filled
The Director of Enology & Viticulture provides leadership for the Institute for Enology & Viticulture and the
wine industry. The Director is responsible for the management and implementation of a strategic plan to
ensure the world-class status of the wine education program and College Cellars, the teaching winery.
Areas of responsibility include supervision of staff, marketing and communications, and community and
industry relations. The Director will also serve as the General Manager of College Cellars. The Director
is expected to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and key industry leaders to achieve the goals and
objectives that further the mission of the program. The Director reports to the Vice President of
Supervise program personnel.
Develop and manage an annual plan and budget for the Enology and Viticulture program and
Interface with administration on management issues.
Participate in industry and governmental affairs with college president as they relate to programs
Oversee compliance in conjunction with the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the
Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations.
Manage the business, marketing, and quality of College Cellars of Walla Walla -- a teaching
Instruct and/or manage specified course work and industry seminars.
Facilitate Advisory Committee leadership.
Host tour groups and dignitaries as required.
Monitor program performance; recommend and implement improvements.
Coordinate activities with the Culinary Arts program.
Participate in local, state, and regional industry-related organizations to foster relationships and
build support to include, but not be limited to:
o Washington Wine Commission
o Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance
o Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
o Washington Wine Institute
o Vinea Winegrowers Sustainable Trust
Attend industry meetings, seminars, and functions to advance programs.
Foster international relationships to increase program visibility and develop partnership
Manage and foster industry relationships for placement of workforce-ready students.
Manage and facilitate wine and food consumer education with industry partners.
Strategic Planning and Marketing
Develop a long-term strategic plan for the Enology and Viticulture program and College Cellars.
Develop and implement strategies and tactics to implement the strategic plan.
Coordinate a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy that effectively positions the
Conduct media relations on behalf of the program with responsibility for the full range of
communications activities, including interviews and news releases. Secure local, state, and
national media attention.
Related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned
Education and Work Experience
Bachelor's Degree in related field; Master's degree preferred. Industry experience may substitute
Experience in the wine industry with a knowledge base in wine marketing, wine farming, and wine
Three years related senior administrative work experience preferred.
Higher education instructional experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the college, the
community, the industry, and media contacts.
Effective leadership and management skills; strong organizational and communication abilities.
TERMS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time, 250-day professional position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards
Act. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Walla
Walla Community College hires only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United
States. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work
in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official transcripts.
Annual compensation is $60,000 to $72,000. The Washington Community College System has an
excellent benefit program.
A complete application consists of the following numbered items. Résumés alone will not substitute for
an official application.
1. WWCC Administrative Application Form
2. Detailed résumé to include an account of professional activities
3. Supplemental Application-Director of Enology & Viticulture
4. Affirmative Action Form
Application materials can be downloaded or obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office, Walla
Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362; Phone: 509.527.4323; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.wwcc.edu.
This position will remain open until filled; however, the first screening of applications will begin on August
27, 2007. Applications must be submitted to the address listed above. Responsibility for submission of
required documents rests with the applicant. Documents submitted as a part of the application process
become the property of Walla Walla Community College. Finalists will be invited to the campus for an
interview at the candidate's expense.
Walla Walla Community College supports equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of
race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability in
accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable federal
and Washington State laws against discrimination.
The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in
the application/employment process, please call 509.527.4323.
Walla Walla Community College is a comprehensive institution providing professional-technical, transfer,
transitional studies, and extended learning programs at the postsecondary level. Most programs are
located on the 110-acre Walla Walla campus site, which was established in 1974. Programs are also
offered at the Clarkston Center in Clarkston, Washington; at Department of Corrections Facilities in Walla
Walla, Connell, and Yakima, Washington; and at other off-campus locations. Over 12,000 students enroll
annually. Full-time equivalent enrollment in 2006-2007 was more than 4,210 full-time equivalent