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Project Manager, Apprenticeship Degree Initiatives

Project Manager, Apprenticeship Degree Initiatives

companyQuinsigamond Community College
locationWorcester, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/10/2024
ExpiresExpires: 7/9/2024
Project Management / Professional Services
Full Time

Project Manager, Apprenticeship Degree Initiatives

Category:

Administrative

Department: Academic Affairs

Locations: Worcester, MA

Posted: Apr 28, 2024

Closes:

Type: Full Time

Position ID: 175087

About Quinsigamond Community College:

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), the largest community college in Central Massachusetts serving over 13,000 students in degree and certificate programs, adult education and workforce development. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, as well as a wide variety of classroom non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars. Classes are provided on the main campus, in downtown Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, Continuing Education), at the Worcester Senior Center (Hospitality & Recreation Management), at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology), and in the city of Southbridge.

QCC is committed to 100% student success as evidenced by its ambitious https://www.qcc.edu/office-institutional-research-and-planning. This commitment is furthered by a college-wide Equity Appraisal-currently underway-designed to assist the College to better serve students who have historically been underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.

Job Description:

General Statement

Responsible for coordinating, developing, and implementing outreach, marketing, and recruitment activities to promote and expand apprenticeship degree pathways. Ensure each pathway complies with grant, department, and college requirements. Project manager for multi-faceted, multi-year design and implementation project.

Supervision Received

Reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Supervision Exercised

May supervises part-time or contract employees, and / or work study students as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) lead to build and sustain robust and sufficiently resourced apprenticeship degree pathways.

• Work in close partnership with the Smith Family Foundation, Accelerate the Future, the National Center for the Apprenticeship Degree, peer grantees, faculty, college and program accreditors, and employers to initiate apprenticeship degree pathways.

• Lead and manage the Apprenticeship Degree Innovation Fund grant program. Act as project team lead with each pathway and closely coordinate deliverables with the VPAA, deans and faculty. Represent the program with funders.

• Serve as a vital liaison between program faculty and various internal and external stakeholders, including state boards of education, employers, mentors, program-specific accreditors, and community-based organizations (CBOs) as needed.

• In conjunction with Director of Apprenticeship Expansion, conduct site visits and outreach to business and industry to assist in developing new or expanding existing apprenticeship degree pathways.

• Facilitate the smooth exchange of assessment results and competency measures between mentors at apprenticeship sites and with program faculty and respective deans, aligning with student learning outcomes.

• Collaborate closely with admissions and marketing teams to actively recruit potential students into program pathways. Articulate the compelling benefits and economic value of the apprenticeship degrees both internally and externally.

• Aid apprenticeship site mentors in crafting and implementing behaviorally anchored, performance-based assessments. These assessments should effectively gauge the mastery of student learning outcomes and skills competency.

• Act as the representative of QCC and attend external meetings, as necessary.

• Develop comprehensive metrics, including leading and lagging indicators, to track and communicate the progress and growth of the programs.

• Explore opportunities to align apprenticeship degrees with other curricular innovations at QCC, such as Competency-Based Education (CBE), and various forms of work-based learning.

• Integrate industry-recognized credentials with apprenticeship degrees wherever feasible, ensuring the degrees hold substantial economic value and lead to living wages.

• Collaborate closely with the transfer office to ensure a seamless transition to baccalaureate degrees, ultimately resulting in opportunities for family-sustaining wages. Conduct onsite visits and outreach to business and industry to assist in developing new or expanding existing apprenticeship degree pathways.

• Prepare and conduct group and one-on-one presentations to outreach and engage students in apprenticeship degree pathways. Coordinate referrals and support programs available to program participants.

• Host and facilitate informational sessions and roundtable events with local industry groups and associations, including the local chambers of commerce and regional economic development entities to engage prospective new partners.

• Work in close partnership with the Smith Family Foundation, Accelerate the Future, NCAD, and peer grantees to collect and share data, artifacts, and best practices.

• Collect data and prepare reports on pathway development, recruitment, and progress to meet goals.

• Develop recruitment, promotional, marketing materials, and news releases for the apprenticeship program. Utilize social and print media in coordination with the marketing department.

• Contribute to the organization, planning and execution of events supporting apprenticeship awareness, including events for National Apprenticeship Week.

• Assist with the development of account budgets, expenditure, and revenue forecasts.

• Track and monitor expenditures, identify problems, and advise as appropriate.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in project management.

• Bachelor's degree in a related field.

• Experience launching and supporting pre-apprenticeship or Registered Apprenticeship programs, or other deeply embedded work-based learning programs.

• Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in related field.

• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, including experience working in teams and the ability to navigate various team dynamics and work directly with stakeholders.

• Experience in community college environment and/or working with faculty on curriculum innovation

• Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills with the flexibility to manage multiple tasks.

• Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

• Strong analytical skills, networking, outreach, and team-building skills.

• Experience with managing grant projects and budgets, including regular reporting.

• Experience with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Additional Information:

Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Quinsigamond Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.

Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Application Instructions:

The is a grant-funded position, anticipated salary range is $90,000-100,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits. Actual salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Visit our Web Site at http://www.qcc.edu/human-resources for information about our positions.

All applicants must apply online by submitting:

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Quinsigamond Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you don't have access to a computer, please visit Human Resources Office Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Quinsigamond Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office 508-854-2883 or mailto:humanresources@qcc.mass.edu.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5245273