Position Open: Director of Education & Workforce Development
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
If you have a passion for education and sharing your knowledge with others, ICPI has a unique opportunity for you. As our Director of Education and workforce development, you will be networking and distilling the collective wisdom, know-how and innovations in segmental concrete pavement into learning resources used by the industry, contractors, design professionals and homeowners.
Some of the future’s most beautiful, visible and enduring pavement structures will be created with our industry’s technology. Your role will be spreading awareness via education programs on the possibilities and potential of interlocking concrete pavement systems. While also technical in nature, these programs promote environmental, aesthetic and functional advantages to decision makers in the pavement industry.
What is ICPI?
ICPI’s mission is delivering technical guidance and education that increases awareness, acceptance and use of concrete pavers in the U.S. and Canada. Fulfilling this mission achieves universal recognition and use of concrete pavers. It’s a mission that presents superior economic, environmental, and social benefits to users, and to the wider society, compared to conventional asphalt and concrete pavements. To learn more about ICPI, visit www.icpi.org.
Why Work for ICPI?
Trade associations fill a unique role in society. They define common interests with an industry, then translate those interests into technical resources and education programs for its members and pavement users. Pavement associations like ICPI create technical programs that can’t be provided by individual, for-profit companies, or by government agencies.
This newly created director position seeks a candidate who can grow into creation, management, and implementation of a broad range of education programs. These are inspired by a dynamic membership of concrete paver manufacturers, suppliers, and installation contractors in the U.S. and Canada. The candidate contributes to, amplifies and transforms that inspiration into resources and programs. These are then delivered by ICPI’s membership to design professionals (engineers/landscape architects/ architects), contractors, and to their supporting professional associations.
The candidate must enjoy influencing these audiences and addressing their needs through educating rather than selling. Association culture is highly relational. ICPI seeks an enthusiastic, people-person motivated to learn and take ownership of educational offerings about this growing industry and technology. Therefore, this role is immersed in continual learning/mentoring while growing into an educator and resource.
The Director of Education is responsible for overall development, delivery, administration and supervision of all ICPI education programs for design professionals, contractors and industry sales personnel. The position is responsible for continuing education programs, courses, concrete paver installer certification and specialist designations, the Hardscape North America trade show education program, webinars, as well as a learning management system development and augmentation. As a top priority, this position executes workforce development education strategic plan and is responsible for the supporting budgets, as well as those for other programs.
The candidate must be able to resolve a wide range of challenges using creative solutions. ICPI provides the culture for this via a ten-person staff in Chantilly, Virginia, next to Dulles International Airport. As the top education position in the association the Director of Education & Workforce Development reports directly to the Executive Director. The candidate works with three technical experts to support content development. All decisions are made within ICPI legal provisions, bylaws, policies, association strategic plan, education road map, programs, and proven procedures.
May include, but are not necessarily limited to the following;
As a primary and essential service of the Institute, this education position provides strategic direction by identifying, implementing and improving education programs. This includes promotion of new plus improved educational offerings in support of the education road map and deliverables to audiences noted in it;
Serves as an education resource to members, design professionals, contractors and other users of segmental concrete pavement;
Direct, guide, liaise and support the Education Committee, Workforce Development Special Committee and the Executive Committee in the development of educational programs that fulfill the ICPI mission and Strategic Plan; work with other ICPI chairs and their committees as needed to gain consensus and more comprehensive education direction on design, construction and maintenance best practices education;
Plan, direct and implement programs approved by the Board of Directors and as directed by the Executive Director;
Participate in Education Committee, Workforce Development Special Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and membership meetings, twice a year, plus additional meeting(s) as needed;
Oversee development and promotion of annual education schedule including courses, webinars, continuing education, learning management system, and conferences.
Negotiate and implement service agreements with outside service providers for education and workforce development related programs;
Research, write and edit/update education bulletins, education manuals, audio-visual presentations and promotional brochures;
Develop relationships as liaison to third-party education providers (universities, community colleges/vocational schools, high schools, national and regional trades training organizations and design professional associations), that could provide training to current and future users of concrete pavers and related products;
Develop, Interact and liaise support the Workforce Development Team, with the development and delivery of educational programs to third-party education providers;
Develop educational proposals for consideration of funding by the ICPI Foundation for Education and Research;
Supervise the Education Program Coordinator;
Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications that Help Translate into Success in this Position
Bachelor’s degree and direct experience in education, adult learning, business, marketing, communications or related field experience;
Preferably at least five years’ experience in design and development of education programing; education in construction materials experience is a plus.
Demonstrated experience in program/content development and implementation, learning management systems, instructional design, program management, committee management and volunteer support;
Ability to plan, organize and direct Association programs and support staff;
Proven writing and presentation skills;
Competence in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat;
Ability to travel.
Please submit a cover letter, education and employment resume, and salary history at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993, is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. ICPI is considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors. Our leadership position is due to years of commitment and energy from more than 1,000 members. ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.
Membership consists of interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors and suppliers of products and services related to the industry. ICPI offers a variety of services to its members through its vast library of technical publications, online design idea galleries, publications, paver installer certification programs and the industry's only dedicated magazine, Interlock Design Magazine.
ICPI Vision: ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, which are universally recognized as the best value for pavement systems.
ICPI Mission: To deliver education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada.