Deputy Executive/Num. 2 Executive, Project Management/Program Development
The American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) apprenticeship work is a critical and highly visible effort that will be a signature effort for AACC through February 2022. The Director of Apprenticeships will oversee all key execution and evaluation activities related to AACC’s apprenticeship efforts inclusive of four strands of activities. These strands include but are not limited to the following: 1. AACC member engagement and mobilization to organize and make more accessible member content about apprenticeship programs at community colleges. Inclusive in this strand is the creation and support of a fifty-person (50) national task force; 2. Organization and support of member colleges connecting more effectively direct connect to small and mid-size businesses in their local communities using an online system of supports and resources curated by AACC and partners; 3. Oversight of up to eighty (80) individual locations (some in statewide/system clusters) to produce a minimum of 12,000 apprentices (registered and/or industry recognized) over three years with support of four different national networks; 4. Industry-driven apprenticeship expansion program creation and delivery to produce a minimum of 4,000 apprentices (registered and/or industry recognized) across four industry partners (1,000 per partner) over three years. The position includes working with the U.S. Department of Labor, multiple national partner organizations, and a large portion of the AACC membership and influential leadership circles as well as co-management of project staff. This is a grant-funded position through February 2022 and is contingent on receipt and continuation of grant funds and on satisfactory evaluation of performance.
The Director will oversee and execute daily operations of the apprenticeship initiative; create project goals, activities and timeframes from which to map workflows and outcomes; ensure strong collaboration and effective communication with eight partner organizations which includes designing and monitoring the performance of sub-award agreements, monitoring performance, and documenting deliverables. Individual will also coordinate and execute selection of individuals to participate in 50-person task force and the selection of colleges to participate in 80-location apprenticeship. Responsibilities include developing content, advance work, and action planning for the task force meetings (in-person and virtual); conducting external presentations, and coordinating planning and execution of technical assistance by national network partners. Also leads collection/development of tactical tools and resource materials for colleges to engage with the initiative and coordinates multiple aspects of project evaluation plans. Monitors project budget and draft project reports to the funder. Writes, and oversees editing and production (typically online and occasionally, print) of project materials. Serves as a primary AACC contact on this work.
We offer paid health & dental benefits for employees and their dependents, 20 days of vacation/year and a 10% retirement contribution. To apply, send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
AACC is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree and five to seven years of workforce and/or economic development experience, direct experience working in community colleges and/or state community college systems on apprenticeship programs (registered or industry-recognized), and experience in multi-year, multi-partner project and federal grant management. Must also have experience managing staff, superior project management and communications skills, as well as proficiency in standard office computer/software applications. Requires deep understanding of apprenticeship pathways for students in community colleges and demonstrated effective work on related issues in the field. This position will be housed at the AACC headquarters in Washington, DC. Teleworking is not an option for this position.
About American Association of Community Colleges
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges representing more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and over 12 million students. Conveniently located at Dupont Circle, AACC offers execellent benefits and a congenial, team-oriented work environment. AACC has 45 employees.