Project Monitoring Specialist, Apprenticeships
The American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) apprenticeship work is a critical and highly visible effort that will be a signature effort for AACC during 2019-2022. An Executive 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 3-year grant-funded position and is contingent on receipt and continuation of grant funds and on satisfactory evaluation of performance.
The Project Monitoring Specialist will support the high-quality execution of project goals, activities and timeframes; collect data regularly from partners and monitor progress of all partners and activities towards meeting project goals. Duties include generating templates and/or dashboards for reporting; assuring quality of data entry across the initiative; reviewing data for unexpected positive anomalies, inconsistencies, or areas of concern, and generating monthly visual research findings and narrative reports. Supports the research and development of evaluation and monitoring efforts through advance work, and action planning for the task force meetings (in-person and virtual).
Qualified candidates must have Bachelors degree and three to five years of experience working with large data sets and data visualization. Must have experience in multi-year, multi-partner projects and be proficient in standard office computer/software applications, specifically Excel and Word. Requires superior project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities on tight timelines; superior skills in oral and written communication, as well as quantitative analysis; and sophisticated customer service experience. Training individuals through phone and web strategies welcomed, but not required. Community college experience preferred. This position will be housed at the AACC headquarters in Washington, DC. Teleworking is not an option for this position.
We offer paid health & dental benefits for employees and their dependents, 20 days of vacation/year and a 10% retirement contribution. To apply by the March 11th deadline, attach a resume and cover letter with salary requirements at https://www.aacc.nche.edu/about-us/work-for-aacc/
AACC is an equal opportunity employer.