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 Assistant will support the daily operations of the apprenticeship team; serve as an internal point of contact for the apprenticeship activities, manage administrative elements for project activities; and create and maintain standing webinars and communication between and among the sites, AACC executives, project team and partners for technical assistance. Individual will generate meeting materials, prepare presentations and background research as necessary. In collaboration with the Executive Director, organizes productive one-on-one and group conference calls of the partners, funder, task force, etc.; coordinates program related logistics for the 80-member events including overseeing engagement and participation of all sites, aligning hotel registration with conference registrations, organizing private events, etc. at AACC’s annual Workforce Development Institute as well as other AACC events (e.g. Convention, affiliate council events) and/or appropriately-aligned national-level events. Incumbent writes, and oversees editing and production (typically online and occasionally, print) of project materials and uploads information to apprenticeship websites.
Qualified candidates must have an Associates degree and three years of professional administrative support experience or a Bachelors degree and one year of professional administrative support experience. Professional background must include experience coordinating ten (10) or more groups/individuals simultaneously working towards a similar goal. Must have proficiency in standard office computer/software applications. Use of WordPress welcomed, but not required. Military experience and/or experience within a community college system is 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, 15 days of vacation/year and a 10% retirement contribution. To apply by the March 4th 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.