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  • Project Manager, Apprenticeships
    Date Posted: March 4, 2019

    American Association of Community Colleges
    Washington, DC

    AACC's 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 comanagement 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 Manager will support the high-quality execution of project goals, activities and timeframes, streamline and manage communication with eight partner organizations which includes planning and facilitating productive and regular partner conference calls and in-person meetings, organize regular interactions with the 50-person task force; systematize technical assistance and evaluation across the 80 community college locations and key partners; support the research and development of content, advance work, and action planning for the task force meetings (in-person and virtual); support the Executive Director in the research, organization and synthesizing of the collection/development of tactical tools and resource materials; draft reports and communication materials in collaboration with Executive Director. Write, and oversee editing and production (typically online and occasionally, print) of project materials.

    Qualified candidates must have Bachelors degree and three to five years of workforce and/or economic development experience which includes working on apprenticeship programs (registered or industry recognized). Must have experience in multi-year, multi-partner project management and proficiency in standard office computer/software applications. Requires understanding of apprenticeship and/or work-based learning experiences for students in community colleges. Must have superior project management, and communications skills.

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