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GO TEC Program Coordinator #R0002

DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Danville, VA Full-time
Posted on November 14, 2018

Great opportunities in technology and engineering careers (GO-TEC) Grant GO TEC Program Coordinator for the western region located at Patrick Henry Community College #R0002.

Job Description
 
Danville Community College, in partnership with Patrick Henry Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, New College Institute, and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator for GO-TEC (Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers), a regional effort to build interest in strategic high-skill, high-wage careers. This is a full-time grant-funded position. The Program Coordinator will be an employee of Danville Community College and will be hosted by Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.
 
Responsibilities:
 
The Program Coordinator will work with workforce development boards, employment offices, and other workforce partners to ensure community awareness of GO TEC program offerings. He/she will serve as a liaison/intermediary, coordinating the involvement of community organizations, educational partners, and industry in the GO TEC initiative. The Coordinator will organize and execute skills competitions for regional K-12 students within GO-TEC focus areas and schedule tours of GO-TEC facilities throughout the designated region. The Coordinator will develop relationships with industry partners, scheduling K-12 student lectures and tours with employers. The GO TEC Program Coordinator will assist with data collection in the designated western region, disseminating data with key regional stakeholders. The Coordinator will report directly to the GO-TEC Director, providing support to GO TEC staff and communicating progress regularly to GO-TEC leadership. The Coordinator will assist with recruitment, career pathway advisement and training activities related to full ? time students, jobseekers, incumbent workers, and K-12 students. In addition, the Coordinator will assist with program marketing and branding, ensuring the GO TEC brand is used appropriately. Regional travel is required along with participation in professional development activities related to the GO TEC strategic areas. The Coordinator will represent SVCC, DCC, and the GO TEC partners and will serve on college committees. An ideal candidate for this position will be a life-long learner who is willing to stay current on the latest trends and career opportunities in IT; Healthcare; Advanced Manufacturing; Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics; Welding; and Advanced Materials. Required
 
Qualifications and Experience: Candidate must have a two-year degree in a related field and have industry/professional experience in one or more of the following areas: human resources, workforce development, IT, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, welding, automation, robotics, healthcare and/or mechatronics with a willingness to learn. Must have a knowledge of educational and training requirements for the identified industries. The candidate will possess the requisite interpersonal skills to work with government officials, community and special interest groups, volunteers, businesses, teachers, and administrators. He/she will have experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating programs along with experience in coordinating events with multiple partner agencies. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written) with a history of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, stakeholder agencies and the public. The candidate must have strong computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. This initiative requires a self-starter with the ability to work independently following written and verbal instructions, as well as work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, education or other technology related field would be preferred. Knowledge of national, state and local government policies  
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
Required Qualifications and Experience: Candidate must have a two-year degree in a related field and have industry/professional experience in one or more of the following areas: human resources, workforce development, IT, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, welding, automation, robotics, healthcare and/or mechatronics with a willingness to learn. Must have a knowledge of educational and training requirements for the identified industries. The candidate will possess the requisite interpersonal skills to work with government officials, community and special interest groups, volunteers, businesses, teachers, and administrators. He/she will have experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating programs along with experience in coordinating events with multiple partner agencies. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written) with a history of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, stakeholder agencies and the public. The candidate must have strong computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. This initiative requires a self-starter with the ability to work independently following written and verbal instructions, as well as work effectively in a team-oriented environment.  
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, education or other technology related field would be preferred. Knowledge of national, state and local government policies and procedures is preferred. Experience with grant-funded projects preferred. Experience with the following target areas preferred: CNC machining and EDM machines, IT and Computer Science/coding, OSHA certification, 5S, good health and safety practices, 3D printing and Solid Works software, and CAM software applications. Experience in workforce development training and programs preferred, along with the knowledge of regional resources to assist job seekers and postsecondary students.  

Danville Community College is committed to becoming a model higher education institution for diversity and inclusion and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check.