Facilitator – TAACCT Industrial Maintenance Technology Program (grant-funded)
Rhodes State College
• Minimum a Bachelor’s degree
• Preferred University degree or higher (MBA, PhD)
• Previous experience in education administration/organization at the college level
• Leadership- managing team of at least 3 persons
• Five to fifteen years experiences combined in workforce education development*, evaluation, research and/or education development
• Managing or facilitating grant implementation at the local (college) level
• Project management experiences
Methods and tools
• State of the art and college communication, data tracking, and organizational tools
• All Evaluation documents and standards
• MS-project (or equivalent) for time scheduling
The facilitator acts as the responsible local-level implementation and coordination manager for Rhodes State College with grant partner colleges. This facilitator is responsible for establishing and maintaining an appropriate local organization including resource management that ensures professional implementation activities and program success across their College’s structures and systems. They will work closely with local Business and Industry partners in the identification and implementation of manufacturing educational services. They are also key to communicating their local partner contributions to the entire program organization. They are also responsible for the innovation team(s) their school is participating in and in particular support their College’s work if their school is co-leading the team.
Facilitators will also work in parallel with the third-party evaluation team and serve as the bridge between the innovation teams and his/her college by contributing to a feedback loop between themselves, the innovation teams, and the core program team. Implementation Facilitators will also work with Dean to coordinate the individual college support structures and organization dedicated to the TAACCCT grant initiatives. This position reports to the Dean of Information Technology/Engineering Technology. In addition, specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Is the local-level implementation facilitator for all TAACCCT-funded programs.
2. Manage and monitor local project staff as defined by local college program administrator.
3. Is responsible for individual partner college performance, project operation planning and policies– together with the program core team and evaluators– and contribute to and evaluate the continuous process improvement plan for the project.
4. Will respect and give thoughtful consideration to established institutional policies and practices.
5. Will work with the Partner College Manufacturing Resource Facilitator to research, identify and implement new strategies for acquiring additional program related funding sources (local, state, or national).
6. Will work with the HFCC Labor Market Skills consultant to develop a workplan for local college and workforce agency sustainable Labor Market Skills Tool implementation.
7. Will work with implementation teams to customize innovation tools and ideas to target local needs and requirements.
8. Will oversee and coordinate all local-level implementation efforts derived from the innovation teams, and work directly with the evaluation team to collect data, evaluate and adjust their strategies.
9. Will contribute to the design and evaluation of the continuous improvement model (CPI), in conjunction with the college and industry partners and third party evaluation team.
10. Will convene quarterly (as the Project Operations Committee) to assess progress as well as plan for future Department of Labor and Steering Committee reporting
11. Contribute to and assist data collection from various reporting systems.
12. Assist with the identification and collection of currently defined and new additional outcome measures and data sources for assessing processes and progress, including individual-level outcomes, education outcomes, system change outcomes, etc.
13. Comfortably maneuver and adapt in an initiative environment that will evolve throughout implementation.
14. Meet with students to discuss problems and complaints and assist in devising equitable responses and solutions.
15. Facilitate faculty recruitment, selection, and involvement for specific projects. Organize and facilitate curriculum development and customization activities with faculty, subject matter experts, company representatives, and student groups. Analyze the immediate and long term educational needs of students/ participants as required. Develop, implement, and evaluate services based upon project, departmental, and College requirements, tools and systems.
Critical skills, abilities and characteristics necessary to perform job responsibilities.
• Achievement Orientation
• Concern for Order, Quality, and Accuracy
• Information Seeking
• Customer/Stakeholder Service Orientation
• Interpersonal Communication
• Impact and Influence
• Organizational Awareness
• Relationship Building
• Teamwork and Cooperation
• Developing Others
• Team Leadership
• Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Conceptual Thinking
• Organizational Commitment
• Commercial Intuition