Advanced Manufacturing Program Lead - FT, Non-Unit Professional position

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Advanced Manufacturing Program Lead - FT, Non-Unit Professional position

About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:


Under the general direction of the Dean of Workforce Development & Community Education and the supervision of the Director, provides educational and general administrative leadership of the Advanced Manufacturing training programs including Foundational Manufacturing, CNC Operator and related non-credit trainings including but not limited to Computer Aided Drafting and Design and Welding. Responsible for day-to-day operation of Advanced Manufacturing programs, working with instructors on the design and delivery of the competency-based curriculum, and serving as the liaison regarding labs, classrooms and equipment for the program. Maintain schedules for offsite and evening programs and support manufacturing instructors including, but not limited to, recruiting, orienting and training. Non-credit teaching responsibilities include classroom and laboratory instruction of manufacturing and other related technical trainings and ensuring safe conditions and high quality education for all students.


  • Oversees the daily operations of high-quality, non-credit, Advanced Manufacturing training programs including contributing to the positive reputation of the college and fostering a collaborative and positive working environment;
  • Coordinates with instructors on the design and delivery of the curriculum; serves as a subject matter expert for curriculum development and exploration for program revisions;
  • Maintains training schedules and participates in the recruitment, screening, selection and onboarding of non-credit manufacturing instructors;
  • Serves as the liaison for GCC regarding space, material and equipment for the programs at off-site training facilities;
  • Collaborates and networks with community partners including Franklin County Technical School, Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board and Career Center, correctional facilities, MassMEP and manufacturing employers on state and regional partnerships initiatives and to promote referral and sponsorship of students;
  • Works closely with internal and external partners in the development, coordination and implementation of marketing plans, printed and online program materials, objectives and strategies for recruitment of students;
  • Provides technical classroom and lab instruction in applicable programs. Non-credit, evening teaching responsibilities include classroom and laboratory instruction in Advanced Manufacturing and/or other related technical trainings as scheduled;
  • Participates in covering classes as necessary to support absent instructors;
  • Practices and maintains all safety requirements with instructors in order to ensure student safety and to adhere to all OSHA safety requirements, practices and procedures as required;
  • Prepares classrooms, labs and equipment to support the instruction and use of equipment and ensure all remain in good working order;
  • Maintains tools and equipment and participates in purchasing required parts, equipment, supplies, and tools in order to support the program;
  • Handles student records confidentially and within the guidelines of federal and state laws including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and college policies;
  • Collates program data and generates ongoing evaluation of student's progress and program outcomes, including completion, employment and assessment reports in coordination with the department;
  • Maintains accurate performance and attendance records and submits required reports on or before the deadlines;
  • Knowledge and understanding of college policies and procedures;
  • Attends student recruitment & promotional events and graduation ceremonies; and
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.



  • An Associate's degree or working towards Bachelor's degree in a relevant content area or documentation of appropriate certifications and credentials in lieu of the Bachelor's degree;
  • Experience teaching or mentoring in a college, technical, or vocational environment;
  • Three years of hands-on experience in the machining industry, dealing specifically with the manufacturing or building of mechanical components;
  • Knowledge of computers and applicable software and related technology such as manual and CNC manufacturing equipment, engineering drawings, quality control and CAD/CAM technology in order to oversee and/or teach CNC machining and CAD/CAM classes;
  • Experience in conventional machine tool operation, such as mills and lathes; and
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation and written skills that facilitate the advancement of program and departmental goals.


  • Ability to be flexible, self-directed and work with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to learn new software;
  • Ability to maintain harmonious relationships in the work environment and with the general public; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and multiculturalism.


  • Master's degree in a relevant content area;
  • Experience in Higher Education and in the instructional design of advanced manufacturing programs;
  • Experience with community college-level trainings and/or adult education program development;
  • Current experience and proficiency with programming mills and/or lathes and software (ie. Mastercam, SolidWorks);
  • Experienced in Haas and Fanuc CNC set-up, programming, and operation of mills and lathes;
  • Five years of hands-on experience in the machining industry, dealing specifically with the manufacturing or building of mechanical components;
  • Experience working with regional manufacturing professionals and the manufacturing industry; and
  • Budget and equipment management experience.

Additional Information:


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment beyond June 30, 2019 is contingent on sufficient available funds. Position hours may vary to support program activities and will likely include evening hours. Position is based at the GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield.

SALARY: $55,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

START DATE: November 2018

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.

Create a Greenfield Community College account to upload the following required documents for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Applications accepted up to and including November 1, 2018.

Applications received after the November 1, 2018 deadline MAY be considered until the position is filled.

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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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