Technical Program Manager; Director of Workforce Development for Professional and Undergraduate...

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Job no: 507400
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant
Applications Open: Feb 18 2021
Applications Close: Mar 01 2021

General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

This position reports to Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS), Dean of the Francis College of Engineering (FCOE), and the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation.
This position supports new workforce development and business pursuits and on-going curriculum development and accreditation activities across a variety of academic, defense, and commercial related engineering, manufacturing, business, workforce, and executive leadership programs for the FCOE and GPS. This position also serves as a liaison to the recruiting of high school students into the FCOE and of professionals into GPS degree pathways.

The successful candidate will manage and expand income-generating activities, provide academic area leadership and management of curricula design and development and make a significant contribution to the management and development of teaching and learning strategies, academic standards, and leading edge practice. The successful candidate will also serve in a program management role and as a thought leader on the FCOE staff, and will work closely with the GPS Academic and Corporate Development team in the development and ongoing operation of workforce training programs. In addition, the successful candidate will lead and/or contribute to the development of proposals for external funding to support activities associated with the responsibilities of the position.

Program Management:

  • Manage ongoing and future programs in Advanced and Additive Manufacturing with federal and state contracting authorities
  • Manage ongoing and future programs in Workforce Development with local, state, regional, and federal contracting authorities
  • Support UMASS Lowell Core Research Facilities with technical, operational, and administrative functions
  • Workforce Training:

  • Develop relevant content, curricula, courses, programs, and credentials identified as priorities by GPS and FCOE, and in demand by regional employers
  • Identify and develop funding opportunities and programs for:
  • Incoming and future workforce
  • Displaced workers
  • Motivated workers seeking to expand capabilities
  • Programs are targeted toward regional competence, self-sufficiency, and sustainability as well as expanding FCOE and GPS reach.
  • Implement clear and concise reporting mechanisms that track enrollments, program success, challenges, future efforts, etc.
  • Submit monthly reports to supervisors on enrollments, program successes, challenges, future steps, etc.
  • Student Recruiting:

  • Develop and support recruiting efforts for building enrollments for GPS and FCOE
  • Corporate outreach
  • Workforce training and retraining
  • Closely manage programs developed for regional high schools, technical schools, and community colleges to create opportunities for enrollment and matriculation into UML programs
  • Support “teach-out” activities for programs that reach end of life cycle
  • Implement clear and concise reporting mechanisms that track enrollments, program success, challenges, future efforts, etc.
  • Submit monthly reports to supervisors on enrollments, program successes, challenges, future steps, etc.
  • Proposal Development:

  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding through state, regional, and federal RFPs as well as foundations
  • Accreditation Support for FCOE

  • Support and assist FCOE administration and faculty in Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation activities
  • Processes
  • Data collection
  • Review
  • Report writing
  • Opportunity Identification:

  • Assist GPS staff and FCOE faculty in finding/generating funding opportunities.
  • Corporate outreach
  • Incoming student programs
  • Other Duties as Assigned:

    • Duties may include participation in activities with ORA

    Minimum Qualifications (Required):

    • Master’s Degree plus minimum two years of experience in academic administration
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position
    • Extensive experience (ten or more years) with academic curriculum development
    • Understanding of competitive proposals, cost structure, material estimates, development costs, performance requirements, delivery schedules, and terms and conditions

    Additional Considerations:

    • Leadership skills including strategic thinking, customer focus, performance and results orientation, innovation, and influential communication
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, various types of advanced manufacturing techniques and disciplines
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask while delivering timely, high quality products
    • Knowledge and experience with financial transactions (e.g. budgets, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, payroll, and accounting)
    • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with faculty, staff, and individuals outside the university
    • Excellent analytical and math skills

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

    This position is contingent upon funding.

    Please include a resume with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. Submission of a cover letter is optional.

     

     

     

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    Posted: 2/20/2021
    Application Due: 3/1/2021
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