Director of the Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician Program
NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.
As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.
NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.
Under the collaborative direction of the Workforce Division Dean, Bicycle Industry Employers Association (BIEA), and Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, The Director of the Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician Program will teach full-time (3-3 load) as well as lead the administrative and operational components of the program. The Director is the face of NWACC’s BIEA Accredited Bicycle Technician Program and, in addition to teaching and leading the delivery and assessment of the BIEA accredited curriculum, this person will direct all operational, administrative, instructional, and financial activities of the Bicycle Technician Program, including assisting with any grants received therein. This Full-Time Director will have the opportunity of a lifetime, to build an internationally recognized program in #themountainbikecapitaloftheworld. The Director will teach full-time (3-3 load) as well as lead the administrative and operational components of the program. The Director will serve as a community liaison by developing partnerships among the bicycle industry, including in bike manufacturing, retail, and trail building, as well as career and technology education centers, area high schools, and universities. The Director will oversee program development and growth. Also, this position will provide direction for K16 partnerships and continuing education offerings, including any ECE and service-learning curriculum components, and will assist with acquiring and maintaining MOUs and 2+2s with partner schools. Finally, this position will lead student completion and placement efforts.
- Provides oversight for the development, expansion, and administration of the BIEA Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician programs and grant(s).
- Manages the operational functions including recruitment, scheduling, enrollment, and financial performance and learning assessment of programs, students, staff, and faculty as appropriate.
- Collaborates with internal NWACC departments, external workforce development entities, and industry representatives to address current and emerging workforce education needs.
- Oversees the development of course offerings/schedules for each semester.
- Assists with program assessment, accreditation, and review processes.
- Hosts program information sessions.
- Collaborates on continuing education efforts.
- Assists with community outreach.
- Maintains the classroom and shop.
- Ensures continuous improvement and adherence to BIEA accreditation.
- Teaches an instructional load of up to 9 credit hours per semester.
- Advises prospective students.
- Collaborates with Workforce peers and supervisor in developing strategic planning, program implementation, marketing efforts, and process improvements.
- Develops and manages the Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician Program budget.
- Directs the National Accreditation process.
- Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
- Adjunct faculty
- Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician Certificate Program
- Future BIEA certificate Programs
Rate of pay: $60,000 annualized
- A completed college degree at the Associate’s level or higher; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
- At least 7 years of progressively responsible leadership in the Bicycle Industry, including extensive experience in retail and bicycle assembly and repair and shop maintenance.
- 3+ years of supervisory experience or some equivalent thereof.
- 3+ years of training experience (L&D will be considered equivalent to teaching experience in a traditional classroom)*
*a teaching demonstration and teaching philosophy will be expected components of the interview process
Close date: May 21, 2021
NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.