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Motorcycle Safety Program Assistant Coordinator- Grant Funded

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Grant Funded Position: Yes

Schedule Information:  Will vary depending on need.

Hours per Week:  37.5/ week 

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature. Periodic teaching, including outdoors is required. Conduct of class quality checks may be conducted both indoors and outdoors. Familiarity with diagnosing equipment problems and making simple repairs preferred. May occasionally be directed to move equipment between training site locations.

Duties of Position:  Assists in coordinating all aspects of Motorcycle Rider Program operations and ensuring the motorcycle safety education and training courses within Harper College’s training region are delivered in an effective and efficient manner.

At the direction of the Program Supervisor, prepares project proposals; manages proposal costs; selects and equips training sites; procures and maintains training equipment including motorcycles; prepares reports for course evaluation; and documents costs for reimbursement purposes. May represent the program on statewide committees.

Administration and business operations

oversees day-to-day program operations

provides direction to Program staff as required

completes monthly, quarterly, annual and miscellaneous reports

assists with program planning, budget development, and expenditure oversight

assists in development of program policies and procedures

evaluates office operations and recommend adjustments to work assignments

assists with communication tools to support students, staff, and administration

communicates directly with training site partners for course scheduling

resolves student, staff and administrative issues, problems and concerns

procures and manages motorcycles and other training equipment


assists in the development of course schedules       

assists with recruiting, training, and evaluating CE instructional staff

assists in locating and creating agreements for additional and replacement training sites

evaluates curricula

conducts one Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse and one Instructor Prep Course or 4 Basic Rider Courses if no Instructor Prep is conducted per year as a part of regular job duties as required by the Illinois Department of Transportation



Site Support 


directly participates in training site set-ups, maintenance, and teardowns

may be directed to operate trucks/cargo trailers on highways and congested metropolitan streets



is knowledgeable of the coordinator’s responsibilities and acts as proxy in his/her absence

represents the program on statewide committees other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor

Educational Requirements: MSF RiderCoach certification required at time of hire. RiderCoach Trainer Certification must be attained within 18 months of hire if not held at the time of hire. Class DM driver’s license or equivalent from another state and a clean driving record are required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience Requirements: Must have extensive motorcycle riding experience. Previous experience with motorcycle instruction is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills to correspond with staff, site sponsors, media, students and the general public is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products required, particularly Excel. Previous supervisory experience is preferred

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: June 11, 2021

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.



Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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