Position Summary Located 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history-rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two-time Aspen Award-winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 disciplines. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits; State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year; and for several days in March for Spring Break. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.Develops a business model of operation including all aspects of relevant credit-free courses and services.Establish and manage relationships with key stakeholders including: the Navy, private sector companies, local economic development offices, and the Town of Indian HeadDevelop organize and implement programs relating to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology developmentInstitute an informal lecture/speaker series on the issues of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transferManage makerspace membership enrollment, access and utilizationCourse development and classroom instructionDevelop a network of partners who can help promote the vision of the Velocity Center Must be a hands-on person. Awareness and enthusiasm for STEM and STEAM education. Ability to appreciate and recognize new opportunities in and for the community at large and pivot program proposals to address emerging opportunities/needs. Oversee the management and operations of the CSM Velocity Center programming effortsDevelop and manage both project-based and long-term strategic partnerships between and within government and private sector organizationsProvides leadership in the development, promotion, operation and evaluation of departmental activities including all aspects of relevant credit-free courses. Recruits qualified adjunct permanent faculty, managing onboarding process, professional development and instructor evaluationsProgram review and evaluationDevelops and maintains an annual budget, monitors expenditures Attends state and local meetings and serves on community college committees and/or workgroups as appropriate.Creates and maintains a customer service and support culture of excellence.Interfaces with CWD Operations to enters courses, proof schedule of classes and strictly adhering to course production timeline. Responsible for all data entry and data integrity, ensuring accuracy of CWD related information within the colleges ERP system, including courses, sections, and program data
Requires highly analytical, technical and detailed oriented skills. The individual in this position is the primary point of contact for the Velocity Center’s makerspace educational programming. The Director represents the Department to the community and develops, plans, organizes and manages programs, courses and services for adults and youth. The director establishes relationships with local community organizations to ensure needs are being met and to launch and manage successful programs. He/she is responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining a qualified instructor base of part-time instructors and/or highly qualified volunteers necessary to deliver high quality technical training programs. Professional development, evaluation of staff and programs, management of related budgets.
The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexibility is required.
College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check.
This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, October 8, 2021. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:
Performs other related work as required Minimum Education and TrainingBachelor degree required, Master's preferredDocumented experience in working with the military, educational entities, government and industry 5 – 10 years of entrepreneur/business experience Minimum Qualifications and Standards RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skillsStrong project and program management experienceStrong database management and educational computer program application skillsPrior experience or at least familiarity with traditional mechanical conceptualization, capture and design methods, such as Solidworks and AutodeskEvidence of strong leadership and customer service skills.Maintenance of insurability under the college’s vehicle liability insurance plan.
The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.