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Job Opening: Project Director, Massachusetts Technician Education Collaborative, Worcester, MA

Note: This is a three-year position funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant.

The Mass-TEC Project Director is primarily responsible for realizing the vision, goals, and outcomes of the Mass-TEC project in conjunction with project partners from the Commonwealth Corporation, Education Development Center, Inc., Intel Corporation, Latino Education Institute, MA Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Worcester Family Engagement Coalition, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the Worcester Public Schools. Central to this will be the ability to lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of this regional collaborative effort.

Read the Mass-TEC proposal narrative

Supervision Received
The Mass-TEC Project Director reports directly to the Dean of Instruction for Business & Technology with dotted line responsibility to the project’s Co-Principal Investigators and Senior Personnel representing industry, K-20 education, and community based organizations.

Supervision Exercised
The Mass-TEC Project Director will supervise a half-time administrative support staff member.

Duties and Responsibilities
Leading a diverse regional collaboration to increase industry awareness and pursuit of technical career pathways within the advanced manufacturing (AM) industry:

  1. Working closely with research consultant to design, implement, and evaluate a research strategy aimed at identifying impediments that limit or prevent individuals from pursuing technical careers within AM;
  2. Designing, implementing, and evaluating all facets of a major public communications campaign, in concert with project partners, aimed at increasing AM industry awareness and pursuit of associated technical career pathways, especially by women and members of under-represented minority populations;
  3. Designing, preparing, and evaluating all collateral materials and publications, including the program web site and technical career awareness building curriculum and materials;
  4. Planning, scheduling, and evaluating targeted outreach events, such as speaking and workshop opportunities, industry tours, parent and family workshops, and seminars, to increase knowledge and interest in technician education and career planning; integration of said knowledge into K-12 curriculum as well as into career development seminars and workshops, as appropriate;
  5. Conducting formative and summative evaluation, in concert with external evaluator, of all facets of the public communications campaign and outreach strategy to determine overall impact and effectiveness;
  6. Developing mechanisms for institutionalizing most effective practices for promoting interest among potential workers in employment in targeted technical fields;
  7. Working closely with key QCC administrators to develop organizational capacity for targeted technical outreach and recruitment and for long term institutionalization of said function into College enrollment management strategy;
  8. Developing effective best practice models for conducting grassroots public communications campaign that may be disseminated broadly so as to increase interest in and pursuit of AM careers and technician education training programs in similar regions across the country;
  9. Leveraging private and public resources to expand project activities and impact of Mass-TEC programming;
  10. Preparing regular progress reports as required by Mass-TEC partners, National Science Foundation, QCC, or other constituencies, as identified;
  11. Overseeing and managing all programmatic and fiscal matters pertaining to Mass-TEC and NSF grant requirements;
  12. Implementing/supporting/promoting College policies and practices in regard to equal opportunity and affirmative action;
  13. Working actively with other areas of the College to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork;
  14. Embracing and supporting the principle that "diversity is everybody’s business" through the daily performance of duties and responsibilities;
  15. Providing flexible, responsive, and high quality customer service to all whom we serve, be they students, community members, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures to revise accordingly;
  16. Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Masters’ degree;
  2. Demonstrated project management experience, particularly building and leading complex collaborative efforts;
  3. Demonstrated fiscal management experience, particularly with state or federal grants;
  4. Proven record of successful grant writing and alternative resource development;
  5. Enthusiastic, results-oriented mindset;
  6. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  7. Ability to travel frequently throughout the region.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Marketing and public relations experience;
  2. Demonstrated management experience with diverse partners and projects involving public communications or awareness campaigns;
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and relationships with Worcester-area public school systems and community-based organizations;
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of and relationships with the advanced manufacturing industry in central Massachusetts.

Full-time, benefited position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply
Visit our Web Site at for information or submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Office, Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606-2092. Application review will begin August 27, 2007. Applicants selected for interview will be required to develop and present a project management/work plan for Year 1 as part of their interview with the screening committee.

All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Quinsigamond Community College
Human Resources Office
Fax: (508) 854-4390
Phone: (508) 854-4259  
E-mail:  [email protected]

Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, genetic information, or disability status in its education programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs or activities as required by Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VII), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and/or the College’s Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504.


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