Job Title: Program Coordinator, Employer Engagement and Experiential Learning
Department: Partnerships and Programs
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Externally Funded
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Type: Annual
Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes.
With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation.
Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive
compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Program Coordinator, Employer Engagement & Experiential Learning provides support and implementation functions toward employer partnerships and experiential learning opportunities (i.e. work study, apprenticeships, internships, on-site sponsorship programs, etc.) for students of the College. The Coordinator will serve as a primary internal staff member responsible for coordinating internal stakeholders, working with external stakeholders in implementation, and ensuring excellence, responsiveness, and agility in approach and service to achieve the desired agreed upon outcomes.
Professionalism, Adaptability, Managing Work, Building Partnerships, Continuous Improvement, Planning & Organizing, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Quality Orientation, Collaboration, Leading Teams
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Coordinates projects in order to deliver them within scope, within budget and with high levels of quality throughout the project lifecycle. Actively participates as part of the project team to create deliverables and complete project tasks, as needed. Adaptable to changing environment and willing to be flexible working with multiple internal and external partners. Serves as liaison to Workforce Innovation partners, industry partners, faculty and department chairs. Identifies and organizes project teams in collaboration with the internal and external stakeholders, as identified.
Schedules and coordinates project team meetings, coordinates activities toward project completion. Establishes agreement with team members on due dates, cost and quality expectations. Executes charter and work plan in consultation with project teams.
Reviews and facilitates creation of high level deliverables. Identifies and communicates the need for resources from outside the College (i.e. equipment, software, contractual expertise). Identifies improvements with the scope of projects. Leverages technology and data to improve the efficiency of project implementation. Works with the designated staff to ensure the creation and filing of accurate "end of project" process maps.
Partners with the Workforce Innovation and Business Development teams to create strategic engagement plans for potential industry partners. Assists in creating and fostering relationships with industry partners across programs. Engages employers directly to promote programs and ensure industry needs are aligned and expectations are being met. Assesses the needs of industry partners to promote various approaches to experiential learning programs, incumbent training and on-site delivery of academic programs.
FISCAL & ADMINISTRATIVE
Completes project reports. Identifies best practices from peer institutions, industry partners and communities of interest that support the overall project scope and quality. Prepares and presents status reports to all levels of management. Coordinates reporting and creates documentation that follows project management lifecycles. Reviews projects for completeness. Cross references requirements documents. Utilizes project quality metrics and measures expected outcomes (i.e. required completion dates, budget limits, and quality standards). Monitors project budgets and provides status updates. Identifies project issues that require resolution and creates issue list. Escalates issues for resolution when appropriate. Develops options for decision makers
USUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: participatory leadership practices; industry standard project management methodologies and practices; FERPA; case management practices; work-based experiential learning models; CRM system functions; public relations and cultural diversity; marketing; recruitment and outreach operations; communication and relationship-building strategies; customer service and public relations principles; admissions and enrollment management objectives and strategies; report development and analysis; event planning; student information system functions and queries; computer software programs and applications; database management; and standard office practices and procedures.
Skill in: verbal and written communication; case management; proficiency with presentations; listening; preparing written reports; problem solving and analytical thinking; operating general office and job-related equipment; follow-up, planning, maintaining, and promoting good public relations; customer service; project management, execution of work plans, and networking with other organizations and businesses; general typing; organization and coordination of career or educational programs; professional development; and coaching.
Ability to: plan, execute, and close assigned projects according to strategic alignment and prioritization; serve as official college representative; work independently demonstrating initiative; coordinate multiple activities and tasks; maintain confidential and sensitive information; work effectively with persons of varying cultures and backgrounds; develop, implement and deliver effective assessment programs; coordinate and monitor resource allocations including assignments of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan; coordinate multiple concurrent activities and tasks; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, external and complete work records; organize and problem solve.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Two (2) years' experience managing high level projects from design through implementation. An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate. High School Diploma or GED. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Internal Number: req2665_1566397169
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.