Dir AEOP Apprenticeships and Career Development 5367BR Provost K-12 Programs
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Detailed Job Description The AEOP Apprenticeships program is a DoD-funded, grant-based initiative that helps to address the Nation's need for a diverse, agile, and highly competent STEM literate talent pool. AEOP provides high school and undergraduate college students with hands-on STEM research opportunities in military and university laboratories across the United States and its Territories. Participating in AEOP apprenticeships offers students the unique opportunity to be mentored and trained by senior Army, Army-sponsored, or university faculty researchers while conducting real-world research . The AEOP, with leadership from RIT and support from the AEOP Consortium, will develop and implement a comprehensive career development element to supplement the Army's existing apprenticeship programs. This may include the addition of a graduate and post-doc level fellowship program, remote learning opportunities for apprentices, etc . The Director will provide strategic planning, oversight, and implementation for the AEOP Apprenticeships and Career Development effort. Job duties include: 1. Lead the development and implementation of the AEOP apprenticeship program
Collaborate regularly with Consortium partners, the Lead Organization, the Army Research Office, and the Army Cooperative Agreement Manager (CAM).
Serve as the subject matter expert for apprenticeships and career development to the AEOP consortium.
Ensure that the RIT AEOP project complies with the guidance and spirit set forth by the AEOP Cooperative Agreement.
Conduct independent research and analysis in existing STEM apprenticeship and career development initiatives and develop recommendations based on findings (may include formal grant proposals).
Organize and support committees, working groups, and communications efforts that promote cross-consortium collaboration and development of resources for apprenticeships and career development.
2. Strategic planning, administrative oversight, and reporting.
Establish the annual strategic plan for AEOP apprenticeships and workforce development, informed by best practices and assessment findings.
Serve as the key representative to the funder, RIT Sponsored Research, RIT Sponsored Programs Accounting, and the RIT K-12 University Center Leadership Team.
Oversee the project budget ($2.3M annual) and stipend payment and tracking system. Implement continuous process improvements to meet needs of all stakeholders.
Liaise with Army Laboratory Coordinators to ensure that all apprenticeship stipend payments ($1.7M annual) meet requirements set forth in the apprenticeship Standard Operating Procedures. Implement efforts to mitigate risks in the stipend payment process .
Provide oversight to ensure accurate, thorough, and on time completion of all AEOP reports - fiscal, programmatic, and evaluative.
3. Vision, direction, and execution support for high-quality services to support AEOP apprentices, mentors, and laboratories in the achievement of experiential learning, career and employment goals.
Support the coordination and continuous improvement of the AEOP apprenticeships - recruitment of students and mentors, application system, evaluation, alumni network, etc.
Develop programmatic and technical material.
Build and maintain relationships with Army Lab Coordinators, Army-funded University Lab PIs, Army Research Office Liaison, and University PIs.
The Director for AEOP Apprenticeships and Career Development will report to the Executive Director of RIT's K12 University Center. Occasional weekend or evening hours and travel to AEOP Consortium meetings and events may be required. The position based out of the RIT K12 University Center on RIT's main campus. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Master's degree and will have significant professional experience in grant management as well as workforce development, cooperative education, and/or youth programs. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented, self-motivated, independent worker able to provide leadership through a period of change. Remote candidates considered.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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