Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Published: January 24, 2018
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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Project Director for Unmanned Systems provides leadership assistance in promoting and establishing this center as a recognizable and highly valuable component in Washington’s economic and workforce development initiatives and serves as Eastern Washington’s liaison for business and industry, K-12 public education, Washington State’s community and technical colleges and economic and workforce development systems.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and recommend data-based decisions about unmanned systems within the mission and strategic objectives of community and technical colleges and SBCTC; support colleges on a statewide basis to develop and/or deliver programs related to unmanned systems.
  • Under the direction of Executive Director for the Center of Excellence and Aerospace and Advance Manufacturing provide leadership and coordination for the development and establishment of a center for Unmanned Systems within Eastern Washington.
  • Coordinate with City Manager of Sunnyside; Advisory Board Members; Executive Director of Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, Industry Partners and other college departments to achieve grant targets.
  • Assess trends and needs in economic development within the unmanned systems industry labor market to determine professional/technical training needs and promote the community college system as the training center for unmanned systems, business, industry and labor.
  • Develop new or enhanced unmanned systems professional/technical programs that are responsive to business, industry and labor training needs, i.e. short term, certificate, AAS degrees, pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs.
  • Disseminate information to colleges to assist them in the development and/or delivery of programs related to unmanned systems.
  • Develop statewide partnerships and act as an eastside liaison to community service, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, EDC’s, WDC’s, industry, labor and government to meet the educational needs within the field of unmanned systems for entry-level and incumbent workers and with public agencies to promote and develop unmanned systems programs.
  • Coordinate the program advisory committees and skill panels related to unmanned systems.
  • Oversee the budget related to the Unmanned Systems project.
  • Work with the President, Dean of Instruction and other instruction administrators to facilitate communication processes between aerospace and advance manufacturing faculty to enhance the collegial life of the College.
  • Frequent communications with K-12 schools and community and technical colleges in the area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; AND
  2. Three years of experience in Program or Project Management, fiscal management related to program funding, or prof/tech teaching experience (secondary or post-secondary), or related to work in aerospace or advanced manufacturing; OR
  3. Five years of responsible supervisory and/or administrative experience in a related field; AND
  4. Successful experience working with diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree
  2. Project Management Credential or Competency Certification
  3. Expertise with planning, project design and implementation with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple processes and projects simultaneously.
  4. Experience with Community College Workforce Education and/or administrative experience within Community and Technical College system
  5. Strong oral, written, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
  6.  Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities
  7. Strong teamwork skills
  8. Self-motivation skills
  9. Accounting/fiscal record-keeping experience
  10. Ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced environment with all levels of professional staff, faculty and administration.
  11. Proficient in computer programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  12. Experience working in a high school, college or university setting.
  13. Experience working with funders, Workforce Development Council(s), the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and/or OSPI.

Physical Demands

Everett Community College follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person
  • Ability to commute to different locations.

Work Hours:

Monday-Friday; 8AM-5PM. Summer schedule may vary.

Posting Date: 01/01/2018
Closing Date: 02/16/2018
Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is a full time 12 month per year grant funded position. Exempt staff member with year to year contract. Local travel occasionally may require access to and legal ability to drive a personal vehicle to appointments. Expected duration through June 2019.

Continuation is dependent upon annual renewal of grant funding.

This position will be housed at Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center, 1120 S. 18th Street, Yakima WA 98901.

Everett Community College is committed to increasing cultural diversity among its staff. Applicants with multicultural experience and/or backgrounds, which will add cultural richness and diversity to Everett Community College, are encouraged to apply.

Everett Community College’s vision, strategic plan and core themes value, respect and uphold diversity, equity, cultural competence and inclusion. Hiring and retaining a diverse workforce is a commitment for our institution.

Everett Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or age in its programs, activities, or employment.

Notice to Applicants

Prior to hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Drug-Free Campus

In compliance with federal and state regulations, EvCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are required to comply with EvCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notification of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.
The complete policy is available at the EvCC Policies page. If you would like a printed copy of the policy, or if you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 425-388-9229.

Safety and Security

EvCC strives to be a safe, secure and prepared campus for our students, staff and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety, Security and Emergency Management page.

This information is required by law and is provided by the EvCC Security Department. If you would like a printed copy of this information, you may contact the Security Department at (425) 388-9990.

Salary $65,000 - $70,000