National Park College is currently searching for an innovative, high energy person for the Director of the Innovative Technologies Center (ITC). The ITC was established by a Regional Workforce Grant, and seeks to align workforce development and academic programs with regional economic development strategies to meet the needs of local and regional employers. The qualified candidate will possess a combination of entrepreneurial, intellectual, innovative, and relationship building skills to continue to develop and deliver ITC grant initiatives. The Director must be skillful in marketing and public relations to lead the continued development of partnerships with industry, K-12, and the community. The position is funded through by an Arkansas Department of Higher Education Regional Workforce Grant grant.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate and supervise all ITC grant administration and deployment of grant activities.
- Communicate with grant contacts to ensure compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements.
- Prepare and oversee grant budget.
- Prepare grant updates and extensions.
- Supervise instructional and administrative staff associated with the grant.
- Represent National Park College and the ITC to the community through public relations activities and direct involvement in the community.
- Establish and maintain alliances with other organizations to promote the ITC and its activities.
- Maintain subject matter expertise of Arkansas Department of Higher Education Regional Workforce Grant implementation requirements.
- Create and lead Innovative Technologies Center advisory committee to ensure regional needs are identified and met.
- Host regional meetings focusing on Innovative Technologies.
- Supervise coordination and planning for all training opportunities for grant partners.
- Stay current on innovative technologies as they relate to grant initiatives.
- Maintain confidentiality and practice discretion at all times.
- Serve as a positive representative of the ITC and National Park College at all times.
- Other duties as assigned or required by the grant and the Community & Corporate Training Division.
- Bachelor’s in relevant discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum five years supervisory experience.
- Expertise in collaborating with community and state officials on projects related to innovative technologies.
- Experience in manufacturing industry and/or workforce development.
- Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
- Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, the names of three professional references with contact information, and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 26th for consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE