Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) Outreach Coordinator

Employer
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
Details:

Posted: September 13, 2022
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Wednesday, September 28, 2022, receiving priority consideration.

Location:

Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604
**This position is not remote**

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2022

Position Summary:

The AMTC Outreach Coordinator is a key member of the AMTC team. They play a vital role in ensuring that students begin a promising career by leading the proactive job placement efforts of the AMTC. The role of the Outreach Coordinator is multifaceted, simultaneously developing extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with our catchment area manufacturing communities while cementing relationships with local high schools and various municipal and community organizations. Student success is supported through internships, job placement, and State apprentice opportunities that have been nurtured by the Outreach Coordinator with industry partners. This individual is also instrumental in creating ties with principals, staff, and counselors at high schools, middle schools, and grammar schools across both Fairfield and New Haven counties. The Outreach Coordinator plays a role in connecting with the Department of Labor through organizations such as The Workplace, Mercy Learning Center, Home for Heroes and Boys and Girls Clubs supporting the continued success of the student through the AMTC program at HCC.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with one (1) to four (4) years of manufacturing experience

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Possess existing, well-developed relationships with local manufacturers
  • Effective presentation, marketing and sales skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to speak the industrial lingo and understand the process of just in time, customer needs, lean manufacturing, including how TAKT time effects an organization
  • Reliable and motivated to follow-up promptly on any call or tip for a potential student opportunity
  • Role model for students, demonstrating professionalism and integrity in all communications
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and non-traditional students
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) or more years’ experience working in a college or university setting.
  • Experience collaborating with department chairs and faculty members.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Department Chair, Program Coordinator or other administrator, the AMTC Outreach Coordinator is accountable for the following:
  • Contact manufacturing companies to form and cultivate solid relationships as partners in industry for student access to internships and job placement upon program completion
  • Travel frequently for company and school meetings and engagements
  • Work from computer and phone maintaining contact across the network
  • Cold call on manufacturing companies in order to introduce the AMTC as a resource to support their industrial needs
  • Coordinate tours both at manufacturer facilities and at Housatonic Community College
  • Present the AMTC program at any number of venues across the district
  • Create and maintain communications with the school systems in the surrounding towns within our districts
  • Efficiently document such outreach visits and their outcomes on a shared database
  • Attend NHMA and, when necessary, Board of Ed meetings
  • Attend TTAC meetings from local trade schools where support would be beneficial to both parties
  • Maintain contacts with CT Apprenticeship council and director for company opportunities and student benefits
  • Coordinate with CONNSTEP for employee reimbursement incentives for OJT costs
  • Facilitate internship opportunities for AMTC students after completion of their first semester
  • Negotiate student wages for internships with prospective employers
  • Maintain working relationships with union representatives (Teamsters, Machinist Union, Electric Boat, Heim Bearing, Sikorsky)
  • Schedule interviews for internships and track results
  • Organize mock interviews with employers for AMTC students
  • Work with and coordinate with the career awareness resources at HCC
  • Track internship progress and student performance
  • Communicate in favor of student offers for full time employment upon completion of internships
  • Actively cultivate full-time hiring of all AMTC graduates and impending graduates through channels such as Job Fairs, email connections, communications and resources that the outreach coordinator has created
  • Support the new HCC Derby AMTC initiative with similar attention as the above
The AMTC Outreach Coordinator must be flexible and available to work on occasional evenings with adjustment made to their schedule to stay within the maximum 17hrs/week schedule.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Salary:

$35.10 hourly.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Ndagostino@commnet.edu

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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