This Perkins-funded position is responsible for developing and leveraging partnerships with OSU-OKC's technology center partners, the Oklahoma Career Tech System and the University's employer partners, and the creation, implementation and ongoing management of robust pathways leading to associate in applied science degrees at OSU-OKC which prepare individuals for high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand occupations in competitive, integrated settings that lead to self-sufficiency.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for oversight of technology center relationships and the development of educational pathways and services which support AAS program completion.
- Regularly visit, build strong relationships with, and serve as a valuable resource to technology center students and technology center representatives, including superintendents, faculty, career guidance and academic counselors, and other school leaders, administrators and specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals.
- Assist technology center students with the development of career and educational goals and plans which include alignments with area employers.
- Engage AAS graduate employers regarding their employee needs and expectations and utilize those insights to improve OSU-OKC's programs and services.
- Develop and facilitate student success-focused programming at least once-a-semester for technology center students transitioning to OSU-OKC. The programming will address time management, learning styles, and positive study habits. Emphasis will also be placed on developing positive attitudes, as well as setting and fulfilling career and educational goals with clear program of study information provided.
- Work with various OSU-OKC academic units and representatives in the identification and facilitation of college credit opportunities for students and promote these opportunities to technology center students with clear information on credit available through concurrent enrollment, transfer credit, and prior learning assessment.
- Collaborate with the OSU-OKC Career Tech Transitional Advisor to ensure as seamless as possible progressions for students from technology center through OSU-OKC's AAS degree programs.
- Collaborate with OSU-OKC academic leaders and faculty on the implementation of programs and services directed to increasing technology center student retention and completion.
- Establish practices and processes that will ensure compliance with all Perkins funding requirements.
- Complete all mandatory training and participate in a minimum of two professional development each year.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Resume and Cover Letter required for full consideration
Bachelor's degree in business, training development, education or other related field.
- 2 years of Career Tech or workforce development experience.
- 1 year of experience in education and/or training/professional development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to exchange information, give/receive instructions and respond to inquiries appropriately.
- Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a multicultural environment in an effort to work and communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff and community partners.
- Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Strong troubleshooting abilities to overcome barriers to success and think critically regarding possible solutions.
- Proven project leadership abilities including ability to share knowledge, resolve conflict and build consensus through complex tasks.
- Strong ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and responsibilities, and appropriately
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cohesively with administrators, community partners, employers, students and staff.
- Experience using data to inform the development, implementation, and monitoring of programming that progresses individuals toward defined outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deploy innovative and impactful activities based on input from stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize technology platforms to interact with and engage diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate in plans and activities that attract and progress individuals toward defined outcomes.
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse audiences.
- Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
- Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
- 3-5 years of Career Tech or workforce development experience
- Master's degree in workforce development, business, training development, education, or equivalent
- Higher education experience.
- Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact performed in person, by telephone, via email and various communication platforms.
- Must be able to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends.
- Must have valid Oklahoma Driver's License and be able to travel.
- Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
- Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
- Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs (if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two person lift.)
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.
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