Coordinator, Workplace LearningCPCC
Since its beginning in 1963, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has been an innovative national leader among two-year institutions. CPCC alumni include chefs, healthcare providers, technicians, real estate brokers, paralegals, firefighters, teachers, law enforcement officers, trades people, engineers, administrative professionals and countless others who serve our community and share in CPCC’s proud tradition.
CPCC is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs; customized corporate training; market-focused continuing education; and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all residents of Mecklenburg County. The size and scope of the college also enable it to serve as Mecklenburg’s premier workforce development resource.
CPCC enrolls more than 56,000 annually in for-credit programs as well as continuing education and basic skills courses and engages approximately 256,000 each year through various programs, services, events and performances. The college employs around 3,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff members. The college’s 2016-17 operating budget was about $213 million.
Job Description / Information:
Coordinator, Workplace Learning is a multi-campus position.
Job ID: Req. 2905
Central Piedmont Community College’s Workplace Learning includes the Apprenticeship Charlotte, Co-op, and Internship programs. These areas are critical to providing students with the opportunity to gain work experience in addition to the classroom and lab experiences.
This position will primarily work with students interested in the co-op and internship programs on Central and Harper campuses. Co-op (also referred to as work-based learning) and internship allows students to blend classroom learning with practical work experience. Instead of attending class in a traditional classroom, students work with an employer in a position directly related to their field of study. Some of the day-to-day responsibilities will include communicating with employers through phone, email, and in person about CPCC’s Workplace Learning programs, assisting students with reaching their career and work-based learning experience goals and promoting open work based learning opportunities to targeted programs of study.
Plans and coordinates the work-based learning programs for various programs and the College; performs key administrative functions to support the program.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Works closely with academic departments in supporting the integration between classroom learning and work-based learning. Provides training for faculty coordinators, administrators and staff.
2. Serves as a liaison between students, faculty and employers regarding administrative and operating requirements for the work-based learning program.
3. Functions as the primary contact for employers. The coordinator is responsible for recruiting employers, managing student work-based learning opportunities and conducting initial site visits.
4. Markets work-based learning opportunities to prospective students. Develops marketing strategies for targeted industries and student populations. Participates in campus resource days, career fairs and other events for student recruitment. Utilizes technology to promote work-based learning.
5. Meets with students one-on one- to assist them in the work-based learning process. Counsels students on guidelines and assesses eligibility. Promotes the development of employment skills. Advises students on procedures throughout the semester.
6. Processes work-based learning paperwork and maintains complete student records and documentation in compliance with state regulations. Collaborates with the Compliance and Audit department to meet institutional reporting requirements.
7. Utilizes Datatel and other software in monitoring, assessing and collecting data. Designs assessment instruments. Monitors and records student, faculty and employer contact.
8. Provides program services in collaboration with other coordinators and under the leadership of the Senior Coordinator and Director.
9. Networks on a local, national and international level.
10. Participates in professional development training. Stays current on software applications, assessment tools, and methods to best meet the mission of the program.
11. Participates in special projects as a representative of the program.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
Knowledge of principles of experiential learning and career counseling
Knowledge of job market salaries and occupational trends
Knowledge of principals and methods of marketing, electronic marketing and program promotion
Knowledge of laws and procedures related to Work-based Learning
Knowledge of database management and/or spreadsheet application
Knowledge and analysis of workforce demographics and career trends
Strong communication skills
Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and 1 to 2 years of related work experience in a corporate or educational environment.
• Detailed oriented and well organized ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated success in achieving numeric goals
• Computer proficiency in desktop applications with database experience
• Excellent presentation and written communication skills