Director, Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

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Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.

We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community and will support our Philosophy of Inclusion.

We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: www.frontrange.edu and VISION 2020.

What the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Is

The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a three way partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, The Colorado Department of Transportation and Front Range Community College to support local and rural road agencies across the state by providing workforce development and training, technical assistance, technology transfer services, and information exchange, to help them manage and maintain their transportation infrastructure.

CO LTAP is a nationally renowned member of a network of local centers across the US and in Puerto Rico.

What You Will Do

The LTAP Program Director will manage all aspects of the LTAP program including the:

Design and implementation of 3-year Strategic Plan.
Creation and approval of annual Work Plan.
Creation and management of annual program budget, including tracking of revenue and expenses.
Management of funding allocations across program sponsors.
Supervision LTAP Center support staff.
Maintenance and development of relationships with all program stakeholders, including parties at federal, state, and local level.

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of April 6, 2021.

In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the LTAP Director.

SALARY: Mid to High $60’s. This is a grant funded position and subject to the continued availability of FHWA, CDOT, and FRCC funding.

BENEFITS: 2020 – 2021 APT & Faculty Benefits

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Administration

Manage and oversee all center operations, both on campus and in the community, including the shared resource lending library located at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO.
Manage short and long term planning and calendar of course offerings and special events to support the training and development needs of local agencies. Training topics range from: Asset Management, Rural Road Maintenance, Roadway Safety Improvements, and Winter Maintenance of Roadways, to name a few.
Forecast and develop annual program budget and monthly spending plan, ensuring work is delivered on-time, in-budget and at the highest quality.
Ensure the proper execution of all contracts and grant administration, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and college fiscal rules and guidelines.
Develop and deliver quarterly and annual grant management reports to FRCC, CDOT and FHWA.

Research and Development

Develop curriculum and provide supervisory training and technical assistance to local agencies in a broad array of areas including transportation policy and planning, roadway construction, infrastructure management, supervisory management, roadway safety, liability, emergency response, and workforce development.
Oversee efforts between LTAP center staff and industry SMEs to research, develop, and promote new solutions and innovations for improving roadway safety, pavements, and bridges.
Maintain awareness of current research, transportation technologies, industry best practices, and state and Federal regulations in support of all program offerings.

Industry Relations

Manage relationships with core customer base at local agencies across Colorado to address program needs, deliverables, and course requests.
Act as Chair for statewide LTAP Advisory Board and lead quarterly meetings in support of strategic priorities for the LTAP.
Work with industry, Federal, State and Local partners to create and implement innovative highway safety programs by developing and implementing marketing and outreach strategies including new safety strategies and guidelines in the Colorado Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
Represent the LTAP Center at state and national events and participate on relevant committees.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Strategic Thinking: Develop strategic priorities for LTAP program; Develop and promote new technologies in highway maintenance.
Planning: Provide training and technical assistance to local agencies in a broad array of areas including transportation policy and planning, roadway construction, infrastructure management.
Relationship Building: Develop relationships with industry partners to create and implement innovative highway safety programs.
Communication: Develop and deliver quarterly and annual grant management reports to FRCC, CDOT and National Highway Institute. Represent and promote the LTAP Center at industry events and participate on committees.
Workforce Development Education: Develop and deliver complex curriculum to adult learners using up-to-date methodologies with regard to relevancy and background of learners.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:

5 years of progressively responsible and demonstrated experience as a Program Manager.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in a field directly related to transportation/public works, engineering, public administration, adult education, business administration, and 3 years of program and project management experience.

AND

Demonstrated experience with supervision and management of professional staff, including: goal setting, performance management, workload designation and office management.
Well-developed computer literacy skills (MS Office Suite, Google Apps Suite, data analytics, Learning Management systems), administrative and organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to think broadly and conceptually to formulate creative solutions, prioritize workload and work independently with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors or advanced degree in transportation/public works, engineering, public administration, adult education, business administration, or related field desirable, and/or two to four years relevant experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of training strategies and ability to plan and evaluate training courses, instructors, and curricula.

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

Contact Name: 
Janice Ilacqua
Contact Email: 
janice.ilacqua@frontrange.edu
Contact Phone: 
303-678-3804