Training Coordinator, 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 Training Coordinator will be responsible for:

Supporting the implementation of 3-year Strategic Plan.
Conducting and overseeing projects in accordance with the program’s annual Work Plan.
Accountability to annual program budget, including tracking of revenue and expenses.
Overseeing the development and delivery of the transportation training program of FRCC’s LTAP grant project.
Collaborating with the LTAP Center Director and FRCC staff.
Coordinating agreements and schedules for instructors and training locations throughout Colorado.
Training course and program evaluation, continuous improvement, financial management, administration, and programmatic reporting.
Utilization of program specific learning management, data collection, and reporting systems.
Consultation and collaboration with key faculty, staff, and external transportation agency representatives in support of program goals and deliverables.
Oversight of all training program-related activity to ensure compliance with the federal and state grant project.

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 requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the LTAP Training Coordinator.

SALARY: Low $40s/annually. 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:

Day to Day Operations

Managing the program’s certificate training programs.
Coordinate event planning and outreach activities: contracting with instructors; securing event locations; obtaining and delivering training equipment, materials and supplies; monitoring and updating course registration; and developing and distributing marketing and promotional material.
Support the development of annual work plan and training budget, to include overseeing monthly spending plan.
Monitor LTAP training program related expenditures, manage accounts payables and receivables, and collaborate with FRCC fiscal department staff and LTAP’s FRCC Department manager to meet fiscal reporting requirements and ensure accountability for all grant funds.
Facilitate training development with assistance from subject matter experts, representatives of the LTAP Advisory Board, and program sponsors.
Coordinate with the program’s database vendor for successful development, implementation, and updates of LTAP’s learning management, data collection, and reporting system.
Respond to technical assistance requests and provide guidance and resources for local highway and public works agencies.
Attend and facilitate LTAP’s off-campus/statewide workshops.
Relationship Building and Management

Collaborate with the LTAP Center Director, other program management agencies and stakeholder partners to develop, implement and monitor progress of customized training activities and curricula for adult learners in the public works and transportation workforce. Including, but not limited to:

Establish and maintain positive relationships with all project partners, especially program participants from the local transportation agencies.
Utilize feedback from participants, sponsors and subject matter experts to identify core competencies, maintain existing coursework, as well as develop and implement new coursework.
Assist in facilitating program evaluation and continuous improvement processes for all grant-related activity; preparing and disseminating reports as required to update FRCC staff and federal, state, and local program sponsors on the status of the project to meet grant requirements.
Strategy and Vision

Manage the development and delivery of the Center’s technical assistance programs and administration of equipment loan programs.
Oversee successful operation of the Center’s resource lending library.
Align grant activities to FRCC’s Workforce Development and Highway Maintenance Management initiatives, and work with national LTAP Centers and American Public Works Association (APWA) Education Committee in the design of Credit for Prior Learning Opportunities toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Highway Maintenance Management.
Provide support to Center activities that attract funding for training and outreach services. Assist with proposal development and reporting in response to additional funding opportunities.
Attend local and national workshops, peer exchanges and conferences as directed by FRCC, CDOT, FHWA, and the National LTAP Association. Prepare conference presentations and facilitate meetings related to grant activities and outcomes as appropriate.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Communication, both verbal and written: Answer phone calls, respond to customer inquiries both verbally and through email in a patient and respectful manner. Collect data and assist with program status report writing. Serve as a college and program representative at conferences.
Technical skills: Use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) to complete day-to-day work activities. Use the training program’s specific learning management system. Use graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to create marketing material, brochures and newsletters.
Critical thinking: Observe, receive and interpret customers’ needs. Coordinate meetings, events and training. Extract, interpret and report program data. Research funding opportunities at the state and federal level.
Interpersonal relationship skills: Build and maintain relationships with local transportation agencies, state and federal industry partners, and FRCC staff.
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity: Work effectively with customers and stakeholder partners from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and management levels.
Active listening: Give full attention to customers, take time to ask probing and clarifying questions to fully understand customers’ needs in order to offer appropriate, customized solutions.
Understanding and Explaining Policies, Procedures and Guidelines: Understand and explain grant, state, and college fiscal rules, guidelines and responsibilities and reporting requirements.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:

4 years of experience with knowledge of the principles and methods in transportation, public works or related industry.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communication, Transportation, Business, or related field.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:

Experience building partnerships and collaborative ventures.
Experience developing and delivering public presentations.

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

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