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Director of Alignment for Precision Machining Technology - Remote/Hybrid (Texas-based)

companyTexas State Technical College
locationRosenberg, TX 77471, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/11/2024
Full Time
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What We Offer You:
  • More than just a job but the start of a rewarding and fulfilling career
  • Supportive environment where employee growth and success are promoted and celebrated
  • Paid vacation, sick time & paid holidays, including an extended holiday break
  • You will enjoy the stability of the State of Texas' comprehensive health and retirement benefits, competitive wages, State of Texas employee discounts, and much, much more. Follow the links below for additional details:
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Job Description:

The Director of Alignment reports to a Program Dean and primarily works independently as a professional contributor. Success in this role requires strong expertise in an industrial technical field, including understanding the current and future workforce needs of the industry, and the ability to collaborate effectively to drive statewide programs towards high quality, industry-relevant, and compelling differentiation.

The Director of Alignment must possess a deep understanding of the industry sector or discipline, as well as strong research and analytical skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, along with the ability to adapt to changing needs. The role involves translating industry knowledge into actionable strategies and building strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure the success of initiatives. The Director of Alignment works closely with campus leadership and statewide partners to establish the direction of statewide programs and define clear expectations while staying true to TSTC's mission. This role collaborates with campus leadership, statewide partners, faculty team leads, faculty members, curriculum development shared services, content development shared services, and budget teams to enhance the core capabilities of statewide programs.

Essential Functions:
  • Industry Workforce Awareness and Exposure
    • Stay informed and up-to-date about current and emerging trends, technologies, and skill requirements within the industry.
    • Seek information on workforce needs and skill gaps in the industry and understand how these needs are likely to evolve.
    • Attend industry conferences, participate in professional organizations or associations, follow industry news and publications, and network with colleagues and industry experts.
    • Collaborate with other professionals in the industry to gain insights into best practices and emerging trends.
  • Curriculum Development
    • Participate in curriculum development by ensuring alignment with current and emerging workforce needs in the industry.
    • Work with industry experts, local campus program leadership, and employers to identify the most important skills and knowledge students need for workforce success.
    • Design curriculum to address these needs.
    • Participate in curriculum planning for the current QEP process, support of faculty involvement within the Shaping You to Get Hired initiative, and collection of QEP data from program faculty.
  • Content Development
    • Apply industry workforce knowledge to create content for courses and instructional materials.
    • Collaborate with content contributors across the statewide program and content development teams to ensure instructional content is relevant, up-to-date, and aligned with industry trends and technologies.
  • Faculty Qualifications - Development & Assessment
    • Use industry workforce knowledge to inform professional development plans for self and program faculty throughout the state.
    • Apply knowledge of industry workforce needs to assess faculty qualifications for teaching in a specific discipline.
    • Build and conduct assessments to ensure faculty members possess the skills and knowledge necessary to teach courses aligned with industry needs.
    • Support faculty in developing these skills through professional development opportunities.
  • Program Capability Maturity Development
    • Work with local campus programs and other statewide shared service partners to design and procure teaching space and equipment based on industry workforce needs.
    • Ensure that space and equipment meet the needs of students and faculty, considering local campus infrastructure and equipped with relevant technologies and tools.
  • Partnership and Collaboration
    • Actively seek collaboration opportunities, foster relationships, and work with local campus programs and statewide shared service partners toward shared goals.
    • Effective collaboration requires frequent communication, adaptability, and problem-solving.
    • Communicate objectives, expectations, and timelines clearly to collaborative partners.
    • Be adaptable and open to feedback, making necessary adjustments to meet the needs of all parties.
    • Identify and solve potential issues in collaboration with shared service partners and local campus partners.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
  • Industry Sector or Discipline
    • Solid understanding of the industry sector or discipline, including current and emerging trends, technologies, and skill requirements.
    • Familiarity with the educational needs of students within the industry sector or discipline.
    • Knowledge of best practices in curriculum development, content creation, teaching space and equipment design and procurement, and faculty qualifications assessment.
  • Research and Analytical Skills: Strong research and analytical skills to gather and evaluate information relevant to the industry sector or discipline
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with industry experts, employers, faculty members, and students.
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills: Proficiency in organizational and project management skills to coordinate curriculum development, content creation, teaching space and equipment design and procurement, and faculty qualifications assessment.
  • Industry Trends Awareness:
    • Ability to stay informed and up-to-date on the current and emerging trends, technologies, and skill requirements within the industry.
    • Capability to translate industry knowledge into actionable strategies for curriculum development, content creation, teaching space and equipment design and procurement, and faculty qualifications assessment.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing industry needs and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Relationship Building:
    • Aptitude for developing and maintaining strong relationships with industry partners, employers, shared service partners, campus leadership, and faculty members.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Industry Experience:
    • Substantial experience working in the industry sector or discipline, ideally in a faculty, leadership, or management role.
    • Demonstrated awareness and exposure to workforce needs within a specific industry sector or discipline.
  • Skills:
    • Proven research and analytical skills, showcasing the ability to gather and analyze industry-related information effectively.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate effective collaboration and communication with various stakeholders.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills to successfully coordinate and manage initiatives.
    • Proficiency in translating industry knowledge into actionable strategies for implementation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Design:
    • Experience in developing curriculum and creating instructional content.
    • Familiarity with designing teaching spaces and procuring equipment.
    • Ability to assess faculty qualifications effectively.
  • Technological Proficiency:
    • Proficiency in using relevant software and technology.
    • Familiarity with learning management systems, project management software, and data analysis tools.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Design:
    • Experience in developing curriculum and creating instructional content.
    • Familiarity with designing teaching spaces and procuring equipment.
    • Ability to assess faculty qualifications effectively.
  • Technological Proficiency:
    • Proficiency in using relevant software and technology.
    • Familiarity with learning management systems, project management software, and data analysis tools.
Precision Machine Technology :
  • Industry experience in Manual Machining
  • Industry experience operating and programming CNC machines
  • Knowledge of CAM/CAD software
  • Be able to interpret Blueprints and GD&T
  • A plus having NIMA or NTMA certification
  • HAAS Certified
  • CNC Certifications
  • Associates degree or higher in Machining Technology or related field

State-Wide Support:
  • "Travel required to support Texas State Technical College campus on an as needed basis" utilizing TSTC Fleet vehicles.
  • Valid Driver's License
Equal Opportunity Employer

Texas State Technical College (TSTC), as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. TSTC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Employment Eligibility Verification

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at TSTC.

Background Checks

A criminal history background check will be required for the finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

After you complete your application, please send your transcripts to

faculty.credentialing@tstc.edu.

Required skills

  • Haas