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The National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) works with school districts, career technical centers, postsecondary institutions and business organizations to support the development and implementation of college and career pathways for all students.
NC3T is regularly looking for experienced professionals to work in an adjunct capacity to help coach schools, districts and communities in our network as they build and pursue their pathways plans.
Please contact us if you would like to explore this part-time opportunity.
Consultant will need to become familiar with the NC3T pathways design specifications and development model, and use the company’s information and tools to support its client communities. To effectively support clients, consultant will also:
- Participate in internal coaching calls to deepen consultant’s understanding of the NC3T approach and debrief on client activity
- Help build strong buy-in to the pathways concept among three significant stakeholder groups in each client community: K-12 education, postsecondary education, and employers.
- Meet regularly, on-site and virtually, with community site leaders or leadership teams; frequency will vary by contract and by client need, though most frequent would be monthly check-ins.
- Participate in statewide meetings of participating sites on an annual or biannual basis.
- Participate, as needed, in workshops around the state to introduce new communities to the pathways model.
- Maintain an up-to-date site journal for each site, for internal management purposes, that explains actions, contacts, and general developments for each site.
- Gather and post to a shared folder local artifacts to document local progress.
The successful applicant will have at least 8 years of significant professional experience working in education, workforce development, or economic development, and at least five years of administrative, senior consulting, or executive experience in an education, workforce, or economic development setting.
He or she will have strong public speaking and facilitation skills, with the ability to lead group discussions and engage partners around shared values toward a common vision. Good listening skills are critically important, as is the ability to think strategically and to synthesize core concepts from multiple speakers, helping to resolve disparities of perspective and reach agreement.
The candidate will possess a core knowledge of education and workforce issues, and a commitment to strengthening their understanding. This includes learning the NC3T pathways model and the research behind that model, as well as familiarity with various school improvement models and organizations, and the current policy environment (WIOA, ESSA, expected Perkins changes).
Candidates are expected to have a computer and know or be willing to learn various platforms essential to virtual work including Dropbox, Basecamp, Google Drive and Calendar, and GoToWebinar.
NC3T will pay a competitive rate based on experience, either for a full-time staff member or a part-time consultant.
Send resume and cover letter to Jobs@NC3T.com.
NC3T is developing a series of practical resources focused on CTE program quality. Topics include program quality reviews, workforce alignment, branding and communications, effective advisory boards, work-based learning and other similar topics.
If you have expertise in one or more of these areas and have solid writing skills, we would like to hear from you. Projects will be part-time and of limited duration, appropriate for full-time educators and administrators who are able to set and keep to an agreed-upon schedule.
If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that summarizes your interest and qualifications, as well as an up-to-date copy of your resume or vitae. Writing samples would also be welcome. We will review your qualifications and follow up with you within two weeks.