This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the successful secondary school implementation of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, otherwise known as (Perkins V Grant) for the Mid-Minnesota Perkins Consortium. The consortium is comprised of 17 partner school districts along with Ridgewater College as the Post-Secondary partner serving all or portions of McLeod, Meeker, Kandiyohi, Renville, Sibley, Wright, Stearns, Pope, Swift, and Chippewa counties. The grant is focused on aligning resources and programming for career and technical education (CTE) from local K-12 school districts through the appropriate level of post-secondary education that will lead to Career and College Readiness for all students across all demographics.
Special note: This position is partially grant funded through the Carl D Perkins IV federal grant.
Two-year degree in related field
Three years of related work experience
Demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, and organizational skills to effectively prioritize work duties and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated project management skills, including organization, delegation, collaboration and follow through
Ability to read and interpret data to inform decision-making.
Ability to prepare and effectively present reports to a variety of audiences.
Experience in Secondary and/or Post-Secondary Career & Technical Education
A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation. With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota's #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
Ridgewater College offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation program (457), as well as a variety of other benefits. Each collective bargaining unit agreement determines which position will be eligible for benefits.
To see a more detailed overview of our benefit package http://www.mn.gov/mmb/segip/
Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates. As a partner in the region's business and industry, Ridgewater College strives to maintain a quality of education for tomorrow's workforce, and to keep pace with the needs of the community by offering Customized and Continuing Education courses. Ridgewater College is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment, and is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students.