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Director, Transportation, Logistics and Maritime Programs
09/20/2021
Staff
Business and Law - HB&L
12 Month Regular
$89,090 - $111,363

Who we are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who are ready to thrive and grow with us to join our team.

 We have a great opportunity for you

We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, the Director of Anne Arundel Community College’s Transportation, Logistics & Maritime (TLM) Program provides executive leadership, creates and implements strategic and innovative direction, assesses national and international transportation, logistics and maritime-related trends and related critical issues, and develops tactics and measurements to ensure the achievement of short- and long-term objectives of the Program. Ensures programming is aligned with local, regional and national industry and workforce needs and AACC’s strategic plan.  Responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation and supervision of all initiatives related to programs, courses, and activities offered in the Program. Areas of overall responsibility in the TLM Program include:  credit/and noncredit courses/degrees/certificates; Marine Skilled Trades program; Center of Excellence for Maritime Workforce Training and Education; management of the Transportation and Logistics Center @ GBTC.

Specific responsibilities include oversight of the design and scheduling of instructional  programs and courses and the ongoing assessment of the learning outcomes of TLM programs and courses. Ensures all programs, courses and activities are aligned to deliver a comprehensive academic TLM Program that provides individuals the opportunity to earn a workforce credit certificate that stacks into an AAS degree in Supply Chain Management (currently being designed). Establishes and maintains productive relationships with key stakeholders and external partners including Anne Arundel  County Public Schools; leaders of local, state, and national maritime/port operations; airport operations; warehousing/distribution centers; companies critical to the transportation, logistics, and maritime industries elected officials, state and federal government agencies, MD Department of Transportation, Baltimore Port Adminstration; MD Aviation Administration; Maritime Administration (MARAD); other Centers of Excellence for Maritime Training and Educatin; and National Maritime Workforce Alliance (a consortium of 14 community colleges nationwide).

Responsible for management and oversight of TLM budget, facilities, marketing, recruitment, program and course development and learning outcomes evaluation. Supervises and evaluates all faculty and staff, and develops the instructional schedule each term. The Director collaborates closely with staff and faculty throughout the college, particularly the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and including those assigned to all units within the Divisions of Learning and other Divisions of the college. Ensures a commitment to diversity and a culture of excellence through collaboration, cooperation, open communication, and transparency. 

The Director is also responsible for performing activities related to special learning and administrative projects as assigned by the Dean of the School of Business and Law and the Vice President of Learning. These projects may include school-wide projects and events, marketing, learning outcomes development and assessment, interdisciplinary programming, experiential learning and other initiatives undertaken by the School of Business and Law.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The School of Business and Law in the Division of Learning seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

What you will do in this role

Strategic planning, oversight, and management of all TLM programs and courses, both credit and noncredit, including the Transportation and Logistics Center @ GBTC, Marine Skilled Trades program, and the Center of Excellence for Maritime Workforce Training and Education; events and activities, including enrollment, retention, and completion initiatives as well as learning outcomes assessment initiatives. Ensures day-to-day program success of a high-quality TLM Program.

Ensure programs and courses align with industry and workforce requirements and demands. Identify and recommend new and innovative programs for development in the areas of transportation, logistics, maritime, and management related to ports/maritime, airports/aviation, warehousing/distribution, supply chain, etc. through data gathering, focus groups, and advisory boards.

Establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders and external partners including Anne Arundel  County Public Schools; leaders of local, state, and national maritime/port operations; airport operations; warehousing/distribution centers; companies critical to the transportation and logistics industry; elected officials; local, state, and federal government agencies, MD Department of Transportation, Baltimore Port Adminstration; MD Aviation Administration; Maritime Administration (MARAD); the National Maritime Workforce Alliance (the consortium of 14 community colleges nationwide); and the other Centers of Excellence for Maritime Workforce Training and Educationl. Participate in professional organizations related to TLM and present to educational, technical, and civic groups at local, state, and national meetings and conferences.

Engage in grant work related to AACC’s designation as a Center of Excellence for Maritime Workforce Training and Education and other applicable grants and partnerships, including but not limited to, use of drones/drone technology and off-shore wind energy. Work closely with AACC’s Grant Office.

Management of TLM full-time and adjunct faculty and staff (as allocated), including hiring, supervising, evaluating, staffing, and building schedules each term. Facilitate resolution of faculty/student/classroom issues and problems. Ensure professional development activities for faculty and participate in same. 

Manage the TLM budget and the Transportation & Logistics Center at AACC’s off-site location at the Glen Burnie Town Center. 

Develop and execute marketing strategies and initiatives for the TLM program.  

Engage in inter- and intra-institutional collaboration as a member of the School of Business and Law Leadership Team; work closely with other college credit and noncredit instructional units to ensure seamless programming in transportation and logistics. Participate in college-wide projects and initiatives and other tasks as assigned by the Dean of the School of Business and Law or Vice President for Learning. 

What you will bring to this position

Master's degree in transportation and logistics or supply chain management or business with a concentration in those areas

Minimum of five years of experience in transportation and logistics field related to port/maritime, airport/aviation, warehouse/distribution, and/or supply chain management.         

Leadership experience in program and project management, strategic planning, and management and supervision of multiple individuals and groups.   

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a culturally diverse group of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external partners on a regular basis.

And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)

Ph.D in transportation and logistics or supply chain management or business with a concentration in one of those areas.

Experience working in the maritime industry and with the federal Maritime Administration.

 

This position will eventually be based at AACC’s Transportation and Logistics Center at GBTC; therefore, the person hired must be a motivated and responsible self-starter with strong initiative and work ethic. 

 

We love our benefits, and you will too!

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions.  AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
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College Statement on Diversity
 
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
 
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.