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Executive Director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and the Trades

Company:
Franklin Cummings Tech
Job Location:
Category:
Other Executive
Type:
Full-Time
Description

  

Who We Are: 

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology (Franklin Cummings Tech) is a private, non-profit, two-year technical college located in Boston. Founded in 1908, the college proudly continues a long tradition of educating students for high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, engineering, and construction management. With a mission to deliver transformative technical and trade education that leads to economic advancement, our unique mixture of 1, 2, and 4-year programs are delivered both in-person and on-line to appeal to student's demand for flexible program delivery. 

Our graduation and job placement rates are among the best in the nation among two-year colleges. Because of our impact and outcomes, Franklin Cummings Tech recently received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education. 

In FY22, Franklin Cummings Tech was the academic home to almost 900 learners. Half of those learners were students enrolled in traditional credit-bearing programs. The balance enrolled in a combination of continuing education and contract education programs. In the coming years, the College seeks to boost the number of students in credit-bearing courses, while also expanding continuing education and contract education so that we are educating more than 1,000 learners a year by FY25. 

All employees of Franklin Cummings Tech are expected to be passionate advocates for students and actively lead and contribute to institution-wide efforts to further improve graduation, retention rates, and career placement of our student body. Furthermore, all staff and faculty across the institution collaborate to support student recruitment, retention, and success.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly strategic Executive Director to maximize the effectiveness of programs and provide leadership to a newly developed Center of Energy Efficiency and the Trades at the College. Reporting to the Dean of Academics, the Executive Director is a newly developed role, and will be a key member of Academic Affairs Leadership Team. The Executive Director will also collaborate closely with the Chief Campaign Officer and Marketing Coordinator to share our vision externally to key stakeholders.

We are looking for a seasoned and collaborative Executive Director who leads with empathy, humility, and humor. The Executive Director will possess a true passion for Energy Efficiency and eliminating toxics from our environment and has a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of social and renewable energy technology principles. 

Requirements

  

Key Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will:

- Oversee Strategy Development, Program Management, and Cross-Program Synergy
  • Participate in the creation of, and lead implementation of, Franklin Cummings Tech's programmatic vision for current programs and strategies including public interest litigation, energy efficiency policy, and technology enhancements for renewable energy.
  • Oversee strategic planning and evaluation processes, and lead organization in adapting strategies based on emerging internal and external events and issues. New programs currently being evaluated include addressing the climate impacts of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Assist faculty in developing and implementing a well-defined curriculum that includes diverse program strengths.
  • Ensure programs are synergistic and coordinated. 
  • Participate in budget development by providing detailed justification for grant proposals and budget initiatives.
  • Teach a maximum of 4 credit hours per term.
Partner with Leadership Team, and Wider Staff 
  • Serve on the Leadership Team and ensure that decisions made are in the best interest of staff and the organization.
  • Work as a thought partner with the Dean of Academics on management, budgetary, and curriculum planning.
  • Partner with the Marketing Coordinator to elevate Franklin Cummings Tech's overall messaging and communications about Franklin Cummings Tech's commitment to energy efficiency.
  • Partner with the Chief Campaign Officer to successfully assist in generating revenue into Franklin Cummings Tech to fund the      Center.
Represent Franklin Cummings Tech's Center for Energy Efficiency and the Trades (CEET) externally 
  • Serve as spokesperson for CEET with partner agencies, news media, and the public.  
  • Represent CEET with donors, both in writing and in person.
  • Partner with coalitions and allies in the non-profit, for-profit and government sectors.
Qualifications:

We're looking for a strategic and inspiring leader who has the following: 
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible leadership positions and experience teaching technical courses in energy      efficiency.  
  • Proven success working as part of a management team. This should include partnering with other teams, such as Development and marketing, to integrate those functions into program activities.  
  • Expertise facilitating group discussions and processes that      value each person's expertise and important contributions to      decisions/discussions.
  • A track record of planning and executing multiple tactics for successful program or campaign outcomes in the non-profit sector. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to-and ability to actively promote-diversity, equity, inclusion and technology, and experience      communicating with, managing, and coordinating diverse groups within a multicultural workforce. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to intersectionality in priority-setting, program design, and communications.
  • Shared vision that a progressive non-profit can successfully partner with businesses whose leaders share our values. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • An open mind and a growth mindset, with a proven track record of being highly creative and resourceful.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and partnership skills.
  • Enthusiasm and effectiveness in fundraising.
  • Excellent communication skills, both in speech and writing.
  • Competency in the use of a variety of technical platforms.
  • Background or experience in renewable energy, Smart technology, and energy efficiency. 
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Master's Degree required. 
Preferred Candidate will have:
  • Terminal or doctorial level degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field
  • Ability, experience, and prior success in establishing and growing partnerships;
  • A demeanor of patience, with an ability to remain calm and open-minded;
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; 
  • Proficiency in assessment and continuous improvement; and
  • Work experience in engineering or a technical field.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the College's mission.
Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should be sent to: Marvin Loiseau Ed.D., Dean of Academics, at mloiseau@franklincummings.edu .

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Franklin Cummings Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law.
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