Project Coordinator, Aligning the Workforce and Education System for Manufacturing (AWESM)

Project Coordinator, Aligning the Workforce and Education System for Manufacturing (AWESM)


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186


Commensurate with experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Closes: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Target Start Date

Friday, October 29, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications



Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Project Management or related field with a minimum of 2 years project management experience


Organizational skills sufficient to handle multiple tasks, manage multiple projects, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines


Excellent written and oral communication skills


Ability to research, analyze and propose learning solutions for educational needs


Working knowledge of Moodle and Microsoft Teams/or similar learning management system


Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
  -  Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
  -  Collaborating and facilitating
  -  Creating and innovating
  -  Anticipating and responding to change
  -  Providing vision and leadership
  -  Assessment of student learning
  -  Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Project Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution


Federal grant management experience


Institutional Research experience

Position Description




Align short-term training with career pathways in advanced manufacturing. Support improved student recruitment and enrollment into Computer Integrated Machining, Mechatronics, Industrial Systems Technology, and Welding programs. Implement the Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model for strategic employer engagement and a structured process for awarding credit for prior learning. Establish infrastructure that combines the interests of colleges, employers, and workforce development boards. Give employers access to a stronger pipeline of talent aligned with current and future workforce needs.


The Project Coordinator position is grant funded by the Department of Labor until January 31, 2025 and responsible for the coordination of grant activities on the Davidson-Davie campuses. This grant includes a consortium of the following colleges: Alamance CC, Davidson-Davie CC, Forsyth Technical CC, Guilford Technical CC, Montgomery CC, Randolph CC, Rockingham CC, and Surry CC. The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Vice President, School of Workforce and Community Engagement and have the following specific responsibilities:


  • Promotes College mission, values, and vision
  • Promotes AWESM consortium mission, goals, and vision
  • Work with advising and career services to develop and implement strategies for Advanced Manufacturing enrollment, placement, and retention of students
  • Work with Davidson-Davie recruiters, Piedmont-Triad advanced manufacturing companies, local workforce development boards, basic skills, and K-12 schools to recruit students into advanced manufacturing pathways 
  • Work with Institutional Research personnel, advising, workforce development boards, faculty and staff to collect, analyze, and report student data to the Project Manager at Forsyth Tech Community College
  • Maintain and update accurate database on students, employers, grant funding and project outcomes
  • Attends group meetings to provide information on services, requirements and procedures
  • Conduct job development and referrals to connect students with hiring employer
  • Help develop criteria for credit for prior learning
  • Recruit and retain member for the regional BILT
  • Attends weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings, to review new policies and procedures, brainstorm with consortium peers to achieve the goals of the grant
  • Performs other tasks as assigned which support the mission and initiatives of the AWESM grant and College
  • Maintains high level of sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933