The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is the first comprehensive national data collection and display initiative created for community colleges to measure student outcomes. Community college leaders - facilitated by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) - conceived, developed, and delivered the VFA system. The VFA measures student progress and outcomes, career and technical education outcomes in the credit and noncredit areas, and adult basic education outcomes.
AACC seeks a Project Manager to design, implement, and manage all VFA activities. Leadership and strategic development duties include strategic planning and outreach focused on increasing the awareness and participation in the VFA, serving as the point of contact for information and resources, collecting and synthesizing information related to student outcomes and community college accountability, building collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships, working with the Associate Vice President to develop evaluation and business plans, and attending related forums. Outreach and program development tasks include representing AACC at regional and national meetings, overseeing the production of electronic and print publications, overseeing the development of webinars and tool kits, and managing the functionality and content of the VFA web-based resources. Operational management responsibilities entail leading the VFA Planning and Advisory Committee, devising and maintaining processes for VFA membership, developing and managing the budget, managing VFA service providers, creating and managing the project schedule, and overseeing the work of the VFA User Support Specialist/Project Coordinator
Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree is a plus) and 5-7 years of project management experience. Candidates should have grants management and project management experience that includes fiscal management, partnership building, committee facilitation, publication management, and events management/facilitation. Must also have proficient public speaking and managerial skills. Experience with student outcomes measurement, accountability or higher education institutional research and experience in a higher education institution (particularly a community college) are preferred.
Applications with a letter of interest will be given higher priority.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges representing more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and over 12 million students. Conveniently located at Dupont Circle, AACC offers execellent benefits and a congenial, team-oriented work environment. AACC has 43 employees.