GIVE Grant Work-Based Learning Project Coordinator

This position is funded through the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education Grant, which is a three-year project with an anticipated end date of June 2022.  Responsible for generating industry and academic partnerships to create and maintain student opportunities for apprenticeships, externships, job shadowing, and paid internship experiences. Collaborate with education and employer partners to market and publicize the program.

Bachelor's degree plus two years' relevant work experience preferred. Internship experience as a college student will be considered in lieu of work experience.

The Work-Based Learning Coordinator serves as an important member of the TCAT Jackson administration by contributing to the development of system-level strategies to support and expand work-based learning opportunities that benefit both students and key industry partners in Madison, Hardeman, and Haywood counties.

Application Deadline


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of apprenticeship programs and work-based learning models
  • Knowledge of secondary career and technical education
  • Ability to manage projects effectively from concept development through program implementation
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, anticipate and meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to conduct research, draw sound conclusions, and report findings
  • Proven ability to work as a team player appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse constituency including the ability to draft reports and correspondence
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations
  • Ability to provide support to diverse constituents including students, college faculty and staff, employer partners, and external organizations
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of PC-based software including advanced features of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database, and communication packages
  • Experience with apprenticeship and work-based learning models
  • Experience managing programs and with workforce development activities
  • Experience coordinating and communicating with multiple organizations to ensure project participation and completion
  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in public administration, social or behavioral sciences, business administration or a combination of relevant education and experience that provide the required level of knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the functions of the job requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver registered apprenticeship programs
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workforce development programming
  • Experience managing programs and with workforce development activities in a post-secondary environment
  • Graduate degree in relevant field
  • Earned certificate of apprenticeship


Develop and maintain effective academic and industry partnerships

Conduct research to leverage public and private resources to fund WBL experiences

Assist with relevant grant research to enhance WBL experiences and develop workforce resources

Coordinate, monitor, track, and provide status reports on WBL programs including cooperative education, internships, externships, job shadowing, mentoring/coaching, entrepreneurial endeavors, etc.

Coordinate bi-annual partner meetings

Provide training to students, staff, educators, and industry partners

Coordinate visits to WBL locations to ensure proper working conditions, accessibility, and required oversight

Assist the development and the maintenance of institutional process and procedure to ensure COE compliance of work-based learning activities

Represent the college as appropriate on external boards, councils, and committees

Assist the Curriculum and Compliance Coordinator with special projects associated with workforce development initiatives

Perform other duties as assigned


Application Procedure and Deadline:  Submit resume and TCAT Jackson application no later than February 7, 2020.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson

                        2468 Technology Center Drive

                        Jackson, TN 38301

                        731-298-0255 (Phone)



The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability or age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John Hodgson, Vice President, 2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301, (731) 424-0691,

Salary Range

Commensurate with education, experience, and TBR salary guidelines.