CDL Program Coordinator

Chesapeake College   Wye Mills, MD   Full-time     Other
Posted on June 23, 2022
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CDL Program Coordinator
Skilled Trades
This position is responsible for the coordination of courses in the CDL- Commercial Driver’s License Program at Chesapeake College.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for curriculum identification, instructor evaluation and professional development, supervising instructors, keeping abreast of laws and regulations in the commercial trucking industry, student recruitment, advising and monitoring of student outcomes. Monitoring the program budget, equipment maintenance, servicing and replacement, and other tasks as identified by the Director of Skilled Trades.  
The CDL Coordinator will work within the guidelines of the program to facilitate student success at all levels of instruction, including passing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Examination. The Coordinator is responsible for the general management of classroom, range and over-the-road instruction.
  • Develop and improve curriculum based on industry standards, oversee the selection of class materials and textbooks. Schedules open enrollment and contract CDL courses [i.e., CDL A and B, HAZMAT, Tanker etc.). Schedules instructors and course locations. Ensures program quality and compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Supervises the CDL instructors; recruits, hires and evaluates instructors for open enrollment and contract training; and assists instructors with implementation of the curriculum.
  • Works with Skilled Trades Director to develop and manage separate CDL budget, prepares required reports to ensure compliance, and oversees the maintenance and procurement of instructional equipment and supplies, including appropriate vehicles.
  • Collaborates across college departments to ensure smooth processes for registration, budget, recruitment, etc. 
  • Advises students about course offerings and career pathways and champions student success strategies to improve retention and program completion.
  • Assists the Skilled Trades Director with the management and leadership of the CDL Program as part of the Skilled Trades Department, helping to ensure that staffing and workload allocation are appropriate, the work environment is positive and productive, and operations evolve through a process of continuous improvement. Oversee and conduct performance appraisals. Consult with supervisor about unusual or major activities.
  • Creates/maintains relationships and partnerships with regional employers and uses employer input, enrollment patterns, cost/benefit information, employment statistics and other data to identify new training opportunities.
  • Verifies rosters, grades, attendance and other requirements at the conclusion of the courses and determines successful completion of courses
  • Prepares and distributes promotional materials, and participates in trade shows, career fairs and other marketing events.
  • Contributes CDL program content to the Skilled Trades Program’s annual and five?year comprehensive program review and assessment processes as requested by the Skilled Trades Director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • CDL License not required but must be willing to earn CDL within 3 years
  • 10 years’ experience as a CDL Driver may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Experience teaching or training adults preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish desired.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor.
  • The worker will be subject to dust, noise, fumes, and odors.
  • The workers will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • The worker will be subject to dust, noise, fumes, and odors.
  • The physical activity of this position includes, but is not limited to: climbing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching standing, pulling, lifting, grasping, twisting, sitting and feeling.
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