Director of the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI)

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Director of the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI)








Department: Economic & Business Development


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: Apr 27, 2021


Closes: Jun 25, 2021 – 11:59 PM EDT


Type: Full Time


Position ID: 130454


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Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Director of the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI)


DEPARTMENT: Economic & Business Development


REPORTS TO: Vice President of Economic & Business Development or designee


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) provides leadership, supervision, strategic vision, and budgetary oversight of the NOWI and its associated programs, facilities, staff and equipment. The Director will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of all training related operations, as well as managing the Institute’s staff and instructors. They also will promote the NOWI regionally and nationally as a leading offshore wind institute.




• Provide leadership and strategic oversight of the day-to-day NOWI operations.

• Manage the NOWI facility, including but not limited to equipment, simulators, facility related assets and other items for the training programs.

• Strategically plan for NOWI courses and programs; ensure execution of each training operation according to standard procedures and in alignment with accreditation standards.

• Manage the Global Wind Organization (GWO) training certifications; ensure GWO accreditation for the facility, including but not limited to proper GWO certified trainers, equipment, and accepted GWO curriculum.

• Offer Basic Safety Training, Basic Technical Training, and other necessary GWO training modules, including but not limited to Blade Repair and Signal Signaler, in alignment with demand.

• Ensure all safety and legal requirements are met at the facility; conduct and manage programs with ultimate consideration of individual health and safety.

• Review and update NOWI training programs and utilize formative and summative evaluations for appropriate changes and modifications.

• Hire, supervise, develop, and lead all NOWI staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.

• Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.

• Manage a participant and industry recruitment and training program and participant management for the NOWI, including but not limited to registration, attendance monitoring, reporting, and documentation of participant and program progress and outcomes.

• Develop and manage the NOWI strategic communications, marketing and outreach plan to possible clients, instructors and other staff; maintain NOWI website, social media outreach and visibility, and associated marketing materials, in collaboration with Marketing & Communications.

• Set annual goals and milestones and develop a strategic plan for the NOWI in cooperation with the Vice President of Economic & Business Development.

• Oversee logistics for the facility’s equipment, including but not limited to timely purchasing, installation, maintenance, proper functionality and fit-for-purpose; provide training on equipment and related supplies.

• Ensure necessary software licenses are available and current for systems and applications.

• Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the NOWI in accordance with the college’s guidelines.

• Assist, advise, and manage the partnership with Maersk Training and other partners with regard to the training program, strategic initiatives, and client training modules and packages.

• Assist, advise, and manage relationships and collaborations with offshore wind, supply chain and training related organizations, in collaboration with the Vice President of Economic & Business Development.

• Maintain a pool of effective, certified instructors to ensure maximum flexibility of the operation, considering customer needs and department cost.

• Provide exceptional customer service, including appropriate resolution of customer complaints to ensure a high standard of satisfaction.

• Coordinate and support a variety of training delivery methods, such as but not limited to virtual and in-person modalities.

• Manage external partnerships and contractual relationships for catering, accommodations, event support and participant needs, working with appropriate college departments.

• Track training certifications in databases and platforms, such as participant reporting to WINDA.

• Develop risk management plan in order to investigate and manage all incident reports submitted.

• Provide leadership and vision for the NOWI for consistent improvements to training and programs offered; encourage expansion of core training programs to achieve new standards.

• Provide support to develop and manage the NOWI training budget; monitor, track and organize expenses.

• Compile and maintain database for clients, instructors, and program partners using CRM platforms.

• Prepare monthly reports for the Vice President of Economic & Business Development related to NOWI operations.

• Develop grants and private contracts for NOWI opportunities in cooperation with the Office of Grant Development.

• Build collaborations and pathways with the college’s academic offerings and Business Solutions & Partnership programs.

• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

• Perform other duties as assigned.








NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field.

• Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a facility that offers industry-related training.

• Demonstrated experience with facility management, training programs, and/or management of training instructors and content experts.

• Demonstrated experience with program accreditation.

• Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation skills.

• Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage work priorities and assignments in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

• Demonstrated ability to perform duties with minimal direction, including effective problem-solving skills.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as virtual meeting platforms.

• Demonstrated knowledge of training curriculum and learning management systems (LMS).

• Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.

• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

• Ability to work nights and weekends as required.




• Minimum of a Master’s degree in engineering or in a related field.

• Demonstrated experience managing a GWO accredited training facility.

• Demonstrated experience with Global Wind Organization, OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization) or related industry safety accreditation programs.

• Demonstrated proficiency with WINDA.

• Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization.

• Experience developing future projected career pathways, with a focus on underserved populations.

• Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity, and student success practices.

• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.


Additional Information:


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position, which may include but is not limited to the ability to move from room to room and to apply inventory tags to various equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.


SALARY: Hiring salary $95,000 – $105,000, commensurate with education and experience.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


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