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Kansas Employer NIAR Education and Workforce Development Manager in Wichita, Kansas

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University Overview

Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and worldthis is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is a fast-growing area withinWSU.NIARis known globally for our expertise in the most critical areas of aerospace research and development.\ \

The Advanced Materials Research group is looking for an Education and Workforce Development Leader with a background in education and extensive knowledge in advanced manufacturing to join their team. This position will be based in Wichita, KS with the potential ability to work remotely, working closely with both engineers atNIARand directly with the government and industry customer base.\ \

As part of theWSUmission, our team is focused on integrating advanced manufacturing capabilities to rapidly qualify applications leveraging NIARs machines, manufacturing, expertise, and engineering. Through this mission, a key component is developing integrated curriculum that supports our partnerships and promotes adoption of these technologies.

Summary of Responsibilities

Develops, scales and promotes education and training to industry and/or government partners related to the area of expertise and respective laboratory.

Essential Functions

  • Assesses needs for training to support operations and adoption of new technologies through various communications including virtual and on-site meetings.
  • Plans, creates, implements, and/or delivers curriculum including, but not limited to, topics, instructors, overall curriculum, and outcomes, in partnership with internal and external partners.
  • Promotes training through collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Responsible for training program execution and implementation at various locations.
  • Partners with the leadership team and stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities for growth and development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence.WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State University recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play.