Direct2Degree Project Manager
Kentucky Community and Technical College System - Versailles, KY

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Position Description

The proposed Direct2Degree project plans to institute three innovations: to recover lost learning time, reward students for progress, and reduce the per student cost of instruction for KCTCS colleges. The Direct2Degree Project Manager has full responsibility for the coordination and completion of the Direct2Degree project and operations inclusive of overseeing all aspects of project management

to include meeting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring project progress, as well as preparing reports to summarize project status and operation. This position is a two (2) year full-time grant-funded role.

Positions with the KCTCS System Office are term contract positions, with the expectancy of continuance based on performance.

Major Responsibilities/Duties


Lead and coordinate the Direct2Degree project implementation including identifying key stakeholders and ensuring that project objectives align with the strategic objectives of KCTCS.


Assist with day-to-day activities of the Direct2Degree project by providing efficient levels of service via coordinating trainings/meetings, assisting with travel arrangements and expense reports, preparing/editing meeting notes, presentations and other records; managing the project timeline via tracking of key milestone dates, budget awareness, and overall deliverables.


Facilitate the development of the Direct2Degree model via creating processes and procedures that support the delivery method.


Oversee the creation of the Direct2Degree website with integrated advising software; integrate the Direct2Degree components with the Student Service Center; maintain regular communications with the Direct2Degree professionals.

Develop the Direct2Degree orientation and align it with the Learn on Demand orientation; integrate the Learn on Demand marketing and recruitment plan with the Direct2Degree initiative; create and distribute project status reports.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of position-related experience or equivalent. Candidate must have experience in curriculum re-design, organizational change, and/or strong project management skills; experience planning and executing projects, and leading cross-functional teams; strong technical expertise with Blackboard or other Learning Management Systems.

Preferred Competencies

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of position-related experience or equivalent. Project Management Institute (PMI) certification, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), or Project Management Professional (PMP), OR Prosci Change Management Certification preferred.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks (including a credit check) as a condition of employment.

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Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

Search may be extended if additional candidates are needed.