** FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW: MAY 8, 2013 **
Manages the grant-funded Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program. The working title for this position is TAACCCT Project Director. Implements and develops the newly funded TAACCCT grant. Coordinates activities to promote the completion of grant outcomes and goals. This is a full-time, 12 month; benefit eligible position funded 100% through the TAACCCT grant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Establishes goals and objectives for the grant in accordance with federal grant guidelines.
· Develops and implements policies and procedures for the grant. This includes developing, monitoring and approving budgetary expenditures, allocating human and fiscal resources to the program and related activities.
· Markets the program to students and other stakeholders through outreach efforts.
· Measures the performance of the program and takes corrective action when necessary. This includes serving as the primary contact with the selected third party evaluator ensuring program goals, outcomes, and reporting requirements are met.
· Gathers data and maintains confidential files of program participants. Uses this data to prepare reports and written narratives according to grant requirements.
· Monitors participants’ progress within a particular TAACCCT grant initiative and formulates plans for student / grant success.
· Coordinates all grant activities in support of the department or area of the college involved in the initiative.
· Serves as a liaison to external departments, groups, and agencies. Serves on internal committees.
· Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience working with federally funded programs. Demonstrated leadership and ability to communicate effectively in business and interpersonal situations. Experience in higher education and ability to develop strategic plans to ensure results and outcomes. Experience with community college system. Experience with grant funded programs, compliance, reporting, and ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with groups and individuals of differing cultural or socio-economic backgrounds. Experience with basic computer software. Experience with student activities and retention strategies in a higher education setting. Experience with supervision of professional and student staff.
Bachelor's degree in business or related field, and 3 years of experience in higher education grant administration or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job and/or as approved by the Human Resources department.