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PV STEMNet Announcement: Project Manager - DOL GPSTEM at GCC

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 Greenfield, Massachusetts
 PH: (413) 775-1313
 FAX: (413) 775-1338
 Email: humanresources@gcc.mass.edu 
 Website: http://www.gcc.mass.edu  
 Posting #NUP 14-38
 POSITION:	Project Manager - DOL GPSTEM- Full-time, 37.5
 hrs/week, year-round Non-Unit Professional position
 START DATE:	February 1, 2015
 Reporting to the Director of Workforce Development, this grant-funded
 non-unit position supports The Department of Labor Guided Pathways to
 Success in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (GPSTEM) project. 
 The grant provides funding to address the training and education
 needs of workers and employers with a focus on articulated pathways
 to careers in high growth STEM sectors.  This position is responsible
 for program development, supervising grant-hired staff, working with
 academic and student affairs departments in ensuring completion of
 grant funded objectives, and coordinating with Regional Employment
 Board and Career Center staff.  The Project Manager monitors the
 grant budget, facilitates grant data collection and assessment, is
 the grant liaison at state-wide grant meetings, and writes regular
 reports regarding grant-related progress.  
 Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic
 Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the
 Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River
 watershed. GCC is a public community college serving approximately
 6,000 credit and credit-free students. Known for the caring and
 supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad
 support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is
 fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and
 Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College
 offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including
 Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and
 Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from
 traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring,
 one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and
 learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests.
 Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students
 transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest
 source of community college transfer students. Much of the College
 has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets
 the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community
 College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership
 and professional development.
 "	Act as primary liaison to all statewide project meetings and
 coordination of college service area participation in statewide
 "	With the Director of WFD, manage all aspects of the GCC
 GPSTEM grant, assuring timely program administration, evaluation, and
 reporting to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions or the
 grant. Data collection and reporting will be done as guided by
 statewide project outcomes and evaluation reporting guidelines, with
 the assistance of the designated data coordinator in Institutional
 Research. Fiscal management and reporting will be performed in close
 consultation with the statewide project staff and with the assistance
 of GCC grant management staff.   
 "	Communicate regularly with GCC Science and Engineering
 Departments and Office of Workforce Development to ensure timely
 completion of grant tasks and to oversee and facilitate grant budget
 "	Facilitate and/or attend regular meetings with
 Franklin-Hampshire Career Center staff to bridge coordination of
 career center and community college participant support services and
 training. Hold project management meetings as needed with GCC program
 staff and partners. 
 "	In conjunction with Franklin-Hampshire Career Centers,
 coordinate the training of GCC project staff in the career center
 client service processes and resources.  
 "	Build and strengthen relationships within manufacturing
 industry and with area employers to facilitate incorporation of
 employer needs into program development, including participation in
 industry associations and advisory boards.
 "	Ensure the effective intake and advising of potential
 students identified by GCC, Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Adult
 Basic Education (ABE) agencies and community partner program staff as
 having an interest in and ability to succeed in community college
 programs.  Coordinate campus-based resources to provide maximal
 targeted student advising supports to participants.
 "	In collaboration with regional employment boards, career
 centers and ABE providers, and GCC faculty and staff, identify and
 coordinate design of appropriate college-level training options for
 training participants. 
 "	In collaboration with regional employment boards, career
 centers, and ABE providers, and other western Massachusetts community
 colleges, produce and provide marketing materials to enable thorough
 client exploration of available community college training and
 academic program options for participants.    
 "	Coordinate all professional development activities funded by
 the GPSTEM project for GCC faculty members and other appropriate
 program staff.  Collaborate with western Massachusetts community
 colleges and statewide program staff on shared professional
 development opportunities.
 "	Maintain contact with the staff of the Franklin-Hampshire
 Career Centers and with GCC Enrollment Services staff for
 collaborative troubleshooting of enrollment management issues related
 to scheduling, billing, and certification of student outcomes.  
 "	Report participant progress back to the Franklin Hampshire
 Career Centers and ABE partners  at quarterly project management
 meetings, and through periodic contact, as needed, based on
 participant progress and standing.
 "	Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business
 administration or STEM related field from an accredited college or
 "	At least two years' experience in grants and/or project
 management with demonstration of ability to manage many
 administrative tasks at once and prioritize activities in a
 fast-paced environment
 "	Three years of experience in higher education and/or
 workforce development.
 "	Record of collaboration and strong team building within and
 across organizations including demonstrated ability to quickly adapt
 to dynamic culture of multiple systems
 "	Demonstrated positive, strong, collegial working
 relationships with peers
 "	Demonstrated experience in a job requiring great attention to
 detail, organization, timeliness, and report writing. 
 "	Ability to facilitate, negotiate and manage stakeholders with
 a variety of interests to utilize consensus-based decision making
 processes and to set group priorities to meet program goals
 "	Ability to take initiative, work independently and coordinate
 project activities with limited oversight including supervising
 others in a work setting
 "	Strong communication skills, including interpersonal,
 presentation, and written skills that facilitate the advancement of
 program and grant goals
 "	Strong computer skills: word processing, database, desktop
 publishing, Internet, and other software programs.
 "	More than two years of experience managing multi-year grants
 "	Experience working in manufacturing environment or working
 knowledge of the Advanced Manufacturing 
 sector-its current trends, labor market needs, challenges and
 regional characteristics 
 "	Knowledge of the manufacturing industry and STEM sector 
 "	Experience in a community college setting 
 "	Experience in providing workforce development programming
 "	A demonstrated ability to work successfully as a member of a
 leadership team
 "	Strategic thinker and planner
 "	Master's Degree in public administration, business
 administration or STEM related field from an accredited college or
 Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are
 encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
 experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
 Position is grant-funded and runs through September, 2017. 
 Greenfield Community College requires that all cover letters, resume,
 and contact information for 5 professional references be submitted
 online at http://www.gcc.mass.edu/hr/. 
 When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the
 minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an
 equivalency statement. 
 Applications must be submitted via our online application system by
 December 18, 2014
 Additional applications MAY be considered until the position is
 ***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our
 *** community of faculty,
 staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
 employer. ***

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