Detailed Job Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Director of Community and Workforce Education, the Workforce Development Grant Coordinator manages grant-funded workforce development and related curriculum development activities, including the review and update of non-credit allied health and manufacturing curricula, professional development of instructors and development of career pathway strategies with college and community partners. The Workforce Development Grant Coordinator will ensure completion of grant funded objectives, monitor grant budgets, facilitate grant data collection and assessment, serve as the grant liaison at internal and regional grant meetings, and write regular reports regarding grant-related progress.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- With the Director of Community and Workforce Education, coordinate all aspects of the assigned workforce development grants, assuring timely program administration, evaluation, and reporting to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions.
- Communicate regularly with Office of Workforce Development and Community Education instructors and staff to ensure timely completion of grant tasks and to oversee and facilitate grant budget expenditures.
- Facilitate regular project meetings with grant partners including the Franklin-Hampshire Regional Employment Board, Franklin-Hampshire Career Centers, and Adult Basic Education (ABE) community partners to bridge coordination with GCC program staff.
- Provide fiscal management and reporting in close consultation with the grant funders and with the assistance of GCC grant management staff.
- Act as primary liaison for grant project meetings and coordination of college service area participation in grant-funded activities.
- In collaboration with the regional employment board, career centers and ABE providers, and GCC faculty and staff, identify and coordinate design of curricula including online delivery and professional development for instructors in GCC's non-credit allied health and manufacturing programs, as well as instructors at partnering community-based organizations.
- Monitor, recommend and institute non-credit curriculum development changes and instructional delivery changes based on instructor and participant feedback.
- Represent the college at regional industry events and advisory boards and build and strengthen relationships with identified area employers to incorporate employer needs into program development
- Coordinate statewide participation in curriculum development activities relevant to identified workforce development grants; collaborate with deans and faculty on credit-program development; research new program development content and partnerships to address specific industry needs
- Participate in regularly scheduled departmental, divisional, and college meetings;
- Perform reporting and data management.
- In collaboration with grant and college partners, provide leadership in the development and production of marketing materials to raise awareness of grant-funded programs and recruit participants into grant-funded programs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree in public administration, education, business administration or STEM related field from an accredited college or university.
- At least two years' experience in grants and/or project management with demonstrated 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, including course or program development and delivery experience.
- Record of collaboration and strong team building within and across organizations including demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to dynamic cultures of multiple systems
- Demonstrated experience in a job requiring great attention to detail, organization, timeliness, and report writing.
- Successful experience presenting to small and large groups, facilitating group activities, supporting collaborative approaches to project completion, and developing action plans
- 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.
- 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.
- Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or STEM related field from an accredited college or university.
- More than two years of experience managing multi-year grants
- Knowledge of the manufacturing industry, allied health and STEM sectors
- Experience in a community college setting
- Demonstrable experience in working with community organizations and businesses;
- A demonstrated ability to work successfully as a member of a leadership team
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.
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.