The American Association Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development department helps community colleges better collaborate with workforce boards, economic development entities, labor market intermediaries, and other community organizations to improve the prosperity of workers, businesses, and communities. The Project Manager serves as a critical component of the team by contributing on both programmatic content as well as logistic support for the vision and wellness of the unit. The position participates fully as a team member with unit staff, member colleges, and project partners (including funders) to address and resolve complex challenges that the unit is aiming to address, and then scale successful findings to a wider audience. Serves as the primary contact with the project contractors, provides technical assistance to member colleges, oversees project timelines by establishing routine check-ins with key stakeholders, and manages data. Duties also include conducting research, analysis, and synthesis for designing and disseminating materials and presenting findings.
Qualified candidates must have at least a two-year degree. Community college experience is welcomed. Professional work experience of 5 years in workforce, economic development, community college networks or membership-based networks is encouraged. Experience with networks of 10 or more partners simultaneously working towards similar goals is required. Requires experience with grant and project management including development and maintenance of timelines, budgets, data evaluation systems, and contact spreadsheets. Must have ability to perform community-based research using the internet, interviews and site visits as needed. Should be comfortable reporting on grant status as a supporting writer for regular grant reports. Should be a competent writer who understands basic workforce development issues, or has a willingness to learn, to effectively take notes and enact decisions during planning meetings as well as write consistently and professionally to generate event documents (meeting agendas, participant lists, background materials). Qualified candidates must also have effective presentation and organizational skills as well as working knowledge in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Candidate will have familiarity with online collaborative document management systems (e.g. Google Documents), shared document repositories (e.g. Basecamp), database entry for evaluation systems, and be comfortable deploying technology to coordinate large groups and various subgroups on a regular basis. Attention to detail, proficiency in oral and written communications, critical thinking and problem-solving, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills, are also required.
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AACC is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Association of Community Colleges
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges representing more than 1,100 associate degree-granting institutions and over 12 million students. Conveniently located at Dupont Circle, AACC offers execellent benefits and a congenial, team-oriented work environment. AACC has 45 employees.