Project Manager, Accelerated and Enhanced Career Path Education
Thomas Nelson Community College
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Internal Number: 40502
Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.
This is a full-time restricted classified position. Continuation of employment is based on funding availability.
The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, to be considered for the initial screening, candidates should submit a complete application package by December 5, 2021.
Thomas Nelson Community College (Thomas Nelson) is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the heart of Hampton Roads, a region renowned for being the birthplace of America and home to communities rich in culture and industry. Bordering the Chesapeake Bay, the region boasts beaches, major attractions, world-class museums, and a vibrant visual and performing arts scene. The area is known for its economic vitality, which includes being home to several military bases, ship-building facilities, the NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab, prominent colleges and universities, and varied commercial industries and enterprises.
Thomas Nelson is a comprehensive community college, offering a variety of programs of study leading to an associate degree, certificate, or career studies certificate. In addition to the many popular transfer degree programs, the college is known for its strong technical and pre-professional programs and its outreach to the community as a partner and leader in workforce development. The college also provides underprepared students with developmental studies to help them to be successful in college-level coursework. Founded in 1967, Thomas Nelson serves over 13,000 students each year in credit instruction and over 5,000 in non-credit instruction and workforce services. The College is served by over 110 fulltime faculty, 350 adjunct faculty, and 360 staff members. Faculty and staff are strategic and responsive, committed to understanding and meeting the needs of the region.
The college has two campuses, one in Hampton and the Historic Triangle Campus located in Williamsburg. The college also has a satellite site at the Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News. The communities primarily served by the college are the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the Counties of James City and York.
Thomas Nelson Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the social and economic vitality of the region through high quality education and workforce training, excellent services, and innovative partnerships.
This position will support a federal grant project that will provide training in new high-quality credit and non-credit certification programs, provide strong academic and job readiness services for student participants and increased partnerships with the region's employers.
The Project Manager will provide direction, leadership, and operational management for the Accelerated and Enhanced Career Path Education (AECE) grant project. The Project Manager will collaborate with the Co-Director for AECE Trades Programs, the AECE programsâ™ faculty program heads, grant staff members, and the Project Director Supervisor, to ensure the college achieves its proposed outcomes within the proposed time frames.
The AECE programâ™s purpose is to supply the regionâ™s ship building/ship repair industry and its construction industry with qualified employees through new short-term educational programs and programs enhanced with significant virtual and hybrid offerings. Programs include Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Machining, Welding, Electronics Engineering Technology, Technology Supervision, HVAC, Carpentry, Roofing, Siding, and Masonry. The AECE program also will establish a new trades training center in Williamsburg, VA.
The Project Manager will:
Hold regularly scheduled meetings with all AECE program faculty and staff members, as well as the collegeâ™s grant accountant, and will communicate with them individually as needed to keep the AECE program on track and overcome any impediments to its progress. The Project Director also is responsible for managing the AECE program budget and its related purchasing and expenditures in compliance with college and DOL requirements.
Conduct effective communication with the AECE project's assigned Federal Program Officer, and with the Strengthening Community Colleges grant program leadership at DOL, as well as with internal and external college constituencies including college leadership, staff in multiple college departments, AECE programs' advisory board members, regional employers, and the Hampton Roads Workforce Council leadership.
Work with the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and a Third-Party Evaluator (contractor) to implement the DOL approved AECE Evaluation Plan and work with the grant project team to correct any identified needs for improvement.
Prepare and submit DOL quarterly, annual, and close-out reports and any college-requested reporting; ensure the related fiscal reporting is prepared and submitted in a timely manner by the grant accountant.
Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience in grant project management with responsibility for supervising a project team to achieve project goals.
Experience managing a grant budget.
Understands project management principles.
Understands personnel management principles.
Understands budget management.
Effective oral and written communication.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Computer skills (e.g., spreadsheet, word, data entry, automated correspondence skills, etc.).
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Analyze data and textual and verbal information to compile both data driven and narrative reporting required by a federal funding agency.
Use a federal funding agency reporting web portal.
Handle confidential and sensitive information.
Exercise creative problem solving and demonstrate initiative.
Prioritize multiple tasks, work within deadlines and meet goals.
Work well within a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
Ability to build collaborations with a broad range of individuals within multiple departments including faculty, staff, and institutional leaders, as well as regional employers.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.