To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
Position Summary The Project Manager, Employer Engagement & Experiential Learning provides project design and management to develop strategic employer partnerships that grow and expand experiential learning opportunities (i.e. work study, apprenticeships, internships, etc.) for students of the College. The Project Manager will engage with employers identified by college leadership and Workforce Innovation to further develop these relationships and connect employers with education programs that meet their workforce needs. In a highly dynamic environment, this position will oversee the significant coordination required between workforce partners, faculty and academic programs, Advising, and Career Services to deliver high-quality experiential opportunities for students of the College to enhance student learning and success.
Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Leading Teams,
Building Trusting Relationships, Compelling Communication,
Planning and Organization, Strategic Planning
Essential Job Functions
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
Manages projects in order to deliver them within scope, within budget and with high levels of quality throughout the project lifecycle. Actively participates as part of the project team to create deliverables and complete project tasks, as needed. Serves as liaison to Workforce Innovation partners, industry partners, faculty and department chairs. Identifies and organizes project teams in collaboration with the internal and external stakeholders, as identified. Schedules and manages project team meetings, Assigns activities to project team members. Establishes agreement with team members on due dates, cost and quality expectations. Monitors team member performance and activity completion. Develops charter and work plan in consultation with project teams. Reviews and facilitates creation of high level deliverables. Confirms accuracy of deliverables with stakeholders. Identifies the need for resources from outside the College (i.e. equipment, software, contractual expertise). Works with teams to facilitate the creation of current process maps to then identify improvements with the scope of projects. Works with the designated staff to ensure the creation and filing of accurate "end of project" process maps.
Partners with the Workforce Innovation and Business Development teams to create strategic engagement plans for potential industry partners. Assists in creating and fostering relationships with industry partners across programs. Engages employers directly to promote programs and ensure industry needs are aligned and expectations are being met. Assesses the needs of industry partners to promote various approaches to experiential learning programs, incumbent training and on-site delivery of academic programs. Identifies project issues that require resolution and creates issue list. Escalates issues for resolution when appropriate. Develops options for decision makers.
FISCAL & ADMINISTRATIVE
Oversees the completion of project reports. Identifies best practices from peer institution, industry partners and communities of interest that support the overall project scope and quality. Prepares and presents status reports to all levels of management. Manages reporting and creates project management documentation that follows project management lifecycles. Reviews project for completeness. Identifies requirements and ensures the technical lead understands requirements. Oversees creation of requirements documents. Identifies project quality metrics and expected outcomes (i.e. required completion dates, budget limits, and quality standards). Analyzes and controls project expenses throughout the life of projects, working with internal and external stakeholders. Monitors project budget. Inspects deliverables to confirm they meet the requirements. Presents deliverables to customers and identifies deficiencies. Amends project planning documents (schedule, budget, etc.) to allow for correction. Confirms or creates change management processes.
Other duties as required
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
Normal office working conditions. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: participatory leadership practices; industry standard project management methodologies and practices; FERPA; case management practices; work-based experiential learning models; public relations and cultural diversity; marketing; recruitment and outreach operations; communication and relationship-building; customer service and public relations principles; admissions and enrollment management objectives and strategies; family rights and privacy act; report development and analysis; event planning; student information system functions and queries; computer software applications; database management; standard office practices and procedures. Skill in: verbal and written communication; case management; proficiency with presentations; listening; preparing written reports; problem solving; operating general office equipment; follow-up, planning, maintaining and promoting good public relations; customer service; project management, execution of work plans, networking with organizations and businesses; organization and coordination of career or educational programs; leading teams; professional development; coaching others. Ability to: plan, execute and close assigned projects according to strategic alignment and prioritization; manage triple constraint; serve as official college representative; work independently; coordinate multiple activities and tasks; maintain confidential and sensitive information; work effectively with persons of varying cultures and backgrounds; develop, implement and deliver effective assessment programs; coordinate and monitor resource allocations including assignments of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan; coordinate multiple concurrent activities and task; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, external and complete work records; organizing and problem solving.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
Two (2) years' experience managing high level projects from design through implementation.
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Internal Number: req2487_1565101293
About Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.