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Arkansas State University Mid-South, a comprehensive community college serving Crittenden County, Arkansas, and surrounding counties in eastern Arkansas and the greater Memphis area, is seeking a Project Coordinator for Advancing Delta Talent (ADT), recently funded through a U.S. Department of Labor/Delta Regional Authority partnership for the Workforce Opportunity in Rural Communities (WORC) initiative. ADT is organized around strategies to create and align targeted occupational programs more closely with employer needs, expand the participation of historically marginalized populations, and serve adult learners more effectively and equitably. Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) resources for adult learners will be integrated into project activities.
Detailed qualifications and job responsibilities for the ideal candidate are listed below. A compelling combination of educational background, work experience, and professional credentials may be considered in the identification of the successful candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is a new full-time, 12-month, grant-funded position with full college benefits and reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. The grant period is September 2022-August 2025.
- Bachelor’s degree in workforce education, workforce development, student services, career services, education administration or leadership, organizational management, adult education, or career and technical education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate with internal and external teams.
- Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and facilitation skills.
- Proficient technology skills in MS applications. Must be able to use Excel at an advanced level. A computer skills test may be a required part of the interview process.
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed; requirement to do so will be minimal
- Grant management experience, including reporting, compliance, and/or budget management.
- Three years of work experience in a community college setting and/or with underserved populations.
- Experience in providing comprehensive case management services, including intake processes, development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs), academic and career advising, progress monitoring, referrals, follow-ups, assistance with goal setting and barrier resolution, and maintaining case management files and documentation.
- Knowledge of WIOA system processes
- Experience in providing career readiness instruction, including ACT WorkKeys and Career Readiness Certification
- Serve as ADT Project Coordinator
- Coordinate activities in support of the project scope of work and attainment of targeted outcomes related to participation, completion, credential attainment, and employment.
- Manage the project budget and collaborate with Finance staff regarding monthly reconciliation and financial reporting.
- Manage the project timeline and communicate requirements to other College departments and administration.
- Assist with ADT recruitment, orientation, and follow-up processes.
- Maintain accurate, complete, and timely participant and grant documentation.
- Submit reports and other required grant records and documentation by established deadlines.
- Manage the administration of student supports, as applicable, to help ensure persistence and successful completion of education and training activities.
- Adhere to compliance requirements identified by the College and the grantor.
- Participate in grant-related meetings and activities.
- Perform case management functions
- Provide comprehensive case management and career coaching services to grant participants.
- Administer grant intake processes and determine participant eligibility.
- Maintain participant data tracking system and document student progress, attainment of academic credentials and industry certifications, completion of training, and employment.
- Meet with each participant at regularly designated intervals to mentor, coach, provide support, maintain up-to-date participant files, and help to resolve participant challenges and barriers.
- Manage the National Career Readiness Certificate program for the project, including delivery of employability skills training using ACT WorkKeys/CRC
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to leverage services and resources and to support effective talent pipelines.
- Interact effectively with other College departments and external entities to achieve grant goals and objectives.
- Participate in professional development activities, serve on appropriate College committees as the project representative, and perform other duties as assigned in support of grant objectives.
Salary: $45,000 with full college benefits. Competitive benefits package including retirement; health, life, dental & disability insurance; a flex benefit plan; and educational discounts for employee and family.
Required Application Materials:
- a letter of interest specifying the position sought,
- a completed ASU Mid-South application for employment including contact information for three professional references who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications for the position,
- a resume or curriculum vitae, and
- copies of college transcripts relevant to the position of interest.
Please note that ASU Mid-South requires a criminal background check as part of the employment process and a driver’s license verification.
For an application to be considered, all requested materials must be submitted simultaneously either by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Human Resources2000 West Broadway West Memphis, AR 72301-3829
(870) 733-6719 (FAX)
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.