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Project Director for the US Department of Labor Apprenticeships

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Systems Office - Indianapolis, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position:

Under the supervision of the Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Science, the Project Director will be responsible for successfully leading and implementing the College’s U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap grant program. This position will oversee the implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things Apprenticeship Expansion (IIoTAE) project to develop and Industry 4.0 credential building on the existing advanced manufacturing apprenticeship model. This position will be primarily responsible for coordinating project deliverables, reporting, financial management, and metric management as stipulated in the grant proposal.

This is a grant-funded, full-time position. There is no guarantee for continued employment beyond the grant period, which ends on February 29, 2024.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct the development and implementation of all training-related grant activities, metrics and initiatives on a statewide level and provide assistance to Ivy Tech campuses.

Work with participating Ivy Tech staff to ensure curriculum development, crosswalk development, and certification validation for grant participants.

Manage the grant budget, including spending, projections, leveraged resources, and allowable cost activities under 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance regulations.

Travel to Ivy Tech campuses, to meetings with external partners, and attend related in-state and out-of-state conferences as appropriate.

Maintain positive relationships with organizations as related to the grant activities.

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Manage reporting requirements as stated in the scope of work and all associated metrics, including data required from partner organizations and campuses throughout the state.

Complete programmatic reporting as required by the grant agreement. Provide clear, consistent communication on a frequent basis with Ivy Tech staff and faculty about the progress of the grant-funded initiatives.

Prepare and maintain materials for potential program audits and site visits.

Meet with Systems Office Grants Management to review grant spending and activities follow Department of Labor regulations.

The above list is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Science
SUPERVISION GIVEN: Project Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of related experience in higher education, apprenticeship programming, or
a related activity.

Knowledge and experience in grant management, including programmatic reporting and budget management.

Successful direction and implementation of strategic initiatives at a system level.

Must be able to process and respond quickly, efficiently and thoroughly to a large variety of information requests in a positive and personal manner.

Must be able to effectively communicate and give directions and operate as a positive team member.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Ability to work under stress and demonstrate considerable patience and diplomacy is required.

Must possess ability to handle difficult situations and reach positive solutions and work on own initiative.

Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and process confidential information with the utmost discretion and according to current FERPA guidelines.

Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical skills required.

Excellent project management and organizational skills required.

Experience with spreadsheet software is required.

Must have the ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree.

Experience in the assessment and resolution of workforce needs in advanced manufacturing.

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