Cincinnati State
  • Workforce Development Center
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • $55,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Project Coordinator, WDC- Defense Pipeline Grant


Located at the Evendale campus, this division serves local businesses and individual students in developing industry-relevant skills for today's changing workplace. As a separate profit center, the WDC supports the college mission by offering custom, fast-paced programs that help people gain skills quickly, and set them up for future professional and academic success.

The Project Coordinator reports to the Project Manager, WDC- Defense Pipeline Grant and will serve to advance the targeted outcomes related to the US Department of Defense -Increasing the Pipeline grant. This grant is part of a consortium led by Lorain Community College. Cincinnati State is one of five community colleges across the State of Ohio who have been awarded funds to increase the qualified workforce in advanced manufacturing.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to facilitate the implementation of FlexFactor (an innovative project management curriculum developed by NextFlex) in local school districts in Hamilton and Butler Counties, assist in the development of new curriculum with input from business leaders, recruit students into short-term credentials related to advanced manufacturing, and contribute to the reporting requirements of the grant.

In keeping with the College's mission to provide industry-relevant workforce training, Cincinnati State anticipates participation in the US Department of Defense - Increasing the Pipeline grant will enhance the skill capacity of the region, and position Cincinnati State as a leading resource for technical training to support the manufacturing technologies of the future. This position will have contact with Workforce Development staff and administrators, the admissions staff, students, businesses, industry, professional organizations, educational partners, and community resources.

This position is grant funded through August 31, 2023.

Essential Duties:

  • Support project management for the deployment and reporting of the Defense Workforce Pipeline grant with guidance from Cincinnati State's finance department and under the direction of Lorain Community College
  • Facilitate the delivery of the FlexFactor program including the start-up of new programs, retention of programs, and corporate and college visits
  • Contribute to event management activities supporting major special events in promotion of the DoD-Increasing the Pipeline grant
  • Collaborate with front office team to produce and promote marketing messages through social media channels
  • Identify and secure resources to execute the delivery of the award-specified outcomes such as curriculum development. This will include assisting in the selection, engagement, and management independent contractors, and vendors
  • Provide internal guidance for business advisory groups related to advanced manufacturing at the Workforce Development Center
  • Contribute to financial reporting and documentation related to the expenditure of the grant award and college funds supporting the project
  • Assist in developing and producing reports on grant activities and outcomes
  • Prepare presentations, reports, spreadsheets, meeting minutes, and other business information, with accuracy
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities, and use discretion in interaction with all individuals - internally and externally
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree required
  • Minimum of two years working directly with school district administrators and teachers (Ohio Technical Centers or K-12)
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a project manager
  • Minimum of one-year experience in event management
  • Strong organizational skills and an exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to balance workload under short deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office: Advanced proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, functional proficiency in Access
  • Internet proficiency and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, pay attention to detail, maintain confidentiality and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Project Management Professional (PMP or CPM) Certification
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in event management

Desired Competencies:

  • Excellent customer service skills in problem solving, analytical, decision-making, project management skills, and time
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate/interact effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population to provide a good impression of the
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, work independently, and be a team player, pay attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, and meet project
  • Possess the ability to be innovative with demonstrated commitment to organizational effectiveness.
  • Ability and willingness to work with customers, faculty and students of various abilities and diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and students with
  • Ability to work under fast-paced and changing

Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

In order to provide clear expectations and promote the Project Managers success, several performance measures have been established. The indicators and the measurements used to evaluate them include the following:

· Successful Execution of DoD- Increase Pipeline Grant

· Expansion and Retention of Technical Advisory Committee Members

· Accuracy

· Timeliness

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift/move packages (up to 25 lbs.) on an intermittent basis


Reports To: Project Manager - WDC Defense Pipeline Grant

Minimum Compensation: $55,000/yr.

Job Category: Exempt

Contract Affiliation: Non-Bargaining

Status: Full-time

Excellent Benefits

The College provides an extremely generous benefits package (health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, and tuition waivers). The position is eligible for the state employee retirement system or may elect to take extremely competitive contributions to an alternative plan similar to a 401(k). The position is eligible for generous immediate accrual of vacation, sick, personal leave, and paid time off for holidays, and College closures. The College's benefits, retirement and paid time off are material to the salary package, and generally, significantly exceed the value of comparable benefits available for similar positions.

EOE ~ Committed to Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

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