Cincinnati State
  • WDC Executive Team
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • $50,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Project Manager, Workforce Development Center (WDC)


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 Manager reports to the Vice President, Workforce Development and will serve to manage and advance the targeted outcomes related to the LIFT award. This award funds an initiative to advance lightweight manufacturing technology by developing and delivering new training programing in Additive Manufacturing technology.

In keeping with the College's mission to provide industry-relevant workforce training, Cincinnati State anticipates participation in the LIFT 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 faculty, staff, students, businesses, industry, professional organizations, educational partners, and community resources.

This position is dependent on full funding by a federal Department of Defense pass-through grant to American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute through December 31, 2018 only, and contingent upon meeting grant outcomes.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for financial management, reporting and documentation related to the expenditure of award and college funds supporting the project.
  • Identify and secure resources to execute the delivery of the award-specified outcomes. This will include selecting, engaging, and managing independent contractors, adjunct instructors, and vendors.
  • Oversee all event management activities supporting major special events in promotion of the AeroHUB project
  • Produce and promote marketing messages through social media channels.
  • Coordinate the instructor-mentoring program, including scheduling, travel coordination, and logistic requirements for potential instructors.
  • Coordinate use of Learning Management System (Blackboard LMS) for instructors
  • Develop and produce 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:

  •  Bachelor degree required.
  • Minimum of two years' project management experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and an exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in event management
  • Experience with Colleague Learning Management System

Desired Competencies:

  •  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 College.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, work independently, and be a team player, pay attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, and meet project deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills in problem solving, analytical, decision-making, project management skills, and time management.
  • 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 disabilities.
  • Ability to work under fast-paced and changing conditions.

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:

  •  Execution of the Executive Brief submitted to LIFT
  • Accuracy
  • Timeliness

Physical Requirements:

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

Reports To:           Vice President, Workforce Development Center
Position Grade:      Non-Bargaining Administration/Support
Compensation:      $50,000 annual salary
Status:                  FT

Excellent Benefits

Candidates selected for fulltime positions are eligible for our benefit package that includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits with minimal out of pocket payments and contribution rates, immediate accrual of vacation, sick and personal leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer-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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