The Academic Catch-Up Program supports Macomb Community College’s efforts to combat learning loss among recent high school graduates who experienced interruptions to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project Manager, Academic Catch-Up Program, will be responsible for managing and coordinating all program activities in accordance with the MOU and grant guidelines and timelines. This position requires collaboration with key staff and faculty in the Learning Unit, Student Services, the Business Office, and other internal and external partners.
• In collaboration with the Director of the Reading/Writing Studios & Learning Center and the Director of Admissions & Outreach, responsible for coordination and implementation of all program activities, including, but not limited to: o Program enrollment o Student transportation support o Student basic needs support o Student equipment and supplies distribution o Scheduling program activities • Serve as on-site point of contact for students, faculty, and staff during all program activities. • Assist students with College processes from entrance to successful program completion with consistent and timely follow-up; link students to the appropriate resources within and outside college, if needed. • Assist with program marketing, recruitment, and retention. • Attend Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) workshops on topics related to the Academic Catch-Up Program. • Participate in opportunities facilitated by the MCCA to share best practices and findings with peer institutions. • Support strategic planning efforts to improve processes and the student experience. • Grant management oversight. Execute, monitor, and trouble shoot objectives to meet requirements of the MOU including creating and managing processes, tracking initiatives (sessions/activities offered, participations numbers and demographics, outcomes of completers), grant documentation, and reports. • Monitor project budgets and expenditures in collaboration with the Grants Office. • Set up and maintain records and/or databases adhering to all College, FERPA and grant information security requirements. • Develop process for and manage data collection for reports as required by the MOU. • Write and submit reports in collaboration with others engaged in grant development and implementation. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISIONRECEIVED: Reports to the Dean, Learning Resources.
SUPERVISIONGIVEN: May supervise part-time staff.
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of five years in related higher education grant or special funded programs with demonstrated professional experience related to the position required.
Experience in collaboration, project management, communications, event planning, data management, Microsoft applications and grants management. Ideal candidate will have experience with developing successful programs within academia or workforce development and leading cross-functional teams.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment with a strong outcomes-oriented focus and collaboratively with other departments of the College. Must be able to analyze tasks and data, prepare summaries and reports, and utilize spreadsheets. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Must have strong planning and organizing skills, written and verbal skills, and the highest level of accuracy and confidentiality. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. and Teams.
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