1255 Project Manager, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant-WP


TITLE Project Manager, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant-WP




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean of Academic Affairs, WP



Under the direction of the Dean, the Project Manager, TAACCCT is responsible for the administration of the TAACCCT program. The Project Manager, TAACCCT implements and manages the program in compliance with the University and Department of Labor’s grant guidelines. The Project Manager, TAACCCT promotes the training program through marketing efforts, develops relationships with industry and workforce partners, manages grant funds in coordination with Financial Services staff, and prepares regular required and management reports.

This is a grant-funded position with a limited term appointment.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: At least three years of experience in project management, personnel management, and fiscal management are required. Leadership experience is required. Experience collaborating with businesses and/or not-for-profit agencies is required. Grant administration experience is preferred. Experience managing federally-funded education or job training programs is preferred. Work experience in higher education is preferred.

Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen, understand, synthesize, and present complex legal and policy issues to a diverse constituency is required. Demonstrated ability to work with others and the ability to interpret laws, regulations, and policies in order to assure grant compliance is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The scope of the position occasionally requires evening and weekend work. Frequent travel is required. A valid Missouri driver’s license and automobile insurance as required by the state of Missouri is required.


1. Manages the day-to-day administration of the DOL TAACCT project by ensuring that the University meets all grant obligations in a timely manner, assuring the timely preparation and submission of required reports, and conducting administrative operations in compliance with the grant.

2. Expands awareness of the training program to the community of potential students as well as employers by promoting the program through various marketing outreach efforts.

3. Serves as the primary liaison between Missouri State University-West Plains and the Department of Labor.

4. Serves as liaison between college and external partners by attending meetings, responding to information requests, and resolving issues that may arise.

5. Assures compliance with conditions of the grant by monitoring and analyzing agreements, contracts, grant expenses, and activities in terms of grant requirements and University and federal laws, regulations and rules.

6. Provides administrative oversight and support for grant activities performed by grant-funded personnel and provides training and supervision to assure task completion.

7. Works with the Dean of Academic Affairs in preparing narrative justification for the purchase of new equipment and other identified expenditures requiring authorization by grant sponsors.

8. Collects and manages appropriate project data for assessment and reporting.

9. Collaborates with key partners, including the South Central Workforce Development Board, the program advisory committee, and employers in the development of program goals and objectives, communication to community, as well as other areas.

10. Keeps college administrators, the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Chancellor fully apprised of progress in implementation and outcomes.

11. Directs and coordinates the evaluation process as identified by grant protocols.

12. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

14. Contributes to the overall success of the TAACCCT grant by performing these duties in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the grant and performing all other duties as assigned.


The Project Manager is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises full- and part-time employees directly assigned to the TAACCCT grant.