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Title III Project Director (Temporary to 2024)
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 11/04/2019
Admin-Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title III Project Director (Temporary to 2024)
Requisition ID req510
Department Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Campus SY-Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by November 20, 2019; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review
Position Summary
This is a temporary position currently funded until September 30, 2024.
Portland Community College is seeking a high impact, innovative, project manager for PCC RISES (Re-imagining Integrated Support for Equitable Success), a five-year Title III Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. PCC RISES includes implementing several projects and technology solutions aimed at strengthening equitable student success strategies, such as: Integrated Education and Training, use of Labor Market Information, and First-Year Experience.
With strong values in diversity, equity and inclusion, PCC is a multi-campus district that serves over 70,000 students annually. In its third year of work with Achieving the Dream (called YESS or Yes to Equitable Student Success), the College has been working on implementing many transformative student success and completion strategies, including Guided Pathways. Be part of this amazing opportunity to lead large-scale, student-centered changes in a dynamic environment.
In your cover letter, please address your experience in relation to the grant. Cover letter 2-3 pages. Link to the Title III Program Abstract.
See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/management-jobs/program-mgr2/
Candidate Profile
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
- Knowledge of and/or experience in implementing best practices in student success and retention strategies in higher education. Examples might include - First-Year Experience, Guided Pathways, Integrated Education and Training, and expanding academic/career pathways for ESOL/ABE/Pre-college students.
- Ability to work with diverse teams that involve multiple stakeholders toward a common goal within a large, distributed organization.
- Ability to successfully lead teams and individuals through influence and negotiation.
- Experience with creating systems of accountability through assessment, use of data, report production, or other methods. This includes monitoring compliance with grant conditions and terms, maintaining intake and accountability procedures, evaluating grants for program applicability, and maintaining grant records.
- Demonstrated ability to address equity and inclusion as a priority in project management, decision making, and coordinating teams.
- Demonstrated success in project management. Knowledge and application of project management principles as it relates to large complex projects with deadlines.
- Ability to collaborate in developing and executing communication strategies that engage broad stakeholder groups in a large distributed organization (multiple levels, locations, departments, etc.).
- Experience of successfully managing (achieving grant deliverables) or having responsibility over grants which can include: applying for grants, monitoring compliance and reporting activities, monitoring budgets in accordance with applicable fiscal restraints, and maintaining grant records.
Minimum Qualifications
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, Social Science, Education Administration, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Rehabilitation, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis
Three years progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment
Two years of supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with state or federal grants.
Experience with student success and retention strategies in higher education, such as: Guided Pathways, First-Year Experience, and Integrated Education and Training (or other best practices for pre-college students, adult students).
Position Grade K
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $67,189 to range mid-point of $82,307. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $67189 to $97423 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.
Paid Leave:  (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
1 day of sick leave per month
11 holidays
3 additional personal leave days per year
View a complete list of PCC benefits.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.
Background Check Required Yes
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
Veterans: DD214
Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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