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Project Director
Title:Project Director
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street
Under the supervision of the Director for the Center for Workforce Strategies (CWS) functions as the Project Director for the DC Transportation Academy Program.  The DC Transportation Academy is part of the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) division at the University of the District of Columbia Community College.  This is a grant-funded initiative that prepares District residents for careers in the transportation sector.  The responsibilities of this position include the planning, preparation, instruction, and supervision of the day-to-day operation and management of a multi-million dollar grant. The Project Director reports directly to the Director of the Center of Workforce Strategies (CWS) in the WDLL.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status: Full time, Temporary

Areas of Consideration: Open to the Public

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:  AD-301-04

Salary Range: $68,936 - $92,714

Closing Date:  July 15, 2013

Location:  University of the District of Columbia Community College, 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Project Director manages, implements and supervises the multi-million dollar Department of Labor grant for the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division, directs the vision and work of the DC Transportation Academy Program and staff, works to build out the department of 5 staff be responsible for supervising and directing team to ensure grant stipulations and department goals are met, plans and organizes meetings with stakeholders and sponsors (private and public entities) to discuss grant status, program execution and implementation, goals and objectives, outcomes, expenditures, and future implementation of the grants, identifies opportunities, trends, needs, merits and deficiency situations in the DC Transportation Academy, participates in the formulation and implementation of overall strategy, policies, and objectives for the program in adherence with appropriate rules, policies, regulations, and laws of the University, the DC Government, and the Federal Government, coordinates resources, budgets, spending plans and staffing requirements associated with the grant, and assists with the recruitment and employment of highly competent professional staff.
The Project Director also establishes and implements a detailed set of program goals, objectives and deliverables for the program, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders which are submitted to the Director of the CWS for approval, ensures grant performance data is collected in compliance with the Department of Labor requirement and creates customized reports to demonstrate evidence of program results/outcomes, provides for the dissemination of program results to national, regional, and local professional and lay audiences, maintains liaisons with appropriate local and federal government agencies, private industry, local businesses, etc., with interests in the DC Transportation Academy, and encourages joint activities with other departments within WDLL, the community college, the University and outside agencies with an emphasis on coordinating plans, programs, and activities.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or technology-related field required; Master's degree preferred.  At least three years of management experience, at least three years of experience in the transportation sector, and at least five years of project or grant management experience required.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:  This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.   

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/
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