MOVE-HIRE Project Director
Exempt – Grant Funded
Vice-President, Workforce Systems Alignment, Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce)
January 11, 2017
Launched in 2015, the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to solve the Greater Memphis region’s workforce skills gap. GMACWorkforce does this by:
Summary / Objective
The Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACWorkforce), has been awarded a four-year, $6 million grant focusing on employment training for the medical device sector in the Memphis region. The grant is entitled MOVE-HIRE – Medical device Occupations Value Education and Help In the Regional Economy.
The MOVE-HIRE project will leverage many existing relationships in the region including the Workforce Investment Network (WIN), the Greater Memphis and Bartlett Area Chambers of Commerce, Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Workbay, LLC. Educational partners in this project include the following: Arkansas State University Mid-South, Southwest Tennessee Community College, William R. Moore College of Technology, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, and the University of Memphis.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Director has the following core responsibilities as primary liaison with the grantor and as coordinator for the MOVE-HIRE consortium and all work teams:
Competencies / Knowledge / Skills & Abilities
Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in closely related field with at least five years of experience with adult workforce / post-secondary education administration experience. (Additional experience may substitute on a 2-1 basis for education). Must have a prior record of successfully managing multi-partner projects. Must have prior supervisory experience and knowledge of state post-secondary system policies and procedures preferred. Experience preferred working effectively with the Workforce Investment System, as well as prior experience with budget and data tracking systems. Equally important to this position are effective communication and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of effective working relationship with business and industry in the Memphis, TN, area and with prior experience working with DOL or similar grants.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Proposed Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Proposed State Date: February 1, 2017 or sooner. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to Ms. Katina Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Transcripts may be requested for finalists.