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Project Accountability Manager



DATE:  July 9, 2018

ORGANIZATION:Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce

Launched in 2015, the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to solve the Greater Memphis region’s workforce skills gap. GMACW does this by:

  • Aligning training and education programs with employer’s skills requirements and with each other;
  • Connecting employees to cost effective training and hiring support; and 
  • Driving coordination and improved outcomes among providers that serve job candidates.



The Project Accountability Specialist position will be responsible for providing administrative and program support to the U.S. Department of Labor America’s Promise Job Driven grant awarded to GMACW to implement its MOVE-HIRE(Medical device Occupations Value Education and Help In the Regional Economy) initiative. This role will provide support to the MOVE-HIRE Project Director. This is a full time position stationed at the GMACW headquarters in downtown Memphis. This position will require travel to local partner sites and occasional overnight travel. This is a grant funded position. 

The MOVE-HIRE is a strategic partnership of manufacturing industry leaders, training providers, and workforce agencies to provide education, training, support services, and job placement assistance to meet the highly skilled needs for high-demand jobs in the regional medical device manufacturing sector. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with MOVE-HIRE Director to provide comprehensive support for day to day operations;
  • Work with MOVE-HIRE partners in the collection of key evaluation data to ensure data integrity and reliability;
  • Prepare various letters, memos, forms, policies, manuals, meeting minutes and other documents related to maintaining fluid communications and financial performance procedural compliance with MOVE-HIRE partners;
  • Develop and maintain web based communications platform (file sharing site, database-SALESFORCE, etc.) for MOVE-HIRE programmatic and financial data including policies, forms and procedures;
  • Assist in the management of GMACWorkforcegrant budget expenditures, and procurement coordination including coordination of fiscal reporting with the Finance Office.
  • Provide additional support and assistance to MOVE-HIRE on matters of administrative tasks, record keeping, and arrangements of meetings;
  • Assist in monitoring each partner institutions program and financial results to ensure GMACWorkforce project achieves its proposed outcomes, on time and within budget;
  • Provide MOVE-HIRE participant outcome analysis;
  • Maintain and prepare MOVE-HIRE intra-partnership correspondence.

Competencies/Knowledge/Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Proficient in computer software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel (Required);
  • Must be a reliable, team player who is able to work independently with minimal supervision and maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail;
  • Successful candidate must be great at multitasking and must be willing to demonstrate flexibility in work schedule;
  • Ability to work under pressure and organizational skills to effectively meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated previous experiences working with grants (preferably federal grants;
  • Experience working in a higher education setting with faculty, workforce development programs, and/or Applied Sciences is preferred;
  • Strong skills in interactions with college faculty and staff in workforce areas; and
  • Experience with data tracking/reporting

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in the area of business, management, or a related field and at least three years of experience with adult workforce.  Must have a prior record of project support and data tracking systems in multi-partner projects. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working with DOL or similar grants. 

Other Duties

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 Start Date:  August 6, 2017 2018 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 (  Transcripts may be requested for finalists.