Operations / Administration Homegrown Talent Initiative Project Manager – Part Time
POSITION: HOMEGROWN TALENT INITIATIVE PROJECT MANAGER (Part-Time)
REPORTS TO: ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Salary will be determined based upon prior experience of the selected candidate.
The Elizabeth School District is seeking a program manager for an exciting and innovative effort known as its Homegrown Talent Initiative. The Homegrown Talent Initiative (HTI) is a joint venture between Colorado Succeeds and the Colorado Education Initiative and is designed to assist communities in developing and strengthening student access to career-connected learning in the context of local and regional needs. This is a part-time position and will support Elizabeth High School and the Elizabeth School District with implementation of the Homegrown Talent Initiative. The project manager will work under the direct supervision of the high school principal and coordinate with the superintendent to move the district initiative forward by engaging with stakeholders and outside entities, as well as keeping current regarding the needs of our district related to the initiative.
At its core, this job is an opportunity for someone who is equal parts entrepreneurial and organized. You could be an educator who loves networking, or someone with experience in project or team leadership in a company that would like to apply your skills in an education context. Strong applicants enjoy building a wide range of relationships and leading coordinated work to ensure smooth progress among different people working on projects with interdependent timelines. They must also enjoy picking up and completing tasks themselves. Responsibilities will include: writing, submitting and managing grants in support of the initiative; oversight of the student internship and certification programs; building partnerships with employers; interfacing with institutions of higher education; conducting student surveys to gather data on student career interests; conducting community surveys to gather data on interests as well as needed background knowledge/skills for interns; developing a program handbook for community internships; developing and maintaining community partnerships; establishing a community advisory team; initiating communications and outreach efforts; and creating and managing other new and emerging HTI efforts over time.
- Bachelor’s Degree with a major pertinent to education, business or a related field.
- At least 5 years of experience in education, business, communications, marketing or public relations.
- At least 1 year of experience employed by or partnering with a public sector environment preferred.
- Grant writing and grant administration experience a plus.
- Strong oral and written communications skills
- Strong networking and relationship management skills
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
- Advance, proofreading, grammar, spelling, research and analytical skills
- Knowledge of various communication approaches, principles and practices, including community engagement, marketing, public and media relations
- To establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials
- To make public presentations
- To meet tight deadlines
- To take initiative
- To build and maintain strong community and media relationships