Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is currently seeking a Project Manager in the San Antonio metropolitan area . The Project Manager (PM) provides leadership and strategic management of Continuing and Professional Education courses in the Office of Professional Education (OPE) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide (ERAU-W). This position is responsible for the management and implementation of the Texas Talent Connection Grant operated through ERAU-W. This role is responsible for managing all project activities specifically general reporting to the administration within College of Aeronautics and OPE on all grant related activities. Project management will involve working with internal staff including faculty, local industry, Alamo Workforce Solutions, and Alamo-District Community Based Organizations such as Alamo Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST program) in the Alamo Community College District, Workforce Center of Excellence.
The PM must collaborate with faculty and staff across ERAU-W, with senior university administration leaders, and with faculty and staff across campuses. Additionally, this position should be comfortable leading and setting internal strategy for the Aero-Accelerate Workforce Training Initiative as well as identifying and leveraging optimal external relationships to expand outreach across the San Antonio Metropolitan area. The PM will provide direct services to assist target populations such as youth, veterans, underemployed and unemployed individuals and incumbent works in obtaining academic and occupational skills training, and transitioning to full-time employment and the postsecondary environment. The PM will introduce eligible individuals to the program and support them in their introduction to certifications, program coursework and progression along a career pathway.
The PM will need to understand and help expand the profile of professional education program offerings as well as have an understanding of the wider OPE market trends in the Alamo District. The PM will work closely with employers to tailor content to meet corporate needs, assist in the creation of new courses not limited to micro-credentials and stackable certificate short-term skills training programs, partner with content development leaders and instructional designers to operationalize these initiatives.
The PM is responsible for developing and implementing strategic analysis of labor market trends to assist students in identifying appropriate stills training to meet labor market needs. The PM will coordinate and perform complex technical administrative work pertaining to specialized at-risk youth programs and Veterans services as related to the Texas Talent Connection Grant program.
The PM will work with ERAU-W’s Resource Development Administration as well as faculty and staff to research and organize necessary statistical and background information that will strengthen the proposal development and evaluation process for the Texas Talent Connection Grant Program. The PM will develop and implement strategic, comprehensive, coordinated systems for institutional data and research needed for proposal development and quarterly and annual reports to ensure all deliverables are achieved.
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university.
Five years of experience working with workforce development programs.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience in grants and/or contracts.
Experience in grant-related activities and working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting research grant/contract acquisition and compliance.
Knowledge of the Texas Talent Connection Talent Grant and regulatory requirements of grant
Knowledge of budgeting and budget development.
Demonstrated ability in effective oral and written communication skills, planning, and organization.
Experience preparing and presenting quarterly goals and forecasts for future projects
Prior experience serving in a leadership role within higher education, continuing & professional education setting, adult education setting organization.