STEP Consortia Program Manager
Portland Community College
 Portland, OR

STEP Consortia Program Manager

Requisition ID req456 Department Career Pathways Campus SEC-Southeast Campus Employment Type Administrative-Full Time Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by October 10, 2019; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director, the STEP Consortia Manager will be supporting the Community College STEP Consortia, a statewide consortium grant serving all 17 community colleges, led by PCC. Oregon's STEP (SNAP 50/50) program is a reimbursement, third-party match grant, administered federally by Food and Nutrition Services and in Oregon by the Department of Human Services. Providers are reimbursed for 50% of their expenses to expand, enhance, or create new services for SNAP recipients. The Community College Consortia is focused on increasing equitable opportunity and economic mobility. The model uses a skills-based approach to support SNAP recipients as they advance in their career pathway, access and complete college, earn credentials, and enter into careers offering pathways out of poverty.

The Manager implements the Grant and acts as a liaison for inquiries. They provide technical assistance to Consortia Colleges, recommend and participate in program design and development, provide onboarding to colleges joining in the grant, and work to ensure colleges are in compliance with grant requirements. The position collaborates extensively with internal PCC STEP team and stakeholders to ensure reporting, grant conditions, and other areas of compliance are met.

  • Provides technical assistance through a combination of webinars, face-to-face trainings, and onsite monitoring visits to assure successful grant applications, reporting, compliance, deliverables, and outcomes. Provides presentations to regional and statewide groups.
  • Prepares, audits, and corrects complex, extensive reporting documents, including quantitative, qualitative, and financial reporting.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors program budget, ensuring compliance with applicable fiscal restraints; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; approves expenditures.

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to synthesize information and incorporate varying perspectives to resolve issues and find solutions that lead to achievement of grant/project goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success working within parameters that can be ambiguous and flexible at times, and very detailed and compliance-focused at others.
  • Experience managing complex budgets and data reporting projects or grants.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and understanding of how poverty and systemic inequities impact educational attainment and economic mobility.
  • Ability to apply project management tools and practices to organize complex grant.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor's degree in Education, Administration, Organizational Development, Social Science, Counseling, or related field. (relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

Three years progressively responsible experience in workforce development or higher education implementing complex programs, projects, or grants involving multiple external partners.

Position Grade K Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $67,189 to range mid-point of $82,307. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $67189 to $97423 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • 67 hours of vacation leave per month
  • 1 day of sick leave per month
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.