• Workforce Associate Project Manager WCCAN

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Michigan Works (SEMCA)
    Job Description

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is recruiting talented professionals who want to contribute and make a difference in our southeast Michigan community!! SEMCA is a Michigan Works! Agency providing workforce development programs to residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit. SEMCA offers a competitive package to full-time employees who are eligible for benefits on the first day of hire including 12 annual holidays, 30 days accrued paid time off per year, and 6% employer match to 403(b) retirement plan! SEMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and employees with student loan debt are eligible to apply for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF).

    Pay Range: $50,000 - $64,000 with a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer match, 12 paid holidays, and 30 days of paid time off.

    Important: A complete and submitted job application is required for consideration of employment. Please apply at https://semcajobs.appone.com/

    Job Summary
    The WCCAN Workforce Associate Project Manager is responsible for implementing the strategic mission and vision of the Wayne County College Access Network (WCCAN), as developed by the WCCAN Leadership Team, with the goal of increasing high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment and post-secondary degree or credential attainment. This role requires a strong commitment to and vision for youth success and community level achievement in Wayne County. This role will also support other youth programs administered by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Work closely with Workforce Programs Manager: Youth to develop, implement and manage WCCAN, assist WCCAN Leadership Team in creating and maintaining the strategic direction of WCCAN, and oversee program grants to assure compliance with procedures, requirements, and outcomes.
    • Serve as liaison between SEMCA/WCCAN and all relevant parties at the state and local level, including employers, contractors, youth program administrators, and the general public.
    • Develop and implement systems, processes, and procedures to achieve program goals more effectively and to create system-wide continuity.
    • Assist in securing funds to sustain WCCAN activities and projects.
    • Foster collaborative-led activities to create a college-going culture in all out-Wayne County schools and to enhance college and career readiness in all students, particularly those from low-income families or first in their family to pursue postsecondary education.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the full range of existing college access services and align schools with service provider organizations/higher education institutions.
    • Maintain existing and build new relationships with community leaders, school districts, higher education institutions, community-based organizations, churches, etc. towards the goal of community-wide action and alignment towards State goals of Sixty by 30 (sixtyby30.org).
    • Provide ongoing technical assistance, consultation and guidance to action teams, school partners, and contractors, to ensure successful outcomes for established program goals.
    • Identify and direct solutions to problems and impediments, and foster a climate of sharing, collaboration and mutual support among various teams and program staff/volunteers/participants.

    • Establish overall schedule of events, programs, workshops, and oversee management, delivery, and evaluation of these activities.
    • Develop and maintain promotional materials and presentations for WCCAN.
    • Plan, organize, and lead a variety of regular meetings, media campaigns, and initiatives.
    • Create, prepare, and maintain accurate reports and complete reports as required.
    • Facilitate WCCAN leadership planning team meetings, including pre-meeting preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and various collateral materials.
    • Oversee the work of vendors, contractors and project Cohort Leads to deliver training and workshop sessions for an annual college and career fair.
    • Develop, track, and manage all correspondence and documentation for WCCAN.
    • Regularly communicate with project team members to ensure optimal strategy and maximum efficiency.
    • Support enhancement of the organization’s reputation by taking ownership, accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to projects.
    • Manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.


    Required Qualifications
    All SEMCA team members are expected to be technically competent and committed to continuous development of their skills. The following skills, knowledge and education or certifications are specifically required for this position:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, public administration, social sciences, or another relevant field
    • At least five (5) years of work experience in project or program management
    • Experience working in youth community outreach or employer outreach
    • Successful completion of criminal background and fingerprint check processes
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Proven demonstration of project management concepts
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Thrives on collaborative, mission-oriented work with diverse partners, with the ability to motivate and develop consensus
    • Skills necessary to effectively organize, manage, and achieve multiple goals and priorities
    • Ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing
    • Experience in public speaking, presenting at conferences and connecting to the media
    • Ability to multi-task and coordinate across multiple agencies in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to represent SEMCA in various meetings
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Internet, Google Drive, Gmail, and other online tools

    • Valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record
    • Reliable transportation and ability to travel throughout the southeast Michigan area

    Desired Qualifications
    • Two (2) years of management or leadership experience
    • Workforce Development program experience
    • Master’s or Advanced Degree in management or related field

    Physical Demands
    Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and an LCD screen and smartphone, hearing, and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting and/or needing additional accommodation.

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