Grant Project Manager

Recruitment #200804-UNCE-273



Qualified applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of reference sources to Human Resources.

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The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 


POSITION: Grant Project Manager
DIVISION: Workforce Development
JOB LOCATION: Oklahoma City
SALARY:  $50,000 - $60,000

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is seeking a full-time Grant Project Manager. The position is a full-time unclassified position in state government. Oklahoma Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $60,000, based on education and experience.

The Grant Project Manager will provide project management, coordination, and outcomes and grant reporting for Oklahoma’s three-year youth apprenticeship grant. This position will coordinate and maintain the day-to-day activities required to successfully achieve the required project outcomes and milestones. The Grants Project Manager will work with the Work-Based Learning team in the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development (OOWD) to convene and coordinate cross-system efforts to expand and diversify apprenticeship opportunities in the State. The primary goals for this grant project include: Increasing the number of youth apprentices and youth apprenticeship programs; Develop an apprenticeship intermediary network; Increasing the diversity of the types of apprenticeship opportunities and apprentices by targeting high-barrier populations; and Collaborating with educational partners to build career pathways through youth apprenticeship.

The Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development (OOWD) houses the statewide workforce development initiative, Oklahoma Works. It is the administrative entity for the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the State of Oklahoma, and administrator of Title I funds to support programs for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth. The Office supports the work of the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development to align education and training with businesses’ needs so that more Oklahomans can achieve the American Dream, and Oklahoma’s businesses can have the talent they need to grow. 

• Develop and carry out a strategic plan and build capacity to support and achieve grant goals
• Conduct outreach and communication activities for engaging industry, jobseekers, parents, educators, underrepresented populations and other stakeholders
• Plan and execute partner engagement activities, including such things as partner roundtables, state summits, training events, and partnership development
• Facilitate employers’ access to incentives necessary to support apprenticeship program development
• Ensure integration of apprenticeship program opportunities with WIOA activities, including coordination with the Eligible Training Provider List, OKJobMatch, programmatic enrollment, supportive services, and RAPIDS usage
• Carry out data collection, grant reporting, grant monitoring, and evaluation
• Coordinate all required data sharing and conduct quarterly and annual performance reporting as required by the U.S. Department of Labor
• Coordinate technical assistance and support, training, and capacity building for employers, partners, and initiatives
• Develop curricula and standards for Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs)
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of federal regulations relating to the administration of various Department of Labor programs
• Skills in project management, coordination, and presenting ideas effectively verbally and in writing through a variety of means
• Skills in facilitating effective meetings, networking, and record-keeping and administration
• Ability to gather, interpret, analyze, and evaluate data; and identify ramifications of decisions, anticipate problems, and take proactive action
• Ability to interact with local business owners, CEOs, and human resources managers of a small, medium, and large-sized firms
• Ability to implement regional outreach efforts and meet grant program goals
• Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
• Ability to cultivate partnerships at the local, regional, and state levels
• Ability to meet urgent deadlines with short-turnaround times in a highly political environment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, both internal and external, to the organization
• Ability to operate with a high degree of ethical and professional obligation; and cultivate partnerships at the local, regional, and state levels.
• Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate
• Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

• A bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent demonstration of experience is required. 
o Examples of related fields would include (but not limited to) public administration, business administration, communication, public policy, etc.
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience managing federal grant programs or projects involving responsibility for day-to-day project management, coordination, outcomes and grant reporting, and successfully managing stakeholder relationships.
• Experience with program evaluation, implementing or participating in an apprenticeship program, and developing youth work-based learning activities preferred.



Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.