Manager of Academic & Capital Initiatives

Colorado Mountain College   Glenwood Springs, CO   Full-time     Professional
Posted on June 7, 2024
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The position Under the direction of the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, this position is both a tactical and strategic role that provides leadership and support for department projects and initiatives, particularly those related to academic programs and capital investments. The incumbent will oversee grant-funded projects, many of which involve federal funding sources, requiring meticulous oversight of federal compliance requirements. Collaboration with various departments, including but not limited to CMC Foundation, and CMC departments such as Academic Affairs, Facilities, Purchasing, and Legal Counsel, among others, is integral to the role. Additionally, the position coordinates and tracks grant funds, specifically for CMC initiatives, ensuring efficient utilization and compliance with funding guidelines. The incumbent shall be responsible for ensuring that projects are implemented on-time, on-budget and in compliance with the rules/regulations of the awarding entity. The position may be required to travel to campus sites and will coordinate the completion and submission of mandatory grant reporting and compliance. Hiring range = $78,968.60 - $87,742.89 annual salary depending upon a combination of education and experience. Excellent benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, annual & sick time, mental health resources, healthy lifestyle benefits, affordable transitional housing may be available to the successful candidate based on eligibility and availability, relocation if applicable. CMC utilizes a wage progression compensation model that accounts for a candidate’s skill and experience. Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. View/download job description including hiring salary range: Manager of Academic & Capital Initiatives Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards) Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples of ideal qualifications may include bachelor’s degree with two years of related experience in education, grants administration or government; or an applicable combination of experience and education that equals 3 years related experience or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the functions of the position.

Requires knowledge of: proficient in the entire Microsoft office software Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with project management. Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. Ability to think critically, incorporate best practices within the organization. Work independently and follow through on tasks. Collaborate and be effective in working with diverse populations. Must be well organized, able to prioritize work, manage time effectively, and follow through on commitments. Knowledge of the federal, state, municipal and regulatory agency rules and regulations. Proven ability to work with minimal guidance, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and take initiative even under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Requires ability to: manage multiple projects simultaneously; perform research and evaluation; provide training and work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals and groups; exhibit excellent organizational, writing, and negotiating skills; present in front of the Board of Trustees, ability to stay up-to-date with federal and state regulations, compliance requirements, and best practices in grant management to ensure adherence to guidelines and optimize funding opportunities, understanding of budgeting principles and financial management to effectively allocate and track grant funds, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and maximizing impact. Preferred skills include direct experience working with state and federal grants, preparing compliance reports, and managing grant budgets. Knowledge of federal grant regulations, such as EDGAR or OMB, and state fiscal rules very helpful. Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These values reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, collaborative partner, and community member in our trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities strongly preferred.

CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.