Project Manager, Special Grants/Contracts

  • Victor Valley College
  • Victorville, CA, USA
  • May 11, 2022
Full time Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description


Project Manager, Special Grants/Contracts

Victor Valley College

Salary: $65,352.00 - $90,264.00 Annually

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Job Number: 2022-159 PRJCTMNGR

Location: Victor Valley College - All Campus Locations, CA


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Basic Functions



Categorically Funded Position
(continued employment is subject to availability of funds)

Under the direction of assigned administrator, provide coordination and oversight for the implementation of grants and contracts with an emphasis on compliance with applicable objectives. Incumbent is responsible for overseeing assignments and reports, organizing research, contracting assignments, and compiling information for reporting and dissemination.

The Project Manager, Special Grants/Contracts provides support for the successful operation of the assigned program, including but not limited to the following locally funded programs: AB 86/adult education programs, Department of Education, Department of Labor and HUD grants, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and California Department of Veterans Affairs, state grants from the Community College Chancellor's Office, and other grant programs. Incumbent works with assigned administrator to communicate with grant partners, including but not limited to local service-area charities, school districts, various community groups, non-profit organizations, government agencies, colleges and universities. Incumbent creates synergy between and among participants to achieve the objectives of the grant, and is responsible for performance reports.

Representative Duties

Organize and implement projects and outreach efforts to the participating colleges, universities, governmental agencies, school districts and community organizations that are engaged in efforts that meet the purpose of the grant. Evaluate compliance by partner organizations with the goals and objectives of the grant. E

Direct, supervise and evaluate assigned staff such as clerical and program staff, advisors. E

Communicate with participating grant partners, consortium members, school districts, business and industry, non-profit organizations, Workforce Investment Board programs, municipalities and other entities that are doing work in the areas that the grant supports. E

Ensure compliance with regulations for participation in grant-funded activities. E

Act as an educational resource and advocate for first generation and low income students. E

Compile data and prepare reports required by the college, the office of the California Community College Chancellors of and the California Superintendent for Education. E

Assist with the completion and submission of reports detailing compliance with grant objectives, including but not limited to mid-year and annual performance reports as required by the grant or requested from administration. E

Supervise, implement and monitor special grant activities. E

Foster a climate that is supportive of the grant's mission. E

Interpret and apply program regulations. E

Perform office duties as needed. E

Coordinate and participate in the hiring of staff. E

Perform related duties as assigned.



Any combination equivalent to bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college, and two (2) years of full-time experience supervising staff.

Experience in grant-funded programs is preferred.


Valid California state driver's license; it may be acquired within fifteen days of employment; must have transportation to allow meetings on two (2) or more sites in one day.


Indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work during day and evening hours; standing and walking for long periods of time; visual, hearing and verbal ability.

Knowledge and Abilities


Group process and group facilitation skills

Planning and resource allocation skills

Good written and oral presentation skills

Analytical organizational and administrative skills

Experience supervising workers

Current computer skills utilizing common office software

Interpersonal skills using tact and courtesy

Implement project objectives and meet the targeted grant goals

Plan, organize, and direct the implementation of grant activities

Compile and verify data, and prepare reports

Read, interpret apply and explain rules, regulations policies and procedures

Maintain current knowledge of program rules regulations, requirements and restrictions

Supervise and direct assigned staff

Work independently with minimum supervision

Must be able to work evenings when required

Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*

To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.

You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at with your username and password.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.

Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.

It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.

Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
2. A letter expressing interest in the position

3. A current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application. Link to - State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.

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