Bridge Project Manager, (F/T Temporary, Grant-Funded) MFTE10118STUAF

  • College of DuPage
  • Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
  • Dec 10, 2022
Full time Other Executive

Job Description


Bridge Project Manager, (F/T Temporary, Grant-Funded) MFTE10118STUAF

Bridge Project Manager, (F/T Temporary, Grant-Funded) MFTE10118STUAF
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Bridge Project Manager will support the efforts of the Bridge Grant in accordance with the Mission and Values of the College of DuPage. The Bridge Project Manager will implement an academic transition program to support high school and continuing education students in need of academic support and educational planning to transition to college. Partnership with local high schools, data collection and reporting, oversight of the grant and its requirements, and oversight of the staff are major functions of this position. Recruitment, persistence, participation and academic improvements that lead toward college entrance success will be the main goals and data tracking requirements. This position interacts with COD students, faculty, internal departments, administration, staff, as well others in the community and as such, requires a prominent level of professionalism and confidentiality. This position reports to the Assistant Provost and is a full-time, nine month position housed on campus that may be renewed extended for an additional year dependent on grant funding opportunities and outcomes.

Develop and implement strategies to meet the intended goals established by the Grant State for increased for continued enrollment, persistence, and transition to college.Become familiar with Bridge Grant initiatives; develop and carry out strategies to ensure that grant requirements are met and the budget is properly utilized.Responsible for training and oversight of the Bridge Grant Student Success Coaches including, but not limited to, recruiting students, scheduling of meetings and events, maintaining time sheets, providing supports, problem-solving, assigning additional responsibilities as needed, and collecting monthly data of students.Oversee all data collection. Design, monitor, and maintain databases with spreadsheets to be used for tracking and reporting student information related to outreach, admission to the program, retention, persistence and participation in academic improvement services. Use internal data spreadsheets to determine accurate student count and notes regarding students in the program. Train Grant Student Success Coaches on how to use these spreadsheets so that data can be shared in one document. Do additional data collection as needed. May also prepare and/or present data as requested by the supervisor, administration, or for ICCB reporting.Coordinate with internal departments and the Institutional Team as needed to plan, implement, and accomplish Grant objectives and requirements.Keep updated on Grant information by attending Grant related meetings including participation in Regional Hubs, and sharing notes with the supervisor and Administrators.Attend meetings with high school partners, the Grants team, and participate in professional development opportunities. Complete additional trainings as requested.Design marketing materials (i.e. flyers, brochures, swag etc.) and work with internal departments (i.e. marketing and administrative assistants) to go through the process of ordering materials after final approval by the supervisor.Regularly utilize collected data to identify all students data from the point of entry to the end of their engagement with the services provided. Create a spreadsheet and assign Student Success Coaches to individually assist each student with the application and assessment processes; follow up on completion of tasks.Regularly attend/visit high schools, open house events and other community events to share information regarding the program at COD; Organize and host outreach events and/or meetings regularly with high school and continuing education partners.Assign Student Success Coach to follow up with students to ensure each student has an updated academic plan on file with correct goals and academic progress.Visit sessions


  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in education, management, or related field required.
  • Experience
    • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in higher education, project management or related field required.
    • Must have advanced computer skills, including data collection, to meet job requirements, minimally Word and Excel.
    • Must have exceptional written and oral communication and customer relation skills.
    • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, results driven, self-starter, problem solver, and ability to maintain a prominent level of confidentiality.
    • Supervisory experience is preferred.
    • Experience working with high school and adult students and providing support is preferred.
    • Experience with Trio Grants, grant writing, budgets, financial aid is preferred.

Travel as needed, in own vehicle, to meet requirements of the position.Flexible availability days, night and/or weekends, on and off campus, and via Zoom to meet requirements of the position.This position requires background check.Must have valid drivers license.

Pay Grade:
Managerial 6 Salary- Hiring Range: $62,400.00 - 67,400.00

This position is subject to grant funding.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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