Forestry Program Grant Manager

Job description

Position:Forestry Program Grant Manager Department:Career and Technical Education This position is open until filled. First screening review is scheduled for:11/02/2020 Starting Salary:$62,000 annually in year one and includes a 5% increase to $65,100 annually beginning January 2022, for a contract of two years. Details:

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) District announces an exciting professional opportunity to manage LTCC's Forestry Education and Job Placement grants for a two-year contract period. This position will plan, organize, coordinate and manage the implementation of the forestry program grants, to focus on developing a successful program that serves as a model for California. This position will also coordinate internal resources and outside organizations for the flawless execution of these grants. This is a 24-month grant-funded position, January 2021 through December, 2022.

The Forestry Education and Job Placement Program is designed to increase the skilled workforce urgently needed to accelerate the pace of forest treatments and number of structures protected from wildfire. A Forestry Education Employable Skills Certificate will be developed to include increasing skills and knowledge to enable individuals to obtain jobs in the field, along with a higher-unit Forestry and Fire Prevention Certificate of Achievement, and a Forestry and Fire Prevention Associate of Science (AS) degree. The program will include exploration of options for transfer pathways to 4-year degree programs in California and other states The program is expected to include a combination of on-campus and online courses and will have a strong job placement component working closely with local employers.

Normal hours of work are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department and workweeks exceeding 40 hours are typical during high workload periods. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties. This is a categorically funded position pursuant to Education Code 87470.

Position includes full-time benefits for 24 months, please see LTCC's benefits page for more details.


LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position if an adequate applicant pool is not received.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.

Preferred start date:01/04/2021 Description:

Under the direction of the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction, coordinate all aspects of funding grants and manage consultant contracts to support development of the Lake Tahoe Community College Forestry Education and Job Placement Program.

Representative Duties:

Plan, organize, and manage the day-to-day operations and activities of the Forestry Education and Job Placement program development; communicate with staff and faculty of project progress, and solicit input at key points of the project.

Manage all grants supporting program development by monitoring, tracking and recording all project development progress, manage schedules for grant deliverables, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, and matching funds and in-kind contributions, and ensuring that all project deadlines are met.

Draft progress reports and prepare invoices to submit no less frequently than quarterly, following the individual funders’ reporting requirements. Ensure that all expenditures and grant activities are in accordance with established grants requirements. Abide by grantors requirements to manage changes in scope, schedule and costs.

Coordinate project consultant’s requests for proposals including assist in drafting scope of work, manage posting and circulation, answer questions, coordinate and manage review and selection of consultants. Draft contracts, track progress, manage budgets and process consultants’ invoices.

Provide program information and assistance to faculty, administrators, staff, students and others regarding program development progress and engagement;

Identify existing datasets to use to report metrics related to the forestry program success. Establish regular reporting systems and records.

Communicate with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to coordinate activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts to achieve positive solutions and student outcomes.

Assist with the creation of materials (print and media) and work with outside agencies and stakeholders to meet the deliverables of the grant.

Be a point of contact for students interested in pursuing forestry and wildfire prevention courses and degrees and the general public that express interest in the program development progress.

Coordinate and help plan all LTCC Forestry Education and Job Placement Program Steering Committee and advisory committees for the duration of the employment contract, take notes, follow-up on action items.

Coordinate with consultants and on-campus external affairs and communications staff to market the program. Draft project updates using social media and other forms.

Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned. Establish a shared file system to help coordinate and compile all project deliverables.

Attend and conduct a variety of meetings and presentations as assigned; evenings and weekends as required; serve on committees and attend trainings and conferences related to assigned activities.

Other Duties:

Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, marketing, natural resources, conservation, forestry, education or related field and three years increasingly responsible experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Experience managing projects with multiple components and entities, preferably grant-funded projects.

Knowledge of:

  • Project management, planning, budget preparation, and reporting.
  • Planning, organization and direction of the operations and activities of academic program development.
  • Writing skills and editing, as well as social media formats.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and administer the project services for the District in accordance with applicable policies, grant requirements and statutes.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and timelines and manage budgets.
  • Work independently with minimal direction.
  • Direct contractors and review deliverables, compile feedback and edits into written form and finalize reports for circulation.
  • Organize all grant records and files related to assigned grant activities.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Additional Requirement (Licensure/Certification):

  • No additional requirement.

Working Environment:

  • Indoor Office environment.
Retirement Option:Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) membership Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/CV Job Category:Classified Director




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 11/2/2020
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