Project Manager II - Grant Project Manager (temporary, full-time, benefits eligible)

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Project Manager II - Grant Project Manager (temporary, full-time, benefits eligible)

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Hiring Salary:

$5,610 – $7,978 per month. This is a grant-funded, temporary, full-time position. Position is expected to end on or before 8/31/2022. Continuation of the position is contingent on continued funding.

Occupational Category:



Office of the Dean - College of Education

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Eight years progressively responsible strategic planning, administration, supervision, project management in education, or experience in a related field. Specific professional licensing or certification in special education or a related field desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Directs and coordinates activities of the grant activities and project partners to ensure project progress and completion are on schedule and within the prescribed budget. Oversees the administration of the grant projects and supervision of the assigned team members and consultants.

Primary Responsibilities:

Directs the day-to-day project activities of designated projects, staff and consultants. Provides input on designated project budgets and schedules and reports progress to the Executive Director of the Garrett Center. Executes education contracts and maintains project performance with regard to project budget, schedule, quality control, and assurance. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframes and funding parameters. Reviews project proposals and plans to determine timeframes, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources. Establishes work plans and staffing for each phase of project and arranges for recruitment and assignment of project personnel. Confers with project team to outline work plans, duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans. Prepares project reports for management, client, or others. Confers with project partners to provide technical advice and to resolve problems. Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies. Oversees the work of outside consultants, stops work if necessary, and recommends corrective actions to the Executive Director. Makes recommendations regarding staff and consultant performance. Represents the University at meetings with governmental agencies and regulatory authorities. Coordinates submittal reviews. Attends preliminary meetings and conferences with approving agencies. Prepares education grant specifications, cost estimates and grant-related documents. Provides leadership for team members and assists with development of professional and technical advancement. Performs difficult design analysis and tasks. Assists other grant staff in accomplishment of their projects. Develops and maintains grant-related records. Assists the Executive Director in preparation of grant-related documents, budget control, and in-house training of team members. Assures quality control of designated projects, reviews fidelity checklist with the assigned project staff, and monitors grant efforts. Reviews daily reports from the project staff and prepares weekly reports of grant activities. Participates in technical and professional societies and civic organizations. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Adheres to University and Texas State University System policies and procedures. Maintains a positive and professional attitude. Communicates regularly with supervisors about project issues. Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload. Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position. Meets University productivity standards. Knowledge of education principles and planning, bidding, interpretation of grant plans and specifications, education and statutory terminology, education resources, standards, codes, laws, and regulations. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands. Applies principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in statutory requirements or state agency form. Deals with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to negotiate effectively. Ability to assess quality of work. Ability to follow set procedures. Must exhibit confidentiality. Must have demonstrated ability in the planning, management, coordination, and implementation of projects designed to meet local, state, and agency requirements. Acts as a role model. Must have skills in oral and written communications, workload management, planning, and supervision of professional and technical personnel, leadership and interpersonal relations. Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational skills. Computer literacy on PC or Apple, uses MS Office Suite, data collection and Quarterly Report apps, and Project Management Software, Basecamp.

This is a grant-funded, full-time, temporary, benefits eligible position. Position is expected to end on or before 8/31/2022. Continuation of the position is contingent on continued funding.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time