Project Coordinator: Road to Success (001)

2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
US-MI-Grand Rapids
Service Line
Hope Network-Developmental and Community Services
# of Openings
Hours per Week
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department : Name
WFD Shared Staffing

About Us

Workforce Development and Job Skills Training Services are delivered with the belief that through employment, individuals can achieve meaning and identity, and establish their place as a contributing member of their community. The Workforce Development Team serves both job seekers and employers through a variety of services and resources, all focused on developing the employability skills needed in the 21st Century. Individuals experiencing employment challenges are matched with a supportive case manager and participate in work readiness/soft skills training as well as real time paid transitional work and job placement services. Employers receive trained and pre-qualified candidates who are matched to their required skill sets and company culture.


The Project Coordinator is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Workforce Development, the Project Coordinator will work with the Career Development Services Manager, Financial Specialist, Office of Community Corrections Planner and the service and evaluation providers to facilitate and oversee the Road to Success Program, ensuring compliance with all programmatic, fiscal, and reporting requirements.
The Project Coordinator assumes responsibility for overseeing the development of the Planning and Implementation Guide; daily implementation of grant program requirements and programming; grant program management; coordination of data exchange/gathering with the Office of Community Corrections and the Independent Evaluator; and reporting of grant information as required by the Second Chance Act—Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program CFDA# 16.812, Office of Community Corrections, Kent County Correctional Facility, and Hope Network. 


This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

1. Provide general leadership and oversight of the grant activities including planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and compliance.

2. Act as the principle liaison with the Grant Program Officer, the National Reentry Resource Center Technical Assistance Advisor, the Independent Evaluator, Kent County Office of Community Corrections Planner, and Kent County Correctional Facility Program Manager.

3. Coordinate with the Grant Service Providers, Evaluator, KOCC Planner, and KCCF Program Manager to implement strategies, processes and procedures, and activities to meet grant goals and objectives.

4. Prepare program reports for submission to the granting authority according to grant guidelines and schedules.

5. Coordinate the collection of data from partners and stakeholders for the Independent Evaluation.

6. Ensure compliance with grant regulations by maintaining and utilizing a thorough knowledge of grant rules and requirements.

7. Perform other related duties as required.

8. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.


Educational / Talent Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited University or College and a minimum of four years of related work experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals. Master’s degree in a relevant field and additional program management or development experience preferred.

2. Knowledge of fiscal and programmatic oversight and experience with quarterly and annual reporting (dashboard, objectives and indicators, goal outcomes).

3. Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, work collaboratively and foster a productive team environment within the organization and among external partners and stakeholders.

4. Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively both in oral and written formats.

5. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in contract/grant management documents and associated guidelines, trainings, conferences, and professional literature.

6. Time and task oriented and possesses a positive change agent spirit.

7. Proficiency in computer skills and software such as Microsoft Office Suite and demonstrated ability to master electronic records software.


Work Experience Requirements:

1. Minimum of 4 years of related work experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals.

2. Experience and demonstrated ability to lead effective teams.

3. Experience working with a program or service tightly governed by defined regulations.

4. Experience with establishing and maintaining positive and productive internal and external stakeholder relationships.

5. Experience and demonstrated ability to review multiple data sources and make decisions/recommendations.


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