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Senior Program Manager

at Louisville Metro

Pay: up to $27.56/hour
$27.56 - $
Posted: 9/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2653358

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Provides high-level management and oversight to contracts and the work of contractors to achieve the goals set by the KentuckianaWorks Board
Works from the feedback and direction of the Board and senior leadership to design program options that meet the requirements of available funding streams while also meeting the Board's goals
Interacts regularly with board members and Program Oversight Committee through written and oral presentations of key metrics and program design options, to achieve the goals of the board
interacts regularly with high-level officials from the federal and state government who oversee our programmatic efforts as well as our funding sources
Reads and understands the laws and regulations behind available funding streams and utilizes those to design programs that can be executed through contractors and will achieve goals set out by the Board and Program Oversight Committee
Supervises subordinate personnel

Examples of Duties

Reviews and masters federal and state laws and regulations that govern our funding streams and programmatic efforts
Provides technical assistance and instruction to contractors, service providers and the community concerning programs and services and to solve problems
Conducts research on other workforce programs across the country to benchmark our efforts against the nations best and to help design cutting-edge, effective programs here
Oversees the development of relationships with contractors, evaluation and monitoring of the delivery of service, providing advice and consultation to increase performance and implementation of contract modifications
Reviews requests for services, bid specifications, scoring criteria for bid evaluations and oversees bid selection
Designs programmatic initiatives that can be accomplished through the work of contractors
Drafts Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and reviews criteria that will articulate what is desired
Guides the board in the selection of contractors, and drafts and negotiates contracts with chosen contractors that will maximize the chance of achieving those goals
Designs and monitors key performance metrics for contractors to maintain a continuous improvement approach to their work, and initiates corrective action procedures if contractor performance consistently fails to meet pre-established benchmarks
Conceives, drafts and submits grant proposals for new funding to federal, state, city and philanthropic sources to launch new efforts or expand existing ones that are consistent with the broad goals laid out by the Board
Prepares grant funding reports and budgets, and monitors expenditures for compliance with local, legislative, and funder guidelines
Reviews, negotiates, and prepares MOUs and Resource Sharing Agreements with state partners, as well as with required partners and others who wish to partner with our system
Represents organization to state agencies and other public and private funding sources and communicates with representatives on program implementation, funding options, laws and regulations that govern specific program / other issues as appropriate
Represents the organization to the public to coordinate, explain and discuss programs and services

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

Five years experience in workforce programs at KentuckianaWorks or in previous jobs
Experience and exemplary performance in contract management and grant management, including: Writing RFPs, writing grants, coordinating contractor selection, developing contracts, managing contracts for performance and writing grant reports
Understanding of all KentuckianaWorks programs
Demonstrated commitment to take on new work, projects and initiatives
Demonstrated leadership
Demonstrated commitment to systems thinking and continuous improvement
A track record of innovation

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

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