Job Opportunity: FAAME Project Manager (LEAP Tampa Bay)

Position:                    FAAME Project Manager (LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network)

Reports to:                Senior Director, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network

The FAAME (Florida African American Male Experience) Project Manager works with LEAP Tampa Bay to help students complete education after high school with an equity focus.  FAAME’s goal is to develop clear academic pathways at SPC for Black males to attain a 4-year degree. The Manager builds relationships among partners to remove barriers for students’ success.

Position Summary

The FAAME Project Manager is a key professional for the LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, which works to help more people complete education and training after high school.  LEAP’s partners at St. Petersburg College (SPC) received a grant supporting their Florida African American Male Experience (FAAME) initiative and is sub-contracting with LEAP to support alignment between partners including K-12, non-profits and other higher education institutions.  The goal of FAAME is to develop clear academic pathways for Black males to attain a 4-year degree.

In this role, the Manager will build relationships among partners to help remove barriers for students’ success.  The LEAP network is a leadership initiative of the Community Foundation Tampa Bay with a special focus on equity and serving diverse populations.  LEAP accomplishes its goals through collaboration among community partners.  The Alignment Project Manager will help connect the work of individual partner organizations involved in FAAME to create an integrated “system” of services – thus smoothing the pathway from K-12 to higher education to the workforce for Black males.    

The Manager will play a role in the enrollment, persistence, retention and graduation of Black male students, supporting the collaborative participation of regional universities, non-profits and other community organizations with SPC and LEAP to deliver a consistent experience that helps increase and accelerate Black male students’ success.  The position utilizes strong organizational skills to build strong relationships, manage data sharing among partners, ensure active participation in various student support strategies and convenings, as well as support program outcome evaluation.  She/He will also participate in resource development efforts to support long-term sustainability.  This position is grant funded until Dec. 31, 2024.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with SPC and the district, develop and launch a Student Ambassador Program within the College and Career Centers at Pinellas County Schools
  • Support the identification and recruitment of students for the FAAME project
  • Schedule, convene and lead partner meetings and Taskforce convenings for the duration of the grant
  • As appropriate, lead large group discussions resulting in program goals and evaluation methods.
  • Lead, in collaboration with SPC, the development of Memorandum of Understandings and data sharing agreements among targeted partners
  • Engage in the collaborative research and recommendations for a data sharing tool among partners, as well as the data tracking and alignment processes
  • Support the identification of funding and resources for the purpose of program sustainability
  • Engage in collaborative discussion around data tracking and alignment across partners  
  • Manage project deadlines and budgets for identified priorities, preparing financial or evaluation reports to support grant requirements, as well as documenting and distributing records of official business.
  • Track tangible and qualitative results from ongoing activities to support project’s storytelling, grant reporting and fund development.
  • Represent the FAAME Project at events and activities, as requested.

General Requirements

  • An organized professional with a Bachelors’ degree required, with 3-5 years related work experience in nonprofits, project management, education, or a related field.  A strong combination of education and work experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Strategic thinking skills to work seamlessly with project leadership in developing and managing work plans, future agendas, etc.
  • Solid understanding of basic project management skills, like budgeting/financial principles and timelines, as well as task and activity planning and management.
  • Experience working with communities of color is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the postsecondary education field a plus.
  • Ability to execute job duties with a team of co-workers and external constituents.
  • Strong communication skills, with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively exchange or convey information for the purpose of leading discussions with community leaders.
  • Ability to balance short- and long-term work to execute on plans/tasks/goals. 
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends and travel within local counties.

Technology Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with video meeting platforms, such as Zoom and Teams.
  • Working knowledge of databases, with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce a plus.
  • Experience with Social Media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook a plus.

MISSION OF LEAP TAMPA BAY

LEAP Tampa Bay transforms lives by leveraging the power of community collaboration to accelerate personal, workforce, and community prosperity through education.

LEAP Tampa Bay is a network of more than 60 community partners committed to changing lives by connecting residents to education and training beyond high school.  A cross-sector network convened to promote their community-wide commitment to college access and attainment, LEAP leaders use a collective impact model of collaboration to guide coordinated need-based strategies by partners from across business, education, government and non-profits. All the work is geared at increasing attainment of high-quality college degrees and career and technical training credentials to help build Tampa Bay’s workforce talent base. LEAP intentionally seeks equity in education so all people have the opportunity for economic prosperity. For more information, visit https://www.leaptampabay.org/.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TAMPA BAY

Building a vibrant, prosperous community through transformative vision, leadership, and philanthropy.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been growing philanthropy in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since 1990. Whatever good you are inspired to do, we are here to help you do it. For more information, visit www.cftampabay.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

It is our policy to provide an equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We are committed to a diverse workforce. We value all employees’ talents and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful. CFTB will not tolerate discrimination, including harassment, in the workplace. CFTB does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other trait that is protected under local, state or federal law.

CONTACT:

Interested individuals should submit

  • resume,
  • cover letter,
  • references (two business and one personal) and
  • salary history to: [email protected]

NOTE:

Please put the job title for this position in the subject header of your email.

No phone calls or faxes.

Submissions will not be considered without a cover letter.

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