Project Manager (Umoja/Sankofa Program) - **Internal Posting**
Institution: Peralta Community College District
Location: California, United States
Posted: 04/17/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Full Time (40 Hours/

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 18.062% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

Project Manager (Umoja/Sankofa Program) - **Internal Posting**

Time Base

Full Time (40 Hours/Week, 12-Month Assignment)


Salary Range: $6,585 - $7.983/month, Hiring Range: $6,585 - $7,258/month - The maximum salary placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Position Type



Student Services-VP (641)

Job Description Summary

This position is categorically funded.

Continued employment is contingent upon refunding of the position.

This vacancy is open ONLY to current regular and hourly employees who are members of SEIU Local 1021. Per new Article 8.7 of the Local 1021 hourly contract, this job is being posted for ten (10) working days.

Under general direction,develops, organizes, plans, coordinates and implements a comprehensive college categorically funded program or project. The position is responsible for designing and implementing program services that meet the needs of a targeted population, directing and coordinating the work of staff, and maintaining effective public relations with other educational institutional and governmental representatives, funding resources, business and community agency personnel, students, and the general public.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Develops, organizes, plans, directs, implements and coordinates daily functions, activities, and services of the program and/or project to ensure that goals and objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

• Reviews project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.

• Establishes working partnerships with community-based organizations, county social services, high schools, colleges and/or universities.

• Researches, compiles data for, and finalizes reports, grant applications, narratives, presentations surveys, needs assessments, and other detailed materials; writes grants and other funding source applications.

• Contacts business and community organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, student groups, and other representatives to establish ongoing liaisons with the college and the program/project; develops and implements needs assessment for targeted and general populations as assigned; compiles statistics for use in designing/developing new and modified program services, goals and future programs plans.

• Enters, modifies, and retrieves online data; sets up and maintains online program/project records.

• Plans program/project budgets in conjunction with management and other staff; monitors regular budget expenditures, income, transfers, and financial records; makes recommendations for changes to staffing, budgets, supplies and equipment.

• Prepares reports required by local, state and federal entities.

• Coordinates activities of training programs; conducts seminars and workshops.

• Develops and implements seminars and workshops related to the program or project.

• Identifies and recruits program participants.

• Represents District on a range of community boards and committees related to the program or project.

• Trains, supervises and directs staff assigned to program or project.

• Performs other related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the social sciences, behavioral sciences, business, public administration or a related field AND

four (4) years of responsible professional experience in grants administration; or an equivalent combination of training and qualifying experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

2. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, regulations and laws that pertain to the specific program or project.

3. Knowledge of the needs and resources available to the population targeted by the specific program or project.

4. Knowledge and proficiency in budget preparation and monitoring.

5. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures and language groups and with people who have disabilities.

6. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database management software programs (e.g., MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, etc.) and the Internet browser, websites, and e-mail.

7. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in education or a related field

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including group presentation, writing skills and ability to explain project goals and objectives to a variety of audiences.

• Experience in working with multicultural students.

• Ability to work in a multicultural, highly diverse institution.

• Experience in writing grants and in administering grant-funded projects.

• Skill in directing and evaluating the work of others.

Environmental Demands

• Occasional work performed alone

• Constant work around and with people

Other Requirements


• Flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands


• Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs

• Occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.

• Occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.

• Occasional twisting of body

• Occasional use of manual dexterity

• Occasional use of tactile acuity

• Occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color

• Frequent work at a rapid pace

• Frequent reaching, high, low, and level

• Frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech

• Frequent visual acuity for reading

• Constant sitting

• Constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

• Computers and standard office machines and equipment

• Multi-line telephones

• Department-specific equipment

Application Deadline Date

April 29, 2019

Open Date

Application Information
Online App. Form: