Project Director Energy Sector

Project Director Energy Sector


Cleveland Community College
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704-669-6000

Job Location

Shelby, North Carolina


Based on experience, Salary range $50,679 to $76,018.50


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Closes: Friday, March 24, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday 40 hours some weekends

Reports to

Dean of Workforce Development

Employment Type

Full-time 12 month

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others.
  • Skill in the use of computers and commitment to use of technology.
  • Experience with current version of MS Office or similar programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Provide exceptional customer services with people internal and external to the institution.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Flexible and adapts to change.
  • Ability to multi-task with multiple departments and activities of others.
  • Ability to take initiative and begin projects independently with little to no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of work-related experience in the energy or manufacturing sector preferred.
  • A minimum of two to five years of community college experience preferred.
  • Experience with US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, or other federally grant-funded experience highly preferred.

Position Description

Serve as the Project Director for the US Department of Energy grant partnership with Albemarle US Inc. The position involves management of all aspects of the College’s responsibility for the US DOE grant including administration, collaboration, and project initiatives. This position is funded by a multi-year grant from the US DOE/Albemarle US Inc., and is subject to the availability of funds. This position requires day, evening, and occasional weekend hours and travel.

  1. Monitor progress of all College activity deliverables of the US DOE grant. This includes planning, executing, and finalizing projects according to deadlines and within budget.
  2. Serve as the College liaison and professional representative for the US DOE grant with Albemarle, community partners, and others.
  3. Acquire resources both internal and external to coordinate efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants as needed to meet project outcomes.
  4. Serve as the grant administrator for all aspects of data collection, reporting, and budgeting.
  5. Manage project budget, procurement of supplies, equipment, and services, and supervise the use of funds.
  6. Prepare project reports and ensure submission to appropriate authorities.
  7. Develop curriculum and training programs applicable to the US DOE grant.
  8. Remain current on research and methods applicable to the project.
  9. Work closely with the US DOE project team across all partner sites to identify organizational needs, priorities, and program objectives, and to collaborate on project initiatives.
  10. Comply with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations on the local, state, and federal level.
  11. Serve on committees as required.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned and other related duties incident to the work described herein.

How to Apply

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Contact: Allen Kniceley, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at or 704-669-4037.

Job Post Contact

Allen Kniceley