PT-BioBetter Project Liaison

PT-BioBetter Project Liaison


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, February 10, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, July 17, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair, Biotechnology

Employment Type

Part-Time Temporary

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, science, or related field required.  Project management and grant management experience preferred. Experience managing budgets and tracking expenses required. Experience working in post-secondary education preferred. Knowledge and/or experience in biotechnology industry operations highly desirable.  

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and other equipment  including computer, copier, calculator, basic lab equipment, audio-visual equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately twenty pounds.


Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Requires excellent interpersonal skills to work with faculty, staff, internal clients, and external clients and authorities.


Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as plans of operation, budgets, expenditures, records of inventory, grant outcome reports, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.


Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.


Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication. Requires ability to present effectively information, respond to questions and concerns immediately, and facilitate satisfactory resolutions to problems.


Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages; utilize decimals; determine time and weight; apply principles of algebra; apply descriptive statistics; etc.  Must be able to manage a budget and track expenses.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual equipment, and computer software, etc.  


Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.  


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


                                                      PERFORMANCE INDICATORS


Knowledge of Job:  Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the Division and the College as they pertain to the position.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the Department. Requires project management skills. Has comprehensive knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures as they relate to the position.  Has knowledge of general office operations, functions, and procedures as they relate to the position.  Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information.  Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a departmental team to provide quality customer service to college, community and industry stakeholders within mutually established departmental standards.  Has excellent human relations skills; is able to identify project roadblocks and effectively resolve them  Has the ability to communicate with various individuals and groups such as staff, peers, other PCC personnel, industry and community partners, and other project stakeholders.  Is able to use independent judgment in routine as well as non-routine situations.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology utilized within the Department.  Has the ability to understand the educational and psychological aspects of job.  Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and office operations.  Is able to read, understand and complete written requests and work assignments in a timely fashion.  Knows how to estimate time, materials and supplies required to complete various routine activities.  Is able to promote efficient completion of duties.  Has good organizational and management skills.  Has the ability to operate office machines in the performance of duties.  Has good knowledge of computers.  Has the ability to work under stressful conditions related to heavy workloads, meeting deadlines, working with difficult individuals, handling large amounts of paperwork, etc.  Is able to work under conditions which are potentially injurious, dangerous, or hazardous to health such as odors, toxic agents, disease, machinery, smoke, electrical currents, etc.  Has the ability to make sound, educated decisions in a variety of areas on a constant basis.


Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co?workers and the general public.


Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."


Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.


Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time?off requests.


Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self?reliant and self?starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.


Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.


Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and 

recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College.  


Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and  College  benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.   Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to  maintain good will toward  the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College. Interacts effectively  with higher management, professionals and the general public. 


Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time?management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends 

meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.


Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College  and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.


Position Description

Under limited supervision, serves as a liaison between Pitt Community College (PCC), the BBB (Build Back Better) Project Director at the North Carolina Community College System Office, and the NC Biotechnology Center to coordinate execution of all BBB BioBetter project activities implemented at PCC and the system level. 

Coordinate execution of BioBetter project activities by participating in work groups associated with: a) increasing enrollment through targeted outreach (working collaboratively with Connect@/Hispanic Coalitions and the NC Biotech Center); b) BioTeach implementation; c) Short-term course development; d) Virtual course development; e) Equity/pathway Navigators. 


Collaborate with the NC Biotechnology Center to implement non-BioBetter BBB project initiatives such as apprenticeships and the community ambassador program. 


Contribute to establishing progress indicators and means for monitoring project performance. 


Coordinate and monitor the effective implementation of BBB BioBetter project activities while ensuring efficient and effective use of program resources. 


Maintain effective lines of communication with senior administrators, finance office personnel, grant management office personnel, and system level personnel to ensure program operation is consistent with overall institution goals and the BBB BioBetter grant. 


Develop presentations, reports, plans of operation, working budgets, and other documents critical to the management of BioBetter project activities. Maintain project documentation including, but not limited to, communications, policies, procedures, reports, plans of operation, budgets, expenditures, travel forms, and records of project inventory. 


Ensure compliance with college, state, and federal regulations with special focus on EDA federal grant compliance. 


In conjunction with NCCCS Project Director, the Business Office, and the Grants Management Office, manage the BBB BioBetter project budget, including ensuring allowability of costs, tracking expenses, submitting travel forms, maintaining expense documentation, and submitting requests to the business office in cooperation with project staff and according to college, state, and federal accounting procedures. 


Ensure accurate and timely reporting and outcome data tracking per EDA and NCCCS requirements. 

Regularly review project success metrics and share with stakeholders to ensure the project meets projected outcomes. Participate in regular project team meetings to discuss project progress. Coordinate project status and results dissemination including creating and updating project website, providing presentations to stakeholders, assisting in writing press releases and news stories, and related communications.  


Operate, utilize, and maintain various types of office equipment and supplies including computers, calculator, copier, and general office supplies.  Utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Datatel.  Utilize digital forms and other functions associated with the PCC Portal and assist in data collection.




Maintain good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Serve on various College committees and organizations and attend meetings as required.


Respond to phone calls and emails, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.


Complete required annual professional development hours.


Perform other duties as required.

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