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Project Manager

Posted: 01/24/2023

VCP PROVIDES EXCELLENT BENEFITS!!

  • Employees pay $0 out-of-pocket towards health, vision and dental premiums
  • VCP offers a 401k plan at a 3.5% match after 6 months of employment
  • Employees receive 30 days of paid time off in addition to major holidays

Veterans Community Project (VCP) Overview 

Founded in 2016 in Kansas City, MO, VCP is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath to defend our nation. The greatest barrier to ending Veteran homelessness is the revolving door of unstable housing and the frustrating maze Veterans must navigate in order to get basic support. We believe that to be an effective program, the first step is to connect Veterans and the community. VCP created an innovative homeless housing program and outreach assistance that provides inclusive services to aid Veterans in re-claiming control over their lives. For more information, visit www.vcp.org.  

The Team  

We, the team members and co-founders of VCP, are connectors, feelers, and doers on a mission to help our kin, our kind. We move with swift, bold action, driven by our mission. We believe in collaboration, community, compassion, and above all, serving Veterans with dignity and respect. 

The Role 

The Project Manager serves on the National Expansion Team and is responsible for supporting the planning and oversight of expansion projects as they relate to the expansion of VCP into new cities. He/she ensures projects are completed in a timely and concise fashion, designates project resources, in coordination with the Finance and Development Team leads the creation and monitoring of budgets, monitors progress of the project, and keeps stakeholders informed of the entire process. In collaboration with department colleagues, the Project Manager will also support development efforts by aligning project timelines, communicating regularly, collaborating with in-kind needs, and helping to ensure local fundraising goals are met. This position requires approximately 25% travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Locate, recommend, and manage the progress of companies, organizations, or other entities selected to create a VCP expansion site (design teams, contractors, civil firms, etc.). 

  • Manage process of capital projects from design concept through completion.  

  • Act as the liaison between VCP staff and outside hired firms throughout the process (project-specific). 

  • Help navigate projects through local municipalities for approvals.

  • Work with Development Manager to ensure projects stay on same timeline as fundraising efforts. 

  • Coordinate trip agendas for projects in process to ensure job progress, collaborate with local staff and contractors, and coordinate with the development team as needed. 

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation to support scheduling, organization, and implementation of deliverables (i.e., project management software, project log, statement of work, etc.). 

  • Document critical relationships and key interactions in stakeholder CRM. 

  • Capture, document, and communicate successes and shortfalls through written wrap-ups at the end of a project. 

  • Deliver concise and informative weekly updates to expansion team. 

  • Support staff events (e.g., kick-off, groundbreaking, grand opening). 

  • Take part in department projects and special initiatives to build structure and long-term capacity. 

  • Collaborate effectively with team members and leadership to coordinate work internally, surface insights and help foster a team culture of learning and mutual support. 

  • Represent the organization in a professional manner and be comfortable engaging audiences on the mission and current organizational efforts as needed.  

Competencies and Areas of Expertise may Include: 

  • Passion for the mission of VCP. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Science & Technology or related field, or equivalent experience. 

  • Three to five years progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in donor-centric communication preferred.  

  • Advanced knowledge of technical computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and social networking, including the ability to utilize technology for research. 

  • Self-motivated to set, attain, and surpass goals with minimal supervision. 

  • Flexibility is a key attribute of this position. VCP is a fast-paced environment. A willingness to take on additional duties, or change course, to ensure the success of the organization is essential

  • Must have organizational skills and attention to detail.  Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner. 

  • Comfortable managing relationships with elected officials, staff, veteran support services, and other local individuals to ensure cohesion in each of our local expansion efforts. 

  • Strong performance management and evaluation capabilities are required including the willingness and ability to ensure accountability.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.  Any essential function or requirement of this job will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation(s) for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible. 

Veterans Community Project is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. All VCP employees, other workers and representatives are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

To apply for this position, please visit: https://veterans-community-project.prismhr-hire.com/job/542374/project-manager
 

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999