Position Overview:
Lowe Consulting Group, Inc. (LCG) is a Northern California based company focusing on supplier diversity, workforce development and community engagement strategies within the construction industry. For 15 years we have connected agencies, contractors, and the larger community to foster employment, business growth and civic engagement. We have helped contractors exceed local hiring targets, provided small businesses access to million-dollar construction projects and developed philanthropic campaigns that support local non-profits. Our goal is to ensure that all capital improvement projects implement innovative programming that is mutually beneficial and rooted in genuine community collaboration.

The Project Manager position will support LCG’s ongoing projects and will act as the main interface with public agency staff, contractors, unions and community-based organizations to ensure compliance with workforce development policies. The position will manage activities and functions of multiple projects to comply with program/policy objectives. Position will report directly to LCG President and agency representatives as directed.

Examples of Duties:

  • Collaborate with agency contract monitoring, social responsibility or equity & inclusion staff that are responsible for oversight of agency economic benefit programs
  • Cultivate and actively maintain positive and effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including policy makers, community stakeholders, and larger city community.
  • Develop comprehensive metrics and key performance indictors to track, assess and report on the effectiveness of strategies, existing and new programs
  • Recommend creative solutions to often complex, sensitive issues that require flexibility, awareness and understanding of varied interests
  • Develop standard operating procedures for company services areas
  • Facilitate coordination of outreach meetings/community meetings/youth programs, coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Develop and schedule project work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities.
  • Prepare periodic reports and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside clients.
  • Responsible for project documentation and maintaining client correspondence. Provide timely updates on all client information.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with subcontractors, building trades, politicians, chambers of commerce and community representatives Attend community and/or trade association networking events and meetings
  • Participate in volunteer events the company sponsors
  • Administrative support for various projects: maintaining calendars, setting meetings, taking minutes, basic project follow-up tasks

Other Tasks may include:

  • Workforce Development: develop proactive outreach and community collaborations to identify and promote workforce programs by partnering with various city agencies, schools and training programs, professional organizations and associations, trade associations, labor unions, local community-based organizations and
    other key stakeholders. Efforts should lead to development of apprenticeships, training opportunities and career pipelines to support agency policies
  • Community Engagement: assist with coordinating outreach or community engagement meetings (including scheduling events, coordinating presentation and materials, managing registration process, advertising, etc.)
  • Contract compliance: reviewing certified payroll data and running monthly reports, conducting site visits to verify information input on certified payroll

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Awareness of issues and unique cultural nuances relative to local communities and stakeholder groups. High level of emotional intelligence, ethical standards, professional transparency and integrity. Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable demeanor, consensus building skills and ability to communicate clearly and relate genuinely with people from varied backgrounds in a respectful and courteous manner. Ability to evaluate issues and propose solutions or effective courses of action. Ability to adapt, establish and maintain effective working relationships with city agencies, officials and representatives of local and community-based agencies, organizations and interested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, business administration, sociology, communications or psychology AND three- five years developing and or implementing policy, community and economic development, or workforce development; OR, Six years of progressively responsible program/project management experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, online event registrations, customer relationship management systems and online meeting systems.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to clients within the San Francisco Bay Area

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: Andrea Lowe, alowe@lowecg.com