Title V Grant Project Director (5 Year Appointment)
Category: Administrative and Professional
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Oct 7, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID:: 137868
About Springfield Technical Community College :
Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
The Title V Grant Project Director is the primary administrator of the Department of Education's 5-year Title V Grant and is responsible for management of the project to meet performance measures and deliverables in accordance with federal regulations, program requirements, and STCC policies and procedures. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.?
- Increase enrollment in STEM major fields of study.
- Improve the percentage of first-time full-time degree seeking students who complete college level Math within one year of enrolling.
- Improve the first to second year persistence rates of Hispanic students.
- Increase the percentage of Hispanic Associate Degree graduates who successfully transfer to a baccalaureate program.
- Increase the annual percentage of associate degree graduates who are Hispanic.
- Improve 3-year graduation rates of Hispanic students.
- Manage and evaluate all aspects of activity development and staff, and reporting per federal regulations.
- Supervise STEM coaches, project activities and tutors.
- Communicate/report to the Dean of STEM on all aspects of Title V activity.
- Submit reports and APR data and documents to College administration.
- Administer project budget according to Education Department General Administrative Regulations and STCC policies and procedures. This includes: predictive budget analysis, efficient resource allocations, and balancing all projects within scope of activities.
- Develop, implement, and manage internal, project processes to ensure compliance with relevant STCC and grant-related rules and regulations. (i.e., eligibility, purchasing, equipment inventory, closing documents, and external contract vendors).
- Work with all internal offices and external partners as necessary to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
- Deliver and organize professional development activities for faculty and staff.
- Evaluate performance measures and deliverables on a quarterly and annual basis and ensure that adequate time and effort is spent on the results of the evaluations.
- Prepare and submit all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education by posted deadlines.
- Work with grant accountant to ensure financial compliance and budget monitoring.
- Accurately track all grant purchased equipment.
- Maintain all grant records to the standard of being audit ready.
- Report time and effort diligently.
- Hold monthly project team meetings.
- Work with external evaluator, share results with staff and supervisor, and respond to recommendations for improvement.
- Participate in evening and weekend special events and activities.
Abilities and Skills:
- Project Coordination/Management/Supervision.
- Knowledge of state, federal, and/or state local funding guidelines.
- Program Evaluation.
- Cross-Cultural Skills/Communication.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships and partnerships.
- Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and integrity.
- Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Positive attitude about work, ability to motivate, and empower employees.
- Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Suite and other applicable software.
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously and meet all required deadlines.
- Master's degree required in a STEM and/or STEM related field.
- Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills to support interactions with diverse academic and non-academic audiences
- A minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Must have demonstrated ability to produce reports.
- A commitment to working in a culturally diverse, urban community college.
SALARY: $70,000 - $75,000 annually
GRANT FUNDED: Yes (5 year appointment through 2026/2027)
WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week
GRANT FUNDED: Yes - Title V Grant (5 year appointment)
CLOSING DATE: October 21, 2021 or Open Until Filled
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status and details regarding how to fulfill vaccine documentation requirements will be shared during the hire and onboarding process.
INFORMATION AWARENESS SECURITY TRAINING:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.
POLICY STATEMENT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.
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