College of the Desert
Title V Project Director-Student Affairs
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Project Director is responsible for the leadership necessary to establish, implement, manage, report, maintain, coordinate, and analyze all aspects of the objectives of the Title V project. This will include making decisions and recommendations related to implementing the goals of the grant; assisting in the hiring of project staff; coordinating the activities of both campuses; working closely with administrators, faculty, staff and consultants; developing and submitting reports to the US Department of Education; and serving on strategic administrative committees. This position will oversee the activities of faculty and classified employees, as defined by the project, in performing the work in a timely and productive manner.
The Desert Community College District has established the following hiring criteria for all educational administrative positions. Minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following in accordance with Title 5 section 53420:
Possession of a master's degree; and
One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: State and federal laws and regulations governing related grant activities, and California Community Colleges; district policies and procedures; the mission and student population of California Community Colleges and the Coachella Valley, student development, counseling and advising, financial aid resources, financial literacy, research and assessment, supplemental instruction and tutorial services, strategies to increase student retention and college completion, resources and services that can benefit students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds, faculty and staff professional development, interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.
Ability to: Work with internal and external participants in building and maintaining positive relationships; develop and manage a program budget; lead faculty and staff in developing and implementing a strategies to improve student success; prepare and submit reports to supervisors and reporting agencies; utilize computer technology and appropriate software programs; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of diverse students, especially those from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds; attend local, regional and national conferences.
The ability to speak Spanish is strongly desired.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the administrator of the project, providing leadership and oversight on all Title V grant components at all campus sites and in the community.
2. Provide guidelines and direction in relation to the project with special focus on college readiness for basic skills students; counseling and advising program development and service delivery; supplemental instruction and tutorial service delivery; financial aid awareness and financial literacy; research and assessment; and faculty and staff development.
3. Directly supervise all employees related to the project, including continual review and evaluation of employee progress toward all projects.
4. Serve as Title V liaison between identified project participants and collaborative partners.
5. Manage the project budget and provide regular fiscal activity reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and other administrators in a timely and efficient manner.
6. Administer policies and procedures in collaboration with appropriate administrators in order to maintain appropriate record keeping and ensure that the project is meeting accurate reporting requirements.
7. Plan, schedule, manage and control the program budget. Facilitate maximum utilization of resources and personnel to reach objectives effectively.
8. Monitor and evaluate progress of Title V components and their impact on the institutions.
9. Represent the program and District in federal, state and regional meetings and community activities. Maintain positive working relationships with Program Officer in Washington D.C.
10. Maintain current knowledge of Title V policies, rules and regulations. Develop project manual and detailed implementation timelines.
11. Establish and maintain adequate information and training to the college and university communities in programs developed.
12. Participate in shared governance activities, including participating and/or chair campus committees and task forces as needed.
13. Meet schedules and timelines, organize multiple projects efficiently and effectively, and carry out required project details throughout the year.
This is a 12 month position. Normal business hours are Monday - Friday, between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however this position could include evening and weekend assignments. Travel will be required as needed to meet the grant requirements.
Posting Date: 05-10-2011
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Proposed Start Date: June 1, 2011
Posting Number: 0600154
Position Type: Administrator
Position Status: Faculty Non Tenure Track
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Services
Pay Range: $66,948 - $96,951, highest initial placement is Step 7
Benefits: Health, dental, life, vision, and EAP are available for full-time employees only. Full-time, 12 month supervisors earn 12 sick days, 20 vacation days and 15 holidays per year.
Position Funding Information:
This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is dependent on annual funding and satisfactory job performance.
Required Applicant Documents:
List of References (see Special Instructions)
Statement (see Special Instructions)
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In addition to personal references listed on the first page of the application, on a separate sheet of paper, submit a list which includes: two current or previous supervisors, two faculty members, and two other references not related to the applicant (including one classified or support staff) for us to contact as references. Please include names, addresses, telephone number and email address. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references.
Please provide a one (1) page statement addressing evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
To apply, visit https://jobs.collegeofthedesert.edu/