Title III Grant Director
SALARY: $42,709.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 10/08/19
CLOSING DATE: 10/21/19 04:00 PM
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Title III Grant Director in the Student Services Division at Spokane Falls Community College. This is a grant funded position, working 20 hours a week, 12-months a year.
Reporting to the Title III Grant Project Director, this position provides administrative oversight for Spokane Falls Community College's Title III grant. This position will operationalize the vision of the culture change outlined in the Title III grant in partnership with the Steering Committee and constituents. This position will: develop, evaluate, and report on Title III programs and activities; ensure programs are compliant with Federal and accreditation standards; and serve as a liaison within Spokane Falls Community College and Community Colleges of Spokane District, at the State and National levels. This is a 50% grant funded position that will conclude in five years (2023).
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide administrative oversight for the development, evaluation, and reporting of Spokane Falls Community College's (SFCC) Title III grant in accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), and the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). *
- Responsible for chairing the Title III Steering Committee in support of operationalizing the grant's purpose and objectives. *
- Direct the work related to the development of college-wide proposals, reports, and other documents related to the administration of Title III programs; create Title III Grant Policies & Procedures manual. Establish, maintain effective communication procedures to assure project congruence with institutional mission, core themes, and operational plan. *
- Direct the research related to grant activities such as academic advising, career counseling, data literacy, analytics, and data visualization in collaboration with Title III personnel and SFCC's Institutional Research department. *
- Work with SFCC's Financial Manager and CCS's Business Office to ensure an efficient and effective use of grant funds, maintain budget control, ensure appropriate use of funds, and oversee preparation of project fiscal reports for U.S. Department of Education. *
- Serve as a liaison among constituents of the College and other individuals or groups on matters which impact the Title III program. Keep the Guided Pathways Project Manager apprised of the status of Title III activities. *
- Responsible for submitting Annual Grant Performance Reports and budget revisions when required. *
- Responsible for internal and external evaluations to assess program outcomes per Title III Grant requirements. *
- Supervise exempt, classified and work-study employees e.g. train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances. Adhere to classified contracts and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations of the Title III grant. *
- Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
- Prepare a wide variety of materials such as procedures, analysis, and reports for the purpose of providing recommendations about program activities, future trends and issues related to grant activities. *
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *
* Indicates this is an essential duty.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)
- Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business, or a related field from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
- 3 years' experience coordinating education programs, projects, or activities.
- Management experience in higher education including experience in supervision of staff.
- Experience supervising a large-scale federal grant (Title III preferred) including performance and project report development, budget oversight, and project evaluation.
- Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated passion for, commitment to, and success with serving students.
- Knowledge of planning, implementation, and monitoring of budgets and contracts.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to present and exchange complex academic information to individuals and groups.
- Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentially (FERPA) and ethical working practices.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Strong grant writing, monitoring, and reporting experience.
- Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience building/leading teams including supervisory skills that focus on continuous quality improvement.
- Must be detail-oriented for accuracy of work.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
- A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
- Demonstrated experience supporting system/organizational change.
- Experience successfully managing a Title III grant.
- Demonstrated experience of successful development and implementation of large-scale projects (i.e., project management).
- Research and assessment experience.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $61,009 (50% position). Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
Travel reimbursement up to $300 is available for candidates traveling from outside our local area.
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.
- Work directly with students/clients.
- Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
- Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
- Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
- Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Contract position.
- Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Criminal background check required.
- Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
- College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.