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Date: 09/15/2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Title: Title III Project Director

FLSA: Exempt

Job Type: Full-Time Term – (continued employment contingent on grant funding)

Reports to: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000; Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge

SUMMARY: Northern New Mexico College seeks a Title III Project Director. Reporting to the Provost, the Title III Project Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of Title III (STEM) grant activities at Northern New Mexico College to achieve the project's objectives of "ACCELERATING ACHIEVEMENT IN STEM)":

Goal 1: Increase post-secondary STEM enrollment and success for Hispanic and low-income students.
Goal 2: Improve the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining STEM degrees.
Goal 3: Support transfer success in STEM between 2-year HSIs and NNMC for Hispanic and low-income students through model articulation agreements.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Understand clearly the commitments of the Title III grant proposal.
• Provide leadership to Title III program planning, implementation, and evaluation processes.
• Supervises the Title III grant budget, prepares annual budgets, and authorizes all expenditure of funds, ensuring appropriate utilization of funds.
• Supervises personnel hired under Title III when required by supervisor.
• Coordinates and oversees equipment purchases.
• Develops appropriate tracking procedures and mechanisms for grant participants and
develops and implements reasonable tracking procedures and follow-up on transfer students during and after the grant period.
• Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award requirements to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages organizational problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded granting period.
• Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding
students, supervisors, or other employees.
• Works closely with STEM NNMC departments –Department of Engineering and Technology, Department of Biology Chemistry and Environmental Science, Department of Math and Physical Sciences.
• Develop strategies to institutionalize Title III initiatives at the College.
• Collaborate effectively with the Vice Presidents, Academic Chairs, Grants Office, Chairs, and Directors, Center for Students Success and Advisement.
• Coordinate project efforts with the Recruitment and Admissions offices; Distance Ed; Faculty Senate, and Staff.
• Communicate project goals and objectives to all College constituencies and project collaborators.
• Issue quarterly reports summarizing progress for the Provost and others.
• Develop and maintain a Title III Policy and Procedures Manual that embodies the requirements of program statutes, regulations, and policy statements.
• Assists the external evaluator and the internal monitoring team in ongoing formative and
annual summative project evaluation.
• Manage the program budget in strict compliance with federal guidelines, authorize allowable expenditures and quarterly financial reports.
• Prepare and submit all reports required by the Department of Education.
• Communicate with the Title III program officer.
• Attend Title III Project Director Conference.
• Lead the hiring process for grant-funded personnel and provide administrative supervision.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Master's degree in STEM, Project Management or Education Leadership.
• 3 years of successful experience managing and implementing HSI grants and activities.
• 2 years of administrative experience in higher education.
• 3 years of experience working with post-secondary students in STEM fields, including at least three years delivering direct services to students.
• Demonstrated experience managing federal awards and programs and reporting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Ph.D. degree in STEM.
• 5+ years of successful experience managing and implementing HSI grants and activities.
• 5+ years of experience working with post-secondary students in STEM fields, including at least three years delivering direct services to students.
• 2 years administrative experience in Public Higher Education Institution.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Ability to work with an insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students.
• Knowledge of STEM academic programs.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude.
• Knowledge of distance learning and digital media preferred.
• Knowledge of Excel or statistical analysis software such as R, SAS, etc., and to make data-informed decisions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is normally performed in a typical office environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• No or very limited physical effort is required;
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Must be able to utilize/view a PC and or monitor

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring the required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

Candidates who are invited for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.
References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.
Required application materials should be sent to: humanresources@nnmc.edu.

NNMC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.