Title V Project Director | Northern New Mexico College

Date: August 2, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Title: Title V Project Director
FLSA: Exempt

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

Reports to: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Salary Range: $52,000-60,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge

SUMMARY: Northern New Mexico College seeks a Title V Project Director. Reporting to the Provost, the Title V Project Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of Title V grant activities at Northern New Mexico College to achieve the project's objectives, as listed below, of “CONNECTING ACADEMICS WITH STUDENT SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT (CASSA)”:

Goal 1: Expand Hispanic and low-income college outreach.
Goal 2: Improve the rate of Hispanic and low-income two-year transfer enrollments into baccalaureate degree programs.
Goal 3: Improve Hispanic and low income student first to third year retention rates.
Goal 4: Improve graduation rates of Hispanic and low income students with Bachelor degrees.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide leadership to Title V program planning, implementation, and evaluation processes.
• Supervise the Title V grant budget, prepare annual budgets, and authorize all expenditure of funds ensuring appropriate utilization of funds.
• Coordinate and oversee equipment purchases.
• Develop appropriate tracking procedures and mechanisms for grant participants and
develop and implement appropriate tracking procedures and follow-up on transfer students during and after the grant period.
• Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding
students, supervisors or other employees.
• Develop strategies to institutionalize Title V initiatives at the College.
• Collaborate effectively with the Vice Presidents, Academic Deans, Grants Office, Chairs, and Directors, Center for Students Success and Advisement.
• Coordinate project efforts with the offices of Recruitment and Admissions and Distance Ed, with Faculty Senate, and Staff to coordinate.
• 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 V 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 Title V program office.
• Attend Title V Project Director Conference.
• Participate in the hiring of grant-funded personnel and provide administrative supervision.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Master's degree in any area required.
• Three years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably at a public Higher Ed institution.
• Two years of experience managing grant programs, including budgets, preferably with Title III, Title V or HSI STEM initiatives.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Master’s Degree in project management, higher education, or educational administration/management.
• Five years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably at a public Higher Ed institution.
• Two years of experience in postsecondary instruction or student support services (student advisement, for example) in a college environment preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Experience working with and insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students.
• Demonstrated experience in budget and fiscal management.
• 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 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 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

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
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.