Project Director, Title III-MCC APPLIED (Temporary/Grant-sponsored) Enter Job Title Here
Function of Position:
The Project Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Academic Services and has responsibility for a new innovative initiative to integrate student technology at the college. The college has received a $2.25 million, five-year Title III grant, MCC APPLIED (Advancing Pathways for Partnerships in Learning through Integration of Education and Data), funded through the Department of Education. The project involves supporting systems that ensure students will confirm active career pathway and engage in high impact practices. Goals of the project include an increase of college-level math and English completion as well as credential completion through targeted academic advising and holistic assistance supported by integrated technology. The model is designed to decrease student loan default rates by integrating student career and financial plans with academic pathway planning and promote financial literacy through understanding financial outcomes of careers and implications of student debt. Integrated technology will provide students with a curated view in order to support the guided pathways model.
The Project Director must supply vision, direction, and coordination of the program activities. This will entail working with cross-divisional functional and technical staff. Grant management including budgeting, staff supervision, reporting, and working with the evaluator are also essential. Key competencies are working knowledge of higher education, technology interfaces, strong communication and management skills, persistence, creativity, and tenacious work ethic.
*This is a grant-funded position, with a 5 year funding cycle.
Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
•Establish good working relationships with other college offices
•Develop and convene professional development opportunities and respond to the goals/objectives as described in the grant
•Administer data collection, analysis, and evaluation regarding project outcomes
•Keep pace in local trends regarding technology and guided pathways
•Ensure communication among all constituencies to ensure college-wide participation
•Manage the grant budget and interim/final reports
•Analyze, describe, and summarize the results for grant reporting
•Gather and analyze data for ad-hoc requests from members of the college
•Prepare internal summaries and reports
•Work cooperatively with administration and the Student Success Committees
•Hire, orient, supervise, and evaluate staff
•Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by Associate Vice President, Academic Services