Project Director (STEM Grant Funded)

San Mateo
May 18, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Project Director (STEM Grant Funded)

Posting Number: 2014443S

Department: Science & Technology CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3CC016

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $63,768 (annual) - $81,480 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Canada College STEM grant programs assist students in meeting their goals to prepare for and transfer to a 4-year institution in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), especially students with backgrounds historically underrepresented in these majors. The Project Director is responsible for day-to-day coordination of the programs and reports to the Dean of Science & Technology.

This is professional work at the supervisory level involved with planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating a specific college project or program. Under direction, the position is responsible for designing and implementing project services, directing the work of other staff, and maintaining effective partnerships and working relationships with funding agencies, governmental jurisdictions, other educational institutions, community organizations, and business representatives. Public contact is extensive and involves outside agency and organization representatives, staff, students, and the general public for the purpose of exchanging policy, technical, and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve a variety of minor and major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in employee and staff time, public relations, and money. A Project Director can direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, student, and volunteer staff as assigned.

This temporary position is funded largely by 5-year HSI STEM and Articulation Programs (Title III, Part F) grant, and is contingent upon availability of funds from US Department of Education. The grant performance period is from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021. The position may be eliminated once the grant funding has been exhausted.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (preferably in STEM or a related field)
• Successful work experience that has included program planning; assessment; implementation and evaluation; budget planning and reporting; research and data analysis
• Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking, correspondence, and reports
• Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with educationally disadvantaged community college students pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering, science or computer science
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to create reports, correspondence, spreadsheets, presentations, files, and other materials
• Skill in directing and evaluating the work of others
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Demonstrated ability to manage grant projects and programs.
2. Experience supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the work of others.
3. Knowledge of and experience in federal or state programs serving disadvantaged students.
4. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, regulations, and laws pertaining to the specific project or program services.
5. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities.
6. Skill in strategic planning, project coordination, and evaluation.
7. Skill in budget planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting; data interpretation, comparison, and analysis.
8. Skill in detailed record keeping and online database use.
9. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking.
10. Skill in written communication.
11. Skill in research, planning methods, formatting data and preparing complex statistical, financial, demographic, and other detailed reports.
12. Skill in using spreadsheets and a variety of computer software to create complex reports, correspondence, data analysis, presentations, and file systems.
13. Ability to work effectively as part of a management team and form partnerships.
14. Ability to multitask and work under deadline pressure.
15. Ability to work in an adaptable and flexible environment.
16. Ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations.
17. Ability to maintain tact, patience, confidentiality, and sensitivity.
18. Skill in persuasive communication and negotiation.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to communicate in Spanish

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 06/18/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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