Title III Project Director

Job description


Whatcom Community College welcomes applications for the Title III Project Director position. The Department of Education Title III grant project, "Guiding Faculty, Guiding Students: Transforming the Entry and Progression Experience for Lasting Change", will improve WCC student experiences by providing instructional support and professional development for faculty, improve the entry experience for students, implement a guided pathways model for enhanced student outcomes, and close student achievement gaps. The Project Director will provide project leadership and management for all activities for the five-year duration of the grant. The Project Director will work with college leadership and project teams to ensure the project activities are on track, completed, and on budget. Reporting to the Vice President for Instruction, the Project Director will work with faculty and staff to successfully develop a sustainable program that contributes to WCC's core themes expressed in the strategic plan – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness. 

Job Responsibilities

Include but not limited to:

  • Coordinate and support project implementation through collaboration with college leadership, faculty, and staff.
  • Monitor and report project progress and effectiveness as required by grant guidelines and college needs.
  • Build effective project leadership teams to implement the various project elements.
  • Oversee project budget.
  • Facilitate contracts associated with the grant and related project activities.
  • Administer all activities in accordance with Title III regulations.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Salary and Appointment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experiencing leading complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experiencing developing, managing, and demonstrating accountability for federal grant programs.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Manage complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and partners.
  • Lead and build teamwork among faculty, staff, and college leadership.
  • Understand, communicate, and implement grant regulations.
  • Report on the effectiveness of project activities in written and oral forms.
  • Contribute to the College commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by fostering a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.
  • Effectively communicate, including facilitating groups and conducting presentations.

 Salary and Appointment: 

  • This is a one year, temporary, grant funded, 50% time administrative/exempt position with possible extension contingent on grant funding. Exempt from Washington State civil service law with an annual salary of $30,500 based on 50% of $61,000.

Benefits Package:

  • The position comes with a full benefit package, including health, dental, life, long term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

Start Date:

  • As soon as can be arranged with successful candidate.

Application Due Date

  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 4:59 pm. Position open until filled.

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Job No: 00164
Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $30,500 Annually