Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives and Grants

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Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives and Grants

SALARY: $5,834.00 - $7,091.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 12/16/18
CLOSING DATE: 01/21/19 12:00 PM

Under general direction of the Superintendent/President, the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives & Grants plans, develops, and implements HSI grants and initiatives to support the College's vision, mission and strategic goals. The Director serves as the Project Director for HSI grants (such as Title V), working collaboratively with College stakeholders to meet grant objectives, performance measures, and deliverables in accordance with grant regulations, program requirements, and District policies and procedures.
The Director of HSI Initiatives & Grants is designated as a Classified Supervisor. This is currently a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is based on funding and satisfactory job performance.

Essential Functions
1. Provide overall project leadership for HSI grants and initiatives.

2. Coordinate with appropriate units within the college to develop and implement programs and services to meet the goals of assigned grants.

3. Work closely in collaboration with Academic Affairs, Student Services, the Office of Planning, Research, & Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), and the Office of Advancement in the development of new potential HSI grant-funded projects that align with the College's strategic plans.

4. Prepare and administer program budgets, including authorizing grant expenditures.

5. Develop, implement, and manage internal project processes to ensure compliance with relevant District and grant-related rules and regulations. (i.e., participant eligibility, equipment inventory, closing documents, and external contracts).

6. Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required by relevant grant funding agencies.

7. Lead and host Grant Oversight Committee and Implementation Team meetings.

8. Serve as the project liaison between MPC and grant-partner institutions.

9. Participate in the recruitment, selection, supervision, and evaluation of grant project personnel according to District procedures and timelines.

10. In collaboration with the PRIE Office, evaluate performance measures and deliverables on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis and ensure that results of the evaluations are disseminated appropriately.

11. Work with external evaluators, share results with appropriate parties, and respond to recommendations for improvement.

12. Work with appropriate campus leaders to institutionalize grant activities as appropriate.

13. Maintain an understanding of current ideas, trends, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations. Seek and participate in professional development activities.

14. Serve on College and regional committees as assigned.
Other Duties:
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience in educational administration, project management, or related field. Training and/or experience in federal grant administration and implementing academic programs or projects designed for underserved populations.
Licenses and other Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.
Desirable Qualifications
• Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency
• Experience with managing and/or implementing U.S. Department of Education Grants.
• Experience with participating in grant development and implementation.
• Background and experience working within Hispanic serving initiatives, programs, and activities.
Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures used in the development and implementation of grant-funded projects or programs; federal OMB Circulars A-21 & A-133; principles and methods of management and supervision; budget preparation and expenditure control; record keeping, data collection, and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented and reported; current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, presentation, and database programs; the diverse background of community college students; and the mission, goals and vision of California community colleges.

Ability to: Develop and implement a comprehensive HSI initiatives program; work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve challenging objectives; manage large-scale projects requiring management of multiple responsibilities; provide leadership and prioritize projects; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships with college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community and business partners; supervise, train and evaluate employees; research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; oversee and recommend budget preparation and expenditures; prepare and make effective presentations; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; learn applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures; operate computers and their peripherals; use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data; operate a variety of office equipment including a computer; utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry and retrieval from database programs; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending and working on a community college campus; to understand diverse community needs.

Indoor and outdoor work environment, constant interruptions. Occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Requires some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Work Schedule
40 hours per week/ 12 months per year.
Hours Vary Monday - Friday.
Exempt Position (Not eligible for overtime)
Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed.

STEP A ($5,834.00) STEP E ($7,091.00) + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits). Monterey Peninsula College provides eligible employees with valuable benefits options, including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D and long term disability. Monterey Peninsula College is a PERS employer.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
• Completed an Online Application including the Diversity Statement.
• Cover Letter addressing the Desirable Qualifications (not to exceed two pages).
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for "Classified and Other Staff." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831)-645-1341.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact
S. Elisa Judy
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
[email protected]

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all preemployment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints.The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

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Posted: 12/17/2018
Application Due: 1/23/2019
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