Director (STEP Grant Director- Grant Funded Position)

Job description

Category:: Administrative Professionals
Department:: Center for Excellence and Innovation
Locations:: Garden City, NY
Posted:: Feb 4, 2019
Closes:: Jul 1, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time Temporary

About Nassau Community College:

Nassau Community College (NCC), a member of the State University of NY (SUNY) system of Colleges and Universities, is a diverse and multi-cultural campus. NCC provides equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital, or veteran status. NCC promotes positive efforts in recruitment to achieve equity and inclusion and is conducting a search to fill anticipated staff and administrative vacancies. All vacancies are filled pending budget approval.

Job Description:

The Nassau Community College STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) Director is pivotal to the administration and implementation of the STEP grant. The Director is responsible for the development and execution of college awareness and readiness activities, as well as building and maintaining relationships with our partners, school-based personnel, business organizations, and colleges and universities. The Director maintains timely and accurate data, as well as a high internal and external public profile.

This position is responsible for managing and evaluating effective and clear procedures for the operation and daily functioning of the STEP grant;
Managing grant budget;
Connecting Program objectives to District's mission, values and educational goals;
Participating in meetings when requested by District Administration;
Fostering collegiality and team building among school district staff, encouraging their active involvement in Program components and programming;
Working collaboratively with Nassau Community College faculty and administration to strengthen Program;
Supplementing schools' efforts to help students pass state exams and standardized tests;
Maintaining accurate and complete records of student and parent participation;
Facilitating and monitoring services being provided by partners;
Monitoring the success of the project, including levels of participation, quality of activities, and impact in terms of student achievement, attendance, educational expectations, and behaviors;
Articulating mission to the community, soliciting support in accomplishing Program goals, leveraging community resources, soliciting in kind contributions of goods and services from external sources, and maintaining proper records for all expenditures;
Traveling to conferences, workshops and other professional development opportunities;
Coordinating student participation in program youth conferences and STEM competitions;
Responsible for completion of all proposals and reports.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to STEM, education or human services
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in college access and/or opportunity program administration
  • Experience working with diverse students from historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups
  • Experience in budget management and reporting
  • Knowledge of issues in education (K-16), particularly in college access and readiness
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituencies including middle/high school and college personnel and partnership members
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Available to travel to conferences and technical workshops
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed

Additional Information:

The STEP Grant Director will report directly to the Supervisor of the Center for Innovation and Excellence (CEI).

Will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

Application Instructions:

Resume and application documents must be uploaded by July 1, 2019.




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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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