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Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions Project Director

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Wharton County Junior College
Location
Wharton, TX
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The Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Project Director provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of a U.S. Department of Education (USDE) funded, five-year grant to increase the completion, persistence, and transfer rates of students, particularly Hispanic students and FTIC students, through the creation of an Advising & Career/Transfer Center. Funding following the first year is contingent upon demonstrating substantial progress in meeting the approved goals and objectives and Congressional appropriation of funds for the program.

Full position description can be found online at https://www.wcjc.edu/About-Us/administration/offices/human-resources/job-descriptions.aspx
Requirements:This position requires a Master’s degree in education, management, or a field related to advising or career counseling; and a minimum of three (3) years of full-time related administrative work experience at the college level. Federal grants management experience is required. Experience managing budgets is required. Prior administrative experience with grant-funded projects, preferably at a public or private institution of higher education is helpful. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of the student populations in the Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) service area and surrounding areas. This position requires a demonstrated ability to manage large projects, build effective teams, analyze data, and conduct project evaluations and the ability to write proficiently. This position requires the ability to facilitate collaborative work across college divisions and departments and with the Title V Project’s outside evaluator. A criminal background check is also required.

To be considered for this position, all qualified applicants must attach to their online application the following documents:

  1. Copy of college transcript(s) showing completion of a master’s degree in education, management, or a field related to advising or career counseling
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter outlining relevant work experience
All documents must be attached to one online application to be considered. Please re-open your application form to verify all documents are properly attached.

Organization

Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of post-secondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.

The college affords opportunities for individual growth and expression and promotes the development of the total person through scholarly and creative activity and the application of knowledge for the good of society. Its curricular and co-curricular activities lay a foundation for lifelong learning and involved citizenship and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, innovation, experimentation, and excellence in human endeavor. It prepares students for entry-level positions, for advancement in various occupations and professions, for a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences, and for transfer to baccalaureate granting institutions.

WCJC also serves as a cultural center for the region, offering jazz, choir, and band concerts, three or four plays a year, art exhibits, and guest lectures that are open to the community.

Wharton Is A Great Place to Work! Check Us Out!

Wharton County Junior College has a proud history dating back to its inception in the early 1940’s. First classes were held in September 1946 with the college continuing to grow and expand from its initial Wharton Campus. Today, the diverse student population of approximately 9000 full time and part time students on WCJC’s four campuses have the opportunity to learn real life and textbook knowledge from talented outstanding faculty. WCJC offers its students a vibrant future, providing a comprehensive curriculum with an Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates. The college is one of the few junior/community colleges in Texas with dorms and college athletics. WCJC offers intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s rodeo, and women’s volleyball.

The Main Campus is located just a short distance to wide variety of outstanding and varied fine art and sports entertainment opportunities. Metropolitan Houston is only one of five cities in the U.S. with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines: the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, and the Alley Theater. Numerous other live theater opportunities, such as the Theater Under The Stars, are spread throughout the metropolitan area. The Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Dynamos provide fun and exciting sports entertainment. The Museum of Fine Arts, Menil Collection, and the Museum of Natural History are some of the thirty plus museums that provide additional entertainment venues.

The Sugar Land Campus and Ft. Bend Technical Center Campus, which are located in Ft. Bend County one the fastest growing areas in the US, offers additional sports and entertainment activities. The Skeeter’s Baseball Team offers excitement in a stadium located between Wharton and Houston. Excellent movie and live theater opportunities are available. Be sure to check out the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre. The Bay City Campus, providing primarily courses supporting the technology fields for the surrounding Nuclear Power and Process Technology plants, is a short drive from the coast. Fishing, Boating, and a variety of outdoor activities are available.

WCJC offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle of your choice. Choose rural or urban or in-between. Administration is supportive of its employees and provides a family type environment. Come check out our employment positions. We are a great place to work, raise your family, and retire. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what we can offer you and your family!

Wharton County Junior College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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