Job Details
Director of HSI Grant
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grants
11/15/2021
$69,762 - $77,009 annually, dependent on education and experience

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) District is now recruiting for a Director of HSI Grant to oversee the development, budgeting, coordination, implementation, supervision, and integration of the new Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and Articulations (STEM) Program grantPlease note this is a 5-year grant-funded position through the U.S. Department of Education HSI STEM and Transfer Articulation Grant Program. This position is currently funded from 2021 through September 2026, with the potential to be expanded and extended should additional grant funding be secured. 

The LTCC HSI STEM Grant Program project (STEM Pathways to Completion) targets Latina/o/x and low-income students in South Lake Tahoe, California, and the surrounding areas of California and Nevada, to increase the number of students enrolling in and graduating from STEM degree programs. The project includes three components, (1) development of a STEM Student Success Team to provide evidence-based and integrated academic and support services for STEM students; (2) redesign and enhancement of the math sequence to support students in successfully completing math courses required for STEM majors; and (3) creation of a Pre-Collegiate Academy to increase K-12 student interest and participation in STEM learning opportunities.

Normal hours of work are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some night and weekend outreach events; however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department and workweeks exceeding 40 hours are typical during high workload periods. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties. There is potential for this position to qualify for the telecommute pilot program which allows employees the opportunity to telecommute for up to 20% of the work week. This position is categorically-funded pursuant to Education Code 87470.

LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $69,762 to $77,009 annually, dependent on education and experience. There is potential to reach $89,308 annually, through step advancement plus longevity when appropriate. In addition to base salary, this position qualifies for extra bilingual (Spanish) or doctorate pay as well as a $500 technology allowance. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability. These benefits also include full coverage of a gold-level medical plan which, on average, covers 80% of healthcare expenses for a standard population. LTCC also matches 22.91% of an eligible employee's salary and contributes it into a CalPERS pension account for qualifying employees.

LTCC provides 16 paid holidays per year plus 18 days of vacation (with the potential to reach 24 days through years of service) and 12 days sick leave per year.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

After review, suitable applicants will be invited to participate in a skills assessment stage of the screening process. These applicants will be notified by phone or email on or about Friday, November 19, 2021. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by a committee of 3 or 4 individuals; these interviews are tentatively scheduled for December 8, 2021. Finalists will then be selected and invited to a secondary process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.

LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point during the recruitment process. Preference will be given to applicants with bilingual (Spanish) speaking ability.

01/03/2022

Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, the Director will have the administrative responsibility for the development, budgeting, coordination, implementation, supervision, and integration of the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant Program into the regular and ongoing institutional operations for the college. 

Project Management
Oversee the activities and goals of the project, implementation of outcomes, and perform budget oversight and federal reporting functions required for the grant; work with multiple instructional departments, student services, and community education partners in delivering program services.

Hire, supervise, train and evaluate full-time and part-time employees that report to the Director (Administrative Assistant, etc).

Work with the Superintendent/President and the Senior Leadership Team to oversee all grant components and ensure components are properly integrated into the regular and ongoing institutional operations for long-term project success.

Plan, organize, and manage the day-to-day operations and activities of the project and develop project management handbooks and project-specific guidance documents to share with project staff to guide performance and outcome expectations. 

Monitor, track and record all project development progress, manage schedules for grant deliverables, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, and matching funds and in-kind contributions, and ensure all project deadlines are met.
 

Coordinate with Fiscal Services on a variety of budgeting, accounting and reporting duties; including quarterly progress reports and invoices, expenditures and grant activities in accordance with established grants requirements; and, ensuring alignment with grantors requirements to manage changes in scope, schedule and costs.

Provide program information and assistance to faculty, administrators, staff, students and others regarding program development progress and engagement.

Adhere to all federal, state and institutional policies, regulations, processes and procedures for the project. 

Oversee record-keeping, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with rules.

Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned. Establish a shared file system to help coordinate and compile all project deliverables.
Attend and conduct a variety of meetings and presentations as assigned; evenings and weekends as required; serve on committees and attend training and conferences related to assigned activities.

Evaluation 
Coordinate with Institutional Effectiveness to develop and implement appropriate data collection and methodology for evaluating effectiveness of the project as necessary to complete the review and reporting requirements of the grant.

Meet with the project team, and internal and external project evaluators to ensure that all required data, reports, and updates are provided, as needed, and that the project is effectively evaluated. 

Analyze data and make recommendations for program changes to meet grant objectives.

Evaluate progress of the project in meeting annual performance measures and project objectives. 

Communication
Develop a working relationship with the Department of Education to facilitate requests, submit reports, and follow guidelines.

Draft and prepare all project forms, evaluations, reports, and communications, including annual performance reports and monthly status reports in collaboration with the project team and Senior Leadership Team.

Coordinate with the Senior Director of Government Relations and Grant Development to advocate for the project, promote project activities and outcomes, insure awareness and engagement on the project in campus leadership, governance groups, student groups, community stakeholders, and policymakers and government agencies.

Coordinate with the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Equity and Student Wellness, and other campus stakeholders to identify additional resources necessary to ensure the success of Latina/o/x and low-income students and to support the delivery of new grant resources to achieve student success goals.

Communicate with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to coordinate activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts to achieve positive solutions and student outcomes.

Coordinate with consultants and on-campus external affairs and communications staff to market the project. Draft project updates using social media and other forms.

Other Duties:
Performs related duties as assigned and necessary to ensure successful grant management and to meet grant project goals and objectives.

Education and Experience: 
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and
  • 3 years of experience in higher education or a related field.
  • Demonstrated proven success in implementing program initiatives with a specific focus on evidence-based practices for serving minoritized and traditionally underrepresented students in higher education.
  • Experience managing a large, multi-component grant; preferably experience implementing a federal grant. 
Bachelor’s degree combined with work experience that significantly exceeds aforementioned requirements may be applicable; however, qualifications must be reviewed and approved by the Department of Education. 
 
Knowledge of:
  • Project management, planning, budget preparation, and reporting.
  • Planning, organization and direction of the operations and activities of academic program development.
  • Budget experience including tracking expenses, managing purchases, reconciling expenditures, working with accounts payable and finance offices to track expenses and manage drawdown. Includes keeping detailed expense records to support grant reporting needs. 
  • Program evaluation, including: data collection and writing reports.
 
Ability to:
  • Ability to make a strong cultural connection with the target student population to be served, including bicultural, bilingual in English and Spanish, first-generation college students, experience as a transfer student, or similar experiences.
  • Organize complex projects, with multiple timelines, multiple employees, and many moving parts.
  • Plan and administer the project services for the District in accordance with applicable policies, grant requirements, and statutes.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and timelines and manage budgets.
  • Work independently with minimal direction.
  • Direct contractors and review deliverables, compile feedback and edits into written form and finalize reports for circulation.
  • Organize all grant records and files related to assigned grant activities.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds, and disabilities of community college students and staff.
Additional Requirement (Licensure/Certification): 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), preferred 
Working Environment:
  • Indoor Office environment
Cover Letter, Resume/CV
Classified Director

LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Lake Tahoe Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity. Qualified applicants for employment and employees will not be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, religion, creed, military or veteran status, marital status, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For more information please review LTCC's EEO Plan or use the contact information below requesting information from the EEO Officer.

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