This is a 5-year, grant-funded position awarded by the U. S. Department of Education
· A Master’s degree preferred in counseling, education, or similar field, or bachelor’s degree in education or similar field, with equivalent work experience required.
· Background similar to students and experience with disadvantaged students required.
· Experience in designing, managing, or implementing educational programs preferred.
· Knowledge and experience managing program fiscal responsibilities required.
· Supervisory experience with previous training in TRiO programs in a college setting preferred.
· Minimum three years supervising SSS programming and budgets required.
The Project director reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs with administrative responsibility for achieving grant program goals and objectives, for ensuring the integrity of all grant records, for managing the grant project budget, for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of all grant reports, and for adhering to federal circulars and college policies and procedures governing grant activities.
· Advertise, interview, hire, train, supervise and evaluate employees
· Administer the budget, approve expenditures, and monitor line items
· Develop, implement and monitor administrative and professional policies, procedures and standards for the project
· Oversee participant assessment, selection, performance and academic progress
· Monitor and document implementation of services and activities
· Ensure the completion of Monthly Activity Progress and Personnel Activity Reports (PAR)
· Prepare Annual Performance Reports to the U. S. Department of Education
· Assist with the preparation for writing of the grant proposal and submission to the U.S. Department of Education for continued funding
· Plan and facilitate regular staff meetings
· Oversee the awarding of Grant Aid, complying with Federal Regulations
· Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and its services
· Inform academic, administrative and other departments at ASU Mid-South of SSS objectives, services and procedures
· Design, supervise and coordinate all project components
· Monitor the entering of relevant data into Blumen (program student tracking database), including utilizing the National Clearinghouse database for student follow up
· Maintain a close liaison with campus partners and community agencies who assist in student referrals and monitoring
· Travel to state, regional and national conferences as budget permits for professional development
· Complete other grant-related duties as assigned
Projected Start Date: March 23, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Application materials must include a completed ASU Mid-South Application for Employment, a letter of interest in the position, a resume, copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional references who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications for this position.
Please submit all requested materials to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Human Resources
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301 870-733-6719 (Fax) or email to HumanResources@asumidsouth.edu
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.