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Project Director, Title V Accelerated Transfer Program

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2447

Title: Project Director, Title V Accelerated Transfer Program

Department: Institutional Effectiveness

Essential Personnel: N/A

Job Family: Academic Administration

Job Sub-Family: Academic Affairs

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Job Grade: 17

Grade Min: $72,265

Grade Mid: $88,524

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Project Director, Title V Accelerated Transfer Program oversees project implementation, budgets, and reporting for the Department of Education related to the Title V grant, and oversees the Accelerated Transfer Academy, and all of its activities and staff.

Duties

  • Ensures that projects achieve all objectives and outcomes on time and within budget; adheres to all federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and reporting timelines
  • Coordinates data gathering and reporting with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in accordance with project objectives and desired outcomes
  • Manages project data collection, develops appropriate assessments, manages assessment schedules, and runs statistical analyses to gauge effectiveness; presents findings to various institutional and national audiences
  • Collaborates with institutional units to bring together a network of support for student success, including Institutional Advancement and Career Development; presents program information to campus stakeholders to raise awareness and engagement across units; presents program information to external partners (community colleges, etc.) to build a pipeline for incoming transfer students
  • Initiates and builds partnerships with employers to develop opportunities for student internships and experiential learning; works with employers to determine the relevance and appropriateness of internships
  • Serves as the voice for transfer students on multiple university-wide committees, including chairing the Transfer Initiatives Subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Standing Committee
  • Develops training, programs, structured career readiness, academic success, and student engagement opportunities that are relevant and appropriate for new transfer students
  • Serves as lead instructor for multiple sections of career readiness workshop series

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Education, Management, Education Psychology, Humanities, or a related field is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Moderate knowledge of statistics

Skills:

  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Excel;
  • Comprehensive project management skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good management and leadership skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to manage budgets;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Ability to be flexible;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements;
  • Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Financial Management

  • Manages assigned financial resources in compliance with federal, State, and university policies and procedures.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure they are authorized and within approved budget.
  • Reports accurate and reliable data of financial transactions and resources.
  • Promptly notifies management of budget issues and/or discrepancies.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Decision Making

  • Demonstrates the ability to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Assimilates and/or secures relevant information to assess the risks and benefits of alternatives.
  • Considers impact of decision in the long and short term.

Building External Relationships

  • Demonstrates the ability to build rapport and develop relationships with external constituents.
  • Displays a genuine interest in constituents' ideas and concerns, and pursues mutual interests and aspirations between the university and external constituents.
  • Builds trust and forms alliances through shared respect and cooperation.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:12 AM