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Project Director- Student Support Services (TRIO)

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Position Details

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title
Working Title Project Director- Student Support Services (TRIO)
Brief Position Overview

The Project Director is responsible for the overall management, design, and evaluation of the Student Support Services Department and the recruitment and retention of participants. The Director has the primary responsibility for informing the campus and community of SSS goals and achievements, coordination of project services with MSUN activities and services, and reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and MSUN. The Director is also responsible for grant reporting to MSUN and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, s/he serves as the chief administrator for the Center’s grants and projects.
This is a 12 month grant-funded position that is renewed annually.

Position Number 7C0024
Department Grants/Sponsored Research Programs
Division
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester
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FLSA
Union Affiliation
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible
Compensation Annual
Salary $48,640
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Project Director is responsible for the overall management, design, and evaluation of the Student Support Services Department and the recruitment and retention of participants. The Director has the primary responsibility for informing the campus and community of SSS goals and achievements, coordination of project services with MSUN activities and services, and reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and MSUN. The Director is also responsible for grant reporting to MSUN and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, s/he serves as the chief administrator for the Center’s grants and projects.
This is a 12 month grant-funded position that is renewed annually.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Designs, coordinates, and supervises all project components.
• Promotes a friendly and comfortable educational environment conducive to making participants feel welcome and accepted.
• Oversees participant assessment, monitoring, and implementation of services and activities.
• Administers the budget, approves expenditures, monitors line items, and reconciles the budget with the Business Office. Develops, implements and monitors administrative and professional policies, procedures, and standards for the project.
• Advertises for, interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates SSS staff.
• Plans and facilitates regular weekly staff meetings.
• Serves as the SSS liaison to all campus units and departments offering services to students.
• Works with all MSU-Northern departments to monitor participant retention and develop policies that will improve student retention.
• Informs academic, administrative, and service units at MSUN of SSS objectives and procedures.
• Maintains a close liaison with campus programs and community agencies that assist in student referrals and monitoring.
• Directs the development of proposals for federal funding, including the writing and submission of the SSS grant to the Department of Education every five years (current grant expires in 2020).
• Prepares Annual Performance Reports for the Department of Education, MSU-Northern, and any other entities that require them.
• Establishes and maintains an inventory control system to monitor SSS equipment and supplies.
• Documents and reviews the effect of project activities on participant performance and academic progress.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of the project and its services.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Master’s degree in education, student personnel, counseling, or other related field is required.
2. At least one year of experience managing a TRIO program or similar program for disadvantaged students required.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, marketing, student services, and program evaluation required.
4. At least two years of supervisory experience required.
5. Demonstrated fiscal and grant management and reporting experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating student programs dealing with low income, first generation, and students with disabilities.
2. Ability to relate to individuals with disabilities and diverse ethnic backgrounds.
3. Commitment to the goals and objectives of the project and to the mission of MSU-Northern
4. A background similar to that of the target population.

The Successful Candidate Will
Special Requirements
Physical Demands

Some travel required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number 2017-18-S00039P
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Until an adequate pool is established No
Special Instructions Summary
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.msun.edu/postings/1469
Diversity Statement

Montana State University-Northern is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University -Northern makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU-Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7751, Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-4147; http://www.msun.edu/hr/forms/EmployPref.pdf

MSU-Northern’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU-Northern Website: http://msun.edu/admin/policies/1000/1001-1.aspx and http://msun.edu/admin/policies/1000/1001-7.aspx

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Note to the applicant: In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred qualifications listed in the notice of vacancy for this job and how you meet each one.

    (Open Ended Question)