Title V Grant Project Director

POSITION TITLE: Title V Grant Project Director 

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus 

DEPARTMENT: Office of Academic Affairs 

SUPERVISED BY: Vice President of Academic Affairs 

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None                                                                                                         . 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Title V Grant Project Director is the chief administrator of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V Grant and is responsible for management of the project to meet performance measures and deliverables in accordance with federal regulations, program requirements, and Wayland Baptist University (WBU) policies and procedures.

The Title V Grant Project Director will administer WBU’s Title V Grant, “Pioneering Greater Access for Hispanic Students through Enhanced Student Support” / “Ser pioneros de una mayor accesibilidad académica para los estudiantes hispanos por medio de un óptimo apoyo estudiantil.”

(This is a 12-month/full-time, professional position funded as part of a five-year, Department of Education grant.)

GENERAL TASKS AND DUTIES:

  • Administer project plan and budget according to the U.S. Department of Education federal grant guidelines, any applicable grant regulations, as well as WBU policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and manage internal project processes to ensure compliance with relevant WBU and grant-related rules and regulations (i.e., reporting, eligibility, purchasing, equipment inventory, closing documents).
  • Assist with posting, interviewing, hiring, and orienting of other grant-related/funded positions.
  • Assist Student Success and Multidisciplinary Tutorial Services faculty and staff to recruit, select, train, and orient additional peer tutors.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Admissions staff to plan outreach events and activities for potential students and their parents.
  • Work with Student Success faculty and staff to create, plan, and implement successful Summer Bridge Program.
  • Facilitate professional development activities for faculty and staff that focus on student diversity, culturally relevant teaching, and the use of student alert/support software/system, etc.
  • Work with other applicable university committees and staff members to enhance student support systems.
  • Assist with the review, selection, training, and implementation of student alert/support software/system.
  • Partner with Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning to develop needed data resources related to student retention.
  • Assess/evaluate and report performance indicators, measures, and deliverables on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to meet objectives.
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required by the U.S. Department of Education on or before deadlines.
  • Work with VPAA, CFO, and business office to ensure appropriate financial compliance and budget monitoring.
  • Assist with ordering and accurate tracking of all grant purchased equipment.
  • Maintain all grant records.
  • Report time and effort accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Hold regular, likely monthly, project team meetings.
  • Work with external evaluator, sharing results with project staff and VPAA in order to respond to recommendations for improvement.
  • Participate in evening and weekend special events and activities.
  • Work in coordination with other grants on campus to leverage project work.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Education:  Master’s degree strongly preferred in education, psychology, social sciences, social work, or any related field. Bachelor’s degree required. 

Experience:  Preference given to candidates with federal or other grant experience, and/or higher education experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite/365
  • Self-starter with ability to realize/recognize needed steps and respond in a timely and effective manner

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.   If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses.  Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.