The Title V Student Transition and Achievement (STAA) Grant is awarded by the U.S Department of Education to Institutions of Higher Education serving Hispanic, low-income, and underrepresented student populations. The Title V STAA Grant helps to improve academic course development, improve program quality, and increase institutional stability. Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") was recently awarded the Title V STAA Grant which includes a Math Center and multiple other strategies to support student academic achievement.
The Title V Director will facilitate operation of the CBC Title V STAA Grant and will lead staff in overall project leadership and supervision, and assumes responsibility for project compliance with applicable federal regulations. This position leads staff in the development and delivery of services and programs to meet the goals and objectives related to the Title V Grant. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Instruction for Arts, Sciences and Program Development (AVPI).
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First consideration closes August 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT)
Coordinate and manage the accomplishment of all goals and objectives stated in the Title V STAA Grant at CBC;
Provide project leadership and supervision; keep administration regularly apprised of project progress;
Lead recruitment/selection of project personnel;
Supervise/evaluate project personnel;
Approve expenditures, maintain budget control, and assume responsibility for appropriate use of funds;
Oversee preparation of fiscal reports and Annual Progress Reports (APRs) for U.S. Department of Education and CBC;
Facilitate and oversee development and implementation of effective and objective project evaluation;
Establish and maintain effective communication procedures to assure project congruence with institutional goals;
Remain current regarding Title V and U.S. Department of Education policies, as well as grant terms and conditions, to assure program compliance throughout the grant period;
Work with staff to institutionalize improvements; and
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Education, Administration, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
Four (4) years of experience in an educational or non-profit setting;
Supervisory and leadership experience;
Three (3) years of experience in personnel and budget management;
Project evaluation experience;
Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds; and
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
Experience working in grant funded programs;
Experience in post-secondary level education administration;
Experience in curricular design and student support;
Experience with at-risk, low income, and bilingual students.
Project Management: Develop project plans; coordinate projects; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and budget; manage project team activities;
Teamwork: Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone's effort to succeed;
Leadership: Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; positively influence the actions and opinions of others; accept feedback from others; give appropriate recognition to others; display passion and optimism; inspire respect and trust; mobilize others to fulfill the vision; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates;
Delegation: Delegate work assignments; match the responsibility to the person; give authority to work independently; set expectations and monitor delegated activities; provide recognition for results;
Managing Other Staff: Include staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; take responsibility for subordinates' activities; be available to staff; provide regular performance feedback; develop subordinates' skills and encourage growth; solicit and apply customer feedback (internal and external); foster quality focus in others; improve processes, products and services; continually work to improve supervisory skills;
Quality & Cost Management: Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; work within approved budget; develop and implement cost savings measures; conserve organizational resources; and
Cultural Competence: Accept cultural differences between people; effectively communicate information to culturally diverse staff, students and the community; ability to suspend own biases and prejudices in order to be nonjudgmental; awareness of own background/experiences and how they influence learning process and attitudes.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time grant funded exempt position. It is an overtime exempt position with general work hours of Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening work as required. This position is available immediately.
In accordance with the Child/Adult Information Act, RCW 43.43.830, the candidate selected for hire will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check. Additionally, pursuant to RCW 43.43.845(3), an inquiry will be made for employees and volunteers in the Washington Courts database for civil adjudications as a condition for consideration of employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students. This position is directly engaged in the performance of work on a federal contract or grant which requires compliance with the College's Drug-Free Workplace Policy, as well as reporting requirements, as a condition of employment.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4833.
Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions;
Occasional need for travel; and
Ability to work in fast paced and/or sometimes stressful situations.
CBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under an Affirmative Action Plan, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. CBC reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Discrimination is prohibited by state and federal laws and regulations, as well as the College policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of CBC with respect to equal opportunity and disability accommodation regulations is under the direction of Camilla Glatt, Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, telephone 509-542-5548.
CBC complies with the American with Disabilities Act and Washington's Law Against Discrimination. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact 509-542-4740 or leave a TYY/TDD message at 509-546-0400 by the application closing date.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin... College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin College continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.