Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is seeking a full-time Project Director to lead a five-year Title III grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The project entitled "Project DIAL Success (Differentiated Instruction and Intervention for Academic and Life Success)" aims to improve student outcomes through a focus on faculty learning, technology and classroom enhancements, and completion coaching. The award of $2.25 million runs from October 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2024. This position is fully supported through the Title III project at 100% and is a 12-month position subject to continued federal funding annually.
The Title III Project Director is responsible for overall project management, including personnel and budget management, evaluation, and compliance. Working collaboratively with the Title III Steering Committee, the Project Director will facilitate the planning and implementation of all grant-supported activities. The Project Director reports directly to the President.
DCCC is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The DCCC community is dedicated to providing a high-quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, DCCC celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. DCCC faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.
DCCC's benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!
Provide overall project leadership and supervision; ensure accomplishment of Project Objectives
Manage budget; maintain budget control; approve expenditures; ensure appropriate use of federal funds
Facilitate hiring and onboarding processes for project staff
Work with Director, Center for Teaching and Learning to coordinate faculty/staff development
Work with Completion Coaches to establish processes for implementing proactive student interventions by utilizing predictive analytics and disaggregated data
Lead implementation of effective project evaluation
Oversee preparation of project fiscal and technical reports for the U.S. Department of Education and DCCC
Maintain effective communication to ensure project congruence with institutional goals
Develop and implement communication plan to inform the campus community of the Title III Strengthening Institutions Project.
Remain current regarding Title III and U.S. Department of Education policies, grant terms, and conditions; ensure project compliance throughout grant period
Participate in professional development appropriate to the functions of the position, including national Title III meetings/conferences and Department of Education sponsored trainings.
Maintain high level of sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds
Support the mission, vision, and values of the College and attends College events and meetings
Represent the college, serves as the primary point of contact for the Title III project and performs other duties appropriate to the position
These qualifications, skills, and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, the candidate will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
Knowledge of and/or experience in implementing best practices in student success and retention strategies in higher education
Experience with creating systems of accountability through assessment, use of data, report production, or other methods
Project management and evaluation experience
Budget and personnel management experience
Ability to address equity and inclusion as a priority in project management, decision making, and coordinating teams.
Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
Effective written/oral communication
Meticulous attention to detail and quality control
Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications.
Master's in higher education or related field
Three years progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment
Experience in developing/implementing professional development and/or high-impact strategies
Experience of successfully managing (achieving grant deliverables) or having responsibility over grants which can include: applying for grants, monitoring compliance and reporting activities, monitoring budgets in accordance with applicable fiscal restraints, and maintaining grant records
Experience with student information systems and Starfish platforms
Experience working with underserved student populations
About Davidson County Community College
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287)Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.