Location: Des Plaines, IL Category: Grant Posted On: Wed Sep 6 2023 Job Description:
Functions and Responsibility:
Serve as the PATH Grant Program Director (Pipeline for the Advancement of Healthcare Workforce) ) a state funded consortium grant designed to support targeted students with specialized wrap around support needs. Provide leadership for the programs associated with this grant, working across the college and with external stakeholders to ensure program quality, effectiveness and sustainability.
Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of comprehensive services to students served by PATH grants/programs in coordination with other areas across the College as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to student recruitment, success supports, budgeting, reporting, and outcomes.
Provide oversight for intake procedures, documentation, activities and formal approval of students' admittance into the PATH program.
Foster professional relationships with local social service providers who refer students to the PATH programs. In turn, connect students to social services and resources within the community as appropriate.
Monitor and approve fiscal expenditures PATH grants and submit related fiscal reports.
Collect program performance data, assess outcomes, and support quarterly performance report as requested by state and/or College.
Serve as the primary liaison of the PATH grant to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with instructional areas, College staff, and community resource agencies.
Develop continuation grant proposals in collaboration with a grant project manager and input from department, division and college for continued funding.
Exercise oversight of students' academic attendance, academic performance and progress toward degree completion.
Oversee student programming (workshops, cultural events, discussion groups, volunteer activities, socials, etc.) with fellow staff members.
Advocate on behalf of students with acquiring and maintaining financial aid eligibility and satisfactory academic standing by promoting departmental, College, and community resources to students to maximize their success. Collaborate with other areas of the College such as Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Counseling Services, Student Access and Accommodation Services, Oakton Education Foundation, Tutoring Services, Student Engagement and Health Career Departments to assist students in utilization of resources and services.
Supervise collection of data and maintenance of records on the services provided to each participant including assessment, progress, and participation.
Coordinate public relations efforts of the PATH with program participants and within College.
Handle and protect sensitive personal data according to externally mandated rules and regulations, and institutional policies.
Handles communications between College and ICCB PATH grant managers and participate in meetings of ICCB PATH grant.
Participate in regular training on institutional information security policies and practices.
Perform duties in support of and consistent with the College's Risk Management Program.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Master's degree in related field.
Five years of experience performing project management related or grant-funded functions, including supervision over staff.
Ability to lead grant directives or specialized support programs.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong organizational and planning skills, attention to detail, ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to function professionally under pressure.
Proven commitment to and understanding of the special needs of students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Familiarity with academic and student service functions in higher education.
Knowledge of local employers and/or social service resources and systems.
Word processing and database application skills.
Light lifting up to 10 lbs. and light carrying up to 10 lbs. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus entities. Work is performed in a general office environment and is sedentary in nature. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.
Supervision is received from the Director of Grant Strategy.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over PATH Grant Manager.
HOURS: Monday - Friday - 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
This is a temporary grant position and continued employment, is based on the successful renewal of the grant.
Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have hybrid schedule options available after 30 working days.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.