Project Director: EDGE HSI Title V Grant (S04212P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 21088
The Project Director for EDGE (Title V: PPOHA Grant) will oversee all project management for the Title V grant. They will implement, communicate and provide oversight of grant activities to ensure project goals and objectives are achieved. The Director will develop the EDGE Center for the university to provide mentoring and support to Hispanic students pursuing graduate degrees at UTA. The Director will engage with stakeholders, colleges, and students at UTA to develop curriculum and academic programs to support student and professional development. Data collection and program assessment is a key component of the position, in alignment with Dept of Education guidelines.
Adheres to all federal, state and institutional policies, regulations, processes and procedures for the project. Provides leadership in the administration of the grant and related areas as identified in the grant application. Coordinates and oversees project activities in order to increase the access, and retention of graduate Latino and low-income students.
Attend professional meetings and training sessions.
Collaborate with campus stakeholders (Steering Committee, Department heads, Career Center, Graduate School, Faculty, etc.).
Report Program progress to the President and other administrators.
Coordinate with University Outreach and Media Relations to publicize activities.
Serve as contact for U.S. Department of Education officer and Program External Evaluator.
Fiscal Management, Recordkeeping & Reports:
Develops, coordinates and administers the Project budget; monitors and controls expenditures, coordinates with US Dept of Ed and Business Services on fiscal, compliance and reporting of expenditures related to project goals and objectives; facilitates the submission of all Project deliverables.
Manage student scholarships and support available through grant funds.
Maintain record-keeping, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with rules. Responsible for the development, preparation and submission of grant and program reports and evaluation summaries; report outcomes to University Administrators and collaborates with external evaluator for submission of reports to the US Dept of Education.
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate project staff.
Collaborate and oversee with program personnel in the development of the EDGE Center to provide a more inclusive environment for that promotes student success for Hispanic graduate students.
Performs other duties assigned.
4-5 years of experience in higher education working in student services, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution, or in a related field (education, counseling, behavioral science, or related field).
Experience working with underserved populations. The director must have demonstrated proven success in the implementation of program initiatives with a specific focus on serving minority and traditionally underrepresented students in higher education.
Experience with data collection and analysis.
More than 5 years of experience in higher education working in student services, or a related field.
Experience working on a Title V, Title III-STEM, Title V PPOHA, or TRIO program.
Documented experience in evaluation and assisting with the implementation of grants.
Preferred bilingual (English/Spanish), hereby assuring an optimal cultural connection with the target population to be served.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.