Grant Director, Title V Faculty Institute of Teaching & Learning

Miami Dade College - Miami, FL4.3

The Grant Director is responsible for the organization, management, planning, implementation and continuous review and analysis of the Title V Faculty Institute of Teaching & Learning (FITL), with the objective to improve retention, progression, and completion rates among Hispanic and other low-income students. The position provides academic leadership and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative teams. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees. This grant position will be eligible for participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) after 6 consecutive months of continuous employment . This is a temporary grant funded position.

Duties & Responsibilities

Facilitates the development and implementation of all aspects of Title V Faculty Institute of Teaching & Learning (FITL)
Manages a multi-million dollar grant and ensures it meets all the reporting requirements for the US Department of Education
Acts as the primary liaison between the Campus and the US Department of Education and ensures that the program efforts comply with the requirements of the funding source
Directs and manages the grant’s budget, in accordance with the College policy and in compliance with requirements and regulations of the funding agency
Develops and oversees project faculty trainings in focus pedagogies and in conjunction with external pedagogical consultants
Recruits and selects faculty participants and works with faculty selection committees to select faculty experts-in-training and faculty mentors
Provides leadership in the execution of related events and activities, including learning community meetings, workshops, conferences and trainings
Develops and implements continual assessment plan to insure monitoring of project’s progress and goals and prepares responsive action plans
Supervises and evaluates personnel for the program
Serves as liaison between the Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Departments, Faculty and project consultants
Works closely with External Evaluator and internal evaluation team to evaluate and monitor project performance and outcomes
Develops formative and summative evaluation reports
Generates and compiles project results and leads academic publishing of worthy project findings
Serves on Campus and College-wide committees
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in higher education administration or related discipline and four (4) years of experience in higher education administration or related area
Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
Possess experience in grant management including budget, personnel management, and reporting
Possess experience in evaluating grant-funded projects
Knowledge and understanding of retention strategies, strong understanding of effective progression and completion strategies particularly for minority students
Knowledge of faculty-to-faculty mentoring, faculty learning communities and project pedagogical pillars (peer-led, team learning, differentiated instruction and project-oriented guided inquiry learning)
Strong leadership, team-building, negotiation and persuasive skills
Possess experience in curriculum design and development, training or instructional experience with performance-based appraisal systems
Knowledge of effective use of instructional technology to promote student achievement
Excellent organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to rea of responsibility
Ability to effectively present information to groups of managers, stakeholders and the general public
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions for reporting and publishing purposes
Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff
Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and weekend assignments