Title V Grant Project Director, Both Campus Locations
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
The Title V Grant Project Director is the primary administrator of the Department of Education's Title V Grant and is responsible for management of the project to meet performance measures and deliverables in accordance with federal regulations, program requirements, and MSMU policies and procedures.
Manage and evaluate all aspects of activity development and staff, and reporting per federal regulations.
Supervise Graduate Advisor, project activities and tutors.
Coordinate all aspects of the activity and all faculty development.
Communicate/report to the Project Advisory Group on all aspects of the Title V activity
Submit reports and APR data and documents to the University administration and Project Advisory Group
Administer project budget according to Education Department General Administrative Regulations and MSMU policies and procedures. This includes: predictive budget analysis, efficient resource allocations, and balancing all projects within scope of activities
Develop, implement, and manage internal, project processes to ensure compliance with relevant MSMU and grant-related rules and regulations. (i.e., eligibility, purchasing, equipment inventory, closing documents, and external contract vendors)
Work with all internal offices and external partners as necessary to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
Deliver and organize professional development activities for faculty and staff
Evaluate performance measures and deliverables on a quarterly and annual basis and ensure that adequate time and effort is spent on the results of the evaluations
Prepare and submit all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education by posted deadlines
Work with grant accountant to ensure financial compliance and budget monitoring.
Accurately track all grant purchased equipment
Maintain all grant records to the standard of being audit ready.
Report time and effort diligently
Hold monthly project team meetings
Work with external evaluator, share results with staff and supervisor, and respond to recommendations for improvement
Participate in evening and weekend special events and activities
Knowledge of state, federal, and/or state local funding guidelines
Abilities and Skills:
Ability to build and maintain relationships and partnerships
Impeccable reputation with regard to ethics and integrity
Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Positive attitude about work, ability to motivate, and empower employees
Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Suite and other applicable software
Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously and meet all required deadlines
Bachelor's (or higher) degree
Master's (or higher) degree in a related field such as Program Evaluation, Business Administration, Education, Psychology, etc.
Three (3) years or more of related work experience in grant management/administration and budgeting/fiscal management
Experience in higher education especially regarding issues related to student persistence and completion, transfer and articulation, low-income, and first generation college populations
Previous management and budgetary oversight and reporting experience
Work Location: Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.
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