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Title III Project Director


Vice President of Academics and Student Services


Title III




Full-time Administrator




The Title III Project Director is responsible for implementing the mission and goals of the Title III Grant. The Project Director will supervisor Title III academic and student support transformation activities; maintain grant records for the activity; budget; ensure the successful accomplishment of the five-year objectives; assess impacts on student retention and graduation; identify professional developments, develop counselor manual, and lead retention interventions.


  1. Provide day-to-day management of tasks under the project’s implementation plan.
  2. Ensure the successful accomplishment of the five-year objectives of the Title III Grant.
  3. Establish an effective, responsible office management system.
  4. Communicate an informed understanding of project goals and major components.
  5. Ensure project operates in full compliance with Title III and US Education Department policies.
  6. Assist in the recruitment/selection of personnel.
  7. Work with the Title III Advisory Board.
  8. Conduct institutional research related to project objectives.
  9. Supervise contracted personnel (Web Developer and External Evaluator).
  10. In coordination with Information Services and Student Services, supervise the technology integration phase to produce data elements for evaluation.
  11. Develop and maintain accurate project budgets; review and approve all expenditures.
  12. Prepare fiscal, technical, and progress reports for all project constituencies and Education Department.
  13. Serve as liaison with the Title III Program Office; attend required federal department and training meetings/workshops and debrief SVCC personnel regarding content.
  14. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


  1. Must support and understand the mission of the community college.
  2. Must have excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  3. Must have the ability to relate positively to students, families, school personnel, community organizations, staff, and supervisors.
  4. Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations to local community areas, institutions, and the general public.
  5. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  6. Must be able to communicate effectively by phone and email on a daily basis.
  7. Must be able to work with Microsoft Office products.
  8. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.


Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.


Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over Title III Program Assistant.


Master’s degree in Education (administration, curriculum, adult education, student services, or related field) Ph.D. preferred; three years’ experience in designing, administering, and managing educational opportunity programs, including staff supervision, budgeting, and record keeping, or four years’ experience at the Assistant Director level with supervisory experience overseeing multi-disciplinary programs; knowledge of policies and regulations impacting federal education programs preferred; and experience in program evaluation and commitment to the special needs of the target population and program objectives.




Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.