Director, Title III & Sponsored Programs
Title: Director, Title III & Sponsored Programs
Date of Posting: 05/31/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Department: President's Office
Reports To: President -
Indirect Manager - Vice President for Business Operations and Finance
Bennett College (the College) seeks an experienced manager to direct the day-to-day Title III funded grants and contracts and external sponsors' grants and contracts. Under the supervision of the President and Vice President for Business Operations and Finance, the Director develops, monitors and enforces appropriate policies and procedures for project implementation; effectively collaborates with Title III Activity Directors, faculty, and staff to achieve objectives; communicates an informed understanding of Title III objectives to all constituencies of the College; authorizes all expenditures & manage budgets; facilitates development & implementation of an effective process to evaluate and assess progress toward achievement of goals and objectives; remains thoroughly informed regarding Title III policies and grant terms & conditions; ensures adherence to all applicable college, state and federal requirements; communicates effectively and oversees preparation and submission of required fiscal and annual reports to the U.S. Department of Education; and works with administrators and faculty to institutionalize new practices & improvements in federal and grantmaking workflow processes and compliance with internal controls and legal requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Provides overall supervision of Title III HBCU, FUTURE and sponsored programs spending plans.
• Serves as the primary liaison between the College and the Program Officer at the U.S. Department of Education.
• Remains current regarding Title III and U.S. Department of Education policies, grant terms, and conditions; ensure project compliance throughout grant period.
• Participates in professional development appropriate to the functions of the position, including national Title III meetings/conferences and Department of Education sponsored trainings.
• Provides Title III orientation, training, and technical assistance to project activity directors, staff, faculty, and College personnel to ensure all parties remain current on regulations, policies, and best practices related to implementation of the Title III Plan of Operation.
• Provides program and budgetary oversight of the Title III spending plans.
• Ensures appropriate use of federal funds; manage budget; maintain budget control.
• Approves expenditures.
• Reconciles monthly Time and Effort Allocation Reports and advises required correction.
• Reconciles with the Division of Business Operations and Finance authorized expenditures of Title III funds and sponsored program grants.
• Researches, plans, analyzes, and organizes technical and/or statistical information and develop data for use in briefing, publications, and reports with input from the Director of IPAER.
• Oversees program evaluation including the preparation and submission of financial and technical reports for the U.S. Department of Education and the College.
• Monitor sponsored and extramural grants for legal, financial, and program compliance including but not limited to ensuring that grant requirements are
correctly documented in the grant files and database.
• Maintains effective communication to inform the College community and to ensure project congruence with institutional goals.
• Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College and attend College events and meetings.
• Represents the College and serves as the primary point of contact for the Title III project.
• Performs other duties appropriate to the position and College priorities.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Management and Leadership Skills:
• Subject knowledge of the grant lifecycle,
• An understanding of U.S. Department of Education policies, grant terms, and conditions to ensure project compliance throughout grant periods.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Experience with managing complex processes.
• Project management and evaluation experience, particularly with large scale projects.
• Demonstrated experience successfully managing or having responsibility over grants, including applying for grants, monitoring compliance, and reporting activities.
• Meticulous attention to detail and quality control.
• Experience with creating systems of accountability through assessment, use of data, report production, or other methods.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to reconcile large transactional files.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills employing technical writing.
• Data management experience, familiarity with data systems and business processes.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Financial or business analysis skills.
• Budget and personnel management experience.
• Demonstrated experience in monitoring budgets in accordance with applicable fiscal restraints and maintaining grant reports.
• Interpersonal and Team Skills:
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with others.
• Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
• Professional, flexible and a can-do attitude.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Master's degree in business administration, accounting, grant management, public policy, or related field.
• 3-5 years of successful grant writing, project planning and delivery of federal, sponsored and/or extramural grants, and financial management.
• 3-5 years of campus wide programming in Higher Education Bachelor's Degree in administration, accounting, grant management, higher education, or other directly related field with relevant work experience, training, or other equivalent qualifications will be considered.
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