Job Details

Dominican University of California
  • Position Number: 3783904
  • Location: San Rafael, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

La Vida Dominican Project Director

Job Details
Level : Management
Job Location : Main Campus - SAN RAFAEL, CA
Position Type : Staff - Full Time
Education Level : Graduate Degree
Salary Range : $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary/year
Job Category : Management

Position Summary
The La Vida Dominican Project Director works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and affiliated faculty and staff of La Vida Dominican program and the Dominican campus to oversee and coordinate project activities and integrate holistic support services for students and community into Dominican planning and processes. The Project Director will facilitate and support outreach and programmatic efforts to increase the access, retention and transfer of Latinx, first generation, and low-income students; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

The Project Director also oversees and evaluates the Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Project grant activities, goals and objectives in collaboration with other project personnel, key faculty, staff, students, community partners and the external evaluator. The Project Director will maintain effective communication and oversight of grant activity with all stakeholders to ensure that project operations are in compliance with Federal Education Department mandates and meet Dominican institutional goals; and, oversees the completion of these activities and ensures budget compliance and timely compiling of Time and Effort reports by the faculty and staff.

Higher salary available for extremely qualified candidates that meet all required and preferred qualifications.

  • Provide leadership in the administration of the grant consistent with grant application; act as liaison between Department of Education and Dominican to facilitate grant programming and comply with federal regulations
  • Collaborate with units across campus, including applicable Academic Affairs units, Admissions, Student Affairs, and Advancement to integrate and offer services
  • Collaborate with existing Community Partners on the direction of program development
  • Coordinate and oversee project activities; detailed tracking and documentation of project progress; proactive communication of current status to various constituents
  • Support outreach and programmatic efforts to increase the access, retention and transfer of Latinx and low-income students
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff
  • Collaborate with and oversee assigned faculty fellow, Integrative Coaches, and Peer Mentors
  • Oversee the coordination of services to students who participate in program activities
  • Ensure accurate documentation of grant fiscal records, student records and evaluation data
  • Collaborate with internal and external evaluators to assess program effectiveness and develop reports
  • Perform other grant management duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in education, student affairs administration, social sciences, counseling or related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a leadership role in higher education or similar setting + experience working with Latinx community organizations
  • Increasingly responsible professional experience in student or constituent services including development, implementation and/or management of grants, staff management and budget oversight
  • Experience with training, supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned staff
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with colleagues, students and families
  • Organized, with an attention to detail regarding the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population
  • Excellent writing and verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple demands, meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Familiarity with campus processes, protocols, and procedures
  • Ability to learn new processes with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key approaches in community engagement, student success, and more
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and presentation for program evaluation
  • Experience with grant or project management

Additional Position Information
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 6, 2023; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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