The Assistant Project Director will provide operational support for Advancing Curricular Change to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS), a project supported by a 2020 grant under the US ED Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) program. The ACCESS project will expand educational opportunities for our Hispanic and low-income students and prepare them to excel in high-demand health science careers by improving student outcomes in Anatomy and Physiology 1, a gateway course, and increasing the number of available nursing training slots to meet the pressing need for nurses, particularly in the New York City metropolitan area. The project will improve teaching and learning on an institution-wide basis through implementation of high-impact practices, advancement of faculty development, and robust student engagement in the college experience.
• Collaborate closely with the Project Director (PD) and the Activity Directors (ADs) and other staff to assure that all programmatic components are being implemented successfully and are progressing in accordance with the project timetable.
• Plan and attend regular meetings to help assure that project objectives are being met.
• Collect project data; maintain participant student records and project records.
• Maintain ACCESS’s financial records and share information with the PD.
• Meet regularly with the Independent Evaluator to implement formative assessments and facilitate any modifications to the project’s design as implementation is taking place, if indicated.
• Help prepare assessment reports; share these with stakeholders including US ED program officers.
The Assistant Project Director will report to the Project Director. With the direction of the Project Director, the Assistant Project Director works closely with activity directors to administer the ACCESS project and is responsible for managing the project to meet performance measures and deliverables in accordance with Federal regulations, program requirements, and Mercy College policies and procedures.
This position is a full-time 100% FTE, grant funded position; the grant period is from 10/01/2020 to 9/30/2025, and continuation is contingent upon annual funding.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Project Director role will have managerial experience in working with Hispanic and low-income students and administering a federally-funded grant project, and have a working knowledge of high-impact practices in higher education.
• Two years of related work experience in (a) grant management or administration and (b) budgeting or fiscal management.
• Demonstrated ability to manage grants or other project management experience. (managerial experience administering a federally funded project preferred)
• Experience in higher education, especially regarding issues related to student success, mentoring, health sciences or low-income, first generation college populations.
• Knowledge of federal funding guidelines.
• Solid research and information gathering skills.
• Working knowledge of high-impact practices in higher education
• Track record of high professional ethical standards and integrity.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy, confidentiality, and attention to detail.
• Ability to travel between Bronx and Dobbs Ferry locations
• Strong administrative and IT skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
• Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Bilingual abilities desirable.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to Hispanic communities.
Master’s degree. Doctorate Degree preferred (Ph.D, Sc.D, Ed.D)
The Assistant Project Director will provide operational support for Advancing Curricular Change to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS), a project supported by a 2020 grant under the US ED Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) program. The…