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Project Director - Title III HSI STEM

  2021-12-02     Cabrillo College     Aptos, Ca     95,553 year  

Cabrillo College

Project Director - Title III HSI STEM

Job# 2021-01308

Salary: See Position Description

Deadline: 12/14/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is seeking a Title III Hispanic Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI STEM) Project Director, who plans, manages, and oversees projects designed to increase access to and baccalaureate transfer in high demand STEM fields, including Biotechnology, among Latina/o/x and/or low-income students; manages relationships with K-12 district personnel and four-year institutions regarding grant activities including creation of a new A.S. degree, curriculum alignment and articulation, transfer process improvement, and student support services; ensures Title III HSI STEM grant-funded project compliance.

Note: Interviews for this position will be in January, 2022.



Full-time administrative/management assignment (225-day work year), 12 months per year, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with evenings and/or weekends as needed.  Current eight-step schedule ranges from $95,553 to $134,453 per year. Salary placement is determined by documented education and experience.  A doctoral stipend of $4,179 per year is provided to eligible employees.  Position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending funding and Governing Board ratification.


Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, vision (optional) life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, PERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).  Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.

Classified administrators are required to join the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) and as such must contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Work-Life Balance:

This opportunity is a full-time assignment, 12 months per year.  Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225 day work schedule, which equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set holidays, 3 individual responsibility days off annually. 12 days of sick leave accrue annually.


Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity:

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and employees at all levels possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Employees at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

• Plans, organizes, manages, integrates, and evaluates work of the assigned Title III project; supervises and participates in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve project goals, objectives and work standards; provides leadership to ensure accomplishment of all grant project goals, objectives, and activities.  

• Plans and facilitates all Title III project meetings; develops the preparation of meeting agendas, presentations and packets; ensures the documentation of minutes and records; maintains meeting records, tracks, and disseminates all follow-up items and formal actions.

• Directs and leads project planning, management, and integration of teams responsible for Cabrillo, and associated school districts’ implementation of Title III grant-funded projects; maintains effective communication with all constituencies to ensure a common informed understanding of project objectives; works in coordination with other HSI grantees and initiatives on campus to leverage the project’s work.  

• Provides full oversight of the Title III grant budget, including approval of all expenditures, in compliance with Uniform Grant Guidance, Education Department General Administrative Regulations, and District policies and procedures. Maintains all grant records and documents to the standard of being audit-ready.

• Prepares and submits all project reporting, including fiscal and technical reports required by the U.S. Department of Education and the District; prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports to the standard of being audit-ready; works with internal and external auditors and briefs upper management on any compliance issues and makes recommendations on resolution.

• Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the department’s and District’s mission, objectives, and values, including Guided Pathways; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work environment.

• Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with applicable laws, codes and regulations; remains current on applicable legislative decisions and developments.

• In collaboration with deans, directors, faculty, and the grant team, coordinates work to integrate Cabrillo’s Guided Pathways program maps with those degree programs at four-year institutions specified in the grant application; assists faculty with program alignment and curriculum changes to build student skills and knowledge; facilitates the development of improved processes and procedures in terms of alignment of transfer programs.

• Assists with negotiating Memorandums of Understanding and partnership agreements as needed with four-year institutions and K-12 Districts to implement grant activities and objectives.

• Coordinates with offices of Counseling, Financial Aid, Supplemental Instruction, and Transfer Center to implement grant work that improves students' support systems at Cabrillo and four-year institutions.

• Plans and organizes professional development activities for faculty and staff at Cabrillo College and four-year institutions; develops and implements opportunities for faculty and staff at both institutions to collaborate on curriculum development and student support programs. 

• Works with the Planning & Research Office to plan and implement project tracking metrics and advise on the integration of four-year institution and District systems and data; assists the external evaluator and the internal monitoring team in ongoing formative and summative project evaluation, and responds to recommendations for improvement. 

• Participates in participatory governance committees, processes and initiatives; works with faculty and administrators to institutionalize new practices and improvements. 

• Manages the performance of assigned classified staff; establishes performance requirements and   professional development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development including annual classified performance evaluations; responds to grievances; approves overtime/compensatory time and accurate reporting of absence time; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements; performs other activities relevant to the supervision of assigned staff. 

• Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.   


Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, Cabinet and other District groups.

• Represents the District on local and statewide professional organizations and committees.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education or Experience: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff;  AND 

• Graduation from an accredited, four-year college or university with applicable coursework, AND 

• At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in articulation, curriculum development or grants management in an educational setting; OR

• An equivalent combination of training and experience.


A master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

• Minimum of two years of teaching or counseling experience in public higher education.

• Experience in federal grant project management, including U.S. Department of Education grants (Title V, Title III, TRIO) is highly desired.

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