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CHESS Program Director

Company: California Lutheran University
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

CHESS Program Director (Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success) Position Title CHESS Program Director (Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success)

Position Category Staff (Exempt)

FLSA Exempt

FTE 1.0

Location Thousand Oaks

University Background

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths. Our dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded—about ideas, about people, and about faith—and are seeking to grow as individuals. Both in the classroom and outside of it, everyone at Cal Lutheran is committed to helping each student pursue their passions to discover their purpose, and follow that purpose to transform their community—and the world.

Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) that administers an array of Title III , Title V, and TRIO programs including the McNair Scholars Program. Cal Lutheran advocates for justice and fairness for all people and is looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse communities of, but not limited to, varying races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and expressions, socio-economic statuses, ages, abilities, religions, and nationalities

Basic Function

Under general direction of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Program Director provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of Project CHESS : Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success, funded by a 5-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education Title V program. The Program Director provides administrative oversight of all program components; supervises Project Coordinator; develops program activity and events calendars; collaborates with Moorpark College Student Success and Support Supervisor and Counseling Department Chair; works within Academic Affairs division to ensure coordination and execution of all project activities; participates in professional development activities; monitors budget; ensures that evaluation protocols are adhered to by staff; develops system to track programs; works closely with the H.S.I. Director and the Director of Sponsored Research and Projects to identify and apply for grant funding; writes grants; prepares mid-year and final program reports, and other related duties.

The position will likely be conducted remotely thru the end of 2020.

Representative Duties

Provide leadership, management and administrative direction for

The CHESS Title V grant; program oversight/compliance. E

Manage the CHESS grant budget; prepare annual budgets; authorize expenditure of funds ensuring the appropriate utilization of funds. E

Work closely and collaboratively with the CHESS Principal Investigator to accomplish project objectives; work closely with Faculty who serve as Learning Circle Chairs. E

Ensure that the CHESS complies with all institutional and federal guidelines, policies, and regulations. E

Serve as Liaison to Title V office on matters concerning the CHESS Program. E

Orchestrate the cross-institutional faculty meetings, workshops, and check-ins in consultation with the CHESS Principal Investigator. E

Assemble a Committee to conduct the faculty redesign workshop selection processes. E

Develop and implement an evaluation program that tracks faculty redesign progress towards objectives. E

Collaborate with campus programs to enhance program offerings for participants; seek strategies to increase efficiencies and eliminate duplicate efforts. E

Collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Research & Projects on grant development and submissions. E

Work with the Business Office on account reconciliation, budget changes, etc.; collaborate with Grant Accounting and Business staff to ensure proper disbursement of faculty stipends, travel stipends, and participation certificates. E

Devise evaluation and monitoring strategies to properly assess outcomes; collect and review periodic reports from Faculty Mentors. E

Prepare semi-annual and annual program and financial reports; prepare all grant fiscal and progress reports as required. E

Program Implementation; program administration; program evaluation and reporting; public relations. E

Develop systems to keep University informed of program activities. E

Work with University Marketing and Website teams to produce information materials in print and online. E

Represent Cal Lutheran and the CHESS Program at conferences and events. E

Staff Supervision and professional development; supervise, direct and evaluate CHESS staff. E

Interprets and ensures compliance with University policies, the Education Department General Administrative Regulations ( EDGAR ), the Government Performance and Results Act ( GERPA ), and the General Educational Provisions Act ( GEPA ). E

Keep abreast of current trends and practices in serving students underrepresented in undergraduate education. E

Perform all other duties as assigned.

E= Essential Duties

Knowledge Of

Barriers to academic achievement unique to low-income, first generation, and minority student populations and strategies to overcome such barriers

Basic concepts and principles of research design

Personnel management

Problem solving techniques

Program development, management, and evaluation

Grant management

Outreach and recruitment of faculty

Budget preparation and management

Diverse populations of students

Issues surrounding socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, religious, ability, and ethnic diversity both nationally and internationally

University academic policies

Cal Lutheran graduation requirements; Admission requirements for graduate school

Basic research methods and writing techniques.

University mission, goals, and objectives.

Oral and written communication skills; Public speaking techniques.

Reconciliation processes and conflict resolution.

Strong interpersonal skills

Event planning and organizational skills.

Computer skills in Word, Power point, Excel, database systems, and internet searches.

U.S Department of Education Federal Regulations as it relates to Title V

Ability To

Create a culture of excellence, focused on research, publishing, and doctoral degree attainment

Supervise, train evaluate, and direct the work of others.

Analyze, interpret, and report data.

Maintain sensitivity to an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a university.

Work collaboratively with others to foster university-wide partnerships to promote equitable outcomes for all faculty.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Plan program activities for CHESS Program.

Develop and deliver oral presentations.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Organize and schedule work.

Maintain accurate budget records and fiscal management

Operate a computer and other office equipment.

Interpret U.S Department of Education Federal Regulations.

Manage CHESS Program budget.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: A Graduate degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a related discipline and five years of

experience in project management, research, and instructional management with experience managing complex programs supporting a diverse populations of students.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing complex programs

Prior experience with the Title V grant as a participant, staff member, faculty mentor, or administrator.

Experience demonstrating the utilization of effective practices supporting the enrollment of low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented university students into post-baccalaureate

programs.

Experience succeeding and overcoming the disadvantages and circumstances like those of the targeted population served by the CHESS Program.

Experience developing and implementing special projects and/or programs.

Administrative or supervisory experience.

Licenses and other requirements

None

Office environment; constant interruptions and distractions

Hiring Range $72,000 to $75,000

Posting Number Staff002202019

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 01/07/2019

Position End Date

Open Date 07/14/2020

Close Date 08/02/2020

Open Until Filled No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions

Statement

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Please describe your experience demonstrating the utilization of effective practices supporting the enrollment of low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented university students into post-baccalaureateprograms. (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Human Resources

California Lutheran University

60 W. Olsen Rd. #1100

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Office (805) 493-3185

Fax (805) 493-3655

California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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