Director, Re-Engineering Our Future Project (HSI-STEM Grant)

South Florida State College

Full-time, grant-funded* position responsible for the success of the Re-Engineering Our Future project, including planning, implementation, staffing, supervision, delivery of services, budgeting, and evaluation of the project; assures that all project goals and objectives are met and represents the project internally and externally.

SFSC has been designated as a Hispanic serving institution (HSI).  The Re-Engineering Our Future project will focus on four major project activities:    1)  Developing a high-tech degree pathway for transfer to state universities ; 2) Improving pre-collegiate services to better prepare low-income Hispanic students for Engineering, Mechatronics, Biomedical Sciences and other STEM programs; 3) Improving college academic support and student services to better support low-income Hispanic college students; and 4) Creating a more culturally-sensitive campus culture to increase student engagement and success at SFSC.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervises overall implementation of the Re-Engineering Our Future project, assuring that all stated goals and objectives are met according to the project implementation plan.
  2. Assures the project remains congruent with college goals and supervises/coordinates launch of primary project activities with identified activity coordinators.
  3. Facilitates incorporation of Re-Engineering Our Future into the SFSC college culture.
  4. Facilitates effective communication with all internal and external stakeholders, including the external evaluator, SFSC leadership team, business office, activity coordinators, and grants development office.
  5. Represents Re-Engineering Our Future both internally and externally by participating in college programs and activities, as well as serving on relevant college committees.
  6. Performs necessary duties to promote the project, including acquisition of space, facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  7. Maintains budget control and responsibility for project expenditures in compliance with regulations established by SFSC, the State of Florida, and EDGAR.
  8. Prepares, submits, and responds to all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and supervising units.
  9. Maintains open lines of communication with ED program officers.
  10. Plans and conducts in-service training activities necessary to achieve stated project objectives and deliverables.
  11. Participates as an active member of the academic affairs and student services division.
  12. Supports all enrollment management, recruiting, advising, orientation, and academic/instructional support activities.
  13. Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates all project staff.
  14. Maintains accurate project records in compliance with ED criteria.
  15. Engages in ongoing efforts to institutionalize effective strategies and practices for long-term support of Hispanic and low-income students in STEM programs of study.
  16. Monitors and promotes progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the College's Equity Update report.
  17. Contributes to unit planning, assessment, and college institutional effectiveness efforts.
  18. Acts in accordance with College policies and procedures.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

    *Continuation of position contingent upon continued grant funding.


Educational:  Master's degree or higher in a STEM major, higher education leadership, or a related field is required.

Experiential:  A minimum of five years of leadership experience in postsecondary education required. At least three years' experience working with (designing, managing, or implementing) a program designed to strengthen institutions (or similar program) required, with additional experience in teaching, learning, advising, and recruiting preferred.

Other:  Strong interpersonal and communication skills is required. Grants management and implementation or complex project management experience is strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of minority and low-income students in postsecondary education with experience serving multicultural and disadvantaged populations is preferred. Public relations and supervisory skills are preferred. Demonstrated bilingual (English / Spanish) skills strongly preferred.
Additional Information:

Classification:  Professional Staff, Level III

Reports To:  Dean, Student Services

Supervises:  Re-Engineering Our Future Project Staff

Posting Date:  December 1, 2016

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and academic qualifications

Application Deadline:  January 9, 2017 Extended Deadline:  January 31, 2017


Applicants with disabilities who need assistance in the application or hiring process should contact: Human Resources, 863-784-7132, or send written request to:

South Florida State College
ATTN: Human Resources Director
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

Application Instructions:

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