The Executive Director provides leadership for the Center for Community Career Education's (CCCE) 20 staff who work in multiple grant-funded TRIO programs, U.S. Department of Education programs, GEAR UP, State and Local contract projects serving over 5,700 individuals, annually, in five counties of Tennessee with a combined budget of over $3.9 million dollars. Responsibilities include:
Leadership for grant funded programs and contracts: Implement and direct grant funded programs and contracts; provide program development and evaluation (strategic and long-term planning); advocate and liaison for Center TRIO programs (Educational Opportunity Center, Talent Search, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science), GEAR UP, Each One Reach One and CK, Now! to insure university administrators, faculty, public school districts, partners, parents, participants, students and community are aware of services and the students/clients served in our region and outcomes of these initiatives; meet monthly with Dean of the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies to inform Dean of Center programs, staff activities and accomplishments; understand legislation and regulations that guide US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Programs, as well as, local and state regulations relating to grants and contract services; coordinate the efforts of all center programs to enhance the Center's visibility and viability with local, state and national partners and potential partners; meet monthly with the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Leadership Team to inform them of Center programs/outcomes and develop strategic relationships with key staff.
Supervisory responsibilities: Direct supervision of 5 Directors of federally funded projects (Educational Opportunity Center, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science and GEAR UP); supervise Graduate Assistant and Professional Coach for the Each One Reach One (EORO) grant program from TN Higher Education Commission (THEC); supervise student coordinators and volunteers for the CK, Now! (College Knowledge, Now!) program; data gathering for annual reports; examine annual or quarterly reports to evaluate progress on meeting annual goals for the project; lead monthly Leadership Team meetings to share upcoming activities, success and planning for Center-wide projects (annual reports, anniversaries, annual awards, retreats, etc.); meet with individual Directors, monthly, to be informed of project-specific progress and discuss personnel or budgetary issues; conduct performance review evaluations on all Directors and students working with EORO and CK, Now!
Marketing and public relations: Develop strong networking with local, state and national partners to ensure positive positioning of the Center and its programs; recommend updates to Center website; represent Center programs to Marketing and Communications, Dean, University administrators and community through profile reports, meetings and media coverage.
Budgetary responsibilities: Approve payroll, invoices, hiring and other required functions via IRIS system; monitor budgets for federal, state or locally funded programs to ensure over-expenditures of funds do not occur; negotiate contracts with City for funding for CK, Now! Manage budget and ensure expenditures are within guidelines set by City; manage EORO grant funds by rewriting grant, interviewing and awarding scholarships to 10-12 students during the life of the grant; ensure the dollar for dollar match is made for this project.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Ability to lead diverse unit serving over 5,700 individuals annually
Budgetary skills and negotiation skills
Knowledge of collegiate access processes and career development
Proven knowledge of grant writing and implementation of programming
Skills to manage multiple budgets
Excellent oral and written communication skills and teambuilding skills
Ability to meet gaps in service in region through creative problem solving and secure funding to meet those gaps
Ability to increase marketing and public relations presence of the Center and Center programs
Review of applications will begin on July 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 199286
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.