Position Title: Monarch Project Director (Grant Funded)

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports Directly to: Institutional Research Director

Status: Exempt; Full-time

Salary: $55,000 to $71,763

Summary of Duties:

  • Provides strategic leadership and technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership for successful implementation of project activities.
  • Provides oversight of program implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance.
  • Oversees the selection and training of qualified program staff, assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations.
  • Oversees budget development, budget monitoring, due diligence and adherence to regulation.
  • Acts as the primary project contact person, ensuring the project is represented in national technical, policy, and planning forums with UTTC and other key stakeholders.
  • Coordinates organizational relationship with partners, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration, coordination, and evaluation of activities with partners and stakeholders.
  • Works closely with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) in the U.S. Dept. of Education to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables.
  • Promotes the project through advocacy, presentations, and participation in local, regional and national forums.
  • Supports the Project Coordinator by advising on program management, organizational development, in-service training, capacity building, and collaboration among partners and stakeholders.
  • Establishes and manages a team with all the relevant disciplines and operational staff, including team building, to ensure appropriate, quality services are coordinated and available to children and families.
  • Develops a detailed implementation plan in line with the agreed scope and resources of the project.
  • Oversees development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the project to capture project performance and results.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and community members.
  • Complies with college policies, plans, and procedures.
  • Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Project Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, School Success Coaches, School Parent Liaisons, Project Evaluation Administrator

Working Conditions:

Regular working hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with one hour break for lunch. The position requires working closely with project collaborators at Sitting Bull College and three local education agencies (Standing Rock High School, Solen High School and Bismarck Public Schools).  Evening and weekend work will be required to meet grant objectives. Travel between collaborating locations will be required.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly able to remain in a stationary position
  • Occasionally move about inside an office and classroom
  • Operate a computer and other office/classroom equipment
  • Occasionally move, transport, or lift up to 10 pounds
  • May need to ascend/descend stairs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Minimum of five (5) years program management experience required.
  • Must have a valid ND Driver’s License and be insurable under UTTC’s insurance carrier. A copy needs to be submitted with application.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience with integrated service delivery and capacity development in complex cultural settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the capacity to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to supervise and review/revise the work of others.
  • Ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Knowledge of American Indian Tribes, cultures, and histories desirable.

Required Documents:

  • UTTC Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Driver License

Opening Date: March 16, 2023

Closing Date: March 30, 2023 5:00 pm

Additional Information:

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the civil rights act of 1964, as amended.

A conviction record will not necessarily be a bar from employment. This information will only be used for job-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable law. Federal laws require that employers hire only individuals who are authorized to be lawfully employed in the United States. In compliance with such laws, UTTC will verify the status of every individual offered employment with UTTC. UTTC will not sponsor work-related visas.

Applicants are responsible for providing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe if Indian preference is claimed. Applicants are responsible for providing a copy of his/her United States Government Form DD214 or his/her honorable discharge certificate from any branch of the military service if veteran’s preference is claimed. Failure to provide proof will result in loss of Indian or veteran preference in employment. Application and required documents can be completed and submitted online at https://uttc.edu/careers/, via email to vpatterson@uttc.edu, or mail to Human Resources Department, United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Applications and Required Documents received after the closing date and time of a job posting will NOT be considered.

Upon selection, the applicant is responsible to obtain and complete a Transcript Request Form from the last institution attended. The applicant will submit the completed form to the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will cover any fees required to obtain official transcripts.