Director of Grants and Federal Programs, Tolleson Union High School District No.214, AZ
About the position:
Director of Grants and Federal Programs
Tolleson Union High School District No.214, AZ
The Director of Grants and Federal Programs is to provide direct leadership in developing, implementing, and managing the district’s grant portfolio, including private, state and federal funded grants. To develop a systematic process for providing fiscal/program management technical support, monitoring, reviewing and revising programmatic requirements that follow required federal and state mandates.
1. Job related experience is required.
2. Knowledge and experience in the design of Federal, State and Private Sector grants.
3. Public school experience preferred.
4. Evidence of leadership in delivery of professional development for teachers and administrators.
1. Master’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
2. Administrative and/or Supervisor certification preferred.
3. Valid Driver’s License
4. State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Manage all federal and state financial projects and programs for the Tolleson Union High School District including, but not limited to: Title I (Reading & Math Assistance), ARRA, Title II (Teacher Quality), Title II-D (Educational Technology), School/LEA Improvement, and McKinney Vento Homeless Student Sub grant; Prevention Programs: Title IV (Safe & Drug Free Schools), State Chemical, and School Safety; Indian Education Programs: Title VII and Johnson O’Malley. Migrant Education Program; English Language Programs: Title III, Compensatory Education, Structured English Immersion (SEI) Incremental Budget, and miscellaneous grant awards and donations.
- Assist the Superintendent in managing community partnerships with higher education institutions, municipalities, and other organizations in support of the district’s mission and vision.
- Provide project management technical support, guidance/in-service to program directors.
- Develop and monitor procedures for complying with grant requirements, guidelines, and regulations at State and Federal levels.
- Provide financial monitoring and compliance between project funding and program delivery.
- Maintain student data relative to compliance of all discretionary grants and entitlements.
- Identify and pursue external funding support and resources.
- Provide leadership and assistance in the acquisition of private funds and discretionary private sector grants.
- Prepare grants for procurement of outside of district funding for all educational programs.
- Plan, coordinate, and supervise assigned federal and other externally funded programs.
- Work with project teams to design program proposals relating to externally funded programs.
- Keep the Superintendent and District staff informed about funding trends in externally funded programs.
- Maintain appropriate direction for funded programs in light of district goals and objectives.
- Review all proposals to assure compliance with District policies and regulations regarding budget, staff and fixed expenses.
- Assists in formulating and implementing a district–wide operating budget for professional development plans.
- Communicates with district and site based administrators of progress in the implementation of all grant funded programs.
- Work with the Curriculum and Instruction Division for the purposes of interpreting data for purposes of department, school-wide and district goal setting and planning.
- Effectively respond to written and oral requests for information in a timely manner.
- Hire, monitor, supervise and evaluate personnel in the Grants and Federal Programs Office.
- Perform other duties as determined by the Superintendent or Designee.
Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies to achieve organizational objectives; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. There is extensive opportunity to affect the Organization’s services.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to frequently upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: strong ability to communicate through both written and oral communication and to maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships with students, parents, community, and district personnel. Work independently and exercise sound judgment,
KNOWLEDGE is required to design federal, state and private sector grants; perform intermediate math and accounting; read technical/legal information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve complex problems. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: Master’s degree or equivalent training and/or experience to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the areas of grant procurement, grants management, federal and state law requirements. Understanding of management theories and principles including supervision, organizational development, supplemental instructional services and collaborative leadership skills.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to analyze issues, create, implement and monitor action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: proven ability to work with multiple priorities and tasks; ability to effectively utilize technology; ability to think critically and strategically, be organized and creative, prioritize workloads and schedules and to meet deadlines; possesses strong verbal and written interpersonal skills; and ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other departments.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and some fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20/% walking, and 20% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Terms of Employment:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Superintendent
Work Calendar: 12 months
Salary: Salary as determined by the Administrative Salary Schedule as approved by the Governing Board
Evaluation: Performance of the position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Governing Board Policy on evaluation of administrative personnel.
Governing Board Approved: August 14, 2017 Revised September 2010 Revised 2019