Position title
Assistant Director, Title V OPTICA Grant


**Please Note: Pueblo Community College is not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who do not currently have the legal right to work in the United States or require transfer of a Visa.**

NOTE: **Must be a resident of the State of Colorado or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.**

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):

The OPTICA Title V Grant exists to provide academic and student services support to first generation and low-income students along with providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff regarding culturally aware pedagogy. Both efforts aim to improve retention, graduation, and transfer rates for first generation and low-income students.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement. This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description. In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pueblo Community College (PCC) believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. PCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. We are seeking a leader committed to these same ideals.

Supported by a federal Title V grant through the U.S. Department of Education, this position exists specifically to provide supervision, program planning and budget management related to the student affairs component of the Title V OPTICA grant. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Title V OPTICA Grant and provides administrative and leadership support in the implementation of the mission and goals of the grant. The Assistant Director will be a full-time Administrative-Professional position. This position requires a varied work schedule that includes evening and weekends, and requires travel, in state and out of state.


Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Budget and Data: Works with the Director to ensures accurate up-to-date program data is entered and readily available for the Title V OPTICA grant for timely submission of each Annual Performance Report every March to the U.S. Department of Education. Compile, review and analyze program evaluation documentation for all program activities, services and events. Assist with evaluation and data analysis using Navigate Analytics to ensure that grant objectives are being met. Work closely with PCC Institutional Research staff to create real-time data to ensure proactive decision making for First Year Programming for the Title V OPTICA grant.
  • Leadership: Provide leadership in developing and implementing all grant objectives/goals, first year programming, workshops, new student onboarding and the Peer Mentoring program to include direct oversite of program calendar, event planning, and management efforts. In collaboration with the Director, monitor grant activities to ensure compliance with federal program regulations and guidelines.
  • Supervision: Directly hires, supervises, trains and evaluates performance of student hourly employees. Provides input and feedback to the Director on strategic planning of the grant. Provides supervisory support to First Year Coordinators and other team members, assisting in the more difficult advising situations, providing training, assistance, and developing program design and implementation to address departmental initiatives and mandates.
  • Assist First Year Coordinators in compiling data and write reports documenting program outcomes and accomplishments for U.S. Department of Education, the College, and the community.
  • Serve as a Student Services liaison and teach first year experience courses to educate first year students on a variety of strategies to develop successful habits that will promote student success and achievement.
  • Active membership and participation in student affairs professional organizations to gain knowledge of best practices and participate in trainings and workshops that ensure grant compliance and student needs are met.
  • Assists the Director of the Title V OPTICA Grant with other special assignments as needed. Serving as team leadership in the absence of the Director.

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Job Location
900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, 81004
Job Type
Employment Type
$ $60,067.00 Per year
Date posted
April 20, 2023
Valid through
June 20, 2023
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Position: Assistant Director, Title V OPTICA Grant

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