Project Director, Title III Program: Guided Pathways Approach to Student Success

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, Maryland
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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The Title III Project Director oversees the daily administration and coordination of Hagerstown Community College’s federally funded Title III Program. This program helps eligible institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of institutions.  This position is the program leader and is responsible for the implementation of Hagerstown Community College’s Title III Program: Guided Pathways Approach to Student Success (GPASS).  


The five-year grant funded program is comprehensive, transformative, campus-wide, and focused on improving two overarching areas:

1) Student Engagement and Retention through an early alert software system and a comprehensive First Year Experience (FYE) program, and

2) Instructional Design and Quality Matters.  The Title III Project Director will be directly responsible for the implementation of the First Year Experience (FYE) program.

This is a fully grant funded position with plans for College sustainability.



1.    Manage and lead the Title III project activities for GPASS;

2.    Assist with the hiring of Title III staff;

3.    Coordinate the Project Advisory Team and serve as Chair with responsibility for scheduling meetings, setting agendas, and maintaining meeting minutes and records;

4.    Collaborate with HCC divisions and departments as it relates to Title III project activities;

5.    Facilitate meetings for teams involved with planning and implementing specific project components (such as at-risk student initiatives, faculty development, and more) to ensure implementation within proposed timeframes and budget;

6.    Maintain all project records and coordinate data collection and reporting with the office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE);

7.    Monitor all grant expenditures in compliance with federal, state, and HCC policies;

8.    Serve as the chief liaison with the Department of Education Title III Program Office regarding all program activities;

9.    Coordinate the evaluation process for the Title III grant project, including working with an external evaluator;

10.    Develop project reports and communicate progress across HCC to faculty, staff, the President, and the Board of Trustees; prepare and submit all mandatory reports;

11.    Implement the First Year Experience (FYE) Activity Component:  includes designing, implementing, assessing, modifying and evaluating the FYE course(s) to include: career assessment, exploration and planning, financial literacy, degree planning, and faculty advising. 

l2.  Collaborate with the Dean of Students to provide input and direction for the new student orientation program in order to ensure the program meets student onboarding and retention needs.



Master’s degree or higher in student services or similar discipline, and preferably five years’ experience in coordinating higher education grant programs.  Experience with designing, managing, and implementing Title III or other federal grant programs.  Experience with course design preferred. Familiarity with early alert programs, career development initiatives, and online learning environments.  Quality Matters Certification preferred. Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse community college student population required, including disadvantaged youth, minorities, and students with disabilities and others the project may serve. 



Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with varying levels of HCC staff, faculty, students and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technology to access data, generate reports and effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders.  Ability to work independently and accurately while under pressure; ability to organize and prioritize work load and attend to details; ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, ability to collaborate with other campus divisions and departments while maintaining confidentiality.



For more information on this position and to formally apply, please visit HCC's employment page at  


Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email


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