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Program Coordinator, Title III

Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 27, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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FLSA Classification
Salary Range/Grade    
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. 
Reports to
Executive Director of Title III

Job Description 

The Title III Program, formerly known as the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program (Part B), and commonly referred to as the Formula Grant Program, was first introduced to the Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) campus in 1967.  For more than 50 years, SUNO has been a recipient of Title III funds, which has helped the university establish and strengthen its academic programs and services, student development efforts, faculty development enhancements, information technology initiatives, physical plant improvements, and financial management support. Title III programmatic funding helps to improve University programs, management and educational opportunities for students by providing financial assistance via federal grants and other funding sources. Title III funds continue to allow the University to fulfill its mission of empowering and promoting the upward mobility of all of our students through excellent academic programs and service.

The Title III Program Coordinator assists the Executive Director on all matters regarding the Title III Programs and works closely with activity directors and provides training/workshops in regards to the development of program goals, measurable objectives, performance indicators, effective implementation strategies, and in preparing quantitative and qualitative reports, etc. 

*This position is funded 100% by the Title III-B, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) federal grant.  As such, the Technical Writer assists the Director with implementing the objectives established in the Title III Program for this federally-funded activity.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. Gathers data and assists in preparing the Title III Program Applications and various Title III reports.
  2. Monitors of Title III program activities.
  3. Provides one on one support to activity directors and staff and makes periodic visits to the activity sites.
  4. Prepares the regular Title III Newsletter.
  5. Coordinates and updates the Title III policies and procedures manual.
  6. Provides Title III workshops for writing and implementing effective grant programs.
  7. Keeps abreast of legislation related to the Title III program,
  8. Assists activity directors in the preparation of their Title III proposals/continuation applications to include writing measurable objectives and reports.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities, problem solve, and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, Cost Accounting Standards and governmental or fund accounting.
  • Knowledge and expertise in interpreting regulations, applying regulations to sponsored or other programs, and conveying the information verbally and in writing.
  • Experience problem-solving within a complex sponsor, state, or federal regulatory environment.
  • Experience working with large and/or complex financial accounting systems.
  • Proficiency in Excel, including ability to design clear and adaptable spreadsheets.

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field.
  • Five years of experience in program coordination, management or related areas.

Preferred education and experience

  • Master's Degree in related fields, including but not limited to economics, business management, and/or communications.
  • Experience with Title III processes and procedures.
  • Experience managing financial accounts and complex grant budgets.
  • Ability to multi-task, work cooperatively, and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders in project organization and management, including federal funding agencies.
  • Experience coordinating programmatic activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling, and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources for achieving Title III program goals.
  • Experience generating annual reports summarizing grant expenditures and progress toward programmatic goals.

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws.

This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
State as a Model Employer - SAME




Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) on September 4, 1956.  Our mission is to promote the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and non-traditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.  As a member agency of the State of Louisiana and the Southern University System, SUNO employees are offered a wide range of compensation benefits and professional development opportunities.  We aim to attract, enhance, and retain energetic and highly qualified faculty and staff.

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