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Director, HSI STEM Program

Roosevelt University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 13, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Founded on the principles of inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2017), with a mission to prepare students to assume roles as leaders in their professions and communities. We invite you to contribute your talents to our community.

Roosevelt University aspires to be a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities.


Position Summary Roosevelt University (RU) was awarded a five-year grant from the Department of Education through its Hispanic-Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI – STEM) and Articulation program. RU’s initiative, “Roosevelt University Learning and Engagement for STEM Success (RULES2),” is designed to increase STEM student engagement, retention, and graduation for transfer and non-transfer students.
The RULES2 Director of the HSI Grant is responsible for the implementation, management, reporting and close-out of the Hispanic Serving Institutions grant. The Director will design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives. The director will also serve as fiscal manager for program budgets, including budget planning, expenditures, budget revisions, and financial and programmatic reporting in consultation with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic affairs. The Director will strengthen partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago, oversee professional development for faculty and staff, and promote student success through co-curricular activities.

This a hybrid position situated at the Chicago campus and will require in person attendance at minimum two days a week.

The salary for this position is $68K – $72K per year, commensurate with experience.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required  
  • Master’s degree required in STEM, education, counseling, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Progressively responsible experience in large-scale program development, implementation, and management in higher education, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with state or federally funded educational opportunity programs, academic support programs, undergraduate/graduate retention and student success programs and/or similar programs for disadvantaged college students
  • Experience managing budgets, allocating resources, and tracking spending in compliance of a grant
  • Experience in the areas of staff supervision, program development and evaluation, and reporting/compliance with federal regulations is desired
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders in a higher education environment is desired
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Years of Experience Required: 2-3

Required Education: Master's Degree

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in STEM, education, counseling, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Project Administration - 60%
  • Provide program development and service delivery. Direct day to day operations of the RULES2 program to ensure grant deliverables and outcomes are met, and within reporting requirements, regulations, and RU’s policies and procedures.
  • Work with Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs on the hiring, selection, and training of project personnel, including contractual staff as budgeted within a project grant.
  • Establish work standards and expectations of all staff and student mentors and tutors. Monitor staff performance according to RU policies and procedures.
  • Monitor RULES2 progress in meeting activities/process objectives to ensure compliance with established timeline.
  • Develop and maintain effective communications between the RULES2 program and University faculty and staff, including disseminating information about the program services to the University through presentations, website, and a newsletter.
  • Work with evaluation team to implement plan for data collection, documentation, and evaluation of all phases and requirements.
  • Oversee compliance with federal regulations and the U.S. Department of Education’s EDGAR to provide required documentation and accountability for services provided, allowable costs, and objectives accomplished.
  • Work with RU’s Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in managing the partnership with all 7 of the City Colleges of Chicago. Represent the university with the City Colleges in connection with transfer STEM pipeline work and plan work with RU’s staff liaison
Budget/Grant Management - 35%
  • Manage the grant’s budget, working with the business office to ensure funds are set up. Monitor and approve budget expenditures to ensure purchases are appropriate and in compliance with grant requirements.
  • Oversee the procurement process for the selection of vendors and service providers and the purchase of equipment and supplies, as applicable to the grant; ensures costs are allocated to appropriate grant fund accounts and purchases adhere to Roosevelt’s policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the implementation of data gathering and reporting structures to effectively evaluate project’s performance and success.
  • Implement plan for data collection, documentation and evaluation of all phases and requirements of the program. Track performance measures, update program database and prepare annual performance report to U.S. Depart. of Education and RU administration.
  • Prepare and submit timely programmatic progress and financial reports in compliance with grant requirements. Submits documentation required for closeout of grant; participates in audit activities, as appropriate.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship and essential correspondence with Title III Program Officer.
University Service - 5%   Roosevelt University offers competitive pay and benefits, including health, dental and vision, retirement options with 8% university contribution, and tuition remission. Apply now on our website for fullest consideration!   Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy, found at the COVID-19 websiteAll new hires are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster shot if eligible) or have an RU approved religious or medical exemption. Proof of documentation will be required at the time of hire.

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX regulations. At Roosevelt University, the Interim Title IX Coordinator is Toyia K. Stewart. Her office is in the Auditorium Building of the Chicago campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 740. She can be reached at 312-341-2137 or
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