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Director of Special Project and Innovation - P08313


Tallahassee, FL
ID: 2197-429


 **Application Deadline: Open Until Filled**

(First review will begin on December 15, 2021)


TITLE:                       Director of Special Projects and Innovations

POSITION NO.:          P08313

SECTION:                 Workforce Development

HIRING SALARY:        Negotiable based on education and experience

HOURS:                    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday, some evenings may be required

CONTACT:                Human Resources (850) 201-8510 or via email at


MAJOR FUNCTION: The Director of Special Projects and Innovation is housed in Workforce Development and reports directly to the Vice President. The Director will perform professional work coordinating external funding initiatives, overseeing various grant project managers, and other program coordination for grant programs within the Division of Workforce Development. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

  •  Provides oversight including budgeting, managing of resources, and coordinates activities of the following programs: Career Pathways Grants, Rebuild Florida, TCC Spark, other grants and special projects. Provides direction with planning, developing, marketing, organizing, and implementing grant deliverables.  
  • Collaborates with Division leadership and direct staff to determine program service needs and serve as liaison between the programs and college and the community. Analyzes and evaluates past participation and the success of existing programs to determine future goals and revisions. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of grants, program marketing plans and strategies. 
  • Collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Programs to develop accountability and budget reports. Ensures compliance with grant deliverables. Serves as the liaison with Sponsored Programs and specific grant programs. Monitors external funding initiatives. 
  • Works with sponsored programs to coordinate services. Works closely with the Vice President of Workforce Development to oversee and monitor projects as needed. Develops an effective reporting model to include dashboard reports and other informational tools for key stakeholders. Provides recommendations for future projects and grants to be pursued and other duties as required. 

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least four (4) years of experience in coordinating training programs or other similar related employment activities.  Experience working directly with program management is highly desired.  Supervisory experience is also preferred. 

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING:  Knowledge of principles and practices of administering educational programs. Federal and state statutes and rules impacting programs. Program evaluation techniques and research methodologies. Economic and labor market information and the intersection with education. Skilled in outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong project management, leadership and organization skills. Keen aptitude for accurate, highly detailed and analytical skills. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Formulate policies and procedures. Prioritize multiple tasks from concept to completion while managing time appropriately to meet numerous deadlines. Effectively plan, organize and direct program activities. Work independently and on a team. Works in partnership with College stakeholders to execute Perkins V initiatives. Stay current with K-12, higher education and workforce trends/developments/issues. Build partnerships and deliver collaborative programming.

Preference will also be given to veterans and spouses who are eligible under the Veterans' Preference Law. At time of application, submittal of Form DD214 is the minimum requirement for veterans' preference claim.  Note:  Please upload your DD214 as an attachment as part of your application at the time of submission.  

***TCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer ***  

The selected candidate identified for this position will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting.  

The College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.  Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer, Room 239 Administration Building, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201-6074,  

All persons are encouraged to apply.  

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

This position is located at 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL. View the Google Map in full screen.