Project Director - GEO:SMART Project

  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Sep 23, 2020
Full time Education Management Science

Job Description

Job Title: Project Director- GEO:SMART Project

Reports To: Dean for Sustainability

Status: Full time/ Regular / Exempt

Salary: $60,349 annual

SUMMARY: The Project Director will ensure full implementation of the GEO:SMART project and provide direct supervision of the grant activities. Responsibilities include organizing and managing activities that lead to achievement of the project’s three objectives, supervising grant staff and interns, supporting the GIS Working Group, and writing required reports. The Project Director will support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together.


  • Supervises the GIS Technicians and IT Technician; supervises the GIS Instructor and IT Instructor in tandem with the TOCC Dean for Sustainability; and oversees the TOCC student interns.
  • Directs the implementation of internal operations for the grant-funded project, which includes: planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; develops short- and long-term strategies and goals; ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; coordinating activities between multiple service areas; and working to integrate and coordinate service areas;
  • Maintains constant communication with the Tohono O'odham Nation Executive Office, the Tohono O’odham Nation Department of Planning and Economic Development, the Tohono O'odham Nation Department of Information Technology, the elected leadership of the eleven district councils, and all other program stakeholders;
  • Researches and analyzes a variety of complex data and information, including feedback from the GIS Working Group and student database information; summarize findings in reports;
  • Works with the Principal Investigator to submit progress reports to the funding agency Administration for Native Americans and to connect the activities of the Research Grant to the larger SEDS goals and objectives;
  • Works with the Office of Sponsored Projects Coordinator to prepare and submit financial reports before the deadlines established by the grantor;
  • Facilitates the GEO:SMART internships by planning with other staff, the districts, and departments, including defining work expectations and purposes for each internship;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to area of assignment; and five to seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in area of assignment, including two or more years of management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential responsibilities of the assigned position. 

Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to area of assignment;
  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish;
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.


  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past three years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.


  • Managerial principles and practices;
  • Administrative program oversight principles, practices, and techniques;
  • Program development, planning, and administration principles and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Research methods;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Troubleshooting and solving complex program issues;
  • Budgeting principles. 


  • Directing, monitoring, and evaluating administrative programs at a College-wide level;
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing program components and activities;
  • Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
  • Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Developing academic and/or program assessment tools;
  • Preparing a variety of reports;
  • Managing and administering program budgets;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of technical staff;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, and the public, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.