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Grant Director GEAR UP

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Miami Dade College

Miami, FL, United States

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Posted on
Jan 15, 2023

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Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus is now accepting applications for Grant Director, GEAR UP.  The Grant Director, GEAR UP oversees the organization, management, planning, implementation, continuous review, project deliverables, and analysis of the MIAMI GEAR UP grant. This position ensures the continued viability and presence of the grant by complying with and abiding by all federally mandated requirements of the program. This position also maintains the partnership between MDC, Miami Dade County Public Schools, and all community partner organizations. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and daily management of local GEAR UP program
  • Directs the creation of dynamic and innovative programs that will facilitate, improve and/or sustain participant success
  • Utilizes technology to support the planning, implementation, and on-going evaluation of program activities
  • Manages and maintains ongoing relationship between MDC and GEAR UP, acting as a spokesperson for the grant when working with USDOE and target school principals
  • Manages community partnerships including but not limited to/between GEAR UP, Communities in School, City Year, other community organizations, MDC, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Administers, prepares, and manages the grant budget to ensure funds are allocated and spent according to project, funder, and college requirements as well as overseeing and securing the matching fund requirements of the grant
  • Ensures compliance with college and funding agency policies, procedures, and regulations; prepares annual reports required by funding agency and annual submission to USDOE for grant renewals
  • Coordinates and integrates initiatives that promote and enhance student services at school sites
  • Implements and manages accountability of program standards and measures
  • Coordinates, manages, and implements yearly calendar of activities and events
  • Supervises data management and preparation of all required reporting
  • Maintains and manages multimillion-dollar federal funded budgets at the college
  • Recruits and provides guidance to Advisory Council of local stakeholders
  • Ensures effective delivery, reporting, and execution of program goals and objectives
  • Oversees the supervision and evaluation of personnel, which includes hiring, training, and problem resolution



  • Master’s degree and four (4) years of experience in education administration or related field; or Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years of experience in education administration or related field

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Miami Dade College

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