Heart Director


Position Title: HEART Project Director
Department:   HEART
Funding Source:  HEART (grant funded)
Accountable to: Vice President
Open: 12/7/17
Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $45,427 – $49,321

Summary of Position: This position is responsible for the overall implementation of project goals and overseeing all elements of the program.  Will coordinate numerous aspects of the HEART grant, including but not limited to:  federal policy compliance, budget management, supervision, recruitment, data collection, internal and external reporting, partnership development, marketing/outreach, curriculum development and provide resources to assist in instruction of programs included in goals and objectives of the grant.  This program is grant funded and scheduled to end September 2020.


  • Responsible for planning and organization to meet the goals and objectives of the grant.
  • Supervises HEART staff to meet the objectives and work plan of the project.
  • Organizes and coordinates project objectives among the staff and faculty.
  • Coordinates with TMCC Staff and Faculty to meet the goals and objectives of the grant.
  • Prepares and monitors project budget in accordance with established institutional and funding guidelines and grant requirements. Supervises expenditures and prepares budget
    modifications when needed.
  • Works with Business Office to maintain appropriate and timely spending and monitoring of the program budget.
  • Oversees regular budget reviews to ensure compliance with college and federal guidelines.
  • Participates in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data for purposes of project evaluation.
  • Initiates Purchase Requisitions to provide student assistance payments and ensure required documentation is assembled.
  • Oversees purchasing of equipment needed.
  • Initiates hiring of necessary faculty and staff as directed by the grant.
  • Develops and plans outreach to recruit low income participants to program.
  • Integrates academic remediation program for individuals not prepared for college coursework.
  • Develops and implements Basic Skills and Allied Health Core programs for individuals seeking health careers.
  • Develops and implements gateway program for individuals seeking health careers not available at TMCC.
  • Works cooperatively with CTE Director in supervision of project faculty.
  • Directs and actively participates in student recruitment.
  • Works with area employers and instructors to develop employer advisory committees for targeted programs.

Supervision Received: The HEART Project Director is under the supervision of the Vice President.

Supervision Exercised: As a Project Director, this position is responsible for the overall supervision of all staff within the HEART Project.  Direction provided through email, memo, and face-to-face contact through individual or department meetings.  Work cooperatively with the CTE Director to assist in supervision and guidance of faculty.

Essential Functions: The Director must possess sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, veterans, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Working with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community, the Director plays a significant role in creating a vision for the program. The position requires expertise in designing and implementing effective strategies to ensure a successful program.  Additionally, creative and innovative forward thinking skills are necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of the grant.  Requires advanced technology skills in working with information systems.

Human Contact Skills:

  • Requires frequent/daily contact with the public that will require skilled application of appropriate oral communication and human relation techniques.
  • Participates in outreach activities.
  • Possess strong networking and communication abilities for working with clients, students, college staff/faculty and community partners.
  • Deals tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Attend all scheduled college functions and meetings as required.
  • Serve on college committees as appointed.

Responsibilities for Equipment or Facilities or Records

  • Maintains confidential records/files for project participants in accordance with institutional policy and grant guidelines.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Work does require handling money or budgetary responsibilities.
  • Responsible for timely management and expenditure of grant resources.


Job Environment and Hazards

  • Duties will require travel for meetings and trainings.

Physical Demands:

  • Position will occasionally require long periods of sitting and working on the computer and other office paperwork.
  • Infrequently lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to be organized; reliable; logical and rational under pressure; highly accurate in maintenance of records; meet and assist the public; maintain high level of confidentiality; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; establish effective working relationships. Able to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven work environment.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues that may hinder successful continuation of the grant.
  • Fosters mutually beneficial relationships with outside agencies, partner programs, and training institutions.
  • Observes work hours and demonstrates punctuality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor degree in health, education or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in higher education required.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of the program.
  • Experience working in situations that require interaction with people.
  • Must be team oriented, yet possess the ability to work independently.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
  • Advanced experience working with computer software and system, such as data management and/or student information systems.

How to Apply

Application Packet / Submission:  To be considered for open positions at TMCC, prospective applicants must submit an Application for Employment, cover letter, curriculum vitae and/or resume, college transcripts, three current (within 1 year) letters of reference, and, if applicable, enrollment documentation from a federally recognized tribe and/or veterans preference.  Full time regular employees who apply for a position within the college will receive 5 in-house preference points.  Required licensure/certification as specified in the position vacancy announcement is also required.

The packet will be determined to be incomplete if any required documents are missing; thus the application will not be considered.

All completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resource Manager who will determine which applicants meet qualification requirements per vacancy announcement.

Employment Application (1.41 MB PDF)

Please Note


For more information on any of these positions please contact:

Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager

Telephone: (701)477.7938

Email: hcahill@tm.edu

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Turtle Mountain Community College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. In adhering to this policy the college abides by the requirements with the Title IX, Education amendments of 1972; with Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; by section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Questions or comments may be referred to Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager, Turtle Mountain Community College PO BOX 340, Belcourt, ND 58316 (701)477-7809, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367.