Director, Seahawk NEST Academy Grant, Institutional Accessibility

Broward College

North Campus, FL

ID: 7121213 (Ref.No. REQ-000039108)
Posted: January 14, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

Under general direction, this position implements, manages, and continually improves Broward College’s comprehensive transition program, The Seahawk NEST (Navigating Education for Student Transition) Academy. This position provides overall direction and oversight in developing and continually improving programs and services that lead to the recruitment, evaluation, and acceptance of individuals with intellectual disabilities into the academy. Additionally, this position is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting project deliverables while ensuring programmatic and fiscal integrity. Regular travel will be required throughout the college and tri-county area.

This is a temporary, grant-based position with a chance of renewal based on sustainability of the program. The incumbent is subject to annual performance evaluations and contract renewal.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Six years of experience working with disabled students, preferably in a comprehensive post-secondary transition program and/or a higher education setting. 
  • Three years of management or leadership experience required.  Two years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with project management required, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in program evaluation and data collection, grant experience preferred.
  • Experience with community-based projects and local school systems preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily - 30%: Develops, manages, and continually improves the vision, implementation timeline and strategies needed for achievement of program and grant objectives.  Works closely with college faculty, staff and administration to facilitate the creation of courses and development of instructional methods for the Seahawk NEST Academy. Manages the Broward College Seahawk NEST Academy advisory team meetings and facilitates quarterly meetings.  Communicates with the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) on issues related to program development and meeting expectations of the grant. Prepares Florida Post-Secondary Transition program continuation application and collaborates with BC grants office to prepare continuation grant. Prepares and delivers all reports, documentation, and related materials required by FCSUA and the state. Participates in all pertinent informational and planning meetings, as well as state-wide, regional, and national professional organizations and consortia, and other professional development opportunities as assigned. Serves as the team leader in all FCSUA planning meetings and activities. 
  • Other (As Needed) - 25%: Provides overall management of the Seahawk NEST Academy, including hiring and supervising staff, setting performance standards and ensuring regular professional development is provided. Maintains and manages all fiscal responsibilities for the Seahawk NEST Academy, including budget management, procurements, and payroll. Provides financial reports to necessary stakeholders as needed. Works closely with the financial aid office to monitor scholarship funding from FCSUA and federal financial aid. Prepares reports, documentation, and related materials to inform Broward College leadership and grant funder on project progress at regular intervals, both in written and oral communication forms.
  • Other (As Needed) - 25%: Collaborates with various Broward College departments to ensure student participants have full access to programs, services, and facilities. Oversees and manages evaluation tools and strategies for gathering and analyzing data.   Works closely with the BC grant office to monitor grant expenditures to ensure appropriate allocation of funding. Communicates and collaborates across Broward College pathways, providing resources to academic leadership and faculty to facilitate academic success and equity   for NEST students. Conducts ongoing training and informational sessions for the Broward College community on issues related to the Seahawk NEST program and student needs. Presentations to larger groups will be necessary.
  • Daily - 10%: Directs and oversees the academic planning and postsecondary enrollment process using well-planned activities to ensure positive outcomes, including long-range academic planning, course selection, preparation for graduation, postsecondary information and class selection.  Supports transitional activities connecting students with college programs such as TRIO Student Support Services and beyond.
  • Other (As Needed) - 10%: Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable state and federal Legislation pertaining to accessibility with individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of Post-Secondary Comprehensive Transition programs both at the state and national level.
  • Ability to utilize database tracking systems
  • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of financial compliance and budgeting and procurement with all relevant rules and regulations.
  • Excellent coordination, presentation, and communication skills to appropriately influence the decision- making of individuals and groups within and outside the College. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, documentation, and related materials, presenting and disseminating data as necessary, to inform Broward College leadership and grant funder on project progress in written and oral forms of communication.
  • In depth managerial and team building skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and empower direct and indirect reports to achieve area priorities.
  • Proven expertise in executing operational plans, managing projects and/or programs, budgeting, cost control and delivery of results.
  • Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff 
  • Extensive functional knowledge and expertise in all aspects of own and related areas of the College, and pertinent interdependencies
  • General understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia in general and Broward in particular, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences
  • Strong knowledge of College structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area
  • Ability to partner with others across the College and externally to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues


Leadership & Results Orientation
Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College. Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services. Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence

Diversity and Inclusion
Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff

Teamwork & Collaboration
Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization's performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and takes action to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals

Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation
Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement. Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all of its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility

Innovation and Creativity
Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward. Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community

Resource Management & Technology
Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College's mission. Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives  

Job Title

Director, Seahawk NEST Academy Grant, Institutional Accessibility


Position Number



Job Status

Full time Temporary



Institutional Accessibility



North Campus


Pay Grade




$64,865 - $74,595 (Salary commensurate with education and experience)


Work Shift

First Shift


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday/Weekends/Varies


Hours Per Week



Posting End Date

Open Until Filled



To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application along with a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript(s) are required.


Designated Essential Personnel



FLSA Status



Position Classification



Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7288, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.