The project director is responsible for overall programmatic operations; all fundraising and the financial sustainability of the project; and, the supervision of all project employees and volunteers. The project director of each project must:

-Maintain an effective working relationship with Tides
-Ensure project staff are trained to follow all Tides processes and procedures
-Manage project finances in accordance with Tides cash management policies
-Authorize all financial transactions in accordance with funding guidelines and Tides policies
-Direct allocations of financial and human resources to successfully carry out the project’s mission and activities within Tides and funding guidelines
-Ensure project compliance with applicable employment laws, rules and regulations
-Communicate to project staff, volunteers, and participants the goals, policies, and procedures of the project and Tides
-Provide project employees clear direction, set appropriate work standards, and ensure a fair and healthy work environment
-Follow all Tides procedures associated with the obligation and expenditure of funds; develop, submit to Tides, and manage the annual budget and regularly review the project’s fiscal status with Tides staff
-Assure timely and accurate delivery of all requisite information for employee benefit elections and Supplemental Personnel Policies, the hiring and terminating of employees, and any other employee status changes
-Resolve any excess expenditure, unallowable cost, personnel, or other risk management issues of the project in a timely manner
-Review staff job performance and address any employee performance issues in consultation with Tides
-Prepare grant proposals consistent with Tides policies and ensure compliance with all grant agreements
-Inform Tides of any new program activities in order to assure timely budgeting and assessment of potential risks
-Develop internal systems to effectively collaborate with Tides and track activities as required
-Maintain clear communication with the project’s advisory board, consult with the advisory board when appropriate, and keep Tides informed of all current advisory board members’ names, contact information, and term-ending dates
-Annually complete and sign Tides’ Conflict of Interest Disclosure form and arrange for each project advisory board member to sign Conflict of Interest Disclosure forms as well